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Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short


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Style# 1390261
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Uses: Trail
Size & Fit Guide | Reviewers rated this product Fits Slightly Small | Fit Modern Classic


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Style# 1390261
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Rugged comfort combines with technical performance on this utilitarian short made of soft stonewashed cotton twill with UPF 50 protection to keep you covered during long hours in the sun.

  • Omni-Shade UPF 50 protects you during long hours in the sun
  • Multifunctional pockets
  • Inseam length: 8”, 10”
  • Imported

  • 100% Omni-Shade UPF 50 cotton 7.2 oz twill, garment enzyme stonewashed
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Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 81 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by good product I have a closet full of Columbia shorts. The last batch of 4 I ordered are too small and I will be sending them back for exchange. I will continue to purchase Columbia clothes. I do wish that more local stores sold the shorts. When the add says, sizes run smaller, they do. December 31, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by My Go-To Short Love these shorts! PROS: - Fit comfortably; does not ride up or hang too low. - VERY soft material. - Deep front pockets. Even has a coin pouch inside the right front pocket! - Cargo pockets are billowy, with lots of room. CONS: - Back pockets do not have any enclosure; I would like to have a zipper/button/hook & loop flap or other to better secure my wallet. - Cargo pockets are roomy, but a little shallow; I have a tough time securing the the hook & loop flap over my iPhone 6s Plus or my sunglasses case. All-in-all a GREAT pair of shorts! Just bought my second pair and plan on buying more. October 7, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great shorts...color not true to description The Brownsmead 2 shorts are a very nice pair of shorts. The 8 inch length does not go below the knee which is nice. It is hard to find cargo shorts that stop at or just above the knee. The color though does not match the description on the website. I really liked the "Fossil" color which is what I ordered, but the shorts I received were tan. Not the color I wanted but the fit was good enough that I kept them. October 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Where's the rear pocket button? Columbia always makes well constructed and functional products. However, is it too much to ask for a read pocket button or velcro to secure valuables ? September 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Comfortable and sturdy! These shorts are nice and rugged! Comfortable cloth with durability. The cargo pockets are nice as they don't bunch up like most other cargo shorts. It helps they have buttons rather than velcro even if they are not quick access, still better design. Purchased on sale and well worth the price at the point. September 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Found What I Wanted These shorts are an excellent product. They fit me perfectly, and are very comfortable. I bought the same shorts last year. They were very good, except that the rear pockets were too small. I complained in a product review. Much to my surprise the new pair have larger, deep rear pockets. I like everything about the new pair of shorts, especially the color. September 7, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Beware Sizing For decades I have had a 32 inch waist. Five years ago, these shorts in size 32 fit me. Since then the waist has become larger to the point that the last pair I bought are size 30 and fit comfortably. Just to be sure I used a tailor's tape and checked my waist. Yep, I'm still a 32 inch. "Size inflation" has come to even supposedly measured sizes. Otherwise these are good journeyman shorts. August 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Durable I now have 5 pairs of these shorts. I work at a golf course, and my work clothes take a beating in the warm months. These shorts get wet, muddy, covered in grass and stand up to it all. I will not wear anything else anymore. The shorter inseam allows for ease of movement on, and off machines without having to pull the leg up over the knee. August 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brownsmead II Short These shorts are nice in build, material, and comfort. I really like different inseam lengths that are available. I have to other versions of these shorts, and will be looking for another. One note of caution. My cargo pockets were catching on cabinet door knobs in the kitchen and bathroom. Now, I have a kitchen cabinet door that has one vertical frame ripped away from the rest of the door. It's a glue and clamp event to fix. To prevent more of these snags, I am going to get some of the iron-on seem glue and close the flaps on the cargo pockets. August 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great shorts I like the way that they feel and wear. They are comfortable and very useful with the pockets to carry different things. August 21, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bad batch from the factory? Shorts fit a bit snug compared to other styles of Columbia shorts in the same size. I ordered the "Fossil" color but what arrived was not really the correct color, far more tan than it should be. After wearing less than 4 times, the button popped off. June 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fits my needs This product fit by husband well and he loves the length. Lots of pockets to store all his stuff. June 23, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by I have loved these shorts, but In the past I have loved these shorts. I have worn them for years. They classic, functional, clean lines, and durable, but, I ordered two pair and they fit very poorly. Like, I dunno, someone either mislabeled them or something. Last time I order online. June 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brownsmead shorts These fit my husband perfectly. He's about 5'11 195 lbs. and we bought a 34 waist with the 8 inch inseam. They are a great length, not too long or short. Look sharp and they wear well all day. I'll definitely purchase more. Columbia never fails to bring simple clothing that looks great. June 8, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by mediocre no complaints except for the fastening button. the button fell off after being worn twice. My wife had to sew it back on. June 1, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Exactly as described I ordered this product in Fossil color (which is a very light tan) in 10" length. Was shipped and delivered quickly and exact fit for me. I am very happy and would recommend this product. June 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by great shorts These shorts run true to size. They are well constructed and look very nice. I especially like the shorter inseam. I hate it when shorts go past the knee. I will