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Men's PFG Brewha II™ Short


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Style# 1536071
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Uses: Fishing
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Style# 1536071
Uses Fishing


These rugged shorts are designed for comfort during long hours on the water, with built-in UPF 50 sun protection, an easy-fitting partial elastic waistband, and plenty of pockets for small-items storage.

  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 50 sun protection
  • Partial elastic at waist
  • Zip-closed security pocket
  • D-ring detail
  • Beverage friendly pocket
  • Imported

  • 100% cotton granite cloth
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Men's PFG Brewha II™ Short is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 87.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have Four Pair Easily my favorite shorts in my wardrobe and I rarely wear nothing but shorts from May to October in the Nebraska heat. Incredibly comfortable, stylish as well as being very durable (fading beautifully as they age), they are undoubtedly worth the purchase price. I only wish they came in more colors.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts! Love these shorts -- durable and comfortable with convenient pockets.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shorts ever! I have been buying these shorts for years and they never disappoint! Very comfortable and with sunscreen protection they can't be beat. Love all of the pockets. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Columbia PFG Brewha II Shorts for Men My husband absolutely loves these shorts. The velcro pockets allow him to keep his cash and change in them and when he sits down he doesnt have to worry about his money falling out a side pocket as with most shorts. Columbia is a brand we love and support. Their quality is of the highest material and workmanship. I highly recommend this brand. They are also cost efficient as far as comparing similar shorts to their brand.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent versatile shorts Great shorts. A medium size is slightly large, so you may need a belt.
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pair of shorts Shorts have a partial elastic waist which is a great feature for me as my weight has been fluctuating slightly. They don't fall off and will stretch a little if I pick up a few pounds that I had previously lost. These are a little shorter than I prefer but they aren't capri pants either. I bought several pair and have been happy so far.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wears well and lasts Love these shorts. I've worked in them for years. They're comfortable and fit well.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Shorts Great shorts, I wear this almost every other weekend and they are nice and comfortable. The pockets and zippers make them very functional.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts Very good fit and functional. Appreciate pockets with zippers. Also a good belt that works easily.
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts These are our work shorts. Very attractive and hold up to a great deal of wear and tear and sunshine. They do fade, but they are constantly in and out of a pool.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts All I buy is Columbia shorts. Last forever and fit is perfect. Great quality. That's why I purchased these and I wasn't disappointed. Will definitely buy more soon.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Go to Shorts I wear them nearly everyday and they just get better with age.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts with high quality I purchased first pair of these shorts years ago..they wear like iron and are super comfortable and stain resistant....I gave them no quarter and they always came through. Very comfortable and functional. Recommend highly. I give this product 5 stars out of 5.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best shorts The Brewha II shorts are my favorite shorts. I love the fit and the material is very durable. The quality is never an issue, they hold up extremely well. Could you make them in the quick dry, lightweight material like you did before?
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AZHiker Purchased my original pair 3-4 years ago. Now retired and living in South Central AZ and spend as much time as possible hiking the hills and canyons of the Phoenix area. These are the best hiking shorts (year round attire) I've found and just ordered a companion pair. The originals are still in excellent condition. Best outdoor clothing purchase I ever made.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from wallet pocket is awsome best shorts I have ever had.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shorts ever made Love this product, highly recommend.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product... ...even though the material thickness has declined a bit since my last pair...:)
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from color the color is totally incorrect. I've bought these shorts for years - you changed the actual color but have not changed the picture or name of the color. I bought 4 of these in the last 3 months - all were bought separately - so it is not a 'lot' issue. This color is green - and NOT what I wanted or have bought in the last several years. What happened? Get rid of green - bring back the brown (sage) as it was listed.
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from shorts PFG BREWHA II Best shorts ever! Wear these almost every day.
Date published: 2016-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 3 times a winner! This is the third pair of the short that my grandson bought. He loves them and wears them for all activities.
Date published: 2016-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Style These shorts are very special. Great for any activity and yet are perfect for a night on the town. My first choice as a pair of dress shorts. You can wear any kind of shirt with these shorts and feel comfortable on the trail or in a nice restaurant.
Date published: 2016-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shorts ever Bought two pairs in 2011. They still are in very good shape. Only the tool pocket onto the right has a hole due to me carrying a knife in it all the time. Otherwise indestructible, fast drying and very comfortable. I will buy some again.
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More Colors My husband loves these shorts but would like them in more colors. Black or white or dark green would be great. Men's PFG Brewha II™ Short
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brewha ha Great pair of shorts. I like it for the abbreviated leg length and "tool pocket" which holds a cell phone conveniently. I'd like the same shorts in a nylon or quick dry material. The cotton isn't so good around water.
