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Men’s PFG Blood and Guts™ III Short


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Style# 1577201
Uses Fishing


Featuring a new finely tuned design, this versatile angler’s short is crafted from lightweight yet durable nylon ripstop fabric that repels stains associated with angling, resists harsh UV rays, and dries fast so you won’t get soggy.

  • Omni-Shield™ Blood 'n Guts advanced repellency
  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 30 sun protection
  • Modern Classic Fit
  • Imported
  • Uses: Fishing
  • Style# 1577201

  • Omni-Shield® Release Ripstop 100% nylon

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Men’s PFG Blood and Guts™ III Short is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 48.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great wade shorts The shorts are fantastic. I had the shorter length pair and wanted the longer cut. The only complaint that I would have is that there customer service don't know their products. I specifically asked if anyone there was a fisherman or outdoors person and they were dumbfounded by the question. It seems to me that you would want a person experienced in their product.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I play golf in this short I play golf in this short. The material is light weight, but does not stretch except at the belt line. I have small quadriceps muscles, so this short fits good for me. If you have big quads, this short may be too tight for you. This short seems to be a slim fit short. I like the 2 front top and 2 back pockets, but the utility pocket on the lower left leg and the small right side pocket does not meet my needs. The utility pocket is too small for my smart phone, so I put the phone in one of my top front pockets.
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blood and Guts Shorts excellent shorts, functional lightweight perfect for on the river or the back yard BBQ.
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fishing Gear Great shorts for fighting big fish from the deck on the Sea of Cortez.
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 8 in inseam Great everyday shorts. Love the 8 inch inseam that is hard to find.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shorts Ever These are great fitting shorts that are breathable, comfortable, and stain resistant...great for an avid fisherman!!!
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts Great golf shorts, need to order more.
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product I would recommend this product so comfortable
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts My husband loves these shorts! Light weight and a great fit overall! would highly recommend
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent shorts! I have been using the Blood and Guts shorts for years and they have been the best shorts I have ever owned. They are very durable and last for years. Another great product from Columbia!
Date published: 2017-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Columbia Blood and Guts 10 inch shorts Works great for West Coast saltwater fishing. The darker colors work best for me to avoid heavy stains and 10 inch inseam makes it look great for casual wear as well. Remarkably easy to wash out stains after fishing. Hope the stain resistant efficiency continues. An additional back zipper pocket would make this product even better.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very average shorts I wasn't real impressed with these shorts. Very light weight, they fit tight through the seat. They didn't very custom for the price.
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shorts Ever I now own 6 pair of these. As they age I wear them as work shorts. Perfect length and live up to their name--blood and guts. Please make them in other colours such as black and navy. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good so far Since this is a fairly new purchase, I've only worn them 1x but so far so good. I like the style and the quality seems solid. I ordered the longer inseam and while I thought they would be a little longer, my wife thinks they're the perfect length. I'm looking forward to using these a lot in the Seattle summer ahead.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts They run a little big. My husband could have ordered a size smaller but with a belt he says they are ok. I would have sent them back but he was ok with the fit
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buy Shorts fit and wear great
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great shorts I like the free movment, good fit and style these shorts provide. They are a staple item in my closet and will be buying more.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blood and guts shorts. Great fit and feel.This is my second pair and I love the way they feel.
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts I looked everywhere for the right shorts and remembered I had an older pair in my drawer. They had been the best for everyday work and play, so I found the same shorts on line and ordered 2 more pair. I am so happy I had remembered how great my old Blood and Guts shorts had been. My only concern now is that they discontinue them. Buy a pair and you won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very good quality and fit I bought them for my husband once and he just love it. They fit just perfect and the material its great. Now he wants to get all the color available. I recommend them 100%.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from PFG Blood &Guts III Short: The cut's is too tight (in the crotch and legs) and the material's flimsy. Very poor choice!
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great short for warm weather endeavours..... I am a Fly Fishing guide and I live in Columbia clothes all season long. These shorts are a wonderful addition to my wardrobe. Will be perfect for hot days rowing my drift boat.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blood and Guts! Appropriately Named! Best short I've ever owned, well crafted with style and durability. PFG fabric is easy to clean or wash, lightweight and comfortable. Best bang for your buck! Hope they bring back the color selection of black.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not much leg room These shorts are way to tight to do any distance walking in. I walk 3 or 4 miles a day and when I tried them on, I couldn't walk 20 feet without them rubbing against the front part of my leg. Very disappointing, as I've bought other shorts and long pants from Columbia without any problem remotely similar. In this case, for my trouble I had to pay UPS $6.20 to send them back.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not in Public Very cheap looking shorts. No phone pocket. Material scratches. Disappointing.
Date published: 2016-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight Light weight and not to hot when your fishing. Also the blood and guts wash right out which is aswome.
Date published: 2016-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts I have been hunting for a good pair of durable shorts and these are awesome. The material has a great feel and the cut is actually flattering. My wife says I look hot in these! My only complaint, and it is a general complaint about all of Columbia pants/shorts is that they put in the size tag in the center rear of the waistband. That sucks as when ever you bend over, the tag is right in your butt crack. The first thing I do when I get pants/shorts from Columbia is cut the stupid tag out. If Columbia reads these reviews, please move the tag to the side!
