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Men’s Palmerston Peak™ Short - Big


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Style# 1449845
Uses Water


Who cares it there’s no footbridge, put your pack on your head and traverse the river in pair of quick-drying Palmerston Peak shorts with UPF 50 sun protection.

  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 50 sun protection
  • Quick dry
  • Exterior adjustable waistband
  • Zip-closed security pocket
  • Interior mesh brief
  • Relaxed Fit
  • Imported
  • Uses: Water
  • Style# 1449845

  • 100% textured nylon poplin
Sun Protection

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Men’s Palmerston Peak™ Short - Big is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from hits all the marks I basically live in shorts even through most of the winter. I only draw the line when there is snow on the ground for more than a day. Over the years I have worn all the major brand names and even some whose names only their family members would recognize, all in the search for the perfect shorts. But Columbia's Palmerston Peak is the only shorts I've ordered multiple times. I wear them out and reorder. It hits all the marks for me -- solid construction, mesh pockets that don't rip when you look at them funny (seriously, with other brands, pen knives, keys, guitar picks, art pens, loose change have all fallen out of those small pockets because the mesh ripped so easily), built-in belt, quick drying nylon. I must confess that I usually cut out the mesh brief because I don't use them exclusively for water, but I don't want Columbia to change a single thing about them. I'm wearing a pair even as I write this.
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Summer Shorts Absolutely love these shorts! Super light weight, quick drying!
Date published: 2018-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality and fit found shorts that fit great and are quality made. from the material to the secure belt.
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts! My husband has worn this style by Columbia for years. They last a long time and are comfortable. Great shorts!
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for the pool I went to the pool. It felt great. Dries quickly. Very light to wear. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-06-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great Idea; Poor Execution Columbia products in general seem to have lost their quality touch. It used to be I could buy their cloths and not worry about putting them through just about any outdoor activity. Now it seems every pair of shorts I have bought in the last few years have had the stitching start to unravel after a use or two. And I have had a number of shirts that have easily developed snags making them an embarrassment to wear after a couple of uses. What happened Columbia? I still buy this short because it is the only game in town with the features I need and the size. I had been hoping maybe I just bought from a bad batch, but it has happened too many times now on every short bought over the past few years. Frustrating to say the least. Columbia, you need to get your QC back and good materials again before somebody else takes the spot you used to have.
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfy These are really nice shorts, they aren't just regular sport type shirts. They're actually swimming shorts but aren't listed as that. I was very upset at first, but then just cut out the lining in them and wore them out. They can get a little warm just like swimming trunks do, but they're really light and durable. Not bad for ordering a mistake!
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts love the material and feel on these. sizes a little small but returned for the correct size.
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good short, terrible belt These shorts are well made and fit well but the belt is useless. It is fixed at the back and only adjustable on one side so you get an inch to so before you are into the first loop. The adjustment is just not enough especially if you are athletic and need the larger size for hip and thigh room but have a smaller waist. The Snake River II was a similar and much better short as it had a floating belt. If it weren't for this terrible flaw I'd give them 5 stars a I did for the Snake River II's which are unfortunately not in production.
Date published: 2016-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very good product ++++++++ very good product ++++++++
Date published: 2016-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love them! Love them! I live in southern California and these are my go-to shorts. Been wearing them for years. They are durable and yet breathe well. I hike in them. I can rinse/hand wash and hang them to dry overnight and they are ready to go in the AM.
Date published: 2016-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts These are great shorts,run true to size and don't have numerous pockets
Date published: 2016-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's the ticket! These were a great find! I bought these shorts many years ago, and was now glad to still find them again. The fabric is lightweight, cool, and very comfortable. They did run a little small-had to go up a size.
Date published: 2016-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very functional 5 stars, awesome. Thanks
Date published: 2016-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect I bought this for a cruise i took and i was extremely happy with this
Date published: 2016-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed for the heat in the summer! I can use these shorts for hiking, swimming and just enjoying the beauty of the outdoors.
Date published: 2015-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The belt system is limited The short ends of webbing sewn into the waistband instead of a pass through belt really limit the amount and length the belt can be adjusted almost to the point of why bother.
Date published: 2015-05-02
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide

Men's Fit Guide

Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
Men's Performance Top Fit Guide
Men's Performance Bottom Fit Guide
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
Men's Active Top Fit Guide
Men's Active Bottom Fit Guide
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Men's Modern Classic Top Fit Guide
Modern Classic / Regular
Men's Modern Classic Bottom Fit Guide
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
Men's Relaxed Top Fit Guide
Men's Relaxed Bottom Fit Guide

Men's Body Measurement (Inches)

Men’s Tall Sizing

  Pant Size Waist Chest Hips Sleeve Length Neck Inseams
LT 36–38 36–39 42–45 41–43 37 17–17.5 34–36
XLT 40–42 40–43 46–49 44–46 38 18–18.5
2XLT 42–44 44–47 50–53 48–50 39 19–19.5
3XLT 46–48 48–51 54–57 52–54 39 20–20.5
4XLT 48–50 51–54 57–60 55–57 39 21–21.5

Men’s Big Sizing

  Waist Chest Hips Sleeve Length Neck Inseam Regular
1X 40–43 46–49 44–46 36 18–18.5 32
2X 44–47 50–53 48–50 36.5 19–19.5
3X 48–51 54–57 52–54 37 20–20.5
4X 51–54 57–60 55–57 37.5 21–21.5
5X 55–58 61–64 59–61 38 22–22.5
6X 59–62 65–68 63–65 38.5 23–23.5

How to Measure

Men's Size Chart
  • 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.

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.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping & Returns

Shipping Information

Shipping Method Rate Expected Delivery Time
Ground $6.00 3-7 Business Days
2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
Overnight $19.00 1-2 Business Days
Free Standard Shipping

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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