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Men's PFG Brewha II™ Short


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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
  • Uses: Fishing
  • Style# 1536071

  • 100% cotton granite cloth
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Men's PFG Brewha II™ Short is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 136.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite I've been a fan of these shorts for many years. I was delighted to find them online at the Columbia website, since I cannot find them in stores. The pockets are ample and roomy, the fit is fantastic, and the D ring is essential for my keys. Top marks. I have many pair and now I have blue. too. I will be getting more in the springtime. BEST SHORTS EVER.
Date published: 2018-08-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great design, but... This is the second pair I've bought. The first pair were awesome!! They lasted a long time and the placement of the cell phone pocket is perfect. This pair, however, fell short of the mark. The design fits me perfectly but the construction is terrible. The pocket pull popped off the first time I pulled on it. I tried to fix it but it didn't last long. I keep having to trim loose threads after every wash. I would've returned them but I don't want to pay shipping costs. Now I'm wary about buying shorts on line. If I can return to this page, I'll send photos (I don't have them on at the moment).
Date published: 2018-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brewha II Shorts Been wearing these for 10 years. Never seem to wear out. Comfortable and roomy. The "brew" pocket is perfect for my cell phone. Brewha Shorts and polo shirts comprise my summer wardrobe.
Date published: 2018-07-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not as depicted The picture looked great; however, the shorts were not. The leg opening was quite wide and looked strange. Also they bunched up. The color is more of a pale yellow than light tan.
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These shorts are super comfy I like the shorts very much. I also like the bottle pocket . works great for a cell phone.
Date published: 2018-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features Third pair. Love the cell phone pocket. Great colors!
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfort seeker From the first pair of these shorts, I have loved the fit and comfort. They are very versatile for a number of activities.
Date published: 2018-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts Great Material good fit very comfortable.
Date published: 2018-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love my Brewha shorts! These Brewha II shorts have been my go-to shorts for years now. I love the way they're built. I love the way they fit my stocky frame. There is a color for every occasion. They last a long time. I've tried other shorts to get some variety but I always keep returning to these shorts. If you like the look, you've gotta try a pair.
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable shorts-practical These shorts are very good quality, are excellent for those who are shorter, i’m 5’6”. Very well made, good material, plenty of pockets to hold your gear, useful for travel, everyday, walking, biking etc.
Date published: 2018-06-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Comfortable Shorts These shorts feel great and appear to be very well made. The only thing I don't care for is the wide leg openings. When I look down at them, it almost looks like I'm wearing women's culottes.
Date published: 2018-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brewha II short Shorts are comfortable and wash up nice for the next wearing. I have worn them multiple times this summer.
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Comfortable and durable.
Date published: 2018-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable shorts High quality workmanship and a very comfortable feeling while wearing them. Look great also.
Date published: 2018-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best cargo shorts ever I've been wearing these shorts or a flavor of them for over 20 years....these are the best in form and functionality. I use the little tool pocket to store water and keys when I run... i work in these I wear them to run/hike, and they are amazingly comfortable for ALL leisure wear.
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts The best quality, fit and comfort. Purchased a pair some time ago and had to have another color, can't be beat!
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brewha -- BooYa I bought a number of these shorts many years ago. They were my favorite shorts; enough so, that I wore out all but one those original pairs. Just ordered a few new pairs and... well they're awesome. The front hold most anything I need to carry around. I recently discovered the right back pocket is perfect for a smart phone.
Date published: 2018-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Brewha shorts Have purchased Brewha shorts for years. There terrific is
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from shorts Fit is great and the colors are fantastic
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect short I am 5'5" and need the shorter inseam which is very hard to find. These are perfect!
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from COLUMBIA BREWHA SHORTS These are the only shorts my husband will wear. They are difficult to find in the local department stores, I order them on line. He says they are comfortable, wear well and the seams do not separate. I like them because they don't fade like most other shorts and are a good value for the money spent. When they are on sale I try to get 2-3 extra pairs since he lives in them just about year round.
Date published: 2018-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely Comfortable Very comfortable and they have a side pocket with an elastic top that is perfect for placing your cell phone. I own six pairs and they are all I WEAR!!
Date published: 2018-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable I wear them every day, good quality
Date published: 2018-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clothes make the man! Clothes make the man. Naked people have little to no influence on society. Mark Twain
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great product The shorts are a comfortable fit and not stiff so allow for movement. Shorts fit true to size. They appear to be well made and a heavy enough material to provide long life. These are to replace Columbia shorts that are several years old and have finally worn through in a few places. I anticipate the service live of these will be similar.
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts I love the material these are made of. Very durable. They are short with a 7 inch inseam so beware of that. I have shorter legs so they work great for me. I hate shorts that go past my knees.
