Columbia Brownsmead II Short - Men's


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Tough and ready to wear with worn-in softness, the Columbia Brownsmead II Shorts for men are as functional as they are stylish.

Made from supple, stonewashed cotton, these cargo shorts offer UPF 50 protection for those long, sunny days outside. A total of 6 pockets give you plenty of storage options for your every-day-carry essentials from tools to tackle to flashlight, wallet and duct tape. Columbia's Authentic Fit makes these shorts casual and loose without giving them an overly baggy look.

Whether you're out in the ol' back 40 working on a big yard-improvement project or down on the beach for a clambake, you'll be looking good and ready for any adventure in the Columbia Men's Brownsmead II Shorts.


  • Fabric: 100% Cotton twill garment enzyme stonewashed
  • Omni-Shade® UPF 50 sun protection
  • Pockets: 2 front pockets, 2 side cargo pockets, 2 back welt pockets
  • Authentic fit
  • Inseam: 8 in, 10 in

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Review Summary

4.9 out of 5

7 Reviews

  • Build quality: 5
  • Great design: 5
  • Great value: 4
  • Lasts forever: 3

  • Cost: 2
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Durability: 4.7 / 5
Fit: 3.2 / 5

7 Ratings & Reviews

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5

August 15, 2011

These are a great pair of shorts. They fit well and are extremely comfortable. I love the storage space in the pockets, perfect for extra golf balls, tees and scorecard. Highly recommended.

Pros: Great design
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Chattanooga, TN
18-24 yrs

My new favorite short
June 05, 2012

I bought two pairs of these shorts and boy were my expectations surpassed. They are extremely comfortable, soft, and fit better than any other short I own. I enjoy these shorts so much I am probably going to buy two more pairs. Makes for a great casual short, but is also good for more strenuous activities.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, comfortable, Cons: Cost
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

35-44 yrs

Men's Brownsmead II Short
April 03, 2012

It's best one ever I buy it. it's very comfortable to wear. and going to order more of that 32" shorts, These Cargo pocket's great assets one. You won't regret it once you got one. I have been use it and use that products all time. It's simple best one.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Cons: Cost
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
from Keene NH
55-64 yrs

Great product
June 12, 2011

I've been looking for shorts for years that I would be 100% satisfied with. I went on line (for the first time) and purchased the Columbia Brownsmead II short (size 30 8" inseam) and they fit perfectly. I purchased (4) of them. The quality, design and cost were exactly what I was looking for. I'd recommend the product. Thank you Altrec.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 3 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
from Minneapolis, MN
25-34 yrs

Great Shorts
July 16, 2012

These shorts are very comfortable. I've used them belaying all day and didn't have any discomfort (not from the shorts anyway). They look great too. One design flaw is that the gussets in the cargo pockets tend to catch on low cabinet and drawer handles. So just make sure you stay in the great outdoors with these on.

Pros: Build quality, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Florida
25-34 yrs

Love the Shorts
January 02, 2012

I had bought two pairs of these before going on a two week vacation to Greece and Italy. I loved them so much that when I got back I ordered 3 more. They are very light, comfortable, durable and overall not too expensive. They also fit quite well and true to form. I also love that I can keep a Kindle Touch in one of the cargo pockets very comfortably. Definitely recomended.

Pros: Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 4 / 5
from Northern VA
55-64 yrs

Excellent shorts -sizes run a little large
June 07, 2012

I had been looking for cargo shorts with 8" inseam of high quality at a great price. These shorts met all those expectations when I saw them online and when they arrived. However I had to exchange them with for one size smaller because they seem to run one size larger than stated. Product is wonderful. I would recommend it to others. Altec made return and exchange easy. Very satisfied.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Great value

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Available sizes, while supplies last, include size 28, size 30, size 32, size 34, size 36, size 38, size 40, size 42, size 44 and size 46: 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46.

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