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Men's ROC™ II Short


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Style# 1438301
Uses Travel


A clean, understated pair that always stays tough, the newly updated ROC II features a cleaner design with a sleeker fit and a new zip-closed hip pocket built to hold your precious smart-phone in the face of rough terrain.

  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 50 sun protection
  • Zip-closed security pocket
  • Modern Classic Fit
  • Imported
  • Uses: Travel
  • Style# 1438301

  • 100% cotton Granite Cloth
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Men's ROC™ II Short is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 124.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great shorts these shorts are by far my son's favorites. He would wear them everyday if he could. The fit is good and it's the shorter length that is currently on trend.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still my favorite shorts These shorts have changed several times over the years but are still my favorites. I do wish the material was heavier like they used to be but I can get over that. The leg pocket is big enough to hold my phone with a slim case, which great. They finally got rid of the weak snap they used at the top of the zipper and replaced it with a metal button which I much prefer. My only other suggestion might be to make the leg pocket just a little larger and put a flap with a velcro closure on it to really secure a phone.
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Build 4ever I bought the shorts 6 years ago size 38 and they were still my favorites now, even though I dropped a few sizes to 32. A strike of genius hit me recently and I decided to google for them: Columbia still makes them!!! I ordered 2 more in size 32 and the pants version, too (didn't even know they would make them, but always hoped they would one day!!!) Go Columbia, ROCII 4Ever!!! Best shorts/pants that can possibly be made!!!
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product My husband will only wear these. This is our second purchase of several of them. Will order again when he needs more.
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Roc II Mens short I love these shorts, the 8 inch length is just right and they are so comfortable. I have 8 pairs of the Roc II .
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Zipperred pocket is very handy Adjacent belt loops at back prevent bunching there, which I appreciate. Nice fit and comfortable.
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Flyfisher Fits great, true to size. Very comfortable, go to short for casual and outdoor activities, camping, hiking. These were the 'updated' model, with a few changes from my older ones - different waist button (better on the new pairs), hook/ loop pocket closures (?!?). Overall, great short.
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shorts ever! I have every color of these shorts I couldn't ask for better quality shorts great fit and they last forever!
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Men's ROC II Shorts I have purchased these shorts in the past and they served me well. However, my most recent purchase was either mislabeled or manufactured incorrectly. I took an old pair and the new ones to a tailor and he took 1 1/2" out of the waist of the new ones. The 34" should have been marked as a 35 1/2". I should have returned them before wearing them. They are good shorts if you can get a size that fits.
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Roc shorts quality Recently I purchased five pair of Columbia Roc shorts from the Columbia web site. I received my order in a timely manner and was satisfied with the shorts upon opening the package. I have been buying this particular type of shorts at retail stores for some years and had to accept what length inseam that was in the store, some were * inch and others were 10 inch inseam. By purchasing the shorts directly from the Columbia web site I was able to choose the 8 inch inseam that fit my body type the best. I am a true believer in the quality that Columbia puts in its clothing line from fishing clothes to performance clothes. I will continue to shop on the Columbia web site for all of my clothing needs.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shorts I ever had The fit of these shorts in the 8" inseam are perfect for me. Great quality, material is soft and very comfortable. Useful pockets without going overboard.
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love these shorts I'm so happy with this product. Best shorts I've bought in years.
Date published: 2017-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MEN'S ROC™ II SHORT Purchased the same short about 16 months ago. Have lasted extremely well. True fit. Purchased 4 pairs again because I wear them so often that i needed to replace them. Excellent value!
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great shorts, but make the Cell phone pocket larger. This is my second pair of these shorts. The fit is good and the weight of the fabric right for a hot summer day. I have so many pairs of Columbia shorts and pants. The one improvement they could make would be to size the cell phone pocket for my iPhone with the Otter Box Defender case, so I could actually use that really well placed pocket. Then this product would be 5 Stars! I have a few pairs of Columbia pants where the pocket is large enough to fit my phone. That's the perfect feature.
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts Love these shorts, very comfortable and lots of pockets. Love the cell phone pocket.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love 'em I live in New York City and work as a photographer. I'm constantly shooting from odd angles, sitting on the ground and generally contouring my body to get the shots I want. Columbia pants and shorts are my go to because of how well they fit and how durable they are.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts I had several pairs of ROC shorts in past years and am so pleased that they've come back with reasonable inseam lengths and other features like the security pocket. Bought two pairs and love them.
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice shorts for the summer My husband really like these shorts! I was expecting them to be a lighter material but they fit perfect and the man loves them.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for my need I ordered two colors in these and then after receiving, I ordered two more colors. Now I'm looking at the long pants in this style. Besides the fit and quality it has a unique pocket configuration. There are two right front pockets (One zips close) besides the left front and two rear pockets and a cellphone/knife pocket. It is perfect for when you are traveling if you want to put your wallet in a secure place OR in my situation it is a perfect place to carry your firearm in a pocket holster. I've seen other brands with similar pocket configuration but they are 2-3 times more expensive. I still have a similar pair of Columbia shorts 10+ years old. I highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST SHORTS YET Shorts fit true to size, comfortable, easy to care for, and reasonably priced. Will order again. Highly recommend these shorts, all of the colors are great! Ordering was simple and shipping was pretty quick! Go for it, order your shorts!!
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts Perfect fit, super comfy, love the zippered pocket. Best shorts I've ever owned!
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from As it says... Shorts live up to the advertising, will by more!
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts I had a pair of these shorts several years ago and loved them. I decided I wanted to get some more so I bought 5 pair. I like to off shore fish and these are great. Canvas type cloth with a security pocket with zipper. Nice deep pockets with Velcro closure on back pockets. I like to 10" inseams.
