Customer reviews for Columbia Men's Palmerston Peak™ Short

Columbia Men's Palmerston Peak™ Short

When a sizzling slick-rock scramble ends with a cooling dunk in the Colorado, this cleanly cut cargo short is the wingman of choice.
Overall rating:
3.942 / 5
3.9
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5
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Rating breakdown 52 reviews
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
8
2 Stars
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1 Star
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41 out of 52(79%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Short
Review 1 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Short
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Different fabric

PostedMarch 24, 2014
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Carluchi99
Location: Houston, TX
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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 bought a short from your store less than a year ago, i love the fabric and the "thickness" of the short. I could not find anything similar in the store (Kohls) so i tried to order something similar online (same model and look very similar). I received the shorts and first thing is that the fit is a lot bigger than the old shorts (even as they are the same model), the worst thing is that the fabric is A LOT thinner than my old shorts that i love so much. WHY CHANGE something that the public loves and sells well? I paid almost $40 dollars for the shorts and they look beautiful but they are so thin that i don't feel good using them.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

My 4th pair of these shorts!

PostedFebruary 14, 2014
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Bob053
Location: Sebastian FL
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ 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
Just an overall good quality pair of shorts. I use them for fishing , swimming and around town. They've really improved the quality over the years and they've always felt comfortable to wear anywhere. I might not be a "professional thrill seeker", but I do wear these more than 53 days a year and they hold up to everything I can give them.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Another Well Made Product

PostedJanuary 24, 2014
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luvuback
Location: New York, NY
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
After figuring out the belt buckle, this bathing suit stays on while swimming, fits well, dries quickly, is lightweight, and fashionable. I highly recommend this product.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Short
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3 / 5
3 / 5

satisfactory product

PostedJanuary 23, 2014
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steve111
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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I purchased these shorts for use during kayaking. I ordered two pair, but have returned one pair. The tan pair are excellent, fit well and meet my needs. However, the second pair which appeared much darker green on the web, arrived a very different green, a color which i would not wear. I have returned this pair for a refund.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Features I wish these shorts had

PostedJanuary 22, 2014
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skipdog
Location: seattle
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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3 / 5
3 / 5
I was hoping these were the same, or similar shorts to what I already had. The ones I have had a mesh lining, separate of the pockets. While this pair does have a zippered separate pocket, I really preferred the other version. I actually cut out the mesh lining but still had the quick drying pockets. Overall, pretty happy to have these, though. I have a lot of Columbia stuff, and appreciate the quality!!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

very good

PostedDecember 19, 2013
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ignite
Location: Buffalo, NY
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
good fit, good quality.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice outdoors/sport short

PostedDecember 9, 2013
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CaboJack
Location: CA
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice pair of shorts, great material and wear. I wish this item was sold by the waist size in inches rather than SM, M, L. XL etc. which makes fitting harder. M was to small for me and L was too big!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

shorts

PostedNovember 20, 2013
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bajaal
Location: san diego,ca
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
great product, very well made , holds up well
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Daily Wear!

PostedNovember 12, 2013
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Ombaby
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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 just about everything I do: walk, hike, workout, chores & errands. Indestructible and comfortable.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

dan17

PostedNovember 11, 2013
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dan17
Location: sarasota florida
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I'm a 34-35 waist and a medium fit perfect.
Only complaint is they could use back pockets.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

5 Star - U can easily Wear as Shorts a +++

PostedOctober 21, 2013
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VentureUp1983
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice long shorts. Hub runs corporate adventures and used to wear those heavy double-seated Patagonias. These days Columbia's long "swim" shorts are sturdy enough and look good enough to wear as shorts, as hub does year-round, even in winter weather.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent quality

PostedOctober 7, 2013
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MarkS
Location: Orange County,California
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These shorts are well made and great for everyday use.
Bought for travel and they worked perfect!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Short
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Men's Palmerston Peak Shorts

PostedSeptember 14, 2013
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Anonymous
Location: Corpus Christi, 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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3 / 5
3 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
Columbia needs to re-think and go back to the original design of these shorts. So if you are trying to replace your original shorts with these .. I would not recommend .. they will fall short in comparison.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

comfort plus

PostedSeptember 13, 2013
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Jazzman58
Location: Houston, Texas
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
I really enjoy these shorts. Light weight and really comfortable. The only thing is I wish it had a back pocket.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

palmerton peak shorts

PostedAugust 24, 2013
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pajoe99
Location: olyphant, pa
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
... just a great pair of stylish water shorts with an exceptional wear factor for everyday usage :-)
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

overall good

PostedAugust 15, 2013
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cdh01
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
Good pair of water shorts. great for working out. Elastic waistband needs more elastic
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Short
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1 / 5
1 / 5

NO BACK POCKET

PostedJuly 26, 2013
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THEJAGGERMAN
Location: NEW YORK, NY
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
Quality
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
THERE IS NO BACK POCKET. TOO FEW POCKETS.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Short
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

A functional 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
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Very comfortable and functional.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice basic water short, good quality

PostedJuly 19, 2013
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eronje
Location: Mississippi
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit me in waist but are narrow and tight in the legs/butt. But, that is typical of Columbia in my experience.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Short
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Not enough pockets

PostedJuly 17, 2013
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sunshine2615
Location: Henderson, NV
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
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
These shorts have only 3 pockets. You can not tell this from the picture or the detail description of the shorts. I previously purchased shorts similar to these but they had 5 pockets, I thought these were the same from the picture. However, there are no back pockets and only the 1 cargo pocket shown, none on the other leg. I was quite disappointed when I received these shorts. Also I can not find the shorts I purchased before on the current website. I really liked the shorts I purchased with the 5 pockets, what a bummer that they are no longer available.
I do not recommend this product.
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No back pocket?
Posted July 30, 2013
I've been looking for the same Columbia 5 pocket water shorts that I purchased previously. Retailers didn't have them so I came directly to Columbia only to find they do not offer any mesh lined water shorts with cargo pockets anymore. That is a shame. They were really a great design and I really like those shorts.
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