Columbia Lander Short - Men's


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Stay out longer in these performance shorts with UPF protection.


  • 100% cotton Ridge™ cloth, garment enzyme sandwashed
  • Side zip-closed security pocket
  • Gusset detail
  • Feature detail on interior printed pocket bag
  • Authentic Fit:Not too fitted, not too loose.
  • UPF 50:UPF 50+ rated products provide excellent sun protection, according to standards set by the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC).
  • Omni-Tech Laminate:Omni-Tech laminate is applied to the base fabric and all seams are sealed with a waterproof tape. Makes for a very durable garment.
  • Inseam: 9"

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Review Summary

4.9 out of 5

25 Reviews

  • Great value: 8
  • Great design: 7
  • Ease of use: 6
  • Lasts forever: 6

  • needs back pocket velcro: 1
  • nothing bad to say about these shorts: 1
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Durability: 4.9 / 5
Fit: 3 / 5

25 Ratings & Reviews

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
from South Kaua'i and Truckee, CA
45-54 yrs

My Favorite Day to Day Shorts
June 19, 2011

Alternating between living in the mountains and the islands, I'm in shorts daily. The Lander Shorts have all the features I need for much of what I do daily whether it's for work or recreation or just running errands. The pocket design is great for everyday and travel use. I use the cell phone pocket and the zippered security pockets all the time. This is my second pair of these shorts (I've worn some holes into the first pair after a few years) and I love the ability to get the shorter length inseam. I don't like feeling shorts on my knees. The gusseted crotch is great for me too since I have big thighs and am always moving around a lot in my daily life. Super comfortable and good looking too. I love em!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Great value, pocket design
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Tampa, FL
25-34 yrs

Great shorts
June 18, 2011

My husband and I have been trying to buy him a pair of shorts, but we could never find a pair that we both loved. He has a pair of old Columbia shorts that we would always compare to, so I decided to get him a couple of these. They fit and look great. I would definitely buy some more if needed. Columbia shorts last a really long time and they look super!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever
ComfortShoes: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 4 / 5

Still great
October 07, 2010

When my venerable old Landers finally wore out, I was pleasantly surprised to find they were still being made. This new version is as rugged and comfortable as the old, with a few tweaks, like a better snap. Still has the zippered security pocket, but no velcro closures on the back pockets. They fit a little big, but not a whole size off. A great short for everyday and for the outdoors.

Pros: Build quality

Pretty good shorts
September 08, 2009

I bought two pairs of Lander shorts. I had never worn this brand of shorts before. I read in other reviews that they were generously cut in the waist and wasn't sure if my normal size 36 would require a smaller size. So I took a chance and ordered one size 35 and one size 36. The size 36 shorts were made in India and seem to have been made to higher quality standards than the size 35 shorts made in Cambodia. Both are essentially OK, though they both have a bit too much room in the seat, so they are a bit baggy. They seem reasonably sturdy, though, and I'm not such a clothes horse that it matters that much to me. The small pocket on the front of the right leg seems to be designed for either a phone or a pocket knife and could be handy while hiking, I suppose. But it might have been better to slant the pocket in a different direction, as it seemed possible that my phone could slide out when I'm seated. It didn't happen, though, in the two times I put my phone there. Since then I have put it in an inside pocket. The zippered pocket is up front and I would also prefer to also have a button or zipper on one of the back pockets, as I am accustomed to putting my wallet there. But, as I noted, overall they are pretty good.

Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

December 09, 2010

Bought these for my husband after he wore the last pair until they fell apart (now they're his painting/house shorts!). They're great and last forever!

Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from San Diego, CA
45-54 yrs

October 18, 2010

These shorts are great for hiking and other outdoor activities. The price was great.

Pros: Build quality, Great value

Great shorts
May 25, 2009

Great look and feel. Nice side pocket for cell phone. Size runs about 1/2" large. Altrec webiste has 2 of the colors reversed "tin" and "alpine" so be careful ordering.

Great fit, right length, rugged - no nonsense shorts.
April 13, 2010

Soft but VERY strong fabric, excellent fit, VERY PRACTICAL and can be worn ALMOST anywhere. Play, hiking, just walking about - perfect for many occasions. Would buy again in a heartbeat!

Great pair of shorts!
June 09, 2010

I used these shorts for a trip to Europe. They have a great fit and are very comfortable. Did not wrinkle when packed in a suitcase like other shorts I took. Zippered security pocket worked well for traveling.

