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Women's PFG Brewha™ II Short


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Style# 1494541
Uses Fishing


These rugged shorts are designed for comfort during long hours on the water, with built-in UPF 50 sun protection, an easy-fitting partial elastic waistband, and plenty of pockets for small-items storage.

  • Omni-Shade UPF 50 protects your skin from harsh UV rays
  • Partial elastic at waist for supreme comfort and mobility while in a seated position
  • Multifunctional pocket
  • Relaxed fit, regular rise
  • Inseam length: 6”
  • Imported
  • Uses: Fishing
  • Style# 1494541

  • Omni-Shade 100% cotton granite cloth
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Women's PFG Brewha™ II Short is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 43.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality I bought these for my teen daughter and she absolutely loves them! The quality of material and durability is outstanding. They are also a decent length which she appreciated. Very happy with this purchase.
Date published: 2018-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love them Great hiking and exploring shouts comfortable and functional.
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Stiff fabric They are made of a stiff almost canvas like fabric. I thought they would soften up with washing but did not. Not at all what I thought.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for everything! These shorts are great for bumming around with a t-shirt and are perfect if you have to look more put together, wear a collar shirt. The material is not flimsy but not stiff either. They are cotton so they are very comfortable even in the heat. The pockets are well placed and lay flat so you don’t look like you have lumpy growths stuck to you! I wear the XS. I usually wear a size 4. I am 5’1” and 117 lbs. The fit is perfect, not tight, not loose. I have 5 pairs. You can tell I love them.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts. These shorts fit great. It's hard to find a pair of shorts that fit at the waist; these fit the bill. They are not too long nor are they too short. Also, a lot of stores do not carry XS. I just ordered a couple more pairs in case they are not available next year. Whatever you do please do not discontinue making this style.
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits well Love these shorts!! They fit well.
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tried & True I've used the same model for over 2 yrs and quality still intact. Pockets are wide enough for a cell phone and keys can go on other. I use these as work shorts. Belt loops are quality stitched to hold my key ring everyday. No fraying!
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable, comfortable, functional I like a more substantial short, and love the material this short is made of, in addition to the fit. They sit a little higher on the waist, which is hard to find, so these are my goto shorts for most of the summer.
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BREWHA on the trail The BREWHA is a great durable short. It's perfect for most every outdoor activity. I especially like the deep pockets. It seems as though every other manufacturer has no regard for the Smart Phones that we all have or will have very soon. Outdoor photography is my passion, so you can see these short get quite a true workout.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So comfortable Theses shorts are a delight to wear. A great relief from so slimming pants!
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brewha short Love these shorts ...wonderful material ,very comfortable . Will be purchasing more in every color.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts! I love love love these shorts. I originally bought these shorts as fishing gear. Now, as a Landscape Professional I wear them as part of my daily work clothing. They fit well, and are well made. The pockets are great! The fabric is heavy enough to not be able to see through when wet (except the white). The stretch waist keeps them comfortable even through strenuous activity. Shrinkage is minimal, and only the blue ones have faded, and that took a long time. I only wish they came in more colors. Black, Brown, and a muted green color would be nice!
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great shorts just not for me These shorts are made with great material and the pockets are huge. But they just didn't fit my body very well. I don't want to say they run large in general, it's just the thigh and rear-end areas that seem to run large. And strangely those are the areas I have the hardest time fitting, as in they are usually too tight there! So these really are very relaxed fit short that did not look flattering on me. But they were so well made I hated sending them back.
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Runs large Will reorder in a small, medium too big at waist and I don't consider myself having a small waist. My body shape is large bust, medium waist and medium hips, often hard to fit. Love the shorts, have returned the medium and will try a small and if it works I may end up buying all three colors as these look like keepers that will serve me well (hope the small works!).
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts! Comfortable fit and great quality. Wish more colors were available.
Date published: 2016-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fitting shorts These are very comfortable and stylish shorts. They fit good and look great. I bought three pair a few years ago and I just bought 4 more pair.
