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Men's Washed Out™ Short


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Style# 1491953
Uses Trail


These soft cotton chino shorts feature an easy-wearing modern-classic fit and the kind of effortless style demanded by warm days and plenty of sunshine.

  • Modern Classic Fit
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1491953

  • 100% cotton poplin


Men's Washed Out™ Short is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 130.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great replacement for my favorite shorts I purchased two pair of these cotton shorts to replace my all time favorite cotton shorts also from Columbia. I think I am going to like these even more since they are a bit lighter cotton fabric.
Date published: 2018-09-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What I was looking for Great shorts, wrinkle easily
Date published: 2018-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Product has the quality that you expect from Columbia Always go to Columbia first Know what you will get
Date published: 2018-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i love these shorts they are super comfy. i love that they have back pockets on both buttocks. one thing--on one of the pairs i caught the pocket on a cup holder and when i stood up I tore it open, but that's such a rare occurrence
Date published: 2018-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shorts ever I love these shorts. Coming from other brands these are thin enough to be comfortable on the hot days and not thin enough to to rip or feel cheap.
Date published: 2018-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shorts for all... The Columbia Washed our shorts are more than just your regular shorts, they are the definition of relaxation. You may say I’m over exaggerating or trying to simply “sell the product”, this is not the case. I am very picky about what I wear and I strive to find clothing that is comfortable, functionality, and has a classy look to them. You can almost pull these shorts off in every circumstances. I definitely recommend them and I think after you give them a shot you will feel a little more happier and a lot more at peace. After all, who doesn’t want to be comfortable.
Date published: 2018-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good shorts Really nice shorts, the fabric is perfect for warmer months. Deep side pockets, Velcro tabs secure rear pockets and seven belt loops are a plus. The waist size was a little snug compared to other pairs of similar shorts - would have earned 5-stars. Overall a very good value.
Date published: 2018-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pants! True to fit, great choice for us as travelers, as well as nice looking for day-to-day use.
Date published: 2018-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shorts I've Ever Owned Great shorts. Light weight and functional. I bought one pair and liked them so much I came back and bought 2 more. Best shorts I've ever owned. Can't recommend these shorts enough
Date published: 2018-08-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like!! Great shorts !! Again, Columbia has not failed me (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 4 pairs, different colors These are extremely comfortable shorts, look good, fit well, an afternoon with a t-shirt or evening with a nicer shirt for dinner, they look great. Great quality with re-enforced pocket edges very comfortable fabric. incredible price for this quality, fit and function.
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Way cool washed out shorts review! Love these shorts, i just bought more of them after a year or two of wearing my first few sets! Things i like best about these shorts: they are light weight, dry quickly when damp or a little water gets on them and they don’t hold heat so they’re great for mild or hot weather and they are fairly durable considering the torture tests I’ve put them through. I use these for outdoor fun and formal occasions, they are truly my multi purpose shirts good for literally any occasion. I hiked the pacific crest trail, boukdered at smith rock and multiple rock gyms, swam in both the pacific and Atlantic oceans, mountain biked, fished and had yogi sessions in these shorts. I’ve been impressed with them holding up through all my activities and then i can wear them to the bar or formal event after washing of course. The negative things I’ve noticed from my steady use over two years: i have two pair of the navy blue shorts which i wear almost exclusively and the bold navy color is fading a bit into a grayish blue but I’m in the sun a ton and the salt water probably didn’t help before laying out in the sun to dry for the last few months of warm weather, they aren’t stretchy so they will bind a little when you are flexed out in a yogi position but that’s also to be expected, and finally my khaki colored pair recently developed a small rip in the buttock area after two years of use and I’m not sure if it was the mountain biking or yoga that did it but i can’t be upset because the material probably isn’t meant for such constant hardcore use. Overall, i love these shorts and how they look and fit. I’m impressed by the durability and versatility of these shorts considering how light they are. I would buy again, in fact i just bought 4 more pairs in different colors. I bought a pair of roc flex shorts to test and compare to the washed out shorts. They use a lot thicker, heavier material that may more suited for the flexing and consistent abrasion wear that rock climbing dishes out. I like the flex material but the washed out shorts are my go-to shorts for most things that might start around town and probably end up outdoors or in the ocean or waterfall!
Date published: 2018-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like These shorts are comfortable, true to size and dry quick.
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Product - But Too Small These shorts seem to be excellent quality - but unfortunately these ran too small in the waist and will be going back. It's odd because every other pair of Columbia pants I own fit perfect in the waist at this size. Definitely recommend going up an inch or two.
Date published: 2018-08-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Size really small Pant was nice but my husband is a true 36 and he couldn’t even fit one of his legs into a 36 in this particular style. But in the PFG shorts they fit him perfectly
Date published: 2018-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight yet durable Quality product as expected from Columbia
Date published: 2018-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice shorts, run very small IMO Had to send these right back. Way too small. Size 40 fit me like a 38 at best. Here's the kicker: I have a different style of Columbia shorts, size XL, that are actually a bit too big, so go figure.
Date published: 2018-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Purchase Great Purchase! Shorts fit perfectly and are great to wear for every occasions.
Date published: 2018-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite Shorts Purchased these shorts for my son in store to wear while fishing and he loves these shorts and wants to wear them everyday so I have purchased 3 more pairs. They dry quickly, lightweight and are very comfortable. The washesd out shorts look nice and great for everyday wear.
Date published: 2018-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect shorts This shorts are very lightweight and you can wear them anywhere
Date published: 2018-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recommended to Me and By Me for You My brother-in-law has a few pair of these and my wife asked me to get out of the cargo realm and purchased me a couple pairs. They are crazy comfortable, look great and a high-value price. I am very happy with the purchase as is my wife.
Date published: 2018-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable shorts These shorts are very comfortable and true to size! Once I got my pair I reordered a few more pair. Great shorts!
