Customer reviews for Columbia Men’s Cool Creek™ Stretch Short

Columbia Men’s Cool Creek™ Stretch Short

These technical shorts can handle the rigors of the outdoors and the style-demands of the city, featuring a soft and durable stretch canvas fabrication with UPF 50 sun protection and Omni-Shield® advanced repellency for quick-drying, rain-shedding comfort and protection.
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18 out of 18(100%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men’s Cool Creek™ Stretch Short
Review 1 for Men’s Cool Creek™ Stretch Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Shorts

PostedSeptember 18, 2013
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BodhranBeater
Location: Los Angeles
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
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Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great shorts. I bought 4 pairs.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men’s Cool Creek™ Stretch Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

A superior cool shorts

PostedJune 15, 2013
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mickey1
Location: Arizona
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User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Most comfortable shorts
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men’s Cool Creek™ Stretch Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great product

PostedJune 13, 2013
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slov11
Location: Knoxville,TN
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
these were the best fitting shorts I have ever purchased.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men’s Cool Creek™ Stretch Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

great material

PostedMay 30, 2013
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yodaddy
Location: Tennessee
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
shorts are great. they stretch with you when you have to bend or climb.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men’s Cool Creek™ Stretch Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Extremely comfortable

PostedMay 6, 2013
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Merovinjian
Location: Provo, UT
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought a pair of these dark green shorts at the Columbia store while up in Seattle. I don't like ordering clothes online since I don't know how they will fit. After wearing them for a few weeks, I ordered a second grey pair online for a lot cheaper. They are extremely comfortable and stretchy. Very nice construction and the zipper quality is solid.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men’s Cool Creek™ Stretch Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

great for golf

PostedMay 2, 2013
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doug33
Location: Grass Valley Ca
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These shorts fit and feel great while golfing. And still look great after a day on the links.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men’s Cool Creek™ Stretch Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

great pair of shorts

PostedAugust 8, 2012
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mountaintoad
Location: Lake Tahoe area
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
my only complaints is the pockets on the short are too shallow and they seem to pop out. They should just add another side cargo pocket on the lefthand side and get rid of the front pockets. The shorts seem to be built well and i like them a lot so far. I also have the pants and have no complaints about them .
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men’s Cool Creek™ Stretch Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Good hiking pants

PostedJuly 27, 2012
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PDiddy
Location: North Bend, WA
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
As another reviewer or two reported, the pockets are on the short side. Because of that, I might have liked zippered cargo pockets on both sides instead of just one. The pants fit great, look good, and seem to be made from good material. I needed a hiking pant that didn't creek up the backside when hiking and these are the best I've worn. Overall, great pants except for the short pockets.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men’s Cool Creek™ Stretch Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Shorts

PostedJuly 23, 2012
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MDANDERS
Location: Oahu
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I have 2 pair of these shorts in 2 different colors and they are one of the most comfortable shorts I have. These shorts are also nice enough to wear on all of the golf course of Oahu.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Men’s Cool Creek™ Stretch Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Good, but flawed

PostedJuly 19, 2012
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RobertB
Location: Beaverton, OR
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
Shorts are comfortable. The only downside is the side pockets are too shallow. Things have a tendency to be pushed out when you move. The back pocket and a zip pocket on the front leg are the only safe ones to use.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men’s Cool Creek™ Stretch Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Men's Cool Creek shorts do the trick!

PostedJuly 9, 2012
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Antonio
Location: Beaverton, OR
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I've worn the Cool Creek shorts in rain and sun and found they perform superbly and as advertised! Besides the shorts fitting slightly large (I need a belt to wear mine) - I could not be happier with them.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men’s Cool Creek™ Stretch Short
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3 / 5
3 / 5

OK Shorts

PostedJuly 7, 2012
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Hawkdriver
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfortable shorts, but the side pockets are almost unusable. The pockets are very short. I don't put anything in them (especially my phone) for fear of dropping items. Otherwise, the shorts are very comfortable and move well during hikes.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Men’s Cool Creek™ Stretch Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Fishing shorts

PostedJuly 6, 2012
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ANGAngler
Location: Knoxville, Tn
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I purchase these shorts to try as fishing shorts. They are comfortable and work well for me. The downside is the front pockets are to small and not functional. Since I remove everything out of my pockets and leave everything in the boat it is not a problem for me. I like the material and the fit.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Men’s Cool Creek™ Stretch Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Look like golf pants

PostedJune 9, 2012
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JoshuaH
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
but are much more functional. Cool and light, you could wear these at the golf course or run 10 miles and be just as comfortable! They are great
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Review 15 for Men’s Cool Creek™ Stretch Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Just what the doctor ordered.

PostedMay 20, 2012
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Mddogmk
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I use these as work shorts. Lucky me, shorts are prescribed work uniform. As I do a lot of lifting and running up and down latters the stretchy part of the shorts are great.
The only part that I think is kind of funky is the net pockets. Since I carry keys and a box cutter in my pocket all day, the pockets don't hold up as well as traditional pocket material. NOT A BIG DEAL.
For everyday shorts and boating shorts these are just what the doctor ordered.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Men’s Cool Creek™ Stretch Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great Short Pants!

PostedMay 14, 2012
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EricS
Location: Atlanta, GA
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great shorts, looks classy and very durable. Fits a little tight but not too tight. Would buy them again!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Men’s Cool Creek™ Stretch Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

New favorite shorts

PostedMay 9, 2012
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LukeJ
Location: Cincinnati, OH
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
I put on these shorts as soon as I got them out of the box. They're super light and very comfortable. The moisture wicking is a great feature for a hot day or hiking through a creek. The only complaint I have about these shorts is that the side pockets are a little shallower than I'd like.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Men’s Cool Creek™ Stretch Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Stretch Short

PostedApril 27, 2012
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RobertCB
Location: Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These shorts are extremely comfortable. I wear them often and have never been disappointed. The stretching aspect of the shorts makes them comfortable for any activity. They are perfect for the morning commute to work or campus. You can ride comfortably then look presentable when you get where you are going.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Men’s Cool Creek™ Stretch Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Best Shorts I have ever bought

PostedApril 6, 2012
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colin02
Location: Deep Creek Lake, MD
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I have used these shorts rock climbing and mountain biking so far and they articulate very well. Formal at the same time, they are good looking pair of shorts that serve a defensive outdoor style as well as a great look in the front country. I wear a size 32, ordered that exactly and they fit me perfect.
Activities: Climbing, Hiking/Trekking, Camping, Mountain Biking, Commuting
Conditions: City, Sweaty, Sunny, Rainy, Windy, Bug Infested, Muddy, Rocky, Hot
I would recommend this product.
 
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