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.
* 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.