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Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
These shorts are of great quality and comfort.
I wear shorts everyday of the year and these shorts look good at a backyard party, the golf course, or at a causal restaurant. The material is soft yet very strong and the quality of workmanship shows very well at the stitching on the pockets, seams and hems. These shorts are very durable as well. I had a few pairs previously that lasted for several years. I purchased 3 pairs and will be buying the other colors that are available. Overall experience: EXCELLENT !
August 27, 2012
Great all around shorts
I have three pairs of these shorts. They look and wear great anywhere from the trail to the golf course. One pair has been through four summer seasons and are wearing strong. I wear shorts every day in the summer directing youth camps, so I need clothing that will last.
June 19, 2014
Best shorts on the market
Comfortable to wear all day long no matter if your out on the boat or sitting around the house, wont wear anything other than Columbia shorts
March 22, 2014
Well made, great looking, great fitting, very comfortable, high quality shorts. Will be buying more colors when they have them in my size. Wish they would make more colors.
February 11, 2014
It is perfect short for Florida!!!
I got this linen short for my husband and he loves it!
October 28, 2013
Buying clothes without trying them on has been frustrating for years. After repeated purchases from Columbia with consistently excellent quality and fit, this was my first online order. These shorts fit great and the quality was excellent. They have deep pockets and the side pockets are easy to secure and access. Thank you Columbia.
October 6, 2013
Love these shorts!
These shorts fit and perform perfectly. They are my second pair. The first ones wore well and were comfortable from start to finish. Nice enough to wear to school and weddings as well! (Outdoor weddings anyway!) You won't go wrong with the Brownsmeads!
September 30, 2013
Nice Cargo Shorts
I like everything about these shorts except for the lack of a button, snap, Velcro, or something to close at least one of the hip pockets.
August 14, 2013
Cargo pockets are not as deep as your normal cargo shorts. No closures on back pockets. Easy to lose your wallet.
August 12, 2013
My favorite all around every day shorts for work and play.
I wear these shorts daily until they wear out most every day for work & play and then they become my work shorts until they disintegrate.
August 11, 2013
Great shopping experience
All's well with shopping online with Columbia.
August 9, 2013
Brownsmead II Shorts
I purchased these shorts for my husband to work in. His company provides him a company polo shirt and he needed shorts that were professional looking but comfortable for his job. These shorts fit very well and are true to size. They hold their shape well but are very comfortable and he looks great!
July 26, 2013
Brownsmead II Shorts
I like these shorts a lot. My only complaints, or maybe suggestions would be to have waist sizes in one inch increments. The 32" waist is a little too big for me and the 30" is too small. Also, I would like an 8" inseam version of this short as well. Otherwise, I've had a pair for over two years, wear and wash frequently, and still holding up. Just bought two new pairs, in spite of my suggestions above.
July 25, 2013
The product is just what I was looking for. Hard to find inseams of 8 inches as I prefer my short to sit above the knee. Would definitely recommend this product to anyone.
July 9, 2013
Comfortable, good fit, and wears well
Best fitting cargo shorts I have found, very comfortable but rugged enough to last a long time through many laundry cycles. I wear them in my workshop but also keep some for recreation & socializing.
July 8, 2013
Short inseam for short people
Good cargo type short with a shorter inseam for those of us who need/prefer that. Some have said this size runs a little large; mine was not the case.
October 15, 2012
Tight in the rear
I have gained some weight since I retired so I ordered 42 waist because my other pair of Columbia shorts fit well. The new ones are a bit small in the rear. I would like to see a few more bealt loops too. Otherwise they are great.
September 8, 2012
Product was "as advertised" and at a fair price. Good value in my opinion: as usual with Columbia products.
August 21, 2012
Serves the purpose for purchase.
August 20, 2012
Hard to find shorts like these
I shopped for shorts at a half-dozen department and sporting goods stores trying to find shorts that would not hit me at/or below the knee. It seems all the shorts are trying to copy board shorts that are like the pedal pusher shorts my sisters wore when I was a child. These come in 8 inch inseam and that places the hem about an inch above my knees...perfect. I had to send back the 34 inch waist that I ordered as they actually measured 36 inches. Reordered the 32 inch waist and it measures 34. Order a size smaller than you do in your other shorts.
I live in Phoenix, AZ and live in shorts during the summer. I have only worn these two days, but they appear to be well made and other than the incorrect waist size, they look to be perfect every day wear.
