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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 93.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality shorts Bought one pair of these shorts and liked them so much I bought two more pairs. They are light weight and fit well. Perfect for activities such as hiking or walking around all day. I haven't taken them fishing yet but I imagine they would dry off reasonably quickly.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good shorts They do the job. I'd like a side pocket, though.
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just ok. Just ok. Better if L & R rear pockets had better security, e.g., zippers. Or at least left pocket. Left pocket for all drivers using US driving, (left side), for driving.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good Love them. Fit is perfect. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lightweight Shorts These shorts fit true to size and are a great option for someone looking for a lightweight short for casual wear or a walk on the beach. I ordered 4 colors and like the fun color options! Thanks Columbia!
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight I have finally found some shorts I love! Love the 8' length, I really like the lightweight material for the humid South.
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So comfy!! These shorts are light, breathable and o so comfy!!! I live and work in Florida and the summers are brutal. These shorts make my days great!
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pair of shirts Very comfortable. Fit true to size
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect These are by far my husband's favorite shorts. He wears them everyday and luckily we stocked up on them. He states they fit perfect and are lightweight... we kayak and hike alot and they dry fast when wet or sweating... will continue to buy these in the future.
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool and light but protective Very comfortable and versatile. Helps you stay cool while being protected from the sun. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite shorts My favorite shorts! Light weight, dry fast and keeps me cool. The pockets of the shorts are fairly big, there is a small hidden pocket on the right side, you can keep your phone or anything small in there. The size of the hidden pocket is about the size of a credit card on a horizontal position. Would be even better if the hidden pocket is a little bigger. Other than that I love this shorts!
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shorts for the summer My to go shorts for starting my summer weekend. Comfortable, not baggy, enough pockets for work and personal phone and car key. Walking on the city street or beach equally comfy. enjoying so far
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great lightweight short I bought these because I was looking for something lighter weight than the standard khaki short material without being a polyester wicking type material. These shorts definitely are that. They are lightweight without that slick feel of most polyester shorts. They fit loose but not baggy. They are good to wear with a polo or tee shirt. I do wish they carried them in a few other colors.
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great shorts I bought these shorts for my husband and 2 sons. They love them, but they do come out of the dryer wrinkled .
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts! Love the fit and color options. Will be purchasing more. Bf says they are very comfortable
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Shorts The Washedout Shorts seem promising at the start. However the material is easily torn or shredded by pretty much anything. I have owned 2 pairs and they have both ripped. The material is lightweight and they feel great to hike, swim, or casually wear around town. I doubt there is any ripstop feature to the material, which is strange because it was 2016 when I bought them but maybe that's too high of a standard. My second pair just got ripped up by a front loading washing machine or dryer. Just goes to show the durability of this product.
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts I was looking for shorts that were lightweight and comfortable on those hot summer days. I certainly found them. Couldn't be happier with my purchase and will be purchasing more columbia clothing in the future.
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thin but comfortable Material was thinner than expected, but very comfortable to wear
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite Shorts These are my absolute favorite shorts period. I have had this pair for about a year now and finally figured out what they were called so I could order another pair.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile Purchase I love these shorts from the moment I put them on. Very comfortable, great material for any type of adventure you may have. I use them for school, outdoor adventures, even some dinner parties.
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Go to shorts These shorts have become my go to shorts. They are light weight and extremely comfortable. They go great with casual attire and for what ever you wear while out on the boat.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shorts are great They are great shorts
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good shorts, a little small I loved the cut and fabric of these shorts, and nice colors. Unfortunately the 30 was smaller than most 30's that I wear, and the 32 was far too large. Wish they made a 31.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bread and butter These have become my bread and butter shorts, so to speak. They fit well, are functional, look nice, and have a slight ruggedness that says "I like to play in the dirt". I do wish the quality was a little better, as the stitching on some of the seams combined with this light cotton material may be a public embarrassment waiting to happen. However, I love the lightweight fabric and more than willing to roll the dice with a potential crotch rip. I would definitely recommend these as an all-around casual short with a slight sporty factor.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has great features and wears well Fit and function really rock with the Columbia Brewha II. These have been my go to shorts for many years. Mostly I wear them to work and find them comfortable And airy (a plus in our humid environment). And they wear and last a long time!
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Men's shorts Excellent fit and very comfortable. They come out of the wash a bit wrinkled, but that is the only hit.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Shorts Great shorts very comfortable
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts! These are the most comfortable shorts I have purchased in years. Perfect weight, style, fit, and appearance.
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome shorts They dry very fast when wet.very light weight full range of motion.cant beat em!!
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect These shorts came out of the package perfect and ready to go. Typical Columbia style and functionality. Going back for more colors because these shorts go anywhere from golf course to the trails. Way to go......Again.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely Comfortable These shorts fit true to size and are extremely comfortable and light weight. Also seemed to have a 'breathable' quality to them as well which is always nice. Would recommend.
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I would recommend a pass I purchased two pairs of these short. First time wearing them I walked to my couch sat down for twenty minutes then stood up. The fabric had ripped from the waist to the cuff down one side of the back. Might as well be made of tissue paper. I'm afraid to wear the other pair in public, I don't want to be charged with indecent exposure if they are the same as the first pair. Very poor quality material. For the sake of common decency don't buy these.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Light, soft, very comfortable, true to size, nice clean look
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Shorts These shorts are awesome. Especially for the price. They are super comfortable and super light weight. Great for the hot summer days a head.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite pair of shorts I generally don't purchase clothes online, because you can never really tell how they will fit, but I had two pair of these shorts that I wore into the ground after 3yrs of wear. They were my favorite shorts, so I was upset when I finally wore them out. I was so happy when I found these. They fit true to size, they are light weight and comfortable. They are the perfect summer short.
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Shorts Great shorts for a good price. Have used them for so many casual functions. Great purchase!
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts for hot weather These shorts are great for hot humid days. The soft poplin dries fast and keeps you cool. The sizing is traditional pant based so one size biger than your jeans.
Date published: 2017-04-09
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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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