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Men's PFG Half Moon II™ Short


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Style# 1535981
Uses Fishing


Designed for supreme comfort and adaptability on the water, these lightweight cotton shorts feature quick-draining mesh bellows to let water escape, built-in sun protection, and an elastic waistband for mobility and fit during dynamic activity.

  • UPF 15 sun protection
  • Side-elastic waistband
  • Multi-functional pocket
  • Imported
  • Uses: Fishing
  • Style# 1535981

  • 100% cotton calico


Men's PFG Half Moon II™ Short is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 56.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these Shorts I've love these shorts. I've been wearing this style for a long time and I love the functionality of them and they also look great.
Date published: 2018-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from decent shorts Overall I guess these shorts are good. I like the material and the colors. What I don't like is that the leg openings are big enough for a person with legs twice my size. Otherwise I like them.
Date published: 2018-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect shorts! Awesome shorts that fit true to size! So comfortable and hold up extremely wel in any conditions! Washed a 100 times and still look great! Another great Columbia product!
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite shorts I first found these many years ago and have always liked them. They fit well and seem to last forever. I especially like the Velcro strap as I can loosen or tighten it a bit when needed.
Date published: 2018-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Medium Runs Smaller than Average Exchanged for Larger size.
Date published: 2018-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Buy These are without a doubt the best shorts that I have found for travel, kayaking, and driving. Very comfortable.
Date published: 2018-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Half Moon II Short I haven’t purchased shirts for years; all I’ve been wearing are 100% cotton. Cotton just doesn’t fit Florida weather or even when I travel north in the summers. Thought I’d try the Half Moon II Short; and I’m thrilled. Relaxed fit, wicking fabric, and even sun-protective. Does ALL that’s described. Plan on donating my “cotton” shorts and buying additional Half Moin shorts.
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts My son is active and these shorts are a strong durable fit for him
Date published: 2018-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Benchmark Product! One of my favorite repeat purchase. A 5 Star Product!
Date published: 2018-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has great features Excellent clothes with high quality.
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great unisex shorts I just found a pair these at our Anthem store, tried them on and they fit like a glove for me--they had no tag and the nice employee at the store where I purchased them yesterday told me how to identify them by their 7 digit number--I am currently looking online for more ---wish there where more colors--great pants of many secure pockets don't need a wallet, things are secure in the pockets !! I'm 66 and they fit like a women's med just fine love these great shorts ..thanks!!!!
Date published: 2018-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most Effective Shorts in my 74 years I buy these shorts in quantities of 6, not that they wear quickly - they don't. I have a very active lifestyle boating, trekking, nature photography, scuba in my winter home in the Caribbean as well as my coastal home in New England as well as travel around the globe. I need shorts that are comfortable and functional and these are the best. And as an extra bonus I can wear them to social affairs as well. You cannot go wrong with this product.
Date published: 2018-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fit well with functionality These shorts are great with a bit heavier construction. They are also great for day to day wear on the boat to camping.
Date published: 2018-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One small problem with them I really like these shorts. They fit well, they're sturdy, the large pockets are great. The problem is the little velcro belt is set on wrong on both pairs I bought. When you fasten the fly, if you fasten the belt so the velcro lines up, it's not snug. If you snug the belt, the velcro doesn't line up and the end of the belt flaps loose. Fix that, and they'd be perfect.
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mesh Face front patch pockets Nice shorts, but was surprised to find that the front of the patch pockets was mesh rather than solid cloth. As I tend to carry a lot of stuff in those pockets, I thought that that wouldn't enhance my appearance as a stylish GQ sort of guy!! They could be a nice style feature if you don't load them up with too much clutter.
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts I've been wearing these shorts for years. They are very breathable and work perfect pretty much any activity weather it is outdoors or around town.
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love the shorts love the shorts, if only you made it in toddler size so my grandson can have a pair
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Outdoor Shorts Very nice shorts for fishing or other summer sports. They are fishing shorts, not casual dress shorts, and may look out of place in a casual dining setting.
