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Men’s PFG Brewha™ Short


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Style# 1011521
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Uses: Fishing
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Style# 1011521
Uses Fishing


Designed for comfort over long stretches sitting in the boat or standing on the water’s edge, these rugged shorts are crafted from a durable mid-weight fabric with built-in sun protection and an easy-fitting back elastic waistband.

  • Omni-Shade UPF 50 provides maximum protection for long hours in the sun
  • Elastic at back waist for fit and comfort
  • Beverage friendly pocket for functionality
  • D-ring detail
  • Zip-closed security pocket
  • Relaxed fit
  • Inseam length: 7.5”
  • Imported

  • Omni-Shade 100% cotton
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 168 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice Shorts Nice shorts, very comfortable and cool... May 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Comfortable Very comfortable shorts although they run a little big (but not too big too not fit). July 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Shorts! I got my first pair of these shorts 2-3 weeks ago, and really like them. Good fit, well put together, and extremely comfortable. I'm going out to buy more! October 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by I Wanted To Love These Shorts... ...I really did. I have lots of Columbia pants, shorts, and shirts, and I am their definition of a Medium. The design of these shorts was perfect for me, a left hander. The wallet pocket was located on the left hip, perfect for me. The cell phone pocket on the right hip was great. Material and workmanship were fine, up to Columbia standards. But the fit was terrible. The medium was way large, hung on my hips, requiring a belt and never starting to stretch the elastic waist. The legs were very large, making my legs look like sticks. Oh well, back they went, three pair. C'mon, Columbia, all of America hasn't gotten huge! A medium should still be a medium... July 25, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by New version I had a pair of the original Brewha Shorts for many years and when I could not obtain them locally from any outlets I ordered a pair on line. The new shorts are very similar and have all the same great features with three exceptions; 1) they only have one regular full size pocket in the back, 2) the material is a little lighter weight and 3) the zipper is a smaller, plastic and lower grade than the original, large metal zipper. March 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Men’s Brewha™ Short Bought this product a year ago & wanted more but could not find in stores. Found on line with color selection & size & purchased 3 pairs. Liked them because they are very confortable. February 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Men`s Brewha Shorts very good shorts. wish I had another pair like them but with an inch or two longer inseam. Usually have to wear a belt as they are slightly loose around the waist February 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Cargo Short I have had Colombia cargo shorts in the past and have been very happy. The fabric in the Brewha short is improved. Adequate pockets in front. Would give this an excellent rating if they had two large pockets in the rear instead of one small January 20, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Liked another style better I bought these as a replacement for my husband's "Half - Moon" shorts which he loved so much he wore them out. The length is good and fine fabric but just don't have the look that he prefers. They run true to size. November 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love 'em Love these shorts for everyday use in the forest and in urban life. Floating 'envelope' rear left pocket is not sewn into place, therefore you do not have to sit on your wallet. Right side rear pocket is perfect for smartphone, even when sitting. All front pockets are functional and roomy. Repair small holes/tear immediately, as little tears quickly become large ones, as most cotton clothing does. I still love this short enough to get 3 pair this time. October 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Return Customer I am a returning customer for these Brewha Shorts! They are functional, long-lasting and very comfortable. The best! September 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great shorts I bought a pair of Columbia shorts 5 years ago, and they quickly became my favorite shorts. This year they finally became so old and ripped that I had to replace them. I got these shorts last week. They seem to be the same style of shorts as my old ones, only updated. I like the new shorts very much. My old shorts were Med, and I got Med in these. They fit well. They are well constructed, and I like the large pockets to carry things when I hike. The right hand rear pocket is a little odd, but I rarely use that pocket anyway. I would highly recommend these shorts. September 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brewha Shorts Purchased 2 pairs, one pair the stitching on the zipper was not intact. I called in but they didn't have another Sage pair in stock. I went ahead and ordered another pair of the stone color and my lovely wife will stitch the new pair with the problem. I have had a couple of pairs of these shorts in the past and they are by far the best all around shorts I have ever owned for wear, tear and being comfortable. I have never worn a pair out, just made them less then presentable with paint and grease stain! Great shorts, I'm sure I will be purchasing more in the future. September 