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Columbia Men's Bahama II Short-Sleeve Shirt

4.6 out of 5 stars 1,315 customer reviews
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Price: $16.97 - $80.00
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Its light weight makes it perfect for the hottest days but a not warm enough for the cooler days or evenings.
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  • 100% Nylon
  • Imported
  • Rod holder on chest
  • Relaxed-fit shirt in quick-dry fabric with Omni-shade UPF 30 protection
  • Vented in back and shoulders
  • Two front pockets

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Product Description

Product Description

Designed specifically for the needs of anglers, this lightweight, durable nylon shirt dries fast, with mesh-lined cape vents at the back shoulder to keep you cool and built-in UV protection.

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Designed specifically for the needs of anglers, the warm-weather Columbia Bahama II men's short-sleeve shirt is as essential as your favorite lure. The shirt is made of a lightweight, durable nylon fabric that dries fast should you get splashed. The mesh-lined cape vents at the back shoulder, meanwhile, enhance the airflow, helping keep you cool in the hottest conditions. Finally, the shirt offers built-in Omni-Shade UV protection that keeps the sun off your back until you're ready to come inside. Also outfitted with two big chest pockets that offer plenty of room for small gear, the Bahama II is available in several sizes and colors.



The Bahama II short-sleeve shirt includes mesh-lined cape vents at the shoulder to enhance the airflow.
About Omni-Shade Technology
Columbia's Omni-Shade clothing protects you from damaging UV radiation by blocking the majority of the sun's harmful rays, letting you stay out longer on sunny days. Unlike SPF (Sun Protection Factor)--which is a measure of sunburn reduction from sunblock and protects you from UVA rays--Columbia's Omni-Shade products are far more versatile, combining a tight-weave construction, UV reflectors, and UV absorbing technology. These features not only prevent sunburns and long-term skin damage, but they also protect the wearer from UVB rays in addition to UVA rays. UVB rays are much more harmful than UVA, and are present even on cloudy days. Plus, Omni-Shade doesn't wear off. Instead, your safety increases as the Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) increases. Several layers of Omni-Shade protection are available: UPF 15, UPF 30, UPF 40, and UPF 50-plus. It's like sunscreen, but you don't have to reapply. All Omni-Shade fabric carries the Skin Cancer Foundation's Seal of Recommendation, which is given to sun-protective fabrics that have a minimum UPF of 30.

Specifications:

  • Construction: 100-percent nylon Backcountry cloth
  • Omni-Shade sun protection: UPF 30
  • Imported: Yes
  • Quick dry: Yes
  • Vented: Yes
  • Rod holder: Yes

About Columbia Sportswear
Founded in 1938, Columbia Sportswear Company has grown from a small family-owned hat distributor to one of the world's largest outerwear brands and the leading seller of skiwear in the United States. Columbia's extensive product line includes a wide variety of outerwear, sportswear, rugged footwear and accessories. Columbia specializes in developing innovative products that are functional yet stylish and offer great value. Eighty-year-old matriarch Gert Boyle, Chairman of the Board, and her son, Tim Boyle, President and CEO, lead the company.

Columbia's history starts with Gert's parents, Paul and Marie Lamfrom, when they fled Germany in 1937. They bought a small hat distributorship in Portland, Oregon, and named it Columbia Hat Company, after the river bordering the city. Soon frustrated by poor deliveries from suppliers, the Lamfroms decided to start manufacturing products themselves. In 1948, Gert married college sweetheart Neal Boyle, who joined the family business and later took the helm of the growing company. When Neal suddenly died of a heart attack in 1970, Gert enlisted help from Tim, then a college senior. After that it wasn't long before business really started to take off. Columbia was one of the first companies to make jackets from waterproof/breathable fabric. They introduced the breakthrough technology called the Columbia Interchange System, in which a shell and liner combine for multiple wearing options. In the early 1980s, then 60 year-old Gert began her role as "Mother Boyle" in Columbia's successful and popular advertising campaign.

The company went public in 1998 and moved into a new era as a world leader in the active outdoor apparel industry. Today, Columbia Sportswear employs more than 1,800 people around the world and distributes and sells products in more than 50 countries and to more than 12,000 retailers internationally.