Date published: 2016-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite shorts I own many shorts made by Columbia and these are my favorite. I now own them in white and tan will be ordering the navy ones soon. They are great. The only thing I would like to see is the elastic be a little tighter with more stretch.
Date published: 2016-07-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Three Years and Still Going! I can't believe how long these Women's Plus Columbia Brewha shorts last! I have been everywhere in them. They wash and travel very well. Of course, I haven't purchased anything from Columbia Sportswear that I haven't been satisfied with. Thanks, Columbia!
Date published: 2016-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts! I absolutely love these shorts! I bought them a few years ago but haven't been able to find them recently in the store. I have lost weight so the old shorts were very big on me, but I couldn't part with them until I found the shorts again! The shorts are very comfortable, hold up well, and are very convenient for carrying credit cards/cash/keys/phone/etc. in the pockets! I don't like to carry a purse or wallet, so these shorts are perfect for carrying items in since the pockets are fairly deep. I would highly recommend them!
Date published: 2016-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I should have trusted other reviews I read the reviews prior to purchasing and should have paid more attention to how these shorts ran large. I ordered small in fossil color and altho I have to pull them in a lot with a belt and they are very loose around the hips, I did decide to keep them because love the deep pockets. I would not consider myself an XS size, but I later ordered another pair (in another the navy color) in the XS size even and they fit better (like I would think the small size might have fit). So if you are considering these shorts, you might want to drop down a size from your normal.
Date published: 2015-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from functional shorts heavy fabric, uv protection, variety of pockets and stretch back make these shorts great for work or play outdoors ordered both navy and tan in a size small; navy was wider in the legs so had to return
Date published: 2015-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just what I needed These shorts are made of a medium weight material that is good for gardening. Large deep pockets and comfortable fit.
Date published: 2015-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very sturdy shorts! The Brewha II woman's short is great because it is made of heavy duty cotton with big pockets that hold my gardening tools, phone and other items I need for my job.
Date published: 2015-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love em Only thing wrong was that stated shipping would be free for joining and that didn't hold true.
Date published: 2015-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts I like the fabric and fit of the shorts. I have been unable to find this cargo weight fabric at any other store. It is great for backpacking, around the house or shopping. My only complaint is the waist is too big. Size 4 waist says 27 1/2 to 28 1/2 inches. My waist is 30 inches (not quite Scarlet O'Hara) I have worn a size 4 for 45 years, so I ordered a size 4. The shorts fit well, but the waist is 31". So I ripped open the waist and took out 1 1/2 inches of the elastic and stitched up the waist again. Fits great! I ordered 2 more pair and redid the waist in both of them.
Date published: 2015-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for Any Activity I bought these shorts to use when gardening. I especially appreciate that the rise is deep enough that, being a mature gardener, I don't have to worry about the shorts falling off and/or riding down when bending over. Thanks, Columbia, for remembering those of us who prefer such coverage when designing pants/shorts!
Date published: 2015-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A nice short for vacations A good pair of shorts. I bought them in three colors for a cruise and they worked out well. They are more expensive than other shorts I have found but the quality is good. The fabric is too heavy for hiking but great for walking and sightseeing. The material does not wrinkle.
Date published: 2015-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Welcome surprise These were the first shorts I ever ordered on line. I have a pear shape so it is very hard to find shorts that fit properly. These fit great.
Date published: 2015-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shorts ever! These are the best shorts I have ever had. They fit well and have lots of pockets, something that is lacking with most women's shorts.
Date published: 2014-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Work, outdoors & Bicycling Love shorts by Columbia and always pleased with the comfort and stylish look. Very functional for all the activities I do.
Date published: 2014-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shorts ever! This is my second pair of Brewha II shorts. I love them. They are exactly what I need fishing and also look good for casual outings. Do not change anything about these shorts.
Date published: 2014-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts I have ordered the fossil and navy colors in these shorts and wear them all the time. They are not too short and not too long. I do a lot of golfing and the leg pockets are perfect to carry golf tees. The fit is awesome. If they came in green and gray, I would buy more.
