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Men's Coolest Cool 6 inch Short


http://www.columbia.com/mens-coolest-cool-6-inch-short-AM4613.html AM4613
$11.98 $25.00
Style# 1502621
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Size & Fit Guide | Reviewers rated this product Fits Slightly Small | Fit Performance


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These performance all-day briefs are the perfect combination of comfort and technology, featuring ergonomically wrapped seams, slight compression for comfort and support, and a powerhouse combo of ultra-light Omni-Freeze® ZERO fabric, which reacts with sweat to lower the temperature of the material, and Omni-Wick technology, which transmits heat and moisture away from your body.

  • Omni-Freeze ZERO fabrication lowers the material’s temperature
  • Omni-Wick technology transmits sweat away from your body to keep you dry and comfortable
  • 4-way comfort stretch with slight compression for all-day comfort and support
  • Antimicrobial treatment protects this product from bacterial growth
  • Gusset detail for ultimate comfort and mobility
  • Ergonomic flat-lock seaming
  • Imported

  • Omni-Wick 85% polyester/15% elastane Anytime jersey
  • Omni-Freeze ZERO 92% polyester/8% elastane jersey
Omni-Freeze™ ZERO
Sweat-Activated Cooling
High-Performance Wicking Fabric

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Omni-Freeze™ ZERO
Blue rings react with sweat to lower the temperature of the fabric, so you feel cooler.
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Pulls moisture away from the body so sweat can evaporate quickly.


Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 16 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Columbia stopped selling these? I like the product, but for the past ~1 year they have not been available online or anywhere. Especially the 6-inch versions. Does anybody know who else makes something similar and actually sells them? I only like the UnderArmor shorts during workouts or heavy activity but not every-day (office work) activities because they are too thick and restrictive. Nike has a few that are closer to Columbia in thickness and tension but don't seem to wick as well. September 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Better than boxers Wore these on 160 mile hike. They worked better than boxers or classic underwear, but I still chaffed. Very easy to rinse and dry overnight. No noticeable difference to the similar "quickest wick" shorts, which I also wore. October 2, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not as much omni-freeze as I expected As far as a compression short goes, these are on par with the others I have (under amour, ect). Quality right of out of the box was great. I did a full inspection and found no defects. It did seem like I stayed cooler than my with my normal soffe's. So kudos there. I have a 32-34" waist but have larger thighs, so I ordered size large. They fit well. A medium would have probably still been comfortable in the legs. I was disappointed with how little of the omni-freeze material was used in these shorts, especially for the price I paid. Approx a 3" wide x 6" long section. I'm a growing boy, and I sweat in more than one spot. I would definitely like to have the cooling material in the front and back, at a minimum. I would recommend these as a compression short in general, not so much because of the omni-freeze technology specifically. August 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Worth every nickle These shorts did amazing, rapid evaporation with fabric so thin and dense at times provided that extra cool feeling on my skin to push me further. The more air I put on it the better, works as described. I put it ran small, but it fits perfect and kind of feels like a soft exoskeleton .Buying more soon. August 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Not too shabby! These are awesome! Wore them while playing soccer a couple nights ago and was impressed with how much cooler I stayed. August 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Backpackers Briefs Took me to 10,000 feet up and dry and comfortable the whole way. What more can I ask for. August 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by not many Zeros nice undies but there is only a little amount of the Omni-Freeze Zeros located only in the crotch, the rest of the shorts are just fabric. again nice shorts August 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jury's still out on the britches I haven't had the chance to wear these enough to give a thorough review but I'm a huge fan of the majority of the Omni-Freeze products. July 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by comfort, comfort, comfort theese are the most comfortable underware ever. They keep me cool and dry no matter what i'm doing. I am usually wet all day while working and theese have helped me to dry faster and stay cool even in the hot sun. I own five pairs now and wear them almost every day no matter what i'm doing. July 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Five Stars! My husband works in a warehouse and these really help keep him cool! We have already ordered more! June 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Underwear Guru I have tried countless pairs of underwear but the cool feeling these provide is incredible. This is a product that definitely lives up to its name! Cheers to you Columbia, well done!! May 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cool breeze My boyfriend claims these shorts are a life changing revelation when the wind blows! May 6, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Damaged product! After receiving the underwear, in two places the knitting was messed up, there is about an inch of material damaged tangling off. I'm disappointing in quality control of this product, and when it is shipped like that to me I should have to pay to mail it back, I AM BASICALLY FORCED TO PAY 35$ FOR DAMAGED GOODS and I need to pay more to get my money back or possibly get another damaged product! DO NOT ORDER THIS ONLINE wait until your local store has these in stock so you can pick an undamaged item. April 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cool Layer 9" (Compression Shorts) These are very comfortable and look good compression shorts. I officiate FP softball, SP softball, basketball, and volleyball. Comfort is a priority. I could tell when I opened the package, that this would going to be a very good purchase. Next is quality. Can it stand up to multiple washings and wearing. Umpires and referees can be brutal on clothing, so we look for quality in our gear with the expectation that it will last. That's important to a soon to be 69 year old, having a lot of fun. The one recommendation that I would have made, if I were consulted, is to add a front pocket for a sports cup. Your marketing audience would increase and at a very low expense. April 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Should have been 5 fives, but... If I was submitting this review based solely on the product, 5 stars across the board. The fit is true to size. They keep the "boys" nice and comfy and cool, even during hot yoga classes. The best feature is that they don't ride up the leg, even when wearing around under jeans. I wish they came in more colors, but no points deducted for that. Where my point is deducted is the packaging. And this goes for the Omni-Freeze Zero shirts I ordered too. When checking out I was asked if I wanted to receive the products in a recycled box. Absolutely! Why create more waste. When I received the box I noticed it was huge and couldn't understand why until I opened it. Each piece was individually boxed in this hard plastic container. Completely unnecessary for someone ordering from a website. I can see those containers making an in-store display nice, but not for home shipment. They are a terrible waste of plastic, not eco-friendly at all, too big for the product inside them, a pain to open, and a recycling bin filler. My entire order could have been placed in an envelope. I can't believe I got charged $6 for shipping a monstrous box of plastic, when an envelope would have sufficed and should have been free. So my point off is for the eco-unfriendliness of the Omni-Zero and Coolest Cool line. Sorry Columbia, but you should know better. April 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by COOL they work Was skeptical that they would work, but they are amazing! perfect for the gym, outdoor sports in the heat, keeps the boys cool! Feels like a cool tingly feeling when activated. April 15, 2013
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Men's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
Modern Classic
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Modern Classic
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
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
  • 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.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping & Returns
Shipping Information
Shipping Method Rate Expected Delivery Time
UPS Ground $6.00 3-7 Business Days
UPS 2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
UPS Overnight $19.00 1-2 Business Days
Free Standard Shipping
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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