Customer reviews for Columbia Men's PFG Barracuda Killer™ Short

Columbia Men's PFG Barracuda Killer™ Short

A durable blend of cotton and nylon ripstop give these soft shorts serious staying power, not to mention naturally quick-drying properties.
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4.692 / 5
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5
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25 out of 26(96%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's PFG Barracuda Killer™ Short
Review 1 for Men's PFG Barracuda Killer™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Barracuda killer shorts

PostedJuly 5, 2015
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Location: Charleston SC
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Enjoy the shorts they fit well. They also drive fast. Great for fishing or walking to town
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men's PFG Barracuda Killer™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

BESTTHINGSEVER!

PostedMay 26, 2015
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Location: Atlantic Beach, NC, USA
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I own about 20 pairs of these. They are the ONLY pants I wear year round. I'm hot natured and they breath well and feel great! I just bought another 9 pairs. New ones are for work and the old ones are for fishing. If I won the lottery tomorrow the first thing I would do is buy another 50 pairs for a life time supply. Maybe more to give out to friends. Best purchase you'll make.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men's PFG Barracuda Killer™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

love the shorts!!

PostedMay 14, 2015
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Location: Okinawa Japan
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I work fishing boats every weekend and these shorts are by far the best shorts I have owned. Very stain resistant and durable.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men's PFG Barracuda Killer™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Pair of knock around shorts

PostedApril 2, 2015
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Location: Tampa, FL, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I'm not really a fisherman, but really like these shorts. There light, dry quickly, comfortable and look good; the relax fit works for me, the modern classic is too tight in crotch.
This is my second pair.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men's PFG Barracuda Killer™ Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice shorts but a little small

PostedApril 1, 2015
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Location: Auburn, AL
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These are a good looking pair of shorts, but the really do run a little small. I didn't listen to other reviewers and bought my typical waist size and they are too tight. I am having to send them back and get a size bigger. The material is awesome it kind of looks and feels a little like nylon but is mainly cotton.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men's PFG Barracuda Killer™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

My husband loves these shorts

PostedDecember 24, 2014
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Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These shorts are very lightweight without being flimsy. They hold their structure after washing and dry quickly. The pockets are great. The fit is flattering and while he normally likes a shorter inseam, he is 5'9", this length looks good on him. They walk that line between too casual and too dressy. He has them in three colors.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men's PFG Barracuda Killer™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

PfG Barracuda Killer Fishing Shorts

PostedNovember 27, 2014
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Location: Rhode Island, USA
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I have several pairs of these shorts, they are comfortable with a professional look. They are well constructed, durable, and very high quality. They have all day wear ability when in wet or dry conditions. I recommend these shorts.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men's PFG Barracuda Killer™ Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Killer PFG men's short

PostedApril 24, 2014
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Location: Retired in Wilmington, NC
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I fish but I don't fish for Barracuda. I find that these shorts for my needs are however Killer. Columbia delivers..... Again. Light weight nicely styled quality cotton/nylon blend rip stop material and construction which when exposed to H20 dry quickly. Good 10" inseam length. Hip and leg areas have a relaxed fit on me. Waist may be 0.5 to 1.0 " smaller than advertised as other reviews report but I buy them a size larger to adjust for this potential in off shore construction. That said I find mine to be very comfortable, flexible and soft enough next to my skin. They launder well but ensure you follow the instructions.... use cold H20 only for best results! Air dry then dryer fluff using damp dryer sheet and they should not require ironing. Minimal sun protection rated at 15 SPF but they are shorts so lather up for Mr. Sun.
Over all function is good but the single right side cargo pocket with Velcro closure for my optimal function could stand to be an inch deeper, wider and longer. The 2 front side pockets have good depth to keep in keys, change, pocket knife, etc. Approximate 2" x 5" lower right side pocket may have value for some but is not secure at top. Has 3 fixed loops on right leg to possibly hang stuff on if you want to use them but they may have another use that I am unaware of. Has 2 back flap over pockets left one with Velcro closure and the right one having a hidden security zipper. Would have liked the front and rear security zipper to be the brass type for added quality which should not add more than $2.50 to the suggested retail price currently at $40.00.
Purchased these at my local retailer. The price even at full retail is a great value compared to competitors whose names begin with O, LLB, RR, NF, and P with their version of this product style.
I recommend you try these and hope you will be as satisfied as I am with the Columbia men's Barracuda Killer short. Tips up and Tight Lines.
Catch and Release,
fish
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men's PFG Barracuda Killer™ Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Barracuda shorts

