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Women’s PFG Ultimate Catch™ III Short


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Style# 1709591
Uses Fishing


You’ll be ready to catch the big one in these 8-inch shorts. They’re stretchy and water-and-stain repellent, with built-in UPF 50.

Reinforced pockets for pliers keep your tools on hand when you need them.

  • Omni-Shield™ advanced repellency
  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 50 sun protection
  • Reinforced pliers pocket
  • Imported
  • Uses: Fishing
  • Style# 1709591

  • Omni-Shield™ Summiteer Lite 96% nylon / 4% elastane
Water and Stain Repellent
Sun Protection

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Helps you stay clean and dry by resisting absorption of liquids.
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Blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburn and long-term skin damage.


Women’s PFG Ultimate Catch™ III Short is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lightweight stretchy shorts I love Columbia clothing. These shorts are very comfortable and lightweight. It can get very hot here in NC and these are the coolest shorts I own! I only wish they were a couple of inches longer.
Date published: 2018-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE! I absolutely love these shorts! They’re a great length and fit awesome! Please, please, please come out with other colors, Columbia! Like a khaki, green, black... PLEASE! Thanks for making a great product!
Date published: 2018-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from shorts These are the best shorts I've ever worn. So comfortable!! And lightweight. I went back to order another pair and they were sold out in my size. But I will keep my eye on them for when more come in.
Date published: 2018-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for the outdoors! This is my second pair of this style of shorts. I love them! They fit well and are not binding anywhere. I have also received compliments on the fit The length is perfect for my body type and the inclusion of elastane makes them easy to move around in. They are perfect for a day of fishing, as well as getting caught in the rain. They are water repellent so you do not get super soaked. Since I live in Florida, this is very important. I plan to buy more in other colors.
Date published: 2018-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect Except... I like almost everything about these shorts. The pockets, the fit, the colors, the style and the quality of the material. The only things I would change would be a snap instead of the button at the waist and the length would be perfect if they were just an inch or two longer. I'd rather wear shorts than capris or pants in the summer but I still want to cover up a little more from the sun. Maybe offer both short and long versions of this short like the Saturday Trail shorts.
Date published: 2018-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Want more! I love these shorts! I wore my Ultimate Shorts on a recent trip to California. They are so light and comfortable to wear for hiking, shopping, driving and long airplane rides!! I hand washed my shorts to wear a second day. The shorts quickly dried and were ready to wear again. I want another pair of these shorts!!
Date published: 2018-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All around shorts These short are a great addition to my closet. I have bought several different shorts from Columbia and these offer a differ variety to others purchased. I love that these have a bit of stretch to them. The color was light but not see-through. I wear them golfing and the pockets are capable of holding additional balls are tees. Great item for the price! I am also a middle school PE Teacher and these shorts are long enough for a respectful and professional appearance.
Date published: 2018-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts! I love these shorts! They are the right length for me and are super comfortable. They have stretch and move with your body. Love the pockets too. I like them so much, I ordered another color.
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the pockets Great shorts for water sports. Love having pockets and the fit is great.
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Short Great material, length, color Light weight, solid color, comfortable waist Band good amount of pockets and loops For belt
Date published: 2018-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great summer shorts These are so comfortable, perfect length for a lot of sitting and bending. I wish the price was lower, but I paid the full amount due to the need for the Cirrus Gray color. It will be worth it if I can get a few summers wear out of them!
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, comfortable shorts Perfect fit, holds its shape, great length & comfortable to wear! Highly recommend these
Date published: 2018-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly wat I wanted! I love these shorts because they’re the right length for me. I wish they came in more colors.
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite shorts These shorts are comfortable, stylish and my favorite. Only complaint is that they are not offered in enough colors.
Date published: 2018-03-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay shorts I really wanted to love these but they are very tight in the thigh. They are stretchy so comfort is not an issue but I thought that the fit would be more relaxed. I purchased these in navy to wear to work but feel because they are so tightly fitted they look unprofessional. Sizing up would make the waist too big. If these came in a more relaxed fit I think they would be perfect!
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The absolute best shorts! If I could get 10 pairs of these in every color I would! Currently I have 2 grey and 2 blue. I wish they would offer more options. These are lightweight, fast drying, fit well and are wonderful for an active lifestyle. The first pair of shorts I've had with a side pocket that fits my iPhone.
Date published: 2017-10-30
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Women's Body Measurement (Inches)
Size XS
Waist 25.5-26.5 27.5-28.5 29.5-30.5 32-33.5 35.5-37.5
Hips 34.5-35.5 36.5-37.5 38.5-40 41.5-43 45-47
Short Inseam 29.5
Regular Inseam 32
Long Inseam 34.5
Size L
Waist 32-33.5 35.5-37.5
Hips 41.5-43 45-47
Short Inseam 29.5
Regular Inseam 32
Long Inseam 34.5
How to Measure
Womens size chart measurement guide
  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
  • 3. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. Inseam: Measure from the top of the interior leg to the bottom of the ankle.
Women's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
womens performance fit bottom
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
womens active fit bottom
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
womens modern classic fit bottom
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
womens 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.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping & Returns

Shipping Information

Shipping Method Rate Expected Delivery Time
Ground $6.00 3-7 Business Days
2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
Overnight $19.00 1-2 Business Days
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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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