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Men’s Ultimate ROC™ Short


$39.99 $55.00
Style# 1326471
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Style# 1326471
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A rugged outdoor short in a soft, sandwashed fabric, the Ultimate Roc is outfitted with UPF 50 sun protection and an advanced water repellency treatment that shields you from rain and stains alike.

  • Omni-Shield advanced repellency treatment wards off rain and stains
  • Omni-Shade UPF 50 protects you during long hours in the sun
  • Zip-closed security pocket
  • Hand pockets
  • Inseam length: 9”, 11”
  • Imported

  • 100% Omni-Shade UPF 50 Omni-Shield cotton canvas, garment enzyme sandwashed
Water and Stain Repellent
Sun Protection

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Men’s Ultimate ROC™ Short 4.2 5 63 63
Exactly what he wanted My boyfriend bought a few of these shorts for work and they've lasted over 1 year. So I searched the website and found them. They were shipped in a timely manner. I had an issue with the billing but the customer service was excellent and prompt in getting it fix! I couldn't ask for a better experience overall. Oh, and he loves them! December 4, 2014
ROC Short I like the snap. Pants look good. I had to take them in--I needed a 33. The zipper could be a little longer. November 10, 2014
Great Shorts, One Major Flaw I love the material in these shorts, the fit is excellent and the pockets work well, however there is one major flaw I have found. The Waist Closure snap is very weak, and pops open frequently. These are not tight shorts, they fit well and maybe because they were purchased from the Columbia Outlet store, but all three pairs I have purchased all have snaps that will not stay closed. Beware the snap September 29, 2014
Second Pair I have bought Wore the first pair for 3 years, hiking at least twice a week. Loved them. When I finally wore them out, was happy to buy another. August 31, 2014
Need another pair They fit great just remember they run a little small February 5, 2014
Great Shorts I have been buying Columbia shorts for a number of years and never had any problems. I ordered 2 pairs on my first order this time to make sure of fit and was perfect so I ordered 2 more pairs. In about 2 years I will be back for more. They hold up very well for my very active lifestyle. January 31, 2014
Not like the 1st couple pairs ordered Smaller waist than previous (2) pairs purchased .. need (1) size up (34 to a 35 or 36) .. otherwise really like the wear and looks October 7, 2013
Shorts I love the shorts. They were perfect. The shorter length is what was needed. October 7, 2013
As expected The product was everything I expected it to be. September 17, 2013
Snap Button is horrible! Shorts are great but Columbia for who knows why (unless they think people will repurchase every few months) added a snap button which tears away and falls out of the shorts relatively quickly. Very low quality button and renders everything else good about the short's useless. August 26, 2013
Love the hidden zipper pocket The hidden zipper pocket is a great place for your vehicle's smart key. August 22, 2013
Great shorts This is my 3rd pair. I wear them for casual wear as well as fishing. Very comfortable. Side pocket great for pocket knife. August 12, 2013
this product has great featuer great product,i trying to buy 100% cotton shorts only from colombia ,its just fit me the best way i want it. August 12, 2013
David John These shorts have a nice plain look and the material gives them a less casual look. They seem to run small, and have less room in the leg area. August 11, 2013
I typically (used to) love ROC shorts I am amazed when I find shorts that I like, because I know it is a one time event. Columbia, like others in the apparel industry, change the cut and assembly of their clothing lines each year. I have purchased these same shorts each of the last three years. Although last year's edition was cut totally differently, I still found them somewhat comfortable. This year, I am not certain who they are made for, but it isn't me. I rated the quality average because they appeared to be the quality that I expect from a $40 pair of shorts. As for function, they don't work for me at all. As I get older each year and fight to keep my body in the same shape, it kills me when the clothes that I depend on can't do the same. They don't even offer the shorts with the same inseams from year to year. Crazy! July 29, 2013
Shorts that are long on every good feature Sturdy fabric, powerful reinforcing, fashionable shape, extra deep pockets-these shorts do exactly what I expected: make me look great. July 29, 2013
Great Shorts Third pair I have purchased. They are light weight, comfortable and very durable compared to other lightweight shorts. July 13, 2013
AWESOME SHORTS I'm a creature of habit, so when I find something I like, I stick with it. I found these shorts last year and fell in love with them. I ordered several pair this year and would recommend them to anyone! Quality is fantastic and look is great! July 8, 2013
Great style and fit Extremely comfortable , great style. Better choice than denim for hot summer wear. All the pockets you need to make them the ultimate short. July 5, 2013
Great everyday shorts I have worn these shorts in several different colors for several yeas now and just bought four new pairs. These are great shorts, They are light weight and very comfortable. I really like the functional pockets and look of these shorts. I highly recommend them. June 30, 2013
Casual shorts do double duty I've been searching for new summer shorts that fit my style (casual), age (60) and have a mix of traditional features (pockets, belt loops) as well as newer features (cargo pockets). These shorts are great looking, fit well and do double duty when something dressy is required. June 26, 2013
Love the fit and comfort I love Columbia clothing not only for the fit and comfort but also for there quality. Since Im an odd size, I have a hard time finding shorts that fit me well in the stores, but I have no trouble finding what I need on Columbia"s web site. June 25, 2013
