Columbia PFG Brewha Short - Men's


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If fishing and boating are part of your life, then you'll appreciate the Columbia PFG Brewha Shorts for men. As part of Columbia's Performance Fishing Gear line, these shorts combine casual cotton twill style with technical features geared toward anglers.

The 100% cotton fabric and cargo short styling give the Brewhas a great blend of laid back ruggedness, while the 7.5-inch inseam falls above the knee for great mobility. The front cargo pockets are made for easy entry and storing must-have fishing tackle. You'll also find a zippered security pocket on the rear and a side-mounted utility or pliers pocket. The waist features an elastic back and belt loops, so you can find the fit that is right for you. You even get Omni-Shade UPF 50 sun protection to fend off sunburn.

Make the best of your days on the water with the Columbia Men's Brewha Shorts.


  • Fabric: 100% cotton
  • Omni-Shade® UPF 50 sun protection
  • Elastic at back of waistband
  • 2 front slant pockets
  • 2 hook and loop pockets in front
  • Zippered security pocket
  • Pliers pocket in back
  • Authentic fit
  • Inseam: 7.5 in

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Review Summary

4.9 out of 5

28 Reviews

  • Build quality: 8
  • Great design: 8
  • Great value: 8
  • Lasts forever: 4

  • baggy fit: 1
  • color: 1
  • could use more belt-loops: 1
  • no right hip pocked (where i usually put my wallet: 1
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 4.8 / 5
Durability: 4.8 / 5
Fit: 3.8 / 5

28 Ratings & Reviews

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

The Best, Most Comfortable Shorts I've Ever Owned
May 01, 2012

The Columbia Brewha Shorts are the most comfortable shorts that I have ever owned. They wear well and dry relatively fast. Lots of storage. I enjoy fishing the flats off if Sanibel Island and I'm always looking for confortable shorts with lots of storage. These fit the bill.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Great value, Cons: could use more belt-loops
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 4 / 5

very comfortable
July 31, 2012

A nice, lightweight baggy short. I'm a 38 and a large is loose on my waist. I'll wear these for yard work, hiking, and kayaking, but they look good enough for casual wear as well.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Great value, Cons: no right hip pocked (where i usually put my wallet

Very comfortable and well designed.
August 18, 2010

I've been using the Brewha shorts for several years now. The pocket placement and durability is perfect for me.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 4 / 5
from vermont
45-54 yrs

great shorts
June 16, 2011

Love these shorts. I bought a pair of these several years ago that were a quick drying nylon material but they do not appear to make that style anymore. This cotton style is very good however. I am a 33-34 waist and ordered mediums. They appeared a little big at first but after washing and drying they they are perfect. Would definitely buy these again!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Great value

Awesome pockets
November 30, 2009

Love these shorts with the bellowed pockets. You can carry a ton of stuff.

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

Finally, shorts that are short.
August 19, 2011

I bought some of these in flax, sage and fossil, 15 years ago in the mall department store The summers are very long in Houston/ Clear Lake, TX so they got a lot of use. After about 12 years they started showing some wear/tear damage. One of the main things I like about them was the short inseam and the way they looked on a late '50s guy, 5' 9" tall and in pretty good shape looked in them. I looked everywhere but could not find the 7" inseam version, because long and baggy was the in thing. I finally decided to hit the web and see if I could find them. I just ordered and received one pair. Fits perfect......looks great. Going back for more now that I know where to find them. These shorts are great for casual dress dates, boating/sailing, biking, hiking.......basically you'll find me in one color or another with nylons t-shirts or Hawaiian shirts all day, most every day in the summertime.

Pros: Great design
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
FitClothes: 4 / 5

A Bit Large and Flared Out
April 03, 2012

The looks are great with two exceptions. The fit is large and baggy and the general shape is like an "A". I like them enough to try again with a smaller size, a M instead of my usual L.