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like these shorts Have bought several of these shorts and have enjoyed them very much like the fact they have shorter inseam sizes for us shorter guys. the only thing I miss from the previous generation of these shorts is the plastic D-ring above the right front pocket perfect place to hook your keys
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love My son is 6'4 so finding shorts long enough is hard. He loves the Columbia Roc shorts. We have every color.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from As advertised Comfortable, good fit, good price, overall good value
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect balance between plain and cargo shorts I love these shorts. I order two pair about every other year. They are the perfect balance between plain and cargo shorts. The side zipper pocket provides extra storage space without the bulk of cargo shorts and have a "dressier" look.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ROC Shorts Awesome fit & look! Best shorts I've had in years.
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best hiking shorts ever ROC 2 shorts meet every need for hiking or just working around the house. Pockets have Velcro for protection. You have a zippered pocket for keeping items from accidentally leaving your pocket. Great knife or multi tool Velcro pocket for easy access. I have about 10 of these from purchases over the years they are the best.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Original Roc better Not everybody is 24 and likes to wear shorts that look like 'board shorts', i.e. long inseams that hang below the knee. Some of us older guys won't wear that length, think SeaHunt (Lloyd Bridges). The Original Roc short is far superior to either the Ultimate Roc short or the Roc II short. The fabric was better, and the 8" inseam is what I buy. For some reason Columbia is always 'updating' their product line, which is fine, but how about keeping the best products while you're at it. Suggestion: List the inseam length on all of your various shorts on the website, so when people are shopping they can look for specific product names.
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Roc shorts Have worn Roc shorts for many,many years. Love the canvas style material. They last for a long time. Also the extra zippered pocket is a big plus. Will continue to buy them as long as you make them.
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Shorts Shorts fit well, material seems good and quality is OK.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sure bet These are the ONLY shorts I buy. I'm super active and would recommend these to everyone.
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from inconsitency I had purchased a pair of these Shorts a few years back, and I absolutely loved them. So, when it came time to replace them, I bought two pair instead of one. My first pair were tan (straw) color. They fit perfectly, and they lasted a long time. As a result, I purchased the exact same short, and it is, once again, perfect. But, I also bought the same short in blue. The blue pair, while it has the exact same sizing, is too small. I am sure that when/if I lose a few pounds, they will fit and I will love them. But, the point is that the ROC shorts sizing should all be the same. A 38 (in my unfortunate case) in Tan should be the same size as a 38 in blue. Very disconcerting.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Khaki short anywhere I have been wearing the ROCs since the turn of the century. Very durable cloth, well-located security pocket, well-located pen pocket, good waist closure snaps. A few years ago Columbia changed this short and seemed to split into the Ultimate and the ROC II. Both were woefully lacking for differing reasons, partic the material being nowhere near as heavy and durable. I blew out two shorts in less than a few months. Columbia must have heard from more long-long-time customers like me as the cloth is back to a heavier weight and the it simply just fits like its old self. Thank you Columbia. Long Live Mother Boyle!
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice product These are a nice pair of shorts. True to size and the navy is a nice color. Material seems strong and will last... but time will tell.
Date published: 2016-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fitting shorts Very comfortable and true to size
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Product Was looking for a style purchased a few years ago. This is a similar style. Just not the same material. Will do for now. Good product anyway.
Date published: 2016-09-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from SIZES VARY WIDELY I am an average-build, size 31. For some reason, some Columbia sportswear fit perfectly, and others are way out of proportion. For this particular short, a size 30 is too small in the waist (expected), but has balloon-like leg openings. A size 32 (the next size up) actually has a 35-inch waist and is enormous, both in the waist and legs. I have to return both. I'm not sure if I just got a defective product, or if the sizing is off. From now on, I'll have to try them on in the store to make sure they fit, as consistency in fit just isn't there with Columbia. But when I find a Columbia product that does fit properly, it's great looking and long lasting.
Date published: 2016-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shorts Great pair of shorts. Love the Velcro cell phone pocket. One of a few manufacturers who still makes a size 35.
Date published: 2016-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great summer short Just the right weight for summer and extremely durable. While I work in them, they are good for traveling and going out. My kind of short!
Date published: 2016-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Really Like These Shorts The material, color, and length are excellent. The only thing is: the pocket for the cell phone is more for a flip phone than a Smart Phone. I am happy otherwise. The 44" was a little bigger than I thought. I recommend this product.
Date published: 2016-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts! Very comfortable and no snap that will unsnap! Will buy again. Thanks Columbia...
Date published: 2016-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great shorts The shorts are true to size. Made of great quality heavy duty durable material. Highly recommend these for your guy.
Date published: 2016-07-07
Date published: 2016-06-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A little disapointed I love the ROC II pants so I thought I couldn't go wrong with the shorts. They may look similar, but the fit is not the same. Both pairs that I purchased fit tighter than the pants. I have large thighs and calves and that is why I love the pants, but the shorts are tight on my thighs.
Date published: 2016-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from shorts Nice fit. What I wanted.
Date published: 2016-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from RocII remains the best I purchased my first 4 pairs of these shorts in 2003 or 2004. They have been worn from May to September every year since. Just now beginning to look too tired and earned their demotion to work shorts. I ordered five new pairs, trusting that Mrs Boyle wouldn't let me down. Wow, after 12 years, same rugged material, same security pocket, phone pocket has moved with the times from a Nokia flip phone size to the iPhone. Double belt loop at the middle of the back. Two lengths, 10" right for me. Buy Roc Iis with confidence. They will deliver a good look, long wear, excellent function and are an outstanding value for your money.
Date published: 2016-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable and quality The fit is perfect. They are the high quality that Columbia is known for and a superior pair of shorts. Two thumbs up
Date published: 2016-05-17
Date published: 2016-05-14
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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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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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