Functional Shorts But Do Not Match The Original ROC I Have numerous pairs of the original ROC shorts but they are wearing out after several years of hard use. The "New Rock" shorts are functional and they fit as advertised. The problem I have is Colombia went cheaper in several areas. The material is lighter than the original, patch rear pockets (with not closure) instead of the interior pockets and one rear belt loop instead of two. The main problem I have with the new design is the security pocket. It now sits below the right pocket instead of underneath the right pocket as in the original garment. The new design is less accessable and frustrating to use. I have traveled exstensively with the original ROC shorts and pants and found the security pocket very usable and secure. Why did they have to change that feature? June 24, 2013
Versatile and Functional I like the durability and functionality of the ROC shorts, especially the 11 inch inseam length. The zippered pocket keeps money and passport safe. Older versions of the shorts that I still wear had a heavier, more durable material and more belt loops. These are still great shorts, but I miss the prior version. June 2, 2013
Great shorts The fit is nice with great length. Very well constructed, excellent in all conditions. May 24, 2013
JI49 Very good quality and style. Length good but runs a little small in waist April 20, 2013
Columbia is the best Great Pair of shorts for my lifestyle. These are durable for outdoors activities and look good enough to wear out on a date. Cant beat the guarantee either April 3, 2013
New Go-to Shorts! I have been looking for a new go-to pair of shorts for a couple years since North Face discontinued their A5 Utility Shorts. I have finally found them!!! These meet all my requirements: Inseam I'm 5'8", and I don't like my shorts to hang way below my knees. Call me old fashioned, but it's not functional. Also, I wear shorts all the time. Long, baggy shorts just don't look good with a nice dress shirt going out to dinner or on the golf course. Material A lot of hiking shorts are synthetic or nylon material. While these may be okay for a trek or rafting adventure, they aren't so great for everyday casual wear. I like the 100% cotton look and feel. They are canvas, so they are tough and durable, but they feel a lot softer than some other brands' canvas. These go the extra distance with OmniShield. Trust me, wear a pair of shorts golfing a few times above 90 degrees, and you will see them discolored. While I haven't put these through the ringer on the links yet, the fact that they resist stains is great! Pockets Pockets are well placed and sized. The lack of cargo pockets is nice because it allows you to wear them in more upscale locations without standing out. Sure the small specialized phone pocket doesn't fit a smartphone, but big deal. I also read some complaints that the back pockets don't zip. Really? Do your jeans have zipped back pockets? Not necessary. I have 3 pairs in different colors. I also bought one pair of the cargo version. Exactly the same with cargo pockets and a 10" inseam. Still above my knees, and a little more rugged looking because of the cargos. I rated 4 stars just because I haven't had them long enough to determine durability. Hopefully they last a few years. February 21, 2013
Solid all-around value This is the second pair of this type shorts, however, one change was made since my last purchase. The connector at the top of the zipper has been changed from a metal button to a metal clip connector. The only shortcoming to a perfect functionality is that the new connector has a tendency to pop open under some stressful activity. Otherwise, they are a great buy for all-season use. November 24, 2012
Buy These Sure they are just shorts, BUT they are my Favorite pair I own! Semi water proof, very durable, and if you spill, or get blood, or fish slime on them... splash it with water, and they are clean-ish? November 8, 2012
Disappointed in the changes. I have three pair of the previous generation of denim shorts which I really liked but they are worn out so I wanted to replace them. There are many less desireable features in these shorts compared with my old ones: The fabric on these new shorts seems more flimsy or a lighter weight fabric, like something I would find at Target. The finish seems rougher. The zipper (ideal, metal) feels resistant and catchy or rough like it will soon break, even though brand new. The old zipper (YKK, nylon) still functions perfectly and smoothly. The new button looks like a shotgun shell when closed. I like the old one better. I liked the right side security zipper pocket located in same place as regular pocket. The new one has zip pocket down the leg. Too hokey for me. I want my wallet where I can feel it. I miss the velcro pocket closures of the old shorts. Finally the pictures on the website completely got the color wrong. When I received the shorts I was surprised at the color. But I'm too lazy to go to the trouble to exchange them which would probably mean going downtown to the store... October 4, 2012
Great short for short legged people Most cargo type shorts are too long. I'm hard to fit with a 29" inseam but this 9" short hits perfectly at the knees. September 26, 2012
Good looking and comfortable shorts I bought several pairs of shorts this year and these are definitely my favorites. They feel so soft and smooth. Rugged enough for mountain hiking but then still good looking enough for an evening out. Color is a very pleasant dark green. September 23, 2012
Most comfortable short I have every worn. I live and work in the tropics and these shorts are perfect for everyday wear around the office/docks. August 26, 2012
the snap button? Columbia come on why try to innovate something tried and true like the traditional button. I used to love your pants and shorts but your snap but is horrible. I hike, climb, hunt, fly fish and golf. The snap always comes undone. It gets worse over time. I refuse to buy from Columbia as long as they use this fastener! August 18, 2012