PostedJanuary 19, 2014
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Location: Burlington,vt
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Feels light and really fit well.Will definitely purchase another pair.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Men's PFG Barracuda Killer™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

fishing key west

PostedDecember 6, 2013
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Location: SC
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
first time I wore these was fishing the flats off Key West, very comfortable even when wet, they are now my favorite fishing shorts, they run just a bit small which is great for me, I am a 35 waist and the 36 fits perfect. Wish they came in more colours.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men's PFG Barracuda Killer™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Killer Short

PostedAugust 29, 2013
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Location: Raleigh, NC
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit much better than other shorts and my wife loves the color "Grill". I wear them a lot and bought 2 other pairs in different colors.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men's PFG Barracuda Killer™ Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Shrinks a bit

PostedAugust 14, 2013
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Location: MN
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought these for my husband and he loves them. He particularly appreciates the deep pockets. When wearing other shorts with more shallow pockets, he was always losing stuff. My only complaint would be that they were just a bit tight after laundering. Had this not happened, I would have given them five stars for sure.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Men's PFG Barracuda Killer™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love the features

PostedAugust 12, 2013
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Location: Atlanta, GA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Shorts are 'cut leaner' than other pairs of Columbia Shorts - that's the only issue - had to go one size up from previous for comfort.
Love all the pockets and great storage. Thoughtful construction, stress points are reinforced and the open pockets are within easy reach but out of the way where they could be a nuisance, or items stored there could be dislodged.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Men's PFG Barracuda Killer™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Best Fishing Shorts Ever!

PostedAugust 8, 2013
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Location: Kings Mountain, NC
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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I love these shorts! Very functional and dry quickly while on the water!!!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Men's PFG Barracuda Killer™ Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Fishing Short...Barracuda Killer

PostedJuly 22, 2013
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Location: North Central Minnesota
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great fishing short. Reinforced pockets, lots of pockets, wicking, UV protection, very comfortable. Purchased in the dark blue. Will purchase more.
You cant go wrong with this performance fishing short.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Men's PFG Barracuda Killer™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent Fishing Shorts

PostedJuly 6, 2013
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Location: South Texas Coast
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I am a Full Time Fishing Guide, the shorts dry fast, fit perfect, and look good. I have several pairs and love them can't go wrong with these shorts
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Men's PFG Barracuda Killer™ Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

FishBigSC

PostedJune 3, 2013
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Location: Columbia, SC
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great shorts for Summer! I wear these once a week to work and they have held up great.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Men's PFG Barracuda Killer™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

This product works

PostedApril 4, 2013
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Location: St. Petersburg FL
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I have been wearing Columbia shorts for many years. I just found these Barracude shorts and am really enjoying them. I now own 4 pairs . They keep their shape and do not wrinkle as much as my prior shorts.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Men's PFG Barracuda Killer™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

This product has excellent features

PostedFebruary 18, 2013
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Location: Key West, Fl
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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As a professional fishing guide, I need clothing that stands up to the extreme exposure to sun, saltwater and wear and tear on a daily basis. These Columbia shorts meet those standards and are also very functional as to comfort and pocket design .
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Men's PFG Barracuda Killer™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent Product

PostedDecember 23, 2012
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Location: LA Ca.
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User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent product. Just as described. Item fitted excellent.
Definetly recommending with high standards.
I would recommend this product.
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