Date published: 2016-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect shorts These are the most comparable shorts that I own. Great fit and comfortable when exercising, hiking or doing yardwork. More of a casual pair of shorts. I originally ordered two pair and like them so much I ordered two more pairs. I am between a size 36 and 38
Date published: 2016-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts Love these shorts and I don't even fish. Bought a pair at Dick's Sporting Goods along with a couple of other styles. These are my favorites, hands down
Date published: 2016-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts Great shorts. I like that they have the elastic in waist band. I just wish they were offered in more colors.
Date published: 2016-07-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Functionality Grade Recommended with this caution: I was very disappointed to find the right back/side pocket was changed compared to the Blood & Guts II. Before it was a great pocket to put my cell phone into. in B&G III, it is only a tool pocket and definitely won't fit my cell phone. I still like the product, but wish the B&G II pocket would be brought back. I don't understand why that useful pocket was changed. I will be looking for alternative products that have a cell phone pocket.
Date published: 2016-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blood & Guts shorts Absolutely perfect fit and color
Date published: 2016-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blood and Guts III shorts These have got to be some of the most comfortable shorts on the market today! Great for on and off the water applications. Most of my kayak fishing gear is long sleeve and long pants. However, these are so comfortable that I wear my shorts with lots of sunscreen along with the Columbia PFG long sleeve fishing shorts and stay cool and comfortable....Thanks Columbia for an awesome product!!
Date published: 2016-06-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from great shorts but need improvements needs more belt loops
Date published: 2016-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable and Cool The PFG Blood and Guts shorts fit great. They are very breathable which help keep you cool, while out on the water. I am very happy with the fit and functionality of this product and highly recommend.
Date published: 2016-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pair of shorts Really like them a lot
Date published: 2016-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good product These shorts fit well and feel great. A good product.
Date published: 2016-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PFG omnishield blood & guts shorts & long pants I bought a second pair of short pants & a pair of long pants in waist size 36. the order came within the delivery parameters the company advised & fit perfectly. I am very satisfied with my purchase!
Date published: 2016-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is amazing! I purchased these shorts almost 3 weeks ago, and let me say, they are worth the money. The functionality of these shorts is wonderful. Finally I have a pair of shorts for all types of weather. The technology in these shorts help keep the blood of my enemies off of me perfectly! I recommend these shorts to everyone!
Date published: 2015-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blood n guts Great light weight moisture wicking shorts...my 4th pair
Date published: 2015-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool shorts Great lightweight shorts. Taking them to Nassau in October...
Date published: 2015-07-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Elastic waistband Pictures nor description mention elastic waistband. I will be returning the product, unfortunately.
Date published: 2015-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great look and function These shorts are the best... Nothing stays on them and they dry fast... Wish Columbia made more Bood and guts....
Date published: 2015-06-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Back Pockets Changed from B&G II Pants are fine but the back pockets are redesigned from the Blood and Guts II...no more flap over the pocket. My wallet keeps slipping out when I sit. I recommend the Barracuda Killer™ Short instead. Back pocket has a zipper and a flap.
Date published: 2015-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most comfortable Good looking all around cool shorts... From mowing the lawn/playing golf/riding around on summer days, these shorts are very comfortable..almost like soccer shorts if that makes any sense
Date published: 2015-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A true winner Very confortable around the waist. Almost feels like you are wearing that one pair of shorts that is the one to go to when you feel confortale to do just about everything. Length is perfect. Pockets are perfect size and confortable. I have an iPhone 6 plus and it fits like it was made for it. I had to checks couple of time so see if it was there because it felt like there was nothing in the pockets.
Date published: 2015-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Golf Too These PFG shorts make excellent golf wear. They are light and comfortable and the small pocket on the right side works for the golf ball.
Date published: 2015-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Indestructible I have had 3 pairs of the original Blood & Guts shorts for 2 1/2 years and love them. They don't stain, don't rot and are extremely comfortible. If Columbia came out with a light gray pair, I would own a 4th pair. Get the hint Columbia?!
Date published: 2015-01-31
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Men's Body Measurement (Inches)
Pant Size 28-30 32 34 36 40 44
Waist 26-29 29-32 32-35 36-39 40-43 44-47
Hips 32-34 35-37 38-40 41-43 44-46 48-50
Inseam Varies by Item
Pant Size 36 40 44
Waist 36-39 40-43 44-47
Hips 41-43 44-46 48-50
Inseam Varies by Item
How to Measure
Mens size chart measurement guide
  • 1. Neck: Measure at the base or thickest part of your neck.
  • 2. Sleeves: Start at the center back of your neck and measure across the shoulder and down to the wrist. Round up to the next even number.
  • 3. Chest/Bust: Measure at the fullest part of the chest, under the armpits and over the shoulder blades, keeping the tape measure firm and level.
  • 4. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
  • 5. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.
  • 6. Inseam: Measure from the top of the interior leg to the bottom of the ankle.
Men's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
mens performance fit bottom
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
mens active fit bottom
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
mens modern classic fit bottom
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
mens relaxed fit bottom

How to Measure

Columbia Fit Guide

How to Measure

  • Fold up at dotted line.
  • Place against a wall or other 90 degree surface.

    Place heel against fold/wall on flat level surface.
  • Mark the end of the longest toe with a pen or pencil.
  • Measure both feet and use the larger measurement.
  • Read measurement and compare to size chart.
  • When comparing on the size chart, determine the closest larger measurement and use that number to determine your shoe size for your country’s shoe measurement standard.

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Shipping & Returns

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Return Policy

Returns are accepted within 60 days of the purchase date online or in-store. Your apparel must be in original and unworn condition, with tags still attached. Footwear returns must also include the original box.

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