disappointment The fit is not comparable to past Columbia shorts. Slightly larger than I expected; no velcro on the back pockets; and my main complaint is no longer is the 7.5 inseam offered,and because of the side pocket placement they cannot be shortened. August 11, 2012
As expected Great short, as advertised. Only problem I have is when you step into the short the lower right zippered pocket can catch your toes on the inside. Great short overall and would recommend to others! August 10, 2012
Good - but need improvement I bought two pair of these shorts to replace 2 pairs of their predecessors and, at first, found them really quite nice. However, after wearing them twice (and washing them once) I noticed two things that caused me concern. First - the front clasp button. I thought that the new style button was unique and slim lined. But unless you are wearing a belt (which I prefer not to wear with shorts) they are not very effective. About 80% of the time I sat down or bent over to pick something up - the button pops open. I usually get a bigger size in any pant I buy so that they can shrink to my waist (34). These shorts were quite a bit larger than expected (large 36") and the button is already popping open. They haven't even begun to shrink to my waist size. I am very dissapointed in this and am looking into having them altered/changed with a different option to replace the clasp button. Second - the material. I am not a "thin" person nor am I fat. I am mostly"athletic" with muscular, thick legs. My legs rub together as I walk, so as you can imagine, the material is already starting to become "lint frayed" in the crotch. Other than that they are very nice looking, comfortable, versatile and the pocket space is very ample. In my opinion, they are (obviously)not the same as their predecessors and need a retooling to make them great. August 9, 2012
Good, but ... These are excellent shorts, good quality, nicely constructed, but I have to be honest, I liked the prior version design (AM 4194 - made in Nicaragua) more than this current version (AM 4541 - made in Srilanka). The currently available version lacks several features of the older version which I expected and was disappointed to find missing: Velcro pocket closures, a cell phone pocket, and a double right-side pocket with a zipper on one of them. This later version does have a separate zipper pocket on the lower right side, but it's not as convenient as the double pocket design was. On the plus side, both seem to be made of the same heavy-duty pebble-grained cotton fabric, overall construction is good on both, and the redesigned waist snap fastener above the fly is significantly better. You'll like these, especially if you've never worn the earlier version. July 23, 2012
Don't mess with success! Columbia!! Ma Boyle! Please go back to the old ROC design! The low zip pocket on the side is useless! The zippered pocket inside/parallel to the right pocket was much more functional and convienient. I have loved and purchased your products for over a decade, the fit and durability is unmatched! But the new design changes in the past few years have not been for the better! Please go back to the old design or at least offer the "Classic ROC" shorts! July 16, 2012
Good shorts Wish they were also offered with a 6" inseam. Gotta add - Columbia will spam email you to review the product if you give them your email address when you check out online. I definitely did not check any box to opt-in to any email marketing stuff but got an email anyway. July 6, 2012
The snap is car ap Great looking short, the stitching is awesome, quality product except the snap is constantly popping open. Loose the snap and I will buy again. July 5, 2012
Discount Store Quality In prior years my Columbia shorts were substantially sized and quality material. This year the material was very thin, feels shoddy and easily wrinkles when worn. These are not the Columbia quality I have received in the past. July 1, 2012
Ultimate ROC Shorts These shorts have a zipper security pocket, but it is practically at knee level, so not easy to get into or hold items and zipper is clearly visible. I have an older pair of Columbia shorts with the security zipper pocket aligned with the right pocket, which is far superior. This is what I thought I was getting--the description for the ROC doesn't mention the security pockets as almost like cargo-shorts pocket. Not what I was looking for. June 25, 2012
Great shorts, clasp needs help I have a few pairs of these shorts and I really like them. The fastener doesn't always work though, so I have to return this pair. At least customer service was very helpful! May 30, 2012
roc shorts not as good as the discontinued 02233 shorts I loved! Sad to say they are not the same - fabric has less comfortable hand and the fit is not as good. May 18, 2012
I like them I like my new ROC shorts, they fit very comfortably and I wouldn't change a thing. March 18, 2012
Men’s Ultimate ROC™ Short Great shorts at a great value. Thank you. January 29, 2012
good short satisfy with this short. January 9, 2012
high price with below average quality At one time Columbia had shorts that looked very similar to the one they offer today. The new shorts are maid of very thin material and will not stand up to numerous washings. I know because I did just that, washed them 6 times to test the new material and they did not hold up. I will be sending back the others I had ordered . December 27, 2011
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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)

NECK 14-14.5 15-15.5 16-16.5 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Sleeve Length 32 33 34 35 36 37
Waist 27-29 30-32 33-35 36-38 39-42 43-46
Hips 32-34 35-37 38-40 41-43 44-46 47-49
Chest Size 32-35 35-38 38-41 42-45 46-49 50-53
NECK 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Sleeve Length 35 36 37
Waist 36-38 39-42 43-46
Hips 41-43 44-46 47-49
Chest Size 42-45 46-49 50-53

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  • 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.

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  • 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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