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Men’s Ultimate ROC™ Short


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Style# 1326471
Uses Travel


A rugged outdoor short in a soft, sandwashed fabric, the Ultimate Roc is outfitted with UPF 50 sun protection and an advanced water repellency treatment that shields you from rain and stains alike.

  • Omni-Shield advanced repellency treatment wards off rain and stains
  • Omni-Shade UPF 50 protects you during long hours in the sun
  • Zip-closed security pocket
  • Hand pockets
  • Inseam length: 9”, 11”
  • Imported
  • Uses: Travel
  • Style# 1326471

  • 100% Omni-Shade UPF 50 Omni-Shield cotton canvas, garment enzyme sandwashed
Water and Stain Repellent
Sun Protection

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Men’s Ultimate ROC™ Short is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ultimate Roc Shorts Work Impressed with overall quality, glad to get away from plastic zippers in regular Columbia shorts...they don't hold up. Time will tell how these perform over the long term.
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for active lifelstyle These are my favorite shorts. I wear them daily 9 months out of the year!
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit I really like these, nice fit, light, great pockets, one pocket has a zipper that holds my iPhone 6 Plus (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very comfortable This was a repeat purchase. I have now a total of 5 pairs. They're super comfortable which makes them a "go to" in my drawer. The only negative is the snap button becomes weak in the second or third year. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Waist runs a little small! The ROC shirts run a little small in the waist, I have a lot of Columbia shorts, these run a little small in the waist, the rest of the shorts feels fine!
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from one of my favorite shorts nice movement, good pockets and high quality material. I had to buy more when I saw the sale! I'm 220# with larger thighs than average. they are a bit fuller so they fit great through legs and seat
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Some good, some not so good I don't like the snaps Columbia uses as they pop open too easily. Shorts seem to run a bit small; especially a little tight in the crotch area. They look good, material is comfortable. Color and function are true to the description.
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice shorts Good quality material but color isn't the same as advertised and fits a little wide.
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well designed short I like this short very much specially the cell phone pocket. Price and value are unbeatable. My only wish is Columbia supply waist size 33.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable and durable Love the zippered pocket!
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from esilvey The best shorts built
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good fit. Very nice csaual pants.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These are some pretty rockin' shorts! Hey all, I looked around online for a while to find the right pair of shorts for a lot of outdoor activities. I finally found these. I've had them for about a month or so now and they have been extremely useful all around. They are a really strong material that has held up nicely and they breath very well. I mainly use them for hiking and outdoor activities, as my job is at a canoe rental. These are some very nice shorts!
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2 pair....1st was so great! We bought the first pair a year ago and my husband loved the fit and functionality of that pair so much that I ordered another pair in a different color. He loves this cut and length. Not too long on the legs. The first pair held up beautifully to a pretty active life, and it's still going strong. Now we have the second pair for variety. New adventures await.
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shorts EVER! I love these shorts so much that I have bought as many as I can get my hands on! They are so soft and comfortable. I never want to wear any other shorts, seriously. I feel like I am wearing pajamas, but I am still professional enough for work. You have to own a pair of these!
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Pants By far, my favorite short pants are made by Columbia. Like the Ultimate Roc, I like that they have a variety of pockets that aren't bulging and bulky. They have a streamline look. The only reason I rated the quality "good" and not "excellent" is because they don't use metal zippers. I also wonder why so many clothing companies stop making odd sized waistlines at 31 inches. I am a 33 and always have to buy pants that are too big.
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts These are some of the best shorts i have even worn. They are alittle different than the original ROC shorts from years past but still great quality shorts and last for a long time. Nice large pockets and the inseam is perfect.
Date published: 2016-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ultimate ROC shorts I purchased via the Friends and Family site. I am familiar with the shorts and find them as they are described. They are functional and having the option of two inseam lengths is a real plus. I would have given them a higher overall rating if it weren't for the price. Even using the Friends and Family discount, they came to the same price I could buy them at Dicks.
Date published: 2016-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from length is ok but waist is small great shortbut the waist size runs a tad small. also, the length could be a little longer. im 6'1" and it came a little above my knee. i think 12" long shorts are best for anyone 6' or taller.
Date published: 2011-08-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great shorts These are great but I knew they would be as I also have the pants in the same style and color.
Date published: 2011-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfort at it best Light weight and comfortable. Will handle the tuff stuff too. Fir the money you cant beat these shorts.
Date published: 2011-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Service,Style and Comfort Most comfortable shorts I ever wear.
Date published: 2011-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice look Do miss the cargo pockets, but like the new snap, verus the regular button. The shorts fit really well, started wearing them right out of the shipping box.
Date published: 2011-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from almost perfect soft, stain resistant, soft, durable, soft and well accessorized. why not a perfect short? 13" option would make it there
Date published: 2010-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great pair of shorts These shorts have a great feel. They are soft to the touch, yet have a rugged outdoor look. They also are very roomy for the sizing. I would suggest these to anyone working or playing in the outdoors.
Date published: 2010-07-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Almost got it right I like this short, but the pocket design is awful. On the inside of the short the top and bottom pockets are sewn together, but not to the shorts on all sides. The pockets are sewn to the bottom of the short creating a area for your foot to catch when you put them on.
Date published: 2010-04-27
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Men's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
mens performance fit top
mens performance fit bottom
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
mens active fit top
mens active fit bottom
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
mens modern classic fit top
Modern Classic / Regular
mens modern classic fit bottom
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
mens relaxed fit top
mens relaxed fit bottom
Men's Body Measurement (Inches)
Pant Size
Neck 14-14.5 15-15.5 16-16.5 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Chest 32-35 35-38 38-41 42-45 46-49 50-53
Sleeve Length 32 33 34 35 36 37
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
Neck 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Chest 42-45 46-49 50-53
Sleeve Length 35 36 37
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. 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.
  • 6. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.

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
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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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