Customer reviews for Columbia Men's Ultimate ROC™ Cargo Short

Columbia Men's Ultimate ROC™ Cargo Short

A rugged outdoor cargo short in a soft, sandwashed fabric, the Ultimate Roc Cargo is outfitted with UPF 50 sun protection and an advanced water repellency treatment that shields you from rain and stains alike.
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31 out of 35(89%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's Ultimate ROC™ Cargo Short
Review 1 for Men's Ultimate ROC™ Cargo Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Comfortable

PostedMarch 19, 2012
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Location: 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
These are exactly what I was hoping for. They fit great and are perfect to wear on the weekends. They are longer, so I would not recommend them as "nice" shorts (i.e. what you could wear to work or golfing). They are great to wear after work or just hanging out with friends. Quality is amazing, very strong, and feel great.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men's Ultimate ROC™ Cargo Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Shorts

PostedFebruary 27, 2012
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Location: Jacksonville, FL
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Too pricey, bought two pair same size, one fit perfect the other just a little tight! Hope they don't shrink!
Conditions: Sunny, Hot
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men's Ultimate ROC™ Cargo Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

? ----> :-)

PostedApril 11, 2012
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Location: Bangalore, India
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
Have always been skeptical of buying clothes online. Maybe I should get less so with Columbia. Am delighted with the cargo shorts I bought. The fit was great, are very comfortable and the material felt really amazing. Even had a minor mishap where a lot of water accidentally fell on the shorts and it just beaded off like water off a ducks back. Very pleased with the purchase.
Activities: Trail, Other, Vacation
Conditions: City, Humid, Cement/Asphalt, Muddy, Hot
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men's Ultimate ROC™ Cargo Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Shorts!

PostedApril 16, 2012
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Location: New Harmony, Utah
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
Comfortable, functional, Columbia quality. What's not to love!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men's Ultimate ROC™ Cargo Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Omni-shield works

PostedJune 17, 2012
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Location: Cameron, 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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
When I bought these I pretty much ignored the omni-shield, assuming it was a marketing scheme. The shorts are comfortable and fit well. I noticed the omni-shield works after I dropped the contents of a bean burrito in my lap. A laundry soap directly on it before a wash and there were no stains. Will be buying more of these for sure.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men's Ultimate ROC™ Cargo Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Product is very comfortable and well made.

PostedJune 28, 2012
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Location: NH
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
Shorts are really comfortable. They have great storage and are well made but are not as heavy or bulky as some shorts. They are cooler for summer weather. The material is softer and wears really well. I normally wear a size 34 waist and found these to be true to size , ordered 34.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men's Ultimate ROC™ Cargo Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Ultimate ROC Cargo Short

PostedJune 25, 2012
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Location: Las Vegas, NV
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 shorts--I just bought a second pair . They are extremely comfortable and look great around town or on the hiking trails.
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Review 8 for Men's Ultimate ROC™ Cargo Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Shorts

PostedJuly 25, 2012
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Location: IL
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
I was having trouble finding a 35 waist as I'm in between sizes. I found these and they fit great. In addition the fabric is nice and light yet durable. I would buy these shorts again without hesitation..
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men's Ultimate ROC™ Cargo Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Shorts

PostedJuly 6, 2012
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Location: Knoxville, Tn
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 will be purchasing more of these shorts. I like the fit the size of the pockets and the material. They are very comfortable to wear.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Men's Ultimate ROC™ Cargo Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

quality

PostedJuly 10, 2012
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Location: ny
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
unfortunately I had to exchange this product because I ordered the shorts to big. Waiting for new shipment. Wore these in the past and they are excellent
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men's Ultimate ROC™ Cargo Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Awesome stain/water /sweat resistant cargo shorts

PostedJuly 28, 2012
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Location: Chicago, I:
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
These shorts are great! They are water/stain/sweat resistant and great for super hot summers in Chicago. I would highly recommend for everyday and for outdoor/hiking. Please don't stop making these and make more summer clothes with Omni Shield.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men's Ultimate ROC™ Cargo Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Ultimate ROC shorts - easily my new favorite pair of shorts!

PostedSeptember 12, 2012
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Location: Virginia
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These shorts are very light yet durable. Great to lounge around in, go hiking in or head out o. The town. Most comfortable pair of shorts I have owned in years! Plan on buying another pair
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Men's Ultimate ROC™ Cargo Short
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Comfortable and functional, but overpriced.

PostedSeptember 8, 2012
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Location: Oregon
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
You can get an equivalent cargo short at a much better price from other vendors.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Men's Ultimate ROC™ Cargo Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great shorts

PostedSeptember 22, 2012
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Location: Rockport, 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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I really like these shorts!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Men's Ultimate ROC™ Cargo Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Good fit and great quality, but a snap?

PostedOctober 26, 2012
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Location: Northern 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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4 / 5
4 / 5
As with any Columbia product, these shorts are durable and styled well. The only issue I have is that they use the snap closure on the waist instead of a button. I have several Columbia shorts that have this, but for those of us that tend to be really active and move and stretch a lot in them, the snap keeps popping open. I don't have that problem with the button closures. My recommendation to Columbia is to use buttons on those clothing items where you expect the person to be active. Other than that, these shorts are great!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Men's Ultimate ROC™ Cargo Short
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Fit like a skirt

PostedFebruary 18, 2013
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Location: Chippewa Falls, Wi
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Very Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Very Large
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
The legs look more like a dress. Have NEVER seen anything like it before. Returned all four pair. Love Columbia so found other Columbia's not so messed up!
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Men's Ultimate ROC™ Cargo Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Shorts are very durable

PostedJune 9, 2013
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Location: Kentucky
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
Great pair of shorts with large cargo pockets.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Men's Ultimate ROC™ Cargo Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Best cargo shorts ever

PostedMay 10, 2013
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Location: Portland OR
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
rugged, plenty of pockets, fits as billed, fabric has great feal
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Men's Ultimate ROC™ Cargo Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

great fit

PostedMay 30, 2013
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Location: Whitehall, Pa
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
great shorts. looking for color Abyss in size 40 but cannot find anywhere
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Men's Ultimate ROC™ Cargo Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great shorts!

PostedJune 30, 2013
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Location: Houston, TX
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
I've been wearing Columbia shorts for many years. I especially like these because they were lightweight, but still seem to very durable. Living in Houston, I'm always on the lookout for lightweight clothing.
I would recommend this product.
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