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shorts are excellent Great short Great fit September 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by great fabric and features Without question the two Brewha shorts I purchased are now my favorites and I will be ordering more colors when they become available in my size. August 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Finally found the perfect shorts! My husband has been wearing a 10+year old pair of stone colored Columbia shorts..."suddenly" they began to show some wear in the fabric. He hates the long, baggy, butt-bearing jean shorts that are so in style right now. Searching Columbia's website, I hoped to find the same or similar style to the oldies. The Brewha -style proved to be perfect for both function and comfort....especially the 7.5-inch inseam, the real reason we ordered 2 pair . Just perfect for a 5'10" old guy. He wondered what the little elasticized pocket was for...a cell phone fits perfectly in it. A perfect meeting of 2 oldies! August 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Men's Brewha Shorts I recently purchased two more pair of the Brewha shorts, the two pair that I already owned are getting worn and faded from the sun and constant use. These shorts are functional, durable and comfortable too. I would recommend these shorts to anyone. August 6, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Too big and floppy The quality is excellent and that is what I expected from Columbia but the waist size with the elastic makes them feel so bulky. I wear a 38 waist but the Brewha elastic band and excess fabric can easily fit up to a 44 waist. The previous style, Cliff Lakes, had a perfect fit. Why do companies like Columbia have to "Improve" a product that was perfect in the first place. August 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Wide Legs These were bought to replace a few older pairs, styles no longer available. Cotton, medium length. The elastic waist makes the short comfortable but not as attractive. (the older pairs had a smaller amount of elastic) The leg openings seem extra wide. Bring back the old style ( from 2003?!). They were perfect and lasted forever. There were no numbered sizes and the L seems much larger than a normal 36. July 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice shorts Fit well, good material. pockets are very functional. July 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jim Great pair of shorts, my second pair. Love the right rear side pocket. Is great for wallet as it is out of the way when sitting. Jim July 24, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Go back to waist sizes! My husband used Brewha shorts for 20 years, until you recently changed to the "Small-Medium-Large" sizing. Size large is a bit too small, but size XL is way too large. Many men really need that bit of elastic in the waist, and the Brewha is one of the few that still do have that. Please go back to the regular waist sizing system for this short! July 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best shorts on the planet !! The shorts I purchased are terrific !!! I love them, they're durable, comfortable and good looking. They are truly the best shorts I've ever owned. Please don't stop making them, or change the design. These have become the only shorts I will purchase and own. Thanks, and even though you want me to avoid writing about customer service, I have to say what a pleasure it was doing business with you all. Your customer service is beyond excellent. July 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dress or Work Shorts I have purchased three items from the short collection and am pleased with each. The material is certainly lighter and drys nicely when wet from working around boats. The fit is probably true to size on this order, as they are advertized at 36 to 38. They are closer to the 38 but work very well with a belt. My wife likes the way they fit, so for an ol' guy that is a complement I appreciate. July 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Brewha Short I was a big fan of Columbia's discontinued Cliff Lake Short but find the Brewha Short to be a good alternative. I like the comfort of the fit, especially the elastic waistband. The Brewha is a great short for casual wear. July 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by good summer shorts Got three pairs of these for summer wear and they are fine. At first I wondered if they were too short, but objective observers said no. The hip pocket is odd, as noted in other reviews, but good for not having your wallet get in the way. Quality is good and size runs true. I may buy more of these next year. July 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wear Columbia Shorts Every Day I have 3 pair of the old style. I am enjoying this new design, especially the elastic pocket on the back. All the pockets are better than my wife's purse. RLS July 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by this product has great features bought several shorts from another store. they did not fit. was going to exchange until I found these shorts. excellent quality. July 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice shorts Very Happy but would like a shorter inseam June 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Comfortable Shorts I am a farmer. I wear these shorts almost everyday during the summer months. The fit is great and they seem to hold up very well. This pair I just bought is the third ones I have bought and won't be the last. June 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by I live in these shorts I've been wearing Brewha shorts for at least 3 years. From April until November, I wear Brewha shorts 95% of the