August 19, 2012
Should have gotten four pairs instead of two.
August 18, 2012
Columbia Shorts are THE best
If you want a quality pair of shorts that will hold up, hold tons of stuff and looks great, you look nowhere else but Columbia. I don't buy any other shorts but Columbia. The fabric is terrific and holds up to summer activity and washes well also.
If I can't find a pair of Columbia shorts at a store, I go somewhere else until I find them.
Keep it up Columbia and DON"T ever change what you are doing!!
August 3, 2012
A solid performer
I've had similar Columbia shorts and always found them to be dependable and rugged, these are no exception. As a new owner this pair has only been put to the test twice, each time on an eight mile hike. There has been no signs of wear or fabric pilling in the crotch, as happens in cheaper shorts that I bought recently when in a pinch. Also compared to the shorts that were about one half the price, the pockets are easier to get into and the color stays fast after washing. The cheap shorts are now relegated for yard work. The Brownsmead short is a good value.
The only complaint is the length, I prefer a 9 inch inseam while these shorts come in 8 or 10 inch only. So I bought the 10 inch and did notice the fabric brushing at the back of my knee. Perhaps I should have purchased the 8 inch inseam, but the value and performance of the shorts remains solid.
July 10, 2012
although this garment is my favorite for fit and function I was disappointed to find that the velcro on the back pockets was missing. I would not have purchased them had I known this detail was missing. I feel this incomplete product was passed on to me because of on line purchase.......
July 3, 2012
Great Quality Product
As expected, the same great quality product, which is why I come back time and time again and usually buy several pairs. — Thanks Columbia.
June 20, 2012
It would be nice if there where 8 inch inseam cargo short in a 36 size waist in this brownsmead. I have two old pairs of Columbia cargo's that I love, but they are wore out and have holes now. They are almost 10 years old.
June 10, 2012
Great shorts and I really like the material. They look good and are very functional.
May 22, 2012
Bought two pair. Buttons fell off both the first time they were worn. Don't have high expectations of these lasting very long.
April 11, 2012
Comfortable fit; great price
The fit is great, material is comfortable, and you can't beat the price for the quality product.
October 25, 2011
Classic Cargo Short
Comfortable and functional shorts that get a lot of use.
September 5, 2011
i was looking for a good pair of shorts, and these fit the bill !!!!!
August 19, 2011
Comfortable fit with good design.
June 28, 2011
These are great outdoor shorts for men. Only area of concern is that the buttons are plastic which was a surprise.
June 19, 2011
Couldn't fit in
I have shorts by several manufacturers of the size I ordered from Columbia. It was as if the product was marked incorrectly and was a full size (2")smaller. This was a trial run to see the fit vs. actual size. I have many Columbia products and couldn't be happier with all of them. This really surprised me as Columbia's sizing is very generous overall.
June 9, 2011
Good in the Shorts
The Brownsmead shorts are just about perfect; great fit, nice length, lots of poackets and good looking. They are a cargo type short that does not make you look like you just returned from living in the bush country. The only suggestion to improve upon them - add a button or velcro closure to the back pockets. Keep up the good work!
May 8, 2011
nice soft, fits good
April 27, 2011
Fix the buttons
First thing I noticed was that the waist buttons on both of the shorts was way too loose. So I sewed them on a little tighter. Shorts are fine but they can't compare to the product you made for JC Penney a couple years ago, they were the best. Make them again and I'll buy them all.
March 27, 2011
Size & Fit Guide
Size & Fit Guide
Men's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
Men's Body Measurement (Inches)
How to Measure
1. Neck: Measure at the base or thickest part of your neck.
2. Chest/Bust: Measure at the fullest part of the chest, under the armpits and over the shoulder blades, keeping the tape measure firm and level.
3. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
4. Sleeves: Start at the center back of your neck and measure across the shoulder and down to the wrist. Round up to the next even number.
5. Inseam: Measure from the top of the interior leg to the bottom of the ankle.
How to Measure
How to Measure
Fold up at dotted line.
Place against a wall or other 90 degree surface.
Place heel against fold/wall on flat level surface.
Mark the end of the longest toe with a pen or pencil.
Measure both feet and use the larger measurement.
Read measurement and compare to size chart.
When comparing on the size chart, determine the
closest larger measurement and use that number
to determine your shoe size for your country’s shoe
Returns are accepted within 30 days of the purchase date online or in-store. Your apparel must be in original and unworn condition, with tags still attached. Footwear returns must also include the original box.