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Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short


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


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Style# 1390261
Uses Trail


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 4.2 out of 5 by 59 reviewers.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Collect Man 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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
Rated 3 out of 5 by 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very pleased Product was "as advertised" and at a fair price. Good value in my opinion: as usual with Columbia products. August 21, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Comfotable short Serves the purpose for purchase. August 20, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good shorts Should have gotten four pairs instead of two. August 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
Rated 2 out of 5 by Missing details 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cargo Shorts 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice Shorts Great shorts and I really like the material. They look good and are very functional. May 22, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Poor craftsmanship 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
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Men's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
mens performance fit top
mens performance fit bottom
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
mens active fit top
mens active fit bottom
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
mens modern classic fit top
Modern Classic / Regular
mens modern classic fit bottom
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
mens relaxed fit top
mens relaxed fit bottom
Men's Body Measurement (Inches)
Pant Size
Neck 14-14.5 15-15.5 16-16.5 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Chest 32-35 35-38 38-41 42-45 46-49 50-53
Sleeve Length 32 33 34 35 36 37
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
Neck 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Chest 42-45 46-49 50-53
Sleeve Length 35 36 37
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. 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.
  • 6. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.

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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Shipping & Returns

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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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