Customer reviews for Columbia Men's Passo Alto™ Reinforced Short

Columbia Men's Passo Alto™ Reinforced Short

Strategic reinforcement at high-wear areas, a stretch construction, and Omni-Shield® advanced repellency to protect against the elements make these durable shorts ideal for long days in rugged terrain.
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3.9 / 5
3.9
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5
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4 Stars
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33 out of 40(82%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's Passo Alto™ Reinforced Short
Review 1 for Men's Passo Alto™ Reinforced Short
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Inseam to short...

PostedMarch 13, 2014
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Yoshi
Location: Missoula, MT
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Very Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Very Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Sorry Columbia, these are perfect shorts, but why you only make them in a 10", I have no idea.
Please make these in a 12" inseam length!!!
These are amazing shorts, but I cannot get over the inseam riding up on my thighs. Need to be knee length. Please create 1 batch of 12" ones and you will see them fly out of the factory.
I would recommend this product.
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Use to be longer
Posted June 7, 2014
Funny, they use to make them longer. Hands down the version prior to this one is my favorite active short of all time. I've actually brought them back to my tailor 3x already to repair seems because I won't let them go. I've got 3 pair - and I'll keep em' around until either Columbia makes them again! or tailor says she can't repair them anymore.
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Review 2 for Men's Passo Alto™ Reinforced Short
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Nice looking shorts

PostedNovember 17, 2013
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Jake73
Location: Logan, UT
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I love the style of the shorts as well as the material used to make them. I have two cautions or concerns. I used the sizing chart to order the shorts but they are bigger than I expected. My other concern is that I couldn't find out how long they were. I expected them to be longer than they ended up being. I would like to see a better way to make sure the product fits the way you expect.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men's Passo Alto™ Reinforced Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great material!

PostedOctober 3, 2013
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workingman
Location: coastal north carolina
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
These are great feeling shorts. Only purchased short time ago so not sure how they will hold up. In the past, love these type shorts, but the pockets being mesh do deteriorate quickly. Just from keys and small pocketknife being carried.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men's Passo Alto™ Reinforced Short
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Weird waistband-sent it back!

PostedAugust 27, 2013
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GeorgeN
Location: Colorado
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
The shorts themselves looked great, but the waistband with the faux belt look fits and looks weird. Sorry to say I ended up sending it back.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men's Passo Alto™ Reinforced Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Hot Weather Shorts

PostedAugust 25, 2013
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hegs
Location: Minneapolis
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought these shorts because of the fabric and the trim fit. I needed shorts that would wick away moisture in the hottest weather. They have performed very well for me.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men's Passo Alto™ Reinforced Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Awesome Shorts

PostedAugust 23, 2013
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Krash
Location: Arizona
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought one pair of these taking a chance, figured I'd give em a shot. Then I started wearing them everyday. You need a good pair of shorts for Arizona Summers and these are perfect for it. I wear em all day for the morning, working, skating, hiking, swimming, yard work, working out, everything. Perfect amount of stretch so they contour to whatever activity you're doing yet not too much to where they feel like basketball shorts or something. I had my pair for about 3 months basically wearing those 4-5 days out of the week, then I bought 2 more pairs so I'm rockin Passo Alto 7 days a week for summer right now. Pockets are amazing for functioality, nothing ever falls out, bomb proof zippers. Dry quick when I get out of the pool/ rivers/ lakes. Just a perfect short. Haven't found one better and doubt I ever will.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men's Passo Alto™ Reinforced Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice shorts: Shallow pockets

PostedAugust 17, 2013
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Reybann
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
The front pockets are shallow
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men's Passo Alto™ Reinforced Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Awesome!!

PostedAugust 16, 2013
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Noah
Location: California
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Very comfortable shorts! I would recommend this item to anyone who enjoys style and comfortable clothing.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men's Passo Alto™ Reinforced Short
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Poor workmenship.

PostedAugust 12, 2013
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cfp1
Location: Gladstone, NJ
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
Quality
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I liked the shorts initially until one of the zippers seperated from the fabric on the side pocket after only one day of use. So I can't return them since I wore them. I will take them to the tailor and see if they can be repaired.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Men's Passo Alto™ Reinforced Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Bought one pair to try, came back for more

PostedAugust 4, 2013
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Pdxhikesalot
Location: Portland, OR
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These are great shorts. Purchased one pair because I really like the Passo Alto pants. Purchased another pair because the first pair was so awesome. Thigh pockets are great, fit is awesome. Not too baggy, not too short. Cool and yet durable for hiking. May have to break down and get another pair before the summer is out. The belt button was weird at first, but that thing locks in place, and does not come undone!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men's Passo Alto™ Reinforced Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

These Shorts Look Like They Are Gonna Rock!!!

