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Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short


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Style# 1390261
Uses Trail


Rugged comfort combines with technical performance on this utilitarian short made of soft stonewashed cotton twill with UPF 50 protection to keep you covered during long hours in the sun.

  • Omni-Shade UPF 50 protects you during long hours in the sun
  • Multifunctional pockets
  • Inseam length: 8”, 10”
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1390261

  • 100% Omni-Shade UPF 50 cotton 7.2 oz twill, garment enzyme stonewashed
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Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 118.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cargo shorts I have owned several pairs of Columbia’s cargo shorts thru the years and keep coming back to them. They are very comfortable and I need the added pockets. I highly recommend these!
Date published: 2018-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great short with all the pockets I need These are great shorts, long enough, comfortable and have enough pockets for my EDC. The fit is true, I am a 35 in jeans and these fit with room.
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality product Very good quality, bargain price and fits like a glove. Very happy indeed.
Date published: 2018-07-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible product Too small and I buy a bunch of their shorts; this not true to size.
Date published: 2018-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Typical Columbia High Quality These shorts are comfortable and look great. I expect that they will last a long time.
Date published: 2018-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good Just bought and started wearing these and so far, so good
Date published: 2018-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality shorts great price I am very happy with my purchase of the Columbia shorts... I bought one pair to see if they met my expectations. Two days after receiving them I purchased two more pairs. Nice looking as well as a near perfect fit, they are very soft (non-chaffing) for long hikes and cool.
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brownsmead II Great shorts. Good fit and comfortable. Hard to find shorts that fit this well.
Date published: 2018-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brownsmead II Short These shorts fit very well in both waist and length. Very comfortable and they move well with lots of pocket storage. I will purchase them again.
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best ever cargo shorts I own at least 3 pairs of these shorts. The 8 inch inseam is perfect for hiking and working in the yard. The cotton fabric wears well and are extremely comfortable.
Date published: 2018-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brownsmead II shorts It looks like these shorts are being discontinued. Please don't. These are the best fitting shorts I've ever found anywhere. Great for hiking and casual wear. I have 6 pair and they won't last forever. I wear them for hiking and I hike a lot.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, versatile product Love these shorts! They are perfect for hiking, fishing, working, or even chilling at home. I plan on getting some more of these. My favorite pair of shorts ever!
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Went back for seconds We bought some of these shorts for my son last year. He loves them and we have been looking for more ever since. He found them on the web site and ordered two more pair. Now I don't have to see him in the same shorts all year long
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feel so Good These shorts are everything you could want in a comfortable, casual short...workmanship is excellent and the fabric is just right for any season. I prefer the convenience of cargo shorts for carrying anything I might need right there where I can reach it. I recommend them highly and will buy again.
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Shorts Fit awesome, very functional
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Soft, Quiet and Strong I wear these daily as a uniform for my profession. The fabric is quiet and breathes well in this Florida heat. Dries fairly quickly when it rains and hasn't shown any signs of wear yet. A few have lost their button, but I used the replacement button included and carried on.
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Shorts are OK They are lightweight and comfortable, though they seem to run a little large which makes them slightly baggy. Biggest complaint is the length: I normally wear a 30" inseam in pants and jeans, the inseam in these shorts makes them fall right at my knee (especially if I've got stuff in the pockets) which is very irritating. Going to have to have them hemmed up. Otherwise, they are a functional pair of shorts at a good price.
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts Very good deal on sale
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable! Shorts fit well, the color Fossil doesn't match the picture, it is actually a light cream tan color!
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very comfortable Very nice fit although the waist size is a little small--order 1 or 2 inches larger than you usually would.
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love them! These have been my go to shorts for several years. I'm a bigger guy and these shorts are cut to give you a good amount of thigh room.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Comfortable Great looking shorts. Feel good on. Shipped quickly & Columbia Customer Service is outstanding! Jack
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts HIGHLY RECOMMEND These are some of the best shorts I have ever bought. High quality and very comfortable. I bought my first pair and after wearing them, I immediately went online and ordered more colors of them. They are the only cargo shorts I want to wear.
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts, great price !! These Columbia shorts are made with excellent quality materials, they fit perfectly, and the price makes them a no brainer.
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Small and disappointed First the good: it seems to be made well and looks nice too. The problem: the waist is just too small. I wear a 34 waist but these shorts just didn't measure up. They are unwearable. I think if you order up a size you'll be pleased.
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hiking shorts Bought these shorts to wear in a 9 mile hike. They were lightweight and had enough pockets to hold what I needed. Will be oredering other colors.
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Value Great looking pair of shorts. Fits well and very comfortable. I purchased two pair and ended up purchasing 3 more.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still going Strong I've owned these shorts for awhile and they are holding up great. Made of nice of material. True to size. pockets are deep enough and little change section in right pocket is great. After over a year and a half still holding up.
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality, comfortable pair of shorts! These shorts are a great combination of comfortable and looking good. They're not quite a baggy and floppy as some cargo shorts so in my opinion look better than most cargo shorts. They sit just above the knee and seem to run slightly smaller at the waist than my other shorts. Great choice for a combination of comfort and good looking.