Product Details

  • Item Weight: 15.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B0031RFWMU
  • Item model number: FM7047
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,315 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #207 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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Size: X-SmallColor: White Verified Purchase
I must thank all the other reviewers for warning that this shirt fits large. I bought a size down from my usual and it fit well.
The Bahama shirt looks and fit very similar to the Bonehead and the Tamiami. However, the material for all 3 shirts are rather different. The Bonehead is cotton, the Bahama and the Tamiami are both synthetic type material which have different UV protection abilities. I must say that I like the Tamiami as it offers the best UV protection and has the nicest fabric of the 3. But this is subjective and many would prefer cotton. The Bahama has a different pocket deign from the Tamiami and again I personally prefer the Tamiami.
It is a good shirt however and Amazon offers a pretty competitive price for it. Happy overall with it.
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Size: LargeColor: Sage Verified Purchase
Columbia makes some fantastic shirts, but make sure to order the appropriate size. I am 5’10”, 195 lbs, and would typically wear a Large in most similar styled (button-up) shirts, but I have to get a Medium in Columbia PFG shirts. (The Medium is still a moderately loose fit, as the Large is like a tent on me). Tip number two is that because these shirts are on different sizing scale, many get returned to the Amazon Warehouse, so keep an eye for Amazon Warehouse deals on these shirts (see tips to finds the easiest way to compare prices across sizes and colors at the conclusion of this review). I have tried the Tamiami II, Bahama II, and Bonehead (AND new Blood & Guts III – see below for updated comparison including the BG3 series) versions of the Columbia PFG shirts, and have been mostly pleased with all of them. The Tamiami II was my favorite due to the cooling effect of the weave, but the similar Blood & Guts III is now right there with it. My reasoning for giving the Bahama II 4 starts instead of 5, is that out of the four series discussed in this review, it is my least favorite. The Bahama II tends to wrinkle, is not as cool feeling in extreme heat as the open weave Tamiami or Blood&Guts, and the nylon tend to feel slimy during periods of heavy perspiration. Below I have noted the differences in four of the PFG styles, for those trying to decide which shirt they may prefer.

TAMIAMI II STYLE (POLY) - SUMMERTIME CASUAL FAVORITE
The Tamiami II (T2) and the Blood & Guts III (BG3) are my favorite of the aforementioned PFG styles. The main difference between each of these styles is material. The T2 & BG3 are 100% polyester (liner and exterior), the Bahama II (Ba2) is nylon, and the Bonehead (BH) is poplin cotton.
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Size: X-LargeColor: Sail Verified Purchase
I love the shirt. It is cool in this hot and humid climate. The one fault I have discovered is the breast pockets are too large and are always billowed out. Other than this the shirt is great.
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Size: X-SmallColor: Sage Verified Purchase
I take photo trips for 2 or 3 weeks at a time and dealing with clothing on top of my gear is a PITA. The Columbia Bahama helps me keep it simple: super lightweight and folds tiny, can be washed in hotel room sinks and dries fast. Plus it's comfortable, cool, not prone to wrinkles and rocks the safari look. I love the sage color but be forewarned it's similar to park ranger and zoo keeper attire. I was asked for park information a couple times while enjoying the California Redwoods! Next time around, I'll spring for the blue Bahama...

The workmanship of this made in Vietnam shirt is excellent but, as other reviewers noted, runs at least one size too large. I'm 5'8" 140LBs with slim athletic build (biker/runner) and normally wear small. However, I bought extra small and it fits okay but is still oversized, sort of a 1980s tent shirt fit. I've been wearing Columbia jackets and shirts for years and most run a size large, so par for the course.

I live in the tropics and the sun burns me through my t-shirt within 30 minutes. UV protection is excellent and I'm good for hours of shooting without a hint of redness. As for coolness, it's okay but not much better than a normal light cotton shirt. The nylon fabric is more prone to abrasion than cotton shirts: Cordura bags and daypack straps tend to "sand" it if you walk around all day.

Finally, as a photographer I find the large pockets useful for holding filters, memory cards, lens caps, etc. The velcro makes for quick one-handed access and the pockets expand enough to hold a small lens. All in all a great shirt for photographers, travelers and outdoorsmen.
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I usually wear a size XL but after reading the reviews here, I ordered two L shirts. I used the 3 to 5 day shipping option. My order was completed at about 4pm Friday and was delivered to my door before noon the next day. I couldn't believe the shirts came in less than 24 hours. They fit perfect too. I'm very happy with them.
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Size: LColor: Lemon Whip Verified Purchase
My husband wears a large in any brand I've shopped at all major stores, however he was swimming in this shirt. It is light, cool, and is made very well so I gave it 4 stars. Just beware to buy one size down for a good fit. The shirt is so nice that we have decided to give it as a gift to family member who is a larger man for Christmas.
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Size: X-LargeColor: Sage Verified Purchase
Great product. Working in the heat of Afghanistan, this shirt is awesome. I really like the material and airflow. The material is light and breathable.
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