Excellent Flat Front Shorts
August 15, 2010

I normally wear pleated shorts but I decided to try Columbia Lander shorts. These are the most comfortable flat front shorts I have ever worn. The zip security pocket is excellent for credit cards or cash. Great product..

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5
35-44 yrs

Great Walking Shorts
March 31, 2011

The leg pocket is PERFECT for an iPhone. The 11" inseam is a great length. Love the fit and function of these shorts. I have four pair. They are my only non-workout, non-swim shorts.

Pros: Great design, Lasts forever, Ease of use, Great value

Good fit and Quality
April 29, 2010

I like the small side pocket for glassess

Great Sturdy Short
April 29, 2010

I love these shorts especially for the beach and camping. Lots of pockets and study. Great for flashlight, spare change, keys with the zip up side pocket. Wrinkle free and study.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from NYC
35-44 yrs

Like ROC shorts but better
June 27, 2011

I've loved the Columbia ROC Pants and Shorts for years, particularly for the side leg pocket which fits a thin cell phone. The Lander Pants and Shorts are similar to ROC, but the side leg pocket is over the side seam instead of behind it. This means I don't sit on my cell phone like I used to with the ROC pants, and the pocket is now wide enough to fit a larger cell phone. Brilliant! I give both the pants and shorts plenty of abuse and they last me several seasons.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Great value

Best pair of shorts I've ever owned
August 14, 2010

The title says is all. Stylish, soft, comfortable from an excellent company at a great price.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Michigan
55-64 yrs

March 25, 2011

My husband has wore these Lander shorts for about 10 years, we were having a hard time finding them until now, we purchased 3 pair and am going to purchase 3 more pair, he wears them golfing and everywhere. They are made very well with a great color selection. He is 6'1",195 lbs. He wears 36 with 9" length

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value

Perfect pair of shorts!
May 05, 2010

These shorts are very comfortable. The pockets are set up perfectly. They offer a lot of cargo space without the 'cargo shorts' look.

Great shorts with 9
October 01, 2009

Shorts are gusseted and very comfortable for everyday use. The shorts also have a shorter inseam than most of the shorts that I have been able to find so they don't hang below the knees


Finally - a comfortable pair of shorts!
April 28, 2010

Got 3 pairs of these shorts and they are awesome! Pockets are perfect - especially the zip pocket. I also love Columbia's little separator in the right front pocket - my Blackberry fits snug in there and stays upright. Good price for Altec makes it the perfect pair of shorts.

Great shorts, versatile, comfortable, they last.
September 07, 2009

This is my 3rd or 4th pair of Lander shorts since about 2000 (and I'm ordering several more pair for backup). The gusseted crotch is very comfortable, especially for cycling with the 9" inseam - side pocket is perfect for cell phone - zipped pocket handy for keeping my change out of the way.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
from New Hampshire
55-64 yrs

These shorts are Great.
June 01, 2011

Just ordered 2 pair of the Columbia Lander 9" Shorts. I just love these shorts. Nice tuff fabric. They should last along time. Never had them before, never saw them also. Heavy duty stiching and nice fit and the pockets are nice. Back pockets should have a button or Velcro fastner because they are big and your wallet will fall out.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value, Cons: needs back pocket velcro
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
18-24 yrs

July 25, 2011

These shorts are incredibly durable and comfortable. I wear them while working as a deckhand and for any outdoor activity, work or play. The thing is, these shorts also look good, so I bought a second pair for casual wearing

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value

Good products, slow shipping (but it IS free over $45)
August 25, 2010

Very good, responsive service. I was able to call in and change an order very easily. I would not hesitate to order anything from these guys as long as I did not need it within a few days.

Best shorts ever
August 25, 2010

Through the years, I have been through dozens of cargo shorts. All too often they shrink to nothing and or they have 900 useless pockets....where the pockets are more decoration that for actual pocket use. These shorts have nice deep pockets and the zip up pocket fits my iphone perfectly. These are the most functional shorts I own. Super strong high quality material made to last.

Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

25-34 yrs

very good pair of shorts
June 05, 2011

These are very good shorts, very durable, perfect length. Then fabric is woven together tightly. The fabric is also very strong, but heavy, which can be hot in hot weather, but otherwise no complaints.

Pros: Build quality

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Fossil, Suede, Alpine Tundra, Tank, Tin and Trail.

Available sizes, while supplies last, include size 28, size 30, size 32, size 33, size 34, size 35, size 36, size 38, size 40, size 42 and size 44: 28, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44.

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