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:
3.902 / 5
3.9
 / 
5
(61 reviews) 61
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Rating breakdown 61 reviews
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
5
1 Star
4
48 out of 60(80%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
Review 1 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
Overall Rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5

This products stitching is coming apart after 1 week

PostedJuly 16, 2015
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Bigmike090280
Location: Tavares, Florida
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I've just got these shorts an I've only washed them once an now the stitching on the back side of the shorts are separating. I'm hoping it's just a bad pair cause I really like these shorts. Now I love Columbia Brand just had bad luck with these part of shorts.
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Review 2 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

very good product

PostedJune 26, 2015
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tobye
Location: California, USA
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Tried to order another pair,out of stock
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Needs a back pocket

PostedMay 20, 2015
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Fourfun
Location: Georgia, USA
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I still would have bought the water shorts even if I had noticed they didn't have a back pocket but, that's the only reason they didn't score a solid 5. The quality of Columbia products is always a 5 & being able to order the slightly longer 11 is epic for me.
I'm not a fan of the bulky cotton cargo shorts, and I bought 6 pairs of the water shorts when I saw the price.
I don't kayak in them these days but I wear them to river and back, and pretty much everywhere I go on the weekend and after work. Great Product!!!!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Peak Water Short

PostedApril 9, 2015
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fallingbear
Location: Belmont, NC, USA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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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3 / 5
3 / 5
Function
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3 / 5
3 / 5
Bought this style of short from Columbia 8 years ago and then again 4 years later and again this last month and the fit and quality on the 1st purchase is far superior to the last two purchases. I use these shorts for backpacking and like the light weight and quick dry properties but fit and comfort are not consistent year after year.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Wish they had a back pocket

PostedJanuary 14, 2015
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Colibri2
Location: Venice, FL
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
True to size, comfortable, dry quickly, they perform as advertised. I'll buy another pair in the future. I just wish they had a back pocket.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
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1 / 5
1 / 5

COLUMBIA LET ME DOWN ! ! ! ! !

PostedSeptember 26, 2014
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Drama410
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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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1 / 5
1 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
I'm very disappointed in the two(2) pair of shorts I recently purchased ; in fact , " I gave them away " . No pockets in the back , material is like thin cardboard & the elastic waist band doesn't stretch very much . The last two(2) pair I bought were the same . I thought this time would be different ... so I gave it a shot . My Bad !!! In the past I bought ALL of my shorts from Columbia & they were fantastic ; enough so , that I strongly recommended them & I know for a fact that several people purchased them on my recommendation . I guess I'll just have to be more aware of that old adage " Let The Buyer Beware " .
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Fit could be...

PostedSeptember 21, 2014
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ExHead
Location: Sun Valley, Idaho
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
A bit slimmer and the length a bit shorter. I like the shorts very much. They are comfortable for hiking and water sports. I had them shortened by a couple of inches and that's an improvement. So, my only reservation about them is the fit.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Best for fishing

PostedAugust 16, 2014
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shoaltide
Location: Leesburg 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 spend a lot of time wade fishing rivers is South GA....these shorts are made for fishing....great fit and function .
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Light weight and quick drying

PostedAugust 1, 2014
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Scrib
Location: Fairhope, AL, USA
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I spend over a 100 days a year on the water in a kayak. During the summer these are my go to shorts while on the water. Light weight yet very durable. The material is quick drying which is important to me. My only complaint would be the belt will become loose easily. Other then that these shorts are great.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water 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
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
Quality
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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 11 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
Overall Rating 
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
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
Quality
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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 12 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
Overall Rating 
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
True to Size
Quality
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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 13 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
Overall Rating 
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
True to Size
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 14 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
Overall Rating 
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
Quality
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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 15 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
Overall Rating 
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
True to Size
Quality
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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 16 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
Overall Rating 
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
Quality
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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 17 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
Overall Rating 
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
Quality
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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 18 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
Overall Rating 
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 19 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water Short
Overall Rating 
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 20 for Men's Palmerston Peak™ Water 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
Quality
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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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