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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 4.6 out of 5 by 107.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts! Love these shorts -- durable and comfortable with convenient pockets.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shorts ever! I have been buying these shorts for years and they never disappoint! Very comfortable and with sunscreen protection they can't be beat. Love all of the pockets. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Columbia PFG Brewha II Shorts for Men My husband absolutely loves these shorts. The velcro pockets allow him to keep his cash and change in them and when he sits down he doesnt have to worry about his money falling out a side pocket as with most shorts. Columbia is a brand we love and support. Their quality is of the highest material and workmanship. I highly recommend this brand. They are also cost efficient as far as comparing similar shorts to their brand.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent versatile shorts Great shorts. A medium size is slightly large, so you may need a belt.
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pair of shorts Shorts have a partial elastic waist which is a great feature for me as my weight has been fluctuating slightly. They don't fall off and will stretch a little if I pick up a few pounds that I had previously lost. These are a little shorter than I prefer but they aren't capri pants either. I bought several pair and have been happy so far.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wears well and lasts Love these shorts. I've worked in them for years. They're comfortable and fit well.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Shorts Great shorts, I wear this almost every other weekend and they are nice and comfortable. The pockets and zippers make them very functional.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts Very good fit and functional. Appreciate pockets with zippers. Also a good belt that works easily.
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts These are our work shorts. Very attractive and hold up to a great deal of wear and tear and sunshine. They do fade, but they are constantly in and out of a pool.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts All I buy is Columbia shorts. Last forever and fit is perfect. Great quality. That's why I purchased these and I wasn't disappointed. Will definitely buy more soon.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Go to Shorts I wear them nearly everyday and they just get better with age.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts with high quality I purchased first pair of these shorts years ago..they wear like iron and are super comfortable and stain resistant....I gave them no quarter and they always came through. Very comfortable and functional. Recommend highly. I give this product 5 stars out of 5.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best shorts The Brewha II shorts are my favorite shorts. I love the fit and the material is very durable. The quality is never an issue, they hold up extremely well. Could you make them in the quick dry, lightweight material like you did before?
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AZHiker Purchased my original pair 3-4 years ago. Now retired and living in South Central AZ and spend as much time as possible hiking the hills and canyons of the Phoenix area. These are the best hiking shorts (year round attire) I've found and just ordered a companion pair. The originals are still in excellent condition. Best outdoor clothing purchase I ever made.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from wallet pocket is awsome best shorts I have ever had.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shorts ever made Love this product, highly recommend.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product... ...even though the material thickness has declined a bit since my last pair...:)
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from color the color is totally incorrect. I've bought these shorts for years - you changed the actual color but have not changed the picture or name of the color. I bought 4 of these in the last 3 months - all were bought separately - so it is not a 'lot' issue. This color is green - and NOT what I wanted or have bought in the last several years. What happened? Get rid of green - bring back the brown (sage) as it was listed.
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from shorts PFG BREWHA II Best shorts ever! Wear these almost every day.
Date published: 2016-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 3 times a winner! This is the third pair of the short that my grandson bought. He loves them and wears them for all activities.
Date published: 2016-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Style These shorts are very special. Great for any activity and yet are perfect for a night on the town. My first choice as a pair of dress shorts. You can wear any kind of shirt with these shorts and feel comfortable on the trail or in a nice restaurant.
Date published: 2016-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shorts ever Bought two pairs in 2011. They still are in very good shape. Only the tool pocket onto the right has a hole due to me carrying a knife in it all the time. Otherwise indestructible, fast drying and very comfortable. I will buy some again.
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More Colors My husband loves these shorts but would like them in more colors. Black or white or dark green would be great. Men's PFG Brewha II™ Short
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brewha ha Great pair of shorts. I like it for the abbreviated leg length and "tool pocket" which holds a cell phone conveniently. I'd like the same shorts in a nylon or quick dry material. The cotton isn't so good around water.
Date published: 2016-08-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from miss the old style cotton cargo shorts The flap pockets are too shallow. A cell phone will not fit in the pocket and allow the flap to securely close. The side pockets are also too shallow and when sitting allow anything in them to slide out particularly pocket knives, keys and coins. Terrible design. There is also only one rear pocket. The old style cotton cargo pants had one additional pocket on the right that is not included on these shorts.
Date published: 2016-08-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Color does not match picture. Be careful. The shorts they show in the picture are Khaki but the it says Sage and they are green so pay attention. Now I am out $10 having to ship them back myself and hoping for a refund.
Date published: 2016-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pair of shorts These are an excellent pair of shorts. Whether hiking, fishing, or just strolling around town, they fit the bill.
Date published: 2016-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love these! My PFG shorts are awesome. While I don't fish, they are great for people in the south who like to look good but stay cool and protected. So many pockets, which is great for fishing and general life... They run a little bit big as I am normally a Medium but got a small, but its not significant.
Date published: 2016-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great versatile short Very well made shorts. Will order another!
Date published: 2016-06-08
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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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