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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.

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

  • 100% cotton Granite Cloth
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Men's ROC™ II Short is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 146.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Slowly getting worse... Used to be a real high quality item, then they started shopping the manufacturing around to a new developing market country sweatshop every year. They dropped two useful belt loops from the waist at 4 and 8 o'clock and doubled up the one at 6 o'clock which is useless and a hassle to thread a belt thru two adjacent loops. The right leg thigh pocket fit a flip phone but has not been updated for your smart phone. Wise up Colombia or we will find another short!
Date published: 2018-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts I have purchased several pairs of these shorts over the past few years and have been very happy with the fit, comfort, and durability.
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable Columbia roc 11 shorts are the most comfortable and last long. Always comfortable. Only problem is wish there was more colors to choose from. Otherwise hope you keep making these items for many more years to come.
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Hiking Shorts High quality shorts, perfect for outdoors activities. Lots of pockets too.
Date published: 2018-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts! My husband is between sizes 38 to 40 and I’ve purchased both sizes and they both work! Nice through the hips and butt and the quality of material is great! He’s 6’2” and 240 lbs
Date published: 2018-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shorts ever! I bought these shorts as I needed something without frayed ends. I typically wear cut off BDU's. I have in the past owned ROC II pants and wore them for 10 years before I finally wore a hole in the crotches. I bought them because I was going to backpack around Europe and needed something that was pick pocket proof. The little zippered pocket on the side was the perfect place to hide my wallet and passport. I now use the smaller pocket on the leg to store my pocket knife. If I get even half the life out of these that I got out of the pants I'll be thrilled. They are a little short for my taste, but I'm a 35+ year old male and these shorts are most likely targeted towards younger males. Who apparently now wear, short shorts. Aside from that, These are awesome!
Date published: 2018-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts For Outdoors Great fit. Love the pockets
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mens Roc II short Has been my favorite for years ! Excellent textile- will stand abrasion. It does not replace a cargo , but is has enough pockets. I really like the pocket with zipper specially the direction of the zipper- full security. I do live at the coast Ecuador South tAmerica - warm weather and this short works fine. It cool !! What can I say .. I full recommend it !!
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ROC shorts Like the new button closure as opposed to the old style snap. Same great quality as older shorts.
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Excellent outstanding
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! The zippered "hidden" pocket is ideal for anything you do not want others to see!!
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ROC II shorts I love the comfort of these shorts. I purchased a pair last year for a trip I took to Hawaii. They are designed with thoughtfulness. Because playing with my Grandchildren I never felt uncomfortable. I could bend over, squat down and run without ever feeling uncomfortable. I liked them so much I bought another pair and will be buying some more in the very near future.
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than cargo shorts These shorts are an alternative to cargo shorts, but still gives you a place for your cell phone that isn't your back pocket. Love the fit and lighter weight vs cargo shorts. Definitely recommend these shorts.
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality shorts The durability and quality of the shorts impressed me and i will definitely buying more in other colors.
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts The style is classic and can be worn on many occasions.
Date published: 2018-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome shorts These shorts are very functional, stylish and comfortable. Nice to see Columbia making some shorts with a shorter inseam for portly guys like myself.
Date published: 2018-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good casual shorts Very comfortable shorts. Casual enough to wear with a t-shirt, but nice enough for a polo. I ordered 3 pairs and like them all.
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Super baggy shorts These shorts have the strangest cut ever. They are extremely baggy and short at the same time. Went right back.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all around pants I have had a pair of these shorts for over a year and they are great for anything from hangin out on the weekends to the outdoors
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality These shorts are exactly what I expected from Columbia. Durable, comfortable, and a good fit.
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Men's Roc II Short The Men's Roc II Short is a quality product. I like the way they fit and feel.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts Love these shorts, great heavy fabric, durable and list for years! Great for working in, as I carry pens and box cutter in leg pocket....too narrow for smart phone.
Date published: 2017-10-27
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
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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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