Date published: 2014-09-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Impractical Design and Worthless Function Columbia took a perfectly designed product for in the old 2012-2013 PFG Brewha™ II Short and replaced it with a version that can be purchased at any sports outlet for a much cheaper price. This new shorts design is not in keeping with what I believe to be the strongest asset of Columbia sportswear......rugged and practical!!! The old design provided much more storage for necessary items (ie., cell phone or other emergency item in the side pouch pocket, front thigh pockets perfect for power bars or minor first aid items, rear zip pocket for ID's and contact information). Columbia caved and produced a product that any female outdoor enthusiast would reject and go back to the old fanny pack for storage!!!! Useless!!!!!
Date published: 2014-07-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not the Brewha II of 2012, 2013 I want the 2012 2013 design. I loved the fit, the pockets on the front, and the perfect phone pocket on the hip. That style also had the right length and the right height above the hip. Bring back the original brewha 2.
Date published: 2014-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bruha runs small I am normally an extra large in most shorts. These must run small because they did not fit at all. I liked them and would have used them but instead gave them to my daughter who is on the small size of a large.
Date published: 2014-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great I am a rural mail carrier in Texas, and wear shorts about eight months of the year. Bought the same style 2 or 3 years ago, and love them. Fit great, comfortable, wash well and no iron.
Date published: 2013-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I ordered one in every color! These shorts are great. The durability is so good - similar ones have lasted years of heavy use. I like the medium length as it is hard to find shorts that are not Bermudas or short shorts. They are casual enough to go hiking and play sports, but I would wear them with a nice blouse to a summer party. Thanks Columbia for providing such great consistency in your products!
Date published: 2013-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another style to try if you love the Brewah short. I love the original Brewah PFG short. But this is a good alternative. I want to see you produce it in Denim. Not a stupid skirt. I want the denim short to return. The short is good looking, a little more tailored. Good fit and comfortable. Not too short.
Date published: 2013-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flattering utility short The fabric of these shorts is nice and substantial, not light weight, can be dressy or casual. The small amount of elastic in the waist help the fit so there's no gapping in back and make it a flattering fit. The pockets are a plus - nice and deep for holding cell phones and other necessities.
Date published: 2013-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great working shorts useful pockets, sturdy construction, perfect for working in the nursery in the summer.
Date published: 2013-07-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not As Rugged;Rise Is Too Short I've ordered this short before, but this version of it is a pale version of the original, which was made of a tougher, more rugged fabric. Also, the rise seems to be shorter, and it is just not as comfortable. (I am 5'3' and weigh 130.) Also, what happend to the extra pocket? I'll wear these, but they fall short of th usual standards for ruggedness and function that I have come to expect from Columbia.
Date published: 2013-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brewha Shorts Love these shorts - durable, comfortable, good fit... Will buy more. Great outdoor, active short.
Date published: 2013-04-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from If you liked the old brewha If you liked the Brewha II shorts that were sold last year DO NOT BUY THESE. The waist is looser and the stretch is in a different place on your waist. That changes the whole fit. One back pocket is gone and what used to be the front pockets are now more to the side. If you put your phone in them they drag down the waist where the stretch is. Having different colors is good-don't think the material is quite the same either. The old ones washed very well but I intend to send these back before I wash them. How can you use the same name for a product and the same price but have an inferior, differently constructed product without warning the consumer?
Date published: 2013-03-17
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Women's Body Measurement (Inches)
Size XS
Waist 25.5-26.5 27.5-28.5 29.5-30.5 32-33.5 35.5-37.5
Hips 34.5-35.5 36.5-37.5 38.5-40 41.5-43 45-47
Short Inseam 29.5
Regular Inseam 32
Long Inseam 34.5
Size L
Waist 32-33.5 35.5-37.5
Hips 41.5-43 45-47
Short Inseam 29.5
Regular Inseam 32
Long Inseam 34.5
How to Measure
Womens size chart measurement guide
  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
  • 3. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.
  • 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.
Women's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
womens performance fit bottom
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
womens active fit bottom
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
womens modern classic fit bottom
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
womens 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.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping & Returns

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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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