Date published: 2016-08-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from miss the old style cotton cargo shorts The flap pockets are too shallow. A cell phone will not fit in the pocket and allow the flap to securely close. The side pockets are also too shallow and when sitting allow anything in them to slide out particularly pocket knives, keys and coins. Terrible design. There is also only one rear pocket. The old style cotton cargo pants had one additional pocket on the right that is not included on these shorts.
Date published: 2016-08-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Color does not match picture. Be careful. The shorts they show in the picture are Khaki but the it says Sage and they are green so pay attention. Now I am out $10 having to ship them back myself and hoping for a refund.
Date published: 2016-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pair of shorts These are an excellent pair of shorts. Whether hiking, fishing, or just strolling around town, they fit the bill.
Date published: 2016-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love these! My PFG shorts are awesome. While I don't fish, they are great for people in the south who like to look good but stay cool and protected. So many pockets, which is great for fishing and general life... They run a little bit big as I am normally a Medium but got a small, but its not significant.
Date published: 2016-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great versatile short Very well made shorts. Will order another!
Date published: 2016-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from None Better! These are my go to everyday casual shorts. I own a ton of shorts as I live in NYC in the summer and winter in Florida...almost always wearing shorts. These are by far the most comfortable,long lasting and versatile shorts I own! I have four pairs and I'm buying more for sure.
Date published: 2016-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great summer shorts very functional, comfortable summer shorts. Great quality that last a long time.
Date published: 2016-06-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from short review Color does not match what I was expecting nor what is shown on the web site. Sadly, my wife removed the tags and washed them before I could return. These are the worst shorts I ever got from Columbia - real crud.
Date published: 2016-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brewha I have been wearing these shorts for work for almost 15 years. I can normally get a good 5 years out of a pair.
Date published: 2016-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My husband's favorite short! Academy carried this short for years, but for some reason stopped having them. My husband will only wear this style. He is not tall and the shorter length is perfect. He loves the pockets and the fabric is so durable.
Date published: 2016-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME SHORTS These shorts are amazing. You can do just about anything in them. They are a little baggy around the thighs though. But all around great shorts.
Date published: 2016-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fashionable Wear with everyday to work and play, very nice look and comfortable
Date published: 2016-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great shorts The best walking shorts I ever bought,I will be buying more if them,the blue is very nice.
Date published: 2015-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Shorts These shorts look stylish enough to wear just about anywhere, yet have a lot of utility built into them. The extra pocket in the right rear is perfect for my cell phone and it's easy to retrieve once there. It's a little off to the side, so I don't sit down on my phone. Perfect! The pocket is supposedly for a beverage, but I put my water bottle in the left-side pocket. The Velcro on the cargo pockets keeps things secure on the sides, and the back left pocket where I keep my wallet has a zipper closure to keep it secure. They are made of heavy-duty cotton and retain their shape nicely. I have several pairs of these and they are the only shorts I wear. Thanks, Columbia!
Date published: 2015-12-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Shorts I returned my shorts they run too small for me length wise
Date published: 2015-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brewha II Shorts Great all purpose shorts. I like the fact that they have a shorter inseam than most shorts on the market today.
Date published: 2015-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fit well. Great short length. Color fades. Nice fitting cotton shorts. Color fades quickly.
Date published: 2015-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Shorts I like Columbia products and these short are great but need one change that I prefer.
Date published: 2015-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Third Pair, Love'em I wear these shorts every day in spring-summer and early fall. I wish you made the same product in long pants so I would have something to wear in winter. Love the small side pocket, I use it for my cell phone. My only complaint is my first pair wore out after 2 years, the material just gave out. I must have wore them only 350 to 400 times. I was crushed until my local store got them back in stock. I now have new 2 pair.
Date published: 2015-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pockets. Great shorts use the extra side pocket for my smartphone excellent fit.
Date published: 2015-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Key features There are two key features that I can't find in other sport/boating shorts. They are 1. the "D" ring on the front for the boat kill switch lanyard and 2. the "Brew" pocket which I use for my PLB (personal locator beacon.)
Date published: 2015-11-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Comfortable Shorts The most comfortable shorts I've ever worn, however, they do not last very long as the seams at the hem in the front below the pockets start to wear out and tear across the width. This has happened to at least 4 pairs that I own.
Date published: 2015-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brewhaha shorts Comfortable, fit perfectly. Just the right length, nice pockets. I like everything about these shorts, this is my second go- around with them
Date published: 2015-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fit for the Chubby Guy Excellent fitting shorts. I am a bit on the chubby side and they really fit well in the seat and legs. These shorts will serve well for boating as I do a considerable amount of summer sailing. Great bang for the buck!
Date published: 2015-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ordered 2nd pair XL (42) fits comfortably also has elastic stretch if you need it. Well made and should last several years if properly cared for. Well made quality product.
Date published: 2015-09-18
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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
UPS Overnight $19.00 1-2 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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