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice shorts Very nice shorts for any activity. I normally wear a 31 but had to exchange the 32 for a 34 which fit perfectly. So order at least 2'' bigger than normal for a comfortable fit.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts Fit great. Great quality and great for all of the traveling I do. Lots of pockets that stay closed.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love them These shorts are great so far I bought 5 of them Very light weight and so comfortable I highly recommend giving them a try Plus they have Omni protection which is an extra bonus
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cabo sun Thank you so much for my recent purchase. My fiance and i are heading to cabo for 2 weeks and was in dire need of new shorts. This product will deffinetly hold up to the many adventure i have ahead of me and couldnt be happier, thank you again.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from quality every good quality and nice product
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still Great I have had the original Brownsmead shorts for years, mainly because of the comfort and long lasting nature. After losing a few pounds I found that I needed new shorts this year. I was very pleased when I got these shorts to find out that they are still the same great quality and fit. There are a couple subtle changes like the Velcro on the back pockets not being there, but in general they are the same. I'm very happy to still be able to get my favorite shorts of all time. (Even though they are slightly different)
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Shorts! I absolutely love these shorts. I have several pairs and wear them every day. I normally wear a 44 waist in pants, but these run a little large as the 42 waist fits me perfectly. The fabric is comfortable and rugged as it holds up well.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts My husband loves these shorts; he has worn them for several years and we just ordered more. So happy Columbia still makes/stocks them. They are so comfortable, wash well, have lots of pockets and NO buttons or to interfere with phones or billfolds.
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good product I have a closet full of Columbia shorts. The last batch of 4 I ordered are too small and I will be sending them back for exchange. I will continue to purchase Columbia clothes. I do wish that more local stores sold the shorts. When the add says, sizes run smaller, they do.
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Go-To Short Love these shorts! PROS: - Fit comfortably; does not ride up or hang too low. - VERY soft material. - Deep front pockets. Even has a coin pouch inside the right front pocket! - Cargo pockets are billowy, with lots of room. CONS: - Back pockets do not have any enclosure; I would like to have a zipper/button/hook & loop flap or other to better secure my wallet. - Cargo pockets are roomy, but a little shallow; I have a tough time securing the the hook & loop flap over my iPhone 6s Plus or my sunglasses case. All-in-all a GREAT pair of shorts! Just bought my second pair and plan on buying more.
Date published: 2016-10-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great shorts...color not true to description The Brownsmead 2 shorts are a very nice pair of shorts. The 8 inch length does not go below the knee which is nice. It is hard to find cargo shorts that stop at or just above the knee. The color though does not match the description on the website. I really liked the "Fossil" color which is what I ordered, but the shorts I received were tan. Not the color I wanted but the fit was good enough that I kept them.
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Where's the rear pocket button? Columbia always makes well constructed and functional products. However, is it too much to ask for a read pocket button or velcro to secure valuables ?
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable and sturdy! These shorts are nice and rugged! Comfortable cloth with durability. The cargo pockets are nice as they don't bunch up like most other cargo shorts. It helps they have buttons rather than velcro even if they are not quick access, still better design. Purchased on sale and well worth the price at the point.
Date published: 2016-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Found What I Wanted These shorts are an excellent product. They fit me perfectly, and are very comfortable. I bought the same shorts last year. They were very good, except that the rear pockets were too small. I complained in a product review. Much to my surprise the new pair have larger, deep rear pockets. I like everything about the new pair of shorts, especially the color.
Date published: 2016-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beware Sizing For decades I have had a 32 inch waist. Five years ago, these shorts in size 32 fit me. Since then the waist has become larger to the point that the last pair I bought are size 30 and fit comfortably. Just to be sure I used a tailor's tape and checked my waist. Yep, I'm still a 32 inch. "Size inflation" has come to even supposedly measured sizes. Otherwise these are good journeyman shorts.
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable I now have 5 pairs of these shorts. I work at a golf course, and my work clothes take a beating in the warm months. These shorts get wet, muddy, covered in grass and stand up to it all. I will not wear anything else anymore. The shorter inseam allows for ease of movement on, and off machines without having to pull the leg up over the knee.
Date published: 2016-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brownsmead II Short These shorts are nice in build, material, and comfort. I really like different inseam lengths that are available. I have to other versions of these shorts, and will be looking for another. One note of caution. My cargo pockets were catching on cabinet door knobs in the kitchen and bathroom. Now, I have a kitchen cabinet door that has one vertical frame ripped away from the rest of the door. It's a glue and clamp event to fix. To prevent more of these snags, I am going to get some of the iron-on seem glue and close the flaps on the cargo pockets.
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts I like the way that they feel and wear. They are comfortable and very useful with the pockets to carry different things.
Date published: 2016-08-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad batch from the factory? Shorts fit a bit snug compared to other styles of Columbia shorts in the same size. I ordered the "Fossil" color but what arrived was not really the correct color, far more tan than it should be. After wearing less than 4 times, the button popped off.
Date published: 2016-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits my needs This product fit by husband well and he loves the length. Lots of pockets to store all his stuff.
Date published: 2016-06-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I have loved these shorts, but In the past I have loved these shorts. I have worn them for years. They classic, functional, clean lines, and durable, but, I ordered two pair and they fit very poorly. Like, I dunno, someone either mislabeled them or something. Last time I order online.
Date published: 2016-06-10
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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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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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