buy more of these. May 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome shorts Columbia makes great clothes! These shorts are no different! Fit is impeccable. Style is right. The cargo pockets are very useful. Keep making this style please! May 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very comfortable Just purchased another pair. These are now my go to shorts for now on!! April 21, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Color not accurate I ordered the fossil and the shorts I got were a very light tan. Not even close to the picture. Thinking it could be an error I ordered another pair. Same color, light tan. Good shorts but the colors are far from true. At least when it comes to the fossil January 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shorts khakis Best shorts ever love them November 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Cargo Shorts I own a plethora of Columbia outdoor wear. They're all good. I wish you'd market a pair of convertible pants from the same material as the cargo shorts, something more robust than the lightweight nylon. November 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Shorts These are great shorts. They are comfortable and they look good too. Columbia makes great products. August 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great fit Excellent material/ fabric great value August 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best value These cargos are a great fit. I ordered them 1" bigger than my usual waist size. For me the 8" length is perfect and hard to find now a days. I like the metal zipper, velcro patch connectors, double stitch hem. The color of the photo is right on with the actual product. August 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by OUTSTANDING short This is my third reorder of these 'cargo' shorts'. I find that I can wear them for working around the house or when we go out for a casual dinner. The quality and fit are outstanding. I will continue having numerous pair in my wardrobe. July 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great fit comfortable, true to size and seem to be very durable. July 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Casual Short These are non-binding, durable and very comfortable. Will be purchasing in other colors for the summer. June 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brownsmead II Shorts We purchase these shorts every year for my husband to wear to work. They look very professional, wear very well and wash up well. We are completely happy with them. June 19, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Buttons come off after 3 wearings Buttons come off after 3 wearings...poor sewing. June 18, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sizing Info Misleading I ordered a 36 (my normal size) because the site said it fit small and I thought if it was too small I'd return it for a 38. Actually it was 3"-4" too large in the waist and baggy in the seat and hips, so I returned it. Material and construction seemed good; can't say how it would wear. Now it's no longer available anyway. Be careful with their sizing information. Next time I'll call and ask one of their sales reps about the exact size of a product before buying. June 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice Shorts These are lovely men's shorts. I bought them for my husband and they fit excellently. The only complaint I have and the reason I didn't give 5 stars is because the back pockets had no button or velcro for closure. That's an important feature for my husband, which I didn't realize at the time. I'm going to stitch velcro to the pocket openings. I think it's important to know, for those who can't stitch. The fabric seems crisp and durable, very sharp looking. They aren't sloppy looking like some cargo shorts. I will probably order a couple more pairs for him. June 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great shorts These are great durable shorts that have survived several years of heavy use in the heat of Georgia. May 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by good quality not quite the right fit so returned. Have worn Columbian shorts for years, new styles fit differently. April 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect It's not easy for someone my size to find shorts that fit. These are comfortable and feel great. April 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The best shorts I have Excellent material and size. January 21, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Good shorts, but low quality I bought these shorts to wear around the house while doing yard work. However they only lasted a year and half before they started ripping at the pockets, and now they have an almost 2 inch tear in the seat. I have cheap shorts from a competitor which have lasted longer. Would not recommend these to anymore. November 21, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by size is not what it should be I have these shorts already so I ordered another pair the same size I have and they are not even close to the right size. size 36 October 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Shorts 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by It is perfect short for Florida!!! I got this linen short for my husband and he loves it! October 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Product 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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
Rated 2 out of 5 by gary,Ind. Cargo pockets are not as deep as your normal cargo shorts. No closures on back pockets. Easy to lose your wallet. August 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great shopping experience All's well with shopping online with Columbia. August 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Men's Body Measurement (Inches)
Pant Size 28-30 32 34 36 40 44
Waist 26-29 29-32 32-35 36-39 40-43 44-47
Hips 32-34 35-37 38-40 41-43 44-46 48-50
Inseam Varies by Item
Pant Size 36 40 44
Waist 36-39 40-43 44-47
Hips 41-43 44-46 48-50
Inseam Varies by Item
How to Measure
Mens size chart measurement guide
  • 1. Neck: Measure at the base or thickest part of your neck.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
  • 5. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.
  • 6. Inseam: Measure from the top of the interior leg to the bottom of the ankle.
Men's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
mens performance fit bottom
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
mens active fit bottom
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
mens modern classic fit bottom
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
mens relaxed fit bottom

How to Measure

Columbia Fit Guide

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 measurement standard.

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UPS 2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
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Return Policy

Returns are accepted within 60 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.

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