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.
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4.189 / 5
4.2
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5
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32 out of 36(89%)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
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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 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
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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
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 3 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
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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 4 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
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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 5 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
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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 6 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
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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 7 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
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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
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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 8 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
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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 9 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
Quality
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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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Review 10 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

My favorite all around every day shorts for work and play.

PostedAugust 11, 2013
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whataday
Location: MA & FL for 6 months each.
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 these shorts daily until they wear out most every day for work & play and then they become my work shorts until they disintegrate.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great shopping experience

PostedAugust 9, 2013
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lfksjk
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
All's well with shopping online with Columbia.
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Review 12 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Brownsmead II Shorts

PostedJuly 26, 2013
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busybeemom
Location: Hamilton, Ohio
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
I purchased these shorts for my husband to work in. His company provides him a company polo shirt and he needed shorts that were professional looking but comfortable for his job. These shorts fit very well and are true to size. They hold their shape well but are very comfortable and he looks great!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Brownsmead II Shorts

PostedJuly 25, 2013
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Columbia11
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I like these shorts a lot. My only complaints, or maybe suggestions would be to have waist sizes in one inch increments. The 32" waist is a little too big for me and the 30" is too small. Also, I would like an 8" inseam version of this short as well. Otherwise, I've had a pair for over two years, wear and wash frequently, and still holding up. Just bought two new pairs, in spite of my suggestions above.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Collect Man

PostedJuly 9, 2013
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Terry54
Location: Franklin, TN
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
The product is just what I was looking for. Hard to find inseams of 8 inches as I prefer my short to sit above the knee. Would definitely recommend this product to anyone.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Comfortable, good fit, and wears well

PostedJuly 8, 2013
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HappyMan
Location: Andover, MA
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
Best fitting cargo shorts I have found, very comfortable but rugged enough to last a long time through many laundry cycles. I wear them in my workshop but also keep some for recreation & socializing.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Short inseam for short people

PostedOctober 15, 2012
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j1m12
Location: Centennial, CO
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Good cargo type short with a shorter inseam for those of us who need/prefer that. Some have said this size runs a little large; mine was not the case.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Tight in the rear

PostedSeptember 8, 2012
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SGMChip
Location: Pensacola, FL
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
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I have gained some weight since I retired so I ordered 42 waist because my other pair of Columbia shorts fit well. The new ones are a bit small in the rear. I would like to see a few more bealt loops too. Otherwise they are great.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Very pleased

PostedAugust 21, 2012
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WQ3296
Location: Bristol, RI
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
Product was "as advertised" and at a fair price. Good value in my opinion: as usual with Columbia products.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Comfotable short

PostedAugust 20, 2012
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SeattleErrandRunner
Location: Seattle,Wa
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
Serves the purpose for purchase.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Men’s Brownsmead™ II Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Hard to find shorts like these

PostedAugust 19, 2012
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azbiker
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ 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
I shopped for shorts at a half-dozen department and sporting goods stores trying to find shorts that would not hit me at/or below the knee. It seems all the shorts are trying to copy board shorts that are like the pedal pusher shorts my sisters wore when I was a child. These come in 8 inch inseam and that places the hem about an inch above my knees...perfect. I had to send back the 34 inch waist that I ordered as they actually measured 36 inches. Reordered the 32 inch waist and it measures 34. Order a size smaller than you do in your other shorts.
I live in Phoenix, AZ and live in shorts during the summer. I have only worn these two days, but they appear to be well made and other than the incorrect waist size, they look to be perfect every day wear.
I would recommend this product.
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