Customer reviews for Columbia Women's PFG Brewha™ II Short

Columbia Women's PFG Brewha™ II Short

These rugged shorts are designed for comfort during long hours on the water, with built-in UPF 50 sun protection, an easy-fitting partial elastic waistband, and plenty of pockets for small-items storage.
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4.238 / 5
4.2
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18 out of 21(86%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women's PFG Brewha™ II Short
Review 1 for Women's PFG Brewha™ II Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Very sturdy shorts!

PostedAugust 12, 2015
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Location: Fort Myers, FL
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
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User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
The Brewha II woman's short is great because it is made of heavy duty cotton with big pockets that hold my gardening tools, phone and other items I need for my job.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Women's PFG Brewha™ II Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love em

PostedAugust 12, 2015
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Location: North Myrtle Beach, SC, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Only thing wrong was that stated shipping would be free for joining and that didn't hold true.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women's PFG Brewha™ II Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great shorts

PostedAugust 7, 2015
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Location: southern Oregon
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I like the fabric and fit of the shorts. I have been unable to find this cargo weight fabric at any other store. It is great for backpacking, around the house or shopping. My only complaint is the waist is too big. Size 4 waist says 27 1/2 to 28 1/2 inches. My waist is 30 inches (not quite Scarlet O'Hara) I have worn a size 4 for 45 years, so I ordered a size 4. The shorts fit well, but the waist is 31". So I ripped open the waist and took out 1 1/2 inches of the elastic and stitched up the waist again. Fits great! I ordered 2 more pair and redid the waist in both of them.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Women's PFG Brewha™ II Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect for Any Activity

PostedAugust 2, 2015
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Location: Corvallis, OR
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 bought these shorts to use when gardening. I especially appreciate that the rise is deep enough that, being a mature gardener, I don't have to worry about the shorts falling off and/or riding down when bending over. Thanks, Columbia, for remembering those of us who prefer such coverage when designing pants/shorts!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Women's PFG Brewha™ II Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

A nice short for vacations

PostedJuly 27, 2015
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Location: Myrtle Beach, SC, 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
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
A good pair of shorts. I bought them in three colors for a cruise and they worked out well. They are more expensive than other shorts I have found but the quality is good. The fabric is too heavy for hiking but great for walking and sightseeing. The material does not wrinkle.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Women's PFG Brewha™ II Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Welcome surprise

PostedJune 17, 2015
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Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These were the first shorts I ever ordered on line. I have a pear shape so it is very hard to find shorts that fit properly. These fit great.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Women's PFG Brewha™ II Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Best shorts ever!

PostedDecember 30, 2014
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Location: Alamo, TX, 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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These are the best shorts I have ever had. They fit well and have lots of pockets, something that is lacking with most women's shorts.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Women's PFG Brewha™ II Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Work, outdoors & Bicycling

PostedDecember 24, 2014
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Location: 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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Love shorts by Columbia and always pleased with the comfort and stylish look. Very functional for all the activities I do.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women's PFG Brewha™ II Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Best shorts ever!

PostedDecember 18, 2014
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Location: Texas, 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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This is my second pair of Brewha II shorts.
I love them. They are exactly what I need fishing and also look good for casual outings.
Do not change anything about these shorts.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Women's PFG Brewha™ II Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love these shorts

PostedSeptember 14, 2014
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Location: Stratham, NH, 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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I have ordered the fossil and navy colors in these shorts and wear them all the time. They are not too short and not too long. I do a lot of golfing and the leg pockets are perfect to carry golf tees. The fit is awesome. If they came in green and gray, I would buy more.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Women's PFG Brewha™ II Short
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Impractical Design and Worthless Function

PostedJuly 14, 2014
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Location: Texas
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
Columbia took a perfectly designed product for in the old 2012-2013 PFG Brewha™ II Short and replaced it with a version that can be purchased at any sports outlet for a much cheaper price. This new shorts design is not in keeping with what I believe to be the strongest asset of Columbia sportswear......rugged and practical!!! The old design provided much more storage for necessary items (ie., cell phone or other emergency item in the side pouch pocket, front thigh pockets perfect for power bars or minor first aid items, rear zip pocket for ID's and contact information).
Columbia caved and produced a product that any female outdoor enthusiast would reject and go back to the old fanny pack for storage!!!!
Useless!!!!!
I do not recommend this product.
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onJune 14, 2015
I too have been looking for the 2012 version of the PFG Brewha @II short. Although it may not be good for Columbia's business, the quality and fit are superior. We aren't all tall and slender. Please bring back the older style.
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Review 12 for Women's PFG Brewha™ II Short
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Not the Brewha II of 2012, 2013

PostedApril 21, 2014
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Location: New Mexico
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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1 / 5
1 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
I want the 2012 2013 design. I loved the fit, the pockets on the front, and the perfect phone pocket on the hip. That style also had the right length and the right height above the hip. Bring back the original brewha 2.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Women's PFG Brewha™ II Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Bruha runs small

PostedJanuary 3, 2014
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Location: Hilo Hawaii, Big Island
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I am normally an extra large in most shorts. These must run small because they did not fit at all. I liked them and would have used them but instead gave them to my daughter who is on the small size of a large.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Women's PFG Brewha™ II Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

great

PostedNovember 29, 2013
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Location: San Angelo, Texas
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I am a rural mail carrier in Texas, and wear shorts about eight months of the year.
Bought the same style 2 or 3 years ago, and love them.
Fit great, comfortable, wash well and no iron.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Women's PFG Brewha™ II Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

I ordered one in every color!

PostedSeptember 9, 2013
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Location: Florida
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 are great. The durability is so good - similar ones have lasted years of heavy use. I like the medium length as it is hard to find shorts that are not Bermudas or short shorts. They are casual enough to go hiking and play sports, but I would wear them with a nice blouse to a summer party. Thanks Columbia for providing such great consistency in your products!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Women's PFG Brewha™ II Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Another style to try if you love the Brewah short.

PostedAugust 11, 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
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I love the original Brewah PFG short. But this is a good alternative. I want to see you produce it in Denim. Not a stupid skirt. I want the denim short to return. The short is good looking, a little more tailored. Good fit and comfortable. Not too short.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Women's PFG Brewha™ II Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Flattering utility short

PostedJuly 23, 2013
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Location: Cincinnati, OH
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
The fabric of these shorts is nice and substantial, not light weight, can be dressy or casual. The small amount of elastic in the waist help the fit so there's no gapping in back and make it a flattering fit. The pockets are a plus - nice and deep for holding cell phones and other necessities.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Women's PFG Brewha™ II Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

great working shorts

PostedJuly 11, 2013
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Location: Santa Cruz
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
useful pockets, sturdy construction, perfect for working in the nursery in the summer.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Women's PFG Brewha™ II Short
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Not As Rugged;Rise Is Too Short

PostedMay 24, 2013
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Location: Sartoga Springs, NY
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
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I've ordered this short before, but this version of it is a pale version of the original, which was made of a tougher, more rugged fabric. Also, the rise seems to be shorter, and it is just not as comfortable. (I am 5'3' and weigh 130.) Also, what happend to the extra pocket? I'll wear these, but they fall short of th usual standards for ruggedness and function that I have come to expect from Columbia.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Women's PFG Brewha™ II Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Brewha Shorts

PostedApril 16, 2013
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Location: Dallas, Texas
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Love these shorts - durable, comfortable, good fit... Will buy more. Great outdoor, active short.
I would recommend this product.
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