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Men's PFG Brewha II™ Short


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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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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 67 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. September 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. August 31, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. August 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 August 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. August 13, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by 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. August 10, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by 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. August 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great pair of shorts These are an excellent pair of shorts. Whether hiking, fishing, or just strolling around town, they fit the bill. July 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. July 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great versatile short Very well made shorts. Will order another! June 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. June 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by great summer shorts very functional, comfortable summer shorts. Great quality that last a long time. June 1, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by 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. May 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. April 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. April 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. February 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fashionable Wear with everyday to work and play, very nice look and comfortable January 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by great shorts The best walking shorts I ever bought,I will be buying more if them,the blue is very nice. December 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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! December 28, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Shorts I returned my shorts they run too small for me length wise December 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brewha II Shorts Great all purpose shorts. I like the fact that they have a shorter inseam than most shorts on the market today. December 16, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fit well. Great short length. Color fades. Nice fitting cotton shorts. Color fades quickly. December 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice Shorts I like Columbia products and these short are great but need one change that I prefer. December 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. November 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great pockets. Great shorts use the extra side pocket for my smartphone excellent fit. November 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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.) November 12, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by 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. October 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 October 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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! October 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. September 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PFG Review I've been wearing the shorts for over a year now. They are made of an excellent material.I would definitely recommend them. They are very comfortable. August 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PFG Shorts Received a pair of these shorts as a gift a number of years ago and they became my "go to" for most outdoor activities. They gradually became "work" shorts as they eventually wore out and probably weren't fit to be worn outside my yard. After a number of years they finally gave up the ghost and just got washed to death. Ordered a couple of new pair and was pleased to see the style and functionality had not changed and I had a new friend for outdoor and everyday wear. Particularly love the "water bottle pocket" that I have found works most excellent as a mobile phone pocket. Will be adding more colors and hopefully will not wear these to the point they again become an embarrassment to my wife...great design, great shorts. August 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Comfortable and Durable The PFG BREWHA shorts are very cool and Comfortable, Lots of pockets I would recommend these shorts August 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great shorts I already had several pairs of Brewha shorts that I wear SO much I decided to order some backups for when (or IF) they get too worn. It hasn't happened yet in over 3 years. Plenty of nice-sized pockets and they're easy maintenance wash and wear. Wish they came in black and gray. August 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Heavy material for longer wear and tear Very nice fit and finish on these comfortable shorts. They have a nice cut with length that's just right for outdoor sports as well as heading to your favorite watering hole. Love the abundance of pockets and the zipper on the back pocket to keep your wallet in place. The material is just heavy enough to provide years of use without being too heavy for our summer weather here in Florida. July 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shorts Great quality, and fit. I always can trust Columbia to fit me. July 26, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Pockets are not deep enough. Columbia, I was looking for the shorts you did offer. Cliff Lakes Cargo. These shorts had deep pockets so I did not loose anything from normal siting and standing. Also, they were 100% cotton so they were flexible and comfortable. Please offer these again...Bring them back. Customer missing a good product. July 10, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Shorts Good fit comfortable July 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Texas Tuff I have used Columbia shirts for many years and appreciate not only how cool they are in hot temperatures, but the casual look they have. I purchased the Brewha II shorts for casual wear and to fish in, based on this experience. I have not been disappointed. The fit is good, even after washing, no noticeable shrinkage. The leg length is perfect for bending down, getting in and out of a boat, and is comfortable. Only time will tell how durable they are. Based on Columbia's reputation, I suspect I will be more than satisfied. July 1, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Shorts Wish these shorts were a little longer and leg openings were smaller. July 1, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Where's the back pocket For the life of me I cannot understand why you make "outdoor sporting shorts" but leave off the back right side pocket. I'm right handed and there is no good pocket for my wallet. The previous shorts from your company I owned were great; that is why I reordered thinking I was getting the same; was I wrong! The left pocket is too small as well. disappointed!! June 30, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Not happy with these shorts This is the third variation of cargo shorts that I've purchased from Columbia and the worst as far as I'm concerned. By their sizing chart, these shorts are for 36-38" waist. I've recently dropped down to a 36" waist and these are kind of loose on me. I have a relatively small smartphone and it is too tall to stand in the cargo pocket and barely fits sideways. The pockets are over an inch smaller in each dimension. The front pockets gape open meaning anyone can easily dip into them or your stuff falls out. The rear "bottle" pocket looked strange in the picture. It is strange. An 8 oz. bottle can be squeezed into it. These appeared to be the only cargo shorts with a 7" inseam, so I had little choice in the purchase. I will look elsewhere unless Columbia comes up with another design. BTW, I am very happy with my other Columbia shorts and I still wear them. They fit much better. June 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very comfortable, good looking shorts I find myself wanting to wear these shorts every time I go out! June 22, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by baggy in seat Hi there. I ordered several shorts styles for my husband. While the others were deemed "relaxed" as well, these were much bigger in the tush area. Very baggy. The Permit II and Half Moon II shorts fit him very well in comparison in the seat. June 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 5th and going strong This is my 5th part of Brewha II shorts. They fit great. They look fantastic. I only wished they were made in more colors. May 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Shorts and consistant Two pair purchased last year and two more this year. Quality of material and workmanship are the same............fantastic! I have retired most of my other shorts because they no longer fit. The small amount of elastic in the waist makes a big difference for me. I grew a bit during the winter months but last year's Brewhas still fit great. May 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Off brewha II pfg shorts Excellent material for work or casuall dress. I will buying another pair for surem May 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by As advertised Exactly as I expected them to be. Roomy, heavy fabric, may be too heavy for tropical climes. Great pockets and unique water bottle pocket. Would like them to be longer , at 7" inseam a bit short to my liking. May 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great shorts I love the fit, quality, and pockets of the PFG Brewha II, but just wish they were a bit longer. The 7" inseam is definitely short by today's standards. April 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great everyday I have been wearing these shorts now for 3 summers...I farm and these shorts can take the everyday punishment that I give them...only complaint is they need more colors...Kakai, mud, a lite brown might be good choices April 12, 2015
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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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