Columbia Barracuda Killer Shorts for Men
Killer PFG men's short
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,
April 24, 2014
Feels light and really fit well.Will definitely purchase another pair.
January 19, 2014
fishing key west
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.
December 6, 2013
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.
August 29, 2013