Customer reviews for Columbia Men's PFG Big Katuna II™ Short

Columbia Men's PFG Big Katuna II™ Short

Built expressly for life on the boat, this quick-drying performance short is crafted from a lightweight, comfortable fabric that repels water and shields the sun.
Overall rating:
4.75 / 5
4.8
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5
(16 reviews) 16
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Rating breakdown 16 reviews
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16 out of 16(100%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's PFG Big Katuna II™ Short
Review 1 for Men's PFG Big Katuna II™ Short
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

LOVED THE ORIGINALS

PostedApril 7, 2014
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Location: DERRY, NH
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
BOUGHT THREE PAIRS OF THE ORIGINALS. GLAD I DID . LOVE THE FIT AND QUALITY, BUT GOT TO SAY, THE NEW COLORS ARE HORRIBLE. I MEAN, BLACK IS OK, BUT THE OTHERS ARE FRIGHTENING!!! SOMEONE PLEASE CALL THE EIGHTIES WE FOUND YOUR DYE.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men's PFG Big Katuna II™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Shorts

PostedJuly 27, 2014
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Location: Miami, FL
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ 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
Very lightweight and comfortable. Quickly becoming my favorite shorts, especially for S FL.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men's PFG Big Katuna II™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Best fishing/outddor shorts I have ever owned

PostedJune 15, 2015
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Location: Houston, TX, 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 worn the Big Katuna II shorts for the last couple of years and they are by far my favorite fishing, boating, and outdoor shorts. Light weight, but sturdy enough to be comfortable in active sports. The snap side pocket holds my pliers and the built in cleaning cloth has come in handy several times. I have worn them while fishing redfish tournaments, swimming in the Caribbean, and hiking in Central America. I just ordered two additional pair so I have more than one color.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men's PFG Big Katuna II™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great shorts

PostedJuly 3, 2015
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Location: Tn River
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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Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
As a professional guide and fisherman I depend on Columbia to keep me comfortable and these shorts are the best I have worn in a long time.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men's PFG Big Katuna II™ Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

RUGGED and VERY FUNCTIONAL

PostedAugust 14, 2015
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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
These shorts are the most rugged shorts I own. I also love all the pockets that make these shorts the most functional pair as well.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men's PFG Big Katuna II™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great features and comfortable

PostedDecember 4, 2015
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Location: Cape Coral, FL, 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
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I'm a full time fishing guide and am on the water a lot. These have become my favorite shorts. The sewn in lens cleaner is priceless. There is also a very durable utility pocket in them to hold pliers or other tools. Great material, breathable and durable. I just ordered 3 more pairs!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men's PFG Big Katuna II™ Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Shorts

PostedJanuary 25, 2016
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Location: Texas
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
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing performance and the pocket features are what fisherman actually use!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men's PFG Big Katuna II™ Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Quick Dry

PostedJanuary 5, 2016
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Location: Tampa, FL, 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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great lightweight shorts
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men's PFG Big Katuna II™ Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Favorite Shorts

PostedOctober 24, 2014
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Location: Jacksonville, FL, USA
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
True to Size
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Best fishing and everyday shorts I've ever owned! Very comfortable and they are lasting well. Great material and the righthand side pocket is perfect for cell phones. Liked them so much I've bought 3 pair. Please make them in more colors!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Men's PFG Big Katuna II™ Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

best shorts ever made

PostedJuly 18, 2015
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Location: San Antonio, TX, 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
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Nailed it. Columbia please make more colors. I have 3 of these and love them. From fishing to taking my wife out these are comfortable, dry quick, have tons of room and lots of pockets. Lots of room for plastics and tackle when wading. My absolutely favorite shorts.32
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men's PFG Big Katuna II™ Short
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Great for Fishing

PostedMay 19, 2016
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Location: Tucson, Arizona
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Large
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Good shorts for fishing; too stiff and large/bulky for casual use, thus not for me and I returned them. Tough material for fishing - probably would last a long time.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men's PFG Big Katuna II™ Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great look

PostedMarch 12, 2016
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Location: Fl
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice fitting and comfy to wear all day. Hot days of work or fishing ect. In Fla.
Only advice I can give is to only buy black... The light colors Stain terribly , forget trying to get any stains out.... Also I found the only way to wash the shorts and get them clean is by soaking them first. "The material repels liquid" ...So you need to saturate the material. Before soap can even get on the shorts during a front load washing machine cleaning. Also no fabric softener recommended by manufacturer. So I bought all black shorts and black shirts. . ( I replaced grey shorts to black ) My husband looks great and feels comfy. Works for me..
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Men's PFG Big Katuna II™ Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Comfortable and functional

PostedMarch 3, 2014
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Location: Sebastian, 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
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I like the Big Katuna. It is a comfortable pair of shorts that have enough pockets for when I go on the water. They are very durable so far.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Men's PFG Big Katuna II™ Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Awesome Fishing Shorts

PostedOctober 9, 2015
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Location: Robbinsville 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
True to Size
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
These are great shorts for fishing off of my boat and not having to worry about getting them stained! I have more than one color!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Men's PFG Big Katuna II™ Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Men's PFG Big Katuna II™ Short

PostedJune 28, 2016
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Location: Austin, TX, 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
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Spot on Columbia...best fishing shorts yet!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Men's PFG Big Katuna II™ Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Feell!!

PostedAugust 29, 2015
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Location: Marathon,FL
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs a Little Small
Just a great all around short. They work for fishing on my charter boat or heading out to a nice dinner with my family. They pretty much have everything you want in a short. They have a double snap in the front so they stay nice and secure. I wish they showed a picture of the sunglass cloth cleaner. It is on the inside pocket on the left. It works great and is such a unique feature. I bloodied them up pretty bad a few days ago with a big catch of mahi mahi. I just threw them in the wash and they came out good as new. I have sampled almost all of the fishing shorts Columbia makes and these are my favorites so far. Great shorts Columbia!
I would recommend this product.
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