Date published: 2017-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts These shorts run a little big at first, but did shrink some. Nice texture and are very comfortable. Purchased for my son. He loves them.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good size Very good style good fit true to size seems like it's well-made I would probably buy another pair related day
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from real sport shorts These are the best shorts in my opinion for anyone who is 50 years old and up. Half Moon shorts are easy to put on and take off if wet, they are light weight , fit is great and comfortable and No buttons or snaps to worry about. I am on my fourth pair in eight years I love to wear them all the times and do. I am old school and like the shorter leg length, not into long shorts. I hope they keep making them for a long time.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Probably good for fishing Nice shorts, and good quality material. Didn't like the velcro belt at all and cut it off so I could use a normal belt. The way the pockets are designed leads me to believe they would be great fishing or hiking shorts, but not so much for everyday wear.
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from half moon shorts Didn't like the velcro instead of a button waist. Being a bigger guy they didn't fit right and the velcro won't last long either. I like the fabric and wish they fit. Tight around the hips/front. I liked the style of the short. Sad to return them.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts-should be unisex Just LOVE these Half Moon II shorts. Have previously worn Brewha shorts, but they are a heavy weight, the Half Moon is a lightweight, cool in hot summer, deep pockets for fishing, hiking and beachcombing. Love the look of mess pockets and great 6" inseam. Originally tried on my husbands and loved them, then ordered in a smaller size for a women.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this product The shorts were for my son. He loves the Columbia products. They fit well and are very comfortable.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Columbia Shorts Not exactly what I thought I was buying. That's what is so bad about buying products online, especially when the seller has so many different styles. These were not what I thought I would be getting, but have had this style in the past and really liked them
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Why Columbia? Why? These shorts are weird. The top hip pockets are nice and deep, but they are cut so that the pocket ends up filling out more in front of your leg, instead of towards the side. So, if you have something in the main pocket it slides down into the the front of your leg and bounces around when you walk. The back pockets are awful. They are cut so that whatever you put in your back pocket doesn't stay up by your waist/butt, it slides down your leg a bit and you end up sitting on whatever is in your pocket. Also, the lightweight mesh material on the side pockets is easy to tear and are see-through--not useful. I hated the flimsy velcro belt thing. It is not removable and not long after I bought the shorts it stretched and was no longer useful for snugging the pants because the end of the velcro piece on the belt was too far away from its counterpart on the shorts. After wearing it a few times it became twisted and the sharp side of the velcro rubbed against my stomach when I would bend over or when sitting. Finally, the leg holes were huge and baggy. I felt like I was wearing a skirt. Overall, I thought these were terrible.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Retired on the Coast Dress clothes gone. My husband discovered these shorts last year and was happy to add to the collection recently. Very durable and classy looking. Perfect for a casual life style!!
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great shorts Shorts are comfortable and sharp looking, you can feel the quality in the material and workmanship. Looking forward to wearing these for many years. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect shorts! These are the perfect shorts for an athletic, stylish teenager! They are a "go- to" in every color in my son's wardrobe. Well made and very comfortable.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Men's Half Moon Shorts With this order I now have every color you make in the half moon shorts.They are terrific!!Living in Florida I wear them year round to fish,golf and go out to dinner.They are very comfortable,wash well,look great even after many washes and have more pocket capacity than any other shorts on the market.Please make some other colors.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These feel so good I own a lot of Columbia shorts. These are so comfortable! Not that any of the others aren't, but these are worth the purchase. I hope I don't confuse anyone on making a purchase, but definitely try the Half Moon's. You will not be sorry.
Date published: 2016-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome This product is awesome
Date published: 2016-10-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from MEN'S PFG HALF MOON II™ SHORT The shorts are ok. I thought they would have a mesh lining however it does not. Not to excited about the rear pockets, Prefer a standard pocked, these run at an angle and to large.
