Columbia Palmerston Peak Shorts - Men's

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Climb to the top and jump off the cliff into the cool water below, the Men's Columbia Palmerston Peak Shorts love that kind of stuff. These textured nylon shorts are equal parts swim and hike.

The relaxed fit of these classic cargo shorts is the perfect companion to summer fun with their quick-drying nylon fabric making them every bit at home underwater as they are on land. You'll love the elastic waist and built-in webbing belt for finding the perfect fit, with a built-in mesh brief for all-around versatility and performance. Hand pockets and a zippered security pocket on the side keep your car keys secure during that cliff jump, while Omni-Shade fabric serves up UPF 50 sun protection for long days on the river or trail.

Choose either a 9 inch or 11 inch inseam and make the most of your summer with the Columbia Men's Palmerston Peak Shorts.


  • Fabric: 100% textured nylon poplin
  • Omni-Shade® UPF 50 sun protection
  • Classic fit
  • Quick dry
  • Interior mesh brief
  • Inseam length: 9 in, 11 in

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Review Summary

4 out of 5

7 Reviews

  • Build quality: 5
  • Great design: 4
  • Great value: 4
  • Ease of use: 3

  • Bad design: 1
Quality: 4.2 / 5
Durability: 4.2 / 5
Comfort: 4 / 5
Fit: 3.7 / 5

7 Ratings & Reviews

Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
FitClothes: 4 / 5

Columbia: Men's Palmerston Peak shorts.
January 03, 2013

The quality of these shorts is what you would expect from Columbia but they run way too large. I usually wear large but I think a large with this particular short is at a minimun XXL. I ordered 4 pair but had to return them.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Bronx, NY
35-44 yrs

Great shorts
May 24, 2012

Love these shorts.There the same shorts as the snake river, except has 1 less pocket. Perfect for everyday use or as swim shorts. Very light weight with a mesh liner inside.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 1 / 5
Durability: 3 / 5
Quality: 2 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
from Minneapolis, MN
25-34 yrs

A liner? Really?
July 16, 2012

If I want a liner in my sorts I'll pick up a pair of swimming trunks - I'm a boardshort guy, myself. The built-in webbing for the belt was damaged when the shorts arrived. I couldn't tell if it was due to the wicked-sharp teeth in the buckle or if something else happened to it. I can't say much else because they went right back in the mail.

Cons: Bad design
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Oklahoma
18-24 yrs

Columbia: Men's Palmerston Peak Shorts (Product 13
May 21, 2012

Great shorts, very light weight and comfortable. Just what I had in mind for summer outdoor work/play. These are loose fitting and water shedding shorts. They dry in minutes after being soaked. Did I say, these are extremely light in weight. I willl use these for Golf and yard work in 100 degree heat of Oklahoma summers. All features I was looking for at a very good price point.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Great value
FitClothes: 4 / 5
from Richmond, CA
45-54 yrs

Men's Palmerston Peak Shorts
September 28, 2012

Well made construction; comfortable feel and fit; good looking as well. Ordered size medium for my son who will normaly fit in that range -these fit large in the leg openings. Otherwise we are completely satisfied.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
55-64 yrs

Great shorts for the price
August 06, 2012

Quality is standard for a Columbia brand product - Fit is good, color and texture of product very comfortable - Will buy again in another color - I found nothing in the process of this purchase that I would recommend changing - Staff was very helpful via both the phone and the net

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Great value
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5

from Cleveland, Oh
55-64 yrs

Nice for heat wave
July 04, 2012

These are very light shorts that practically have the same effect as a bathing trunks. While comfortable for everyday use in the heat of the summer, if you wind up at the waterfront, you are set to go. I only wish they had a few more pockets.

Pros: Build quality, Performance

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Available sizes, while supplies last, include size xs, size small, size medium, size large, size extra large, size extra extra large, size 4x, size 5x, size 1x, size 2x and size 3x: xs, s, m, l, xl, xxl, 4x, 5x, 1x, 2x, 3x.

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