Customer reviews for Columbia Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short

Columbia Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short

Discover rugged comfort with the Brownsmead. Made of stonewashed cotton twill, these shorts are softer than many cargo shorts on the market. Featuring our strongest UPF 50 sun protection, they’ll keep you covered when the high summer sun beats down and with six pockets total, you’ll always have a place for gadgets and gear.
Overall rating:
4.062 / 5
4.1
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5
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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38 out of 46(83%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
Review 1 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

These shorts are of great quality and comfort.

PostedAugust 27, 2012
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Sammer
Location: Angels Camp, 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
I wear shorts everyday of the year and these shorts look good at a backyard party, the golf course, or at a causal restaurant. The material is soft yet very strong and the quality of workmanship shows very well at the stitching on the pockets, seams and hems. These shorts are very durable as well. I had a few pairs previously that lasted for several years. I purchased 3 pairs and will be buying the other colors that are available. Overall experience: EXCELLENT !
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Casual Short

PostedJune 25, 2015
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cabnat
Location: kalispell, mt
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 non-binding, durable and very comfortable. Will be purchasing in other colors for the summer.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Brownsmead II Shorts

PostedJune 19, 2015
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Debbie717
Location: Hamilton, OH, USA
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
We purchase these shorts every year for my husband to wear to work. They look very professional, wear very well and wash up well. We are completely happy with them.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Buttons come off after 3 wearings

PostedJune 18, 2015
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Tiggertiger
Location: Rochester, MN, USA
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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1 / 5
1 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
Buttons come off after 3 wearings...poor sewing.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Sizing Info Misleading

PostedJune 17, 2015
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WalterDog
Location: Tucson, Arizona
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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3 / 5
3 / 5
I ordered a 36 (my normal size) because the site said it fit small and I thought if it was too small I'd return it for a 38. Actually it was 3"-4" too large in the waist and baggy in the seat and hips, so I returned it. Material and construction seemed good; can't say how it would wear. Now it's no longer available anyway. Be careful with their sizing information. Next time I'll call and ask one of their sales reps about the exact size of a product before buying.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice Shorts

PostedJune 4, 2015
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TeresaNC
Location: North Carolina, USA
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These are lovely men's shorts. I bought them for my husband and they fit excellently. The only complaint I have and the reason I didn't give 5 stars is because the back pockets had no button or velcro for closure. That's an important feature for my husband, which I didn't realize at the time. I'm going to stitch velcro to the pocket openings. I think it's important to know, for those who can't stitch. The fabric seems crisp and durable, very sharp looking. They aren't sloppy looking like some cargo shorts. I will probably order a couple more pairs for him.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great shorts

PostedMay 28, 2015
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BigK
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
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
These are great durable shorts that have survived several years of heavy use in the heat of Georgia.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

good quality

PostedApril 30, 2015
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jason97
Location: Sioux Falls, SD, USA
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
not quite the right fit so returned. Have worn Columbian shorts for years, new styles fit differently.
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Review 9 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect

PostedApril 4, 2015
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EddyMack
Location: Hastings Ne
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
It's not easy for someone my size to find shorts that fit. These are comfortable and feel great.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

The best shorts I have

PostedJanuary 21, 2015
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Joe35
Location: New York, NY, USA
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent material and size.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Good shorts, but low quality

PostedNovember 21, 2014
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ColumbiaUser0000001
Location: USA
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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1 / 5
1 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
I bought these shorts to wear around the house while doing yard work. However they only lasted a year and half before they started ripping at the pockets, and now they have an almost 2 inch tear in the seat. I have cheap shorts from a competitor which have lasted longer. Would not recommend these to anymore.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
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2 / 5
2 / 5

size is not what it should be

PostedOctober 22, 2014
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Joebb
Location: Florida, USA
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
I have these shorts already so I ordered another pair the same size I have and they are not even close to the right size. size 36
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great all around shorts

PostedJune 19, 2014
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Reid
Location: Central Iowa
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
I have three pairs of these shorts. They look and wear great anywhere from the trail to the golf course. One pair has been through four summer seasons and are wearing strong. I wear shorts every day in the summer directing youth camps, so I need clothing that will last.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Best shorts on the market

PostedMarch 22, 2014
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ParamountMatt
Location: Cortez, 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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfortable to wear all day long no matter if your out on the boat or sitting around the house, wont wear anything other than Columbia shorts
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Shorts

PostedFebruary 11, 2014
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HIGGIE
Location: BAKERSFIELD, CA.
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Well made, great looking, great fitting, very comfortable, high quality shorts. Will be buying more colors when they have them in my size. Wish they would make more colors.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

It is perfect short for Florida!!!

PostedOctober 28, 2013
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ralucaberger
Location: Jacksonville, 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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I got this linen short for my husband and he loves it!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent Product

PostedOctober 6, 2013
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BertHealy
Location: Seattle, WA
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Buying clothes without trying them on has been frustrating for years. After repeated purchases from Columbia with consistently excellent quality and fit, this was my first online order. These shorts fit great and the quality was excellent. They have deep pockets and the side pockets are easy to secure and access. Thank you Columbia.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Love these shorts!

PostedSeptember 30, 2013
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JeffK
Location: Chewelah, WA
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 shorts fit and perform perfectly. They are my second pair. The first ones wore well and were comfortable from start to finish. Nice enough to wear to school and weddings as well! (Outdoor weddings anyway!) You won't go wrong with the Brownsmeads!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice Cargo Shorts

PostedAugust 14, 2013
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trek5200
Location: Seattle, WA
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I like everything about these shorts except for the lack of a button, snap, Velcro, or something to close at least one of the hip pockets.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
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2 / 5
2 / 5

gary,Ind.

PostedAugust 12, 2013
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usmc70
Location: Ind.
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
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
Cargo pockets are not as deep as your normal cargo shorts. No closures on back pockets. Easy to lose your wallet.
I do not recommend this product.
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