Date published: 2018-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Best shorts ever Comfortable Durable Easy to care for
Date published: 2018-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Shorts Very comfortable really soft great material awesome color gotten several great comments and feedback on the shorts from my friends and relatives very happy with my purchase!
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great shorts These shorts are great for everything from fishing to working to just hanging out around the pool
Date published: 2018-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best all around short I have been wearing this type of short for many many years. For walking and hiking it is the most comfortable short and it has a special pocket off to one side that holds a cellphone securely and in a place where you don't sit on it and does not slap against you when hiking. This feature alone is worth the price, no one else has it.
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts Great looking and very comfortable. I bought these in two different colors: sage and navy, and I am already considering buying the third!
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super comfortable A little shorter than board shorts, soft fabric, great cut, and nice pockets create a great all day short!
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love these shorts! These shorts fit perfectly and look great. I love all the pockets. They are well-made, but only time will tell how durable they are. I liked them so much, I bought two more in different colors.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality Only brand of shorts my two sons will wear. They have several different styles and they are all very durable and high quality.
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brewha II™ Short for Women TOO! Wow I found some shorts from Columbia that finally fit like I want them to! The women's Sandy River shorts are too short for my taste. The medium is a little snug, and the large too big. These men's shorts fit perfectly, and I love the fabric too. I don't normally wear a small, but I guess with them being men's shorts that is the reason. I highly recommend these shorts ladies! I feel very good in these- covered up not too much but not too little either!
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best fishing short ever I buy these shorts specifically for fishing ... in fact, I have four pairs. Yes, I fish a lot. The Brewha shorts are comfortable, move with you, and have ample pockets to keep small items handy. The "beverage friendly pocket" has elastic at the top and is perfect for a hook file, small pliers, forceps for unhooking fish, etc.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shorts These are the best shorts I have and will being ordering more. Comfortable and lots of useful pockets.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Functional Comfort The shorts are extremely light weight, dry quickly, have plenty of pockets and a cell phone pouch, and most importantly, are very comfortable and look great! I have not found a comparable pair of shorts, and I have bought them for gifts as well as for myself.
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ahhhh...elastic waist!! These shorts are soooo comfortable with the elastic waist section in the back. Bending and working are no problem wearing these shorts. And with the elastic just in the back portion, they don't look like 'old man' shorts.
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts Great shorts. I wear them all the time.
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shorts They fit my 34" waist perfectly & are not tight at the hips. Hope they hold up over time as well as my older Columbia shorts, the fabric is a bit lighter.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Men's shorts Purchased these shorts for my teenage son. He loves them!!!
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from dress look to casual look This short is without a doubt the best in its class. the material is heavy and will take the abuse. I wear this short in every color and i like the 7'' inseam for my 5'8'' frame. My choice for over 15 years. Keep em coming!
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The only shorts I wear I'm a vertically challenged guy (5'5"). Shorts with a short enough inseam are hard to come buy. Most shorts I've found with a 38" or 36" waist come with an inseam so long, the shorts reach way below my knees and I look ridiculous. These shorts look and feel great. The built-in stretch waisteband is the key to hiking comfort. The generously sized pockets are perfect for holding trail maps, protein bars, and pocket knives. I love to hike and the Brewha II is perfect for that. I've tried other brands but they just don't have the same fit. Columbia, please never stop making these shorts. They're the only ones I wear! I wear them until they are literally threadbare and then my wife makes me buy new ones. Frankly, when they are worn out, that's when they are at their best, like an old pair of fave blue jeans. Love my Brewhas!
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great summer short Functionality and comfort in a great looking short. Super soft feel but a sturdy fabric will provide a long life and relaxing wear. The "brew" pocket also serve as a convenient location for your smart phone providing a snug fit to avoid the phone from slipping our upon seating.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Shorts My husband has 4 pairs of these shorts in all the colors. He absolutely loves them and gets a replacement when one wears out. He lives in these shorts in the summer.
Date published: 2017-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the 7 inch shorts I love these shorts,they are really comfortable They are the great
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great product I have been ordering and using the men's BrewhaII for many years - It is an excellent product and wears extremely well. I own quite a few pairs in various colors.
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great shorts These shorts are exactly what my husband was looking for...cool, moisture wicking and perfect size and inseam length for bass fishing!
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have Four Pair Easily my favorite shorts in my wardrobe and I rarely wear nothing but shorts from May to October in the Nebraska heat. Incredibly comfortable, stylish as well as being very durable (fading beautifully as they age), they are undoubtedly worth the purchase price. I only wish they came in more colors.
Date published: 2017-06-17
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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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