Date published: 2016-08-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor quality These are well designed shorts which I have purchased for years. But the quality of materials, and especially workmanship, is much worse than in the past; e.g. crooked stitched seams. I'll continue to buy these shorts, just wish for better quality like that of the past.
Date published: 2016-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Get consistent and how about darker colors Favorite everyday comfort short all summer and halfway through Midwest autumn. Getting ready to buy third and forth pair, but needed to mention my view on product. Medium or large or medium or ? No consistency in last three pair. First one was large fit snug when first put on then broke into comfortable. Second, ordered large and was good, but by end of day was fall down. Third, year ago I think after back and forth mail, settled on large and spend all day pulling up even with Velcro tight as possible and a belt. Today I go to order (medium) and you only have light colors to my disappointment. I work, garden, play, fish, hike, etc. in them and really don't care to wash daily, why not a black, grey, brown, dark green, etc.?
Date published: 2016-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable and looks good Quality is good and very well made. Only complaints are threading the front Velcro front flap. Also there is a cell phone pocket in the right rear that is too small for an iPhome with cover. Recently bought a second pair.
Date published: 2016-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PFG Half Moon II Great shorts buying another pair soon!!
Date published: 2016-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Half Moon Shorts Very satisfied with shorts they are rugged but comfortable and last forever even for those ruff and hardworking people!!
Date published: 2015-12-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Too small and too large I bought two pairs of shorts and because you are never sure how they will fit, I bought a 38 (L) and a 40 (XL). The Large was too small and the Extra Large was too big. Now, I have to return both for credit. Other than fit, both pairs of shorts looked very good.
Date published: 2015-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice pants I really like the many pockets on these shorts.
Date published: 2015-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from PFG Purchased these for my husband. Have had a hard time finding shorter shorts, rather than the knee length or longer ones that are popular with the younger fellas. These fit very nicely and were the perfect length. He was very pleased!
Date published: 2015-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product meets my needs Love the deep pockets, like doing with or without extra belt. Sharp looking, fits well!
Date published: 2015-07-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Half moon shorts. The half moon shorts are half the quality of Columbia shorts in the past. I am a strong supporter of Columbia clothing and now I will only buy Columbia products in a store so I can actually feel and see the product.
Date published: 2015-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Decent shorts are back These are the first shorts I have liked for quite some time. They fit well and are short enough they don't look like knickers like so many, wrong looking, mid calf shorts are these days. I did find the pseudo velcro belt awkward and cut it off and use a regular belt. These are much like the ones I had in 1997 that I have been looking for ever since :)
Date published: 2015-06-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fishing shorts These shorts need to be ironed after wash Heavy type fabric
Date published: 2015-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Verry good Best shorts I have ever owned tuff and durable.
Date published: 2015-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So very functional With the addition of my current order I will have almost a dozen pair of these shorts in all colors. They are my go-to wear for much of my work (photographer), much of my fun in and around water and for any athletic endeavor. I prefer a shorter short and this fills the bill. Only caveat, not a biking short. For that get the right type of shorts.
Date published: 2015-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All You Will Ever Need I have been on the Hobie fishing team for three years and am an avid hiker. These are hands down my favorite shorts for either activity. These are my go any where , do anything shorts and I do not have one complaint about them. I am taking a trip to Costa Rica and have stocked up on these shorts; these are THE shorts for whatever your outdoor activities can throw at them. If you are on the fence about purchasing them , just do it.
Date published: 2015-03-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great at first.. I love everything about these shorts but they aren't meant to withstand a long period of use. I wore a pair every day to work for a period of 3 months and they came out with holes everywhere. The pockets have ripped, the crotch has ripped, and seams have ripped. Great shorts for leisure. Not great for whatever you can throw at it, like columbia advertised.
Date published: 2014-09-08
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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

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  • 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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