Columbia Passo Alto Reinforced Shorts - Men's


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The Euros know a thing or two about hiking, so when Columbia says the Men's Columbia Passo Alto Reinforced Shorts were inspired by European trekkers, the shorts might have a few features you'll appreciate as well. Like the 4-way comfort stretch and gusset detail, allowing for long, high steps that don't pinch or bind. Or the Omni-Shield® advanced water and stain repellency, that turns away light rain, spills, and stains. The shorts also provide UPF 50 sun protection, thanks to the use of UV reflectors and UV absorbing elements in the fabric. There is also a host of pockets, several zippered for added security, and all sporting mesh pocket bags. Durability, protection and versatility are hallmarks of a good trekking short, get that and more, with the Passo Alto Reinforced Shorts for men from Columbia.


  • Material: 88% nylon, 12% elastane Super Dolomite Stretch, 88% nylon, 12% elastane Super Rugged Rip
  • Omni-Shield® advanced repellency
  • Omni-Shade® UPF 50 sun protection
  • 4-way comfort stretch
  • Gusset detail
  • Zip-closed security pockets
  • Hook and loop closures
  • Mesh pocket bags
  • Fit: Active
  • Inseam: 10 in

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Review Summary

5 out of 5

2 Reviews

  • Build quality: 2
  • Great design: 2
  • Ease of use: 1
  • Lasts forever: 1

  • expensive: 1
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Durability: 4.5 / 5
Fit: 4 / 5

2 Ratings & Reviews

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Cleveland, Oh
55-64 yrs

Quality shorts
May 15, 2012

I bought these shorts hoping that their quality would be commensurate with different kinds of Columbia shorts that I have purchased in the past. My hopes were exceeded and then some. As customary, Columbia shorts run bigger than your normal size. I ordered a medium when I probably would order a large. No problem. They are extremely comfortable appear to be quite durable. I would recommend them!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Ease of use
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 4 / 5

from Atlanta, GA
35-44 yrs

June 12, 2012

Ever wear shorts with elastic in the waist while you are carrying a backpack and at the end of the day it feels as if you had a cheese grater on your hips? These shorts will help! They have a felt-like material along the inside of the waist and no elastic. They come with a sewn-in adjustable belt to help keep them snug. They are light, dry quickly and have 5 pockets (4 in the front & 1 in the back). 2 front pockets are zippered and the rear has velcro. The fabric is stretchy and moves with you which makes them good for backpacking. The down side is that they are expensive!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Cons: expensive

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Available sizes, while supplies last, include size small, size medium, size large, size extra large and size extra extra large: s, m, l, xl, xxl.

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