PFG Convertable II Pant

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What can I say. Love these pants! The Columbia PFG Convertible II Pant is pretty much the only pair of pants that I wear while kayak fishing in the summer time.  Sunscreens just are not for me so anywhere I can cover up and stay cool in the hot sun I’m in! With the UPF 15 I am safer in the sun as there is no shade besides the cloud cover.

Although not taking advantage of it that often the pant legs zip off to shorts with ease.  These pants have a ton of storage with two side pockets  two cargo pockets on the sides and 1 rear pocket. All of the pockets are lined with nylon mesh for easy draining. The nylon material is extremely quick drying.

These pants hold up very well. The fabric 100% Ripstop Nylon is very durable. The first pair I purchased on 4/1/13. I have worn these pants all last season and just about all of this season. The pants resist stains pretty well such as bait and fish blood.

The pants are not a set waist size besides S L M L XL XXL so the included belt loops are great as a belt may be needed. The extra room of the relaxed fit is great for kayak fishing as we tend to drape our legs over the sides of the kayak also always reaching bending and stretching in different positions.

I give these pants a 5 out of 5 rating due to all of the factors mentioned above and how functional this clothing actually performs.


The MSRP is $60.00 USD on



  • UPF 15 sun protection
  • Quick dry
  • Partial elastic at waist for supreme all-day comfort
  • Light Weight
  • Relaxed fit
  • Zip-off legs convert pant to shorts
  • Belt Loops
  • Lots of storage
  • Drain able pockets


Need more colors. The pants only are offered in Sage and Fossil. It would be nice to have more colors available.G0020195 (Large)


BG Shirt

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Comfort at its best!
These shirts keep you cool in the sun while wicking perspiration away from your body keeping you cool. The blood and guts addition. As i have stated in other articles I prefer not to use sunscreen if I dont have to. This shirt with its UPF 50% is excellent for protecting you from the suns harmful rays.

This shirts relaxed fit is very comfortable to be worn under your PFD all day long. The sizes do run a little larger than advertized. The lighter colors such as white are high visibility for when you are fishing on your kayak in the area of motor boats.

The Blood and Guts technology makes the clothing easy to clean and come out always smelling fresh. Speaking of clean the shirt also includes a sewn in microfiber sunglasses wiping patch! Great for cleaning dried saltwater droplets off your lenses.

I rate these pants a 5 out of 5 rating due to all of the factors mentioned above and how functional this clothing actually performs.

The MSRP is $55.50 USD On


  • Omni-Shade UPF 50 provides maximum protection for long hours in the sun
  • Omni-Shield Blood ‘N Guts technology sheds the stains and smells associated with angling
  • Sunglass cleaning patch



ES Booney

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This booney hat has multiple functions! Designed as a rain hat it also doubles as a great hat for generating shade! These are both very important while kayak fishing!

The Columbia patented Omni-Tech protects you when raining by deflecting water keeping you dry but still breathes to keep your head cool. The built in sweat bad wicks perspiration away keeping your head comfortable and dry.

There is a built in adjustable chin strap for keeping the hat on your head in high winds and a draw cord with a lock on the back that you may adjust  the hat to fit snug around your head.

The only downside for me is use on windy days. The brim is not very stiff and seems to blow up or down heading into the wind.

I rate this boonie hat a 3.5 out of 5 rating due to all of the factors mentioned above and how functional this clothing actually performs.

The MSRP is $45.00 USD On


100% textured nylon poplin

Lining 50% polyester / 50% recycled polyester mesh


  • Omni-Tech waterproof/breathable fully seam-sealed
  • Omni-Wick sweatband
  • Adjustable chin strap
  • Adjustable drawcord and toggle at back
  • Mesh lined


 Flimsy brim blows in face in winds.
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