time. The fit is good, the pockets are great. The right side slide pocket is great for my big folding knife. I am a contractor and carry lots of stuff in my pockets. I just hope they continue to make these shorts as I will continue to buy them. as long as they do. June 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Really Great Shorts The fit is great though I'm big, 5'9 and 158 and need a small. I think people on the mainland tend to be larger unless athletes. The material is of good quality but not as good as the very lightweight fast drying material that these were made from few years ago for my uses. The leg length is not too long as many shorts have ridiculously long leg length, IMHO. Overall a favorite in my Maui short collection and we don't wear long pants much here. June 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great features, great fit Bought for my son, only shorts he will wear. Loves the material and fit, last forever. June 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by love the product love the shorts, comfortable enough for work (construction) and love them for lounging in. But they are stylish enough to wear out for dinner. June 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brewha Shorts The shorts fit very well and are both functional and comfortable. I really like the length. I ended up buying three pairs so I can wear them everyday of the summer! June 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Comfortable Colors true to website examples. Sizing accurate. All pockets handy EXCEPT beer can/cell phone pocket which should be much lower. Reasonable value. June 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product has Great features Love my 50Spf shorts! June 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good Quality Shorts Bought 2 pair of shorts and both are great! Fit and color (Stone & Mud) are good, and quality is very good. Very comfortable too! June 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love my new Brewha shorts The new 'carbon'/blue ones I just got are JUST like the mud and sage ones I bought years ago in FL and wear ALL the time! Really comfortable and have plenty of pockets for all my stuff! June 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best shorts I love these shorts best shorts I bought this year May 22, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not Cliff Lakes, but not bad I bought these because Cliff Lakes (II) are no longer made. These are marketed as fishing shorts and Columbia does not, IMHO, currently offer a good pair of working/every day cargo shorts, which is what I need and want. Surprisingly, I like these shorts. The XXL fits my 44 plus a little bit waist just right (no expansion of the elastic waist). The zipper length is longer and better than the Cliff Lakes. The material is a bit lighter. The inseam length is perfect for me, right at the top of the knee (I'm 5'11") I'd like to see a D ring on both sides and and an inch deeper cargo pockets with single velcro closures in the middle of the flaps. May 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brewha Shorts Bought the shorts to replace two pairs of Columbia shorts like it I have had for years. These are a little different (fabric is lighter weight, fewer pockets) but the fit is great and I am very happy I found them. May 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great shorts These are great shorts. They fit well and stand up to tough usge. I particularly like the wallet pocket high on the right hip and zippered left hip pocket. Makes sitting / driving oh so much more comfortablel. May 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brewha shorts a winner awesome shorts. perfect for knocking around. May 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Brewha Shorts I am a boat captain and have always purchased the same style 8" inseam Columbia shorts at West Marine. They no longer carry them, nor does Columbia, so these were a substitute. I am very pleased, and will buy more. What I thought was an odd place for a pocket ends up perfect for a wallet, where you do not sit on it. Only wish they had khaki colors, like "flax" or "fossil". "Stone" is too white, and "sage" to dark and greenish. April 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by quality product Quality of product is great....just be careful of color you order...I thought I had the color as per description and what I have wore in the past, but if your into the grey tones, make sure your order the fossil color rather than the stone..... April 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Shorts These are the best, great fit and very comfortable. I have a pair of Columbia shorts that I wore down to the last thread and I had a hard time finding the replacement. The Men's Brewha Shorts are it. I'm ordering more. April 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good shorts The Brewha is a good pair of shorts; however, I really like the Cliff Lakes shorts (no longer made, I think) and these were the best alternative. March 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for Work or Play Living all my life in Florida and now living and working in the Bahamas, I find these shorts a must have staple for my lifestyle. These shorts have a very comfortable fit without sacrificing its look. January 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brewha Shorts Very comfortable shorts. True to size and durable. I'm sold on Columbia shorts and hve been wearing them for 15 years. December 10, 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.

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  • 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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