Customer reviews for Columbia Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short

Columbia Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water 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:
4.014 / 5
4
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5
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Rating breakdown 70 reviews
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
5
1 Star
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57 out of 69(83%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
Review 1 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

The shorts do have great features.

PostedFebruary 7, 2012
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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
However, the waist band had very little elastic. I purchased 3 pair from Sports Authority last year and had to try on at least 10 pair to find three with enough elastic in the band. I have a 36 inch waist, and the 2 pair I purchased on line had very little elastic. I pulled the draw belt as tight as I could but the shorts still were to big. With better quality control on the waist band these could be very good shorts. I will continue to look for these shorts at your retail stores, because they have very good features.
Activities: Other
Conditions: Other
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Swim Shorts

PostedFebruary 18, 2012
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Location: Marathon, Florida
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
Quality
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3 / 5
3 / 5
Function
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I have had similar styled Columbia swim shorts and the fit and function were considerably better.
Activities: Swimming, Fishing - Flats Fishing, Boating, Other, Kayaking, Fishing - Freshwater
Conditions: Sweaty, Sunny, Windy, Humid, Rocky, Hot
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Product is fine.

PostedApril 7, 2012
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Location: Central PA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I would have preferred to have a pocket ion the back for ID, wallet, etc.
Activities: Other
Conditions: Other
I would recommend this product.
+1point
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Review 4 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Missed the Boat

PostedApril 17, 2012
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Location: NY
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
Quality
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3 / 5
3 / 5
Function
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1 / 5
1 / 5
Received these shorts with some other items. The waist was HUGE. I wear a size small. The waist on these was like a medium. The belt could not be taken up enough to fit and even if it did the shorts would have looked like bloomers. I am very disappointed with this item. I have numerous Columbia items that I found excellent in quality and fit. Columbia really missed the boat on this one.
I do not recommend this product.
-1point
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Review 5 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great swim shorts

PostedApril 26, 2012
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Location: Pensacola, FL
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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4 / 5
4 / 5
These shorts are well maede and very practical. Great pocket room and good fit. Dries very quickly! Very comfortable as well.
I would recommend this product.
+2points
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Review 6 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Sizes are horrible

PostedApril 26, 2012
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Location: Madison, MS
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I have several pair of these type shorts from Columbia. I have size Large in all of them and they all fit pretty similar. I ordered my first pair of Palmerston Peak shorts in a Large. I could have wrapped them around me twice. I sent back and got a Medium. I couldn't even squeeze into the medium. There was such a huge variance in the sizes that I don't know how anyone could get a good fit.
I do not recommend this product.
+6points
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Review 7 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect for boating

PostedJune 26, 2012
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Location: Tybee Island, Ga.
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These are going to be great for boating/swimming. Just what I needed. Plan to order a couple of more, in fact.
I would recommend this product.
+1point
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Review 8 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Good shorts but

PostedAugust 19, 2012
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Location: Somers CT
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
The shorts are well made and I like them alot...only thing bad is that there is no back pocket...it's a pain to carry cell phone car keys and wallet in the front pockets.
I would recommend this product.
+3points
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Review 9 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

palmserston peak shorts

PostedSeptember 4, 2012
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Location: walnut cove, nc
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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4 / 5
4 / 5
they are much better wearing than earlier pair of similar shorts. Pocket material provides easier access to items in pockets. Ealier pair keys and other items clung to material and made it difficult to take out of pocket.
I am very happy with this pair and hopefully they will last as long as ealier pairs of nylon and mesh shorts. I LOVE COLUMBIA....
thanks
Bill
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Shorts

PostedSeptember 4, 2012
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Location: Philly
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
They look great, well made. The only complaint is the elastic around the waist is loose.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Good but no back pocket

PostedSeptember 9, 2012
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Location: ST. Thomas, USVI
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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2 / 5
2 / 5
The only thing is they do not have a back pocket. This makes them useless for me. If they would add a Bach Zipper pocket I would buy them all. I live on a Island so the shorts must be good in and out of the water. I use the Snake river style but they are a little long and colors are limited.
I would recommend this product.
+4points
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Review 12 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Awesome Swim Suit

PostedOctober 21, 2012
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Location: Wash,DC
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
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Function
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Shorts are a great look and fit perfect for days on the beach or at the pool. I am 6'1" and I reccomend the 9" length as they sit above the knees and between the waist and hips. Not to mention having pcokets on a swimsuit is great.
I would recommend this product.
+3points
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Review 13 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

great product

PostedNovember 27, 2012
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Location: South 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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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
these shorts are comfortable and fit well.
When wet they dry fast and clean up easy.
I would recommend this product.
+1point
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Review 14 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Tennis Anyone

PostedNovember 30, 2012
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Location: San Diego
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I actually use these shorts for playing tennis. I like the fact that they are lined, and have nice, deep pockets. I find them quite versitile, with a great variety of colors.
I would recommend this product.
+2points
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Review 15 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Quality Swimwear

PostedJanuary 26, 2013
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Location: MI
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
The product was exactly what I was looking for.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Palmerston Peak Shorts

PostedFebruary 12, 2012
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Location: Fairfield, CA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I've purchased several pairs of these shorts (two years ago) and they are of very good quality. The fabric is light, but resistant to tearing and it dries incredibly fast (within 30 minutes after a good dowsing in sunlight or warm atmosphere). They have several very good pockets with which to put valuables while taking part in activities. I would recommend these shorts for boating, fishing, swimming, and other recreational activities. You could even use these for working out. As a matter of fact, I'm ordering a few more of these shorts.
Activities: Swimming, Camping, Boating, Other, Running, Vacation, Fishing - Freshwater
Conditions: Sweaty, Sunny, Windy, Hot
I would recommend this product.
+3points
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Review 17 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Love em

PostedFebruary 14, 2013
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Location: Dingmans Ferry,PA.
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
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
My favorites,comfortable,stylish,and practical. Wish I could wear them year round,but PA is too cold in the winter,maybe I'll move south.Searched lots of stores with no luck,found them on line at Columbia's site,made my day.Love the elastic waist,big pockets,mesh liner, and quick dry.My kind of comfort.
I would recommend this product.
+2points
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Review 18 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

like em

PostedFebruary 26, 2012
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Location: Sacramento
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I have had this short for several years and wore them out. The new ones (I bought 2) are well made and fit well, like the front zippered pocket
Activities: Skiing, Boating, Running
Conditions: City, Sweaty, Hot
I would recommend this product.
+2points
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Review 19 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Just not right

PostedApril 8, 2013
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Location: Prescott, az
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Large
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Way too big and color was misleading, thought it was a lighter slate blue. Nice quality.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Swim Trunks

PostedApril 23, 2013
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Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These babies are awesome!!!!!
I would recommend this product.
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