PostedAugust 2, 2013
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ScubaSteve
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
So far (2 weeks) these shorts are awesome. I am concerned about the material holding up for the long haul on the vent strip around the backside but.... time will tell.
Built in belt is OK but can only be cinched down so much limiting use.
No button but a very secure snap used at waist. I was not sure about this snap but really growing on me now. I don't believe this is going to tear out or ever need to be sewn back in like my other Columbia shorts and pants.
Main material is durable, flexible and breaths well
main pockets are good but could be a tad deeper
zipper pockets are good but zipper could be a tad wider at opening
I am going to purchase two more pairs of these as I believe them to be the work horse I need them to be.
Size 34" waist is accurate
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men's Passo Alto™ Reinforced Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great look, great fabric

PostedAugust 1, 2013
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armenoid
Location: Portland, OR
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought a pair of these shorts at the airport store on my way out of town and loved them so much I bought 2 more pairs online when I returned. The fabric resists water and stains like no other I've ever seen and the shorts work well for both casual and dressier settings.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Men's Passo Alto™ Reinforced Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great fabric for active adventures

PostedJuly 31, 2013
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Glen
Location: Colorado
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I have 36 waist and Large fits well and really like the length. Material doesn't wrinkle and keeps a better look. I have worn hiking, to concerts in park etc and is very comfortable and stretches well for high active adventures. Rear pockets and zip front pockets are a life saver. Front pockets are a little shallow so don't use them much but the front zipper pockets get the job done well.......
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Men's Passo Alto™ Reinforced Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Active shorts

PostedJuly 25, 2013
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88pilot
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I really like these. I bought my first pair at the store in Portland.. Wore them for a week then order two more pair .
Here is what I like.
The material is light and durable.
The cut/length is perfect.
The belt is nice
The snap button closure design is stellar. It will stay closed.
The pockets are well thought out and very useful.
They look good..
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Men's Passo Alto™ Reinforced Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

perfect

PostedJuly 23, 2013
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Anonymous
Location: Marietta, GA
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I use these shorts for hiking, climbing, and working in a hot warehouse. They are the most versatile pair of shorts I own. They keep me cool and dry, and they look sharp. I like the incorporated belt clip as well. I don't wear these like I would a pair of cotton khakis, like going out for a casual dinner, but for everything active, they are perfect!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Men's Passo Alto™ Reinforced Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

A good work short

PostedJuly 20, 2013
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CaptFlipper
Location: South Amboy NJ
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I found the shorts to have a relaxed fix which made working in them a pleasure. The overall layout and design was well though out making the shorts very functional on the water.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Men's Passo Alto™ Reinforced Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

superb for outdoor activity

PostedJuly 16, 2013
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aspenman
Location: Houston, TX
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dry quickly, take a beating and are very comfortable.
I own six pairs
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Men's Passo Alto™ Reinforced Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Incredibly Comfortable!

PostedJuly 2, 2013
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4151zero
Location: SF Bay Area
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I liked these so much, I bought three extra pairs. The fit is just right (I'm NOT a tall/long legged person) and the inseam doesn't hit 'at or below' my knees, which is very difficult for me to find.
I can't speak for durability, since I'm only 30 days in.. however the quality shines in every way. I have no doubt they will last til I shred them doin something silly outdoors.
Columbia... don't stop making these please! And offer them in a few more colors, such as OD green and Brown (not khaki).
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Men's Passo Alto™ Reinforced Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

should have been told

PostedJune 24, 2013
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Soooeasy
Location: Springfield, MA
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
this produce has a snap button above the zipper. This button must be slid to the side to unsnap. This is the first time I have encountered this type of snap button and almost tore the botton off trying to open it. Would have been nice if that was mentioned.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Men's Passo Alto™ Reinforced Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love the fit and feel

PostedJune 23, 2013
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funkright
Location: Wet Coast, Canada
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These shorts definitely work for me, not too short, not too long... Just right... Love the fit and feel. Just wish they'd make these in more color choices. I would buy more if they had more variety.
I would recommend this product.
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