Date published: 2018-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shorts for the money These are the best shorts I have found for cruising around on the boat. They are super light weight and comfortable, they dry very quickly, fit and look great. I highly recommend for someone looking for a casual short. The choice of inseam length is a huge bonus, not to long.
Date published: 2018-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great shorts they are great shorts for casual use or hike. They offer good movement range but do run small. I wear size 36 but had to buy 38.
Date published: 2018-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great fit Great fit and look good with T-shirts or polos. The material is a little thin, but this also makes them lighter and quicker to dry if wet. Waist seems to run a little small compared to other shorts/pants.
Date published: 2018-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight, quick drying I golf and fish and these are just right for a hot summer day doing either. Try them, you’ll like them.
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great item Items are very light weight and cool in the heat. I love the 8 Inch inseam as I am shorter and have trouble finding shorter I seam shorts. I also love that they are available in several colors.
Date published: 2018-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts I'm 75 and these are the best shorts that I've found They are lite and very very comfortable
Date published: 2018-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts Got the 8” inseam. Had trouble finding shorts at this length until I found these . Exactly what I was looking for. Lightweight, fit great, and look good. Highly recommend. Buying more colors soon..
Date published: 2018-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Husband loves them golfing shorts, allows freedom and light weight (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great/not so great Quality, feel, and look are excellent. However, I ordered one 44/10 and one 44/8. Both marked as ordered, but 44/8 waist is about 5" smaller than the 44/10. Decided not to return due to hassle and $6 charge. One of our sons can probably wear them. Excellent rating if they both fit.
Date published: 2018-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Washed out shorts the 8 inch washed out shorts are a great fit for me do to the fact that I have short legs. I recommended them to my family members, only one thing is I can’t find the fossil color ones anywhere.
Date published: 2018-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has great features Great product, very comfortable and breathable.
Date published: 2018-06-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great shorts Shorts fit great and have great movement in them. Perfect for fishing to golfing.
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Washed out shorts Very comfortable, well made shorts. I will be buying these again.
Date published: 2018-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts - fit to size We ordered these shorts for my fiance', we ordered one size up given the reviews about fitting to tight. We should have stuck with our gut and ordered his regular size - after returning the larger size for a regular size the shorts fit great!
Date published: 2018-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The essential casual short Soft material and the waist fits me exactly to my size. The 8" inseam is a little short but it's fine. I will probably go for the 10'' next time.
Date published: 2018-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable First time i buy Columbia shorts and i love them will definitely buy them again and again
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fit My son loves these shorts. They are cool, comfortable and a great fit. In fact, this is now his 3rd pair and he wears them practically everyday. Nice to find shorts with smaller waist size and bit shorter inseam.
Date published: 2018-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect everyday shorts These shorts look great. They are so Lightweight and comfortable I want to wear them every day. They material looks nice when ironed and can be worn with a nice shirt to compete a casually dressy look. They look equally great with a t shirt. These are my new favorite shorts.
Date published: 2018-05-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great fit and nice looking, but the yellow (zest) are see through This review pertains specifically to the yellow (zest) color. The main issue here is these shorts in this color are partially see through. While wearing them you can see the the white material of the pockets through the shorts, as well as whatever color of underwear (boxer briefs in my case) you're wearing - I even tried a few different colors (green, grey, etc.) and they were always visible. As nice as the shorts are otherwise, this is a deal breaker for me. Regarding the other aspects of the shorts, I really liked the look and style. The material was comfortable to wear, and I liked that there was some Velcro on the back pockets. I typically wear a 33 in pants and a 32 in shorts, I got a 32 in these, and they were a little snug, if I were to get them again (in a different color) I'd get a 33. It's likely that this isn't an issue for the other colors of these shorts. In my case I was specifically looking for a yellow short, and in that regard I can't recommend them (in that color).
Date published: 2018-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Washed out shorts These are lightweight so perfect for humid beach climate where I live. It was nice to have a choice on inseam since the stores here generally have one length only. Wear them spring through fall and great for golf.
Date published: 2018-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Shorts! I have been looking for shorts that meet the rigorous demands of living in Florida! Great wear for less money than comparable company’s products!
Date published: 2018-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality shorts Great lightweight material . You put these shorts on and it feels like 4th of July . Fit is exceptional
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable, lightweight, flexible I really like these shorts which are suitable for a variety of functions. I bought them for a holiday in muggy and humid weather and they held up really well wit their lightweight fabric. They do fit a bit small though, I am ussually a 32 inch weight but went with 34 inch for these shorts. Would definitely recommended them.
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from No Room in the Crotch I did not keep these shorts, however, they I think they would be great for spring/summer months...versatile enough to be worn out and about or on the golf course...Waist and length seem to be true to length, however, these shorts have no room in the crotch, so I sent them back. I'm 6'5" 250lbs
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Short They fit well and are very comfortable. Light weight. Will be great in warmer weather.
Date published: 2018-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best there is Exactly what you need. Looks cool, dries quick, fits well. Fishing, golf, night out at the beach bar or marina restaurant. I have 4 colors, will be buying more.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Shorts - Runs very small in 34 W Bought these shorts along with 2 other similar style shorts from Columbia at the same time. All 34" W. Other styles fit correctly, but these ran very small. I wear 32 W jeans, but could barely get these buttoned.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lightweight pair of shorts If you want something very lightweight, this may be an option. I'm 5'10" and athletic build at 170 lbs. and thought it was a tad tight around the waist. I found them useful for operating in hot, coastal environments.
Date published: 2017-11-24
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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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