Pros: Great value, looks great, Cons: baggy fit

Long Lasting
July 18, 2010

Great shorts at a great price. These shorts will last for years.

Great Shorts
May 13, 2010

Great shorts, great service, and fast delivery.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
Ed Heaton

from Central Oregon
35-44 yrs

Good fit and highly functional
December 23, 2011

These shorts fit great. It took me a few different Columbia styles to find one that fit me right. I'm built like a truck, short legged and stocky. So regularly it's difficult to find a pair of shorts, or pants for that matter, that fit right. The pockets are in the right places and carry everything. The color selection is palatable. Seem like they will last me a few years of wear and tear.

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

Comfortable and functional
May 17, 2010

These shorts are comfortable and pockets offer many options to carry personal items.

Great Pair of Shorts
June 04, 2009

Fit for casual or outdoor wear. Absolute comfort.

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

been looking for these for quite some time!
May 07, 2011

My husband swears by these shorts...We live in Las Vegas and he wears them year round...the stretch waistband adds comfort and ease of movement..thank you altrec for carrying them.

Fit perfectly
May 25, 2010

Nice shorts.. very comfortable.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Colorado
55-64 yrs

Good service
November 22, 2012

Bought the shorts because I lost weight and my old columbia's would not fit. I ordered them on a Thursday received them on the next Monday superior service. If they wear half as good as my old ones I will be very pleased. I wasn't sure about the size but went buy the sizing guide it was dead on. You saved my cruise, just can't find shorts in November in Colorado. Thank again.

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

Great shorts but run large
July 01, 2009

These shorts are comfortable, functional and oh so "Florida Keys"! Terrific for the beach, hanging around the house in a t-shirt and flip flops or dressing-up with a button down for the evening out. They will shrink some but know they seem to run a bit large.

great buy
January 24, 2010

these shorts are durable, fit as described, and you can carry everything you need in all the pockets.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from RI
Over 65 yrs

brewha blue
July 25, 2012

wonderful shorts; have 3 pairs, and can't wait to get my new order which will give me the 4th; this brand wears forever and is the ultimate in comfort.

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

Great fit, very comfortable and stylish
August 17, 2010

These shorts fit great and are perfect for fishing or casual wear. Plenty of pocket space and the length is just right, fit just above the knee. Lots of room for your fishing gear.

ComfortShoes: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from washoe valley nevada
Over 65 yrs

wonderful in every way
October 10, 2010

This is the second pair of these shorts I have had. The first pair lasted for years and is still wearable. They fit great and have lots of pockets. The newer ones are an improvement for travel as all of the pockets are pick-pocket safe.

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

Comfortable and Durable
August 30, 2010

These shorts are very comfortable. I like the strong rugged material. It feels durable and long lasting. I purchased these shorts because I liked the color and the design. The waist is a little loose for a size medium, but it's only a minor complaint. I am pleased with the purchase overall.

These are the most comfortable shorts I have every owned
June 22, 2010

I now have 4 pair. They are like an old pair of jeans from day 1. They hit above the knee. I want a pair of shorts... not capris. Most shorts these days are below the knee. This hit about and inch above the knee... real shorts for a change. what a concept.

Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Southern California
45-54 yrs

Great Choice!
October 30, 2012

The quality was great. Durability was the same as the shorts I have bought from this brand in the past. The fit was relaxed without being to baggy. The only thing I noticed was that the colors were not as I thought they would be. They were not the same as before or as they appeared on the website. Overall I was very satisfied and will be buying several more pairs for my husband. He wears these shorts everyday since he retired to go on walks, camp and to do yard work.

Pros: Lasts forever, Cons: color

Durable and long lasting
October 29, 2009

My first pair I purchased 3 years ago and they are still going strong. Very comfortable and functional. Just ordered 3 more pair. I'm set for life.

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

September 16, 2011

Bought these to replace a 5 year old pair that I've beaten to death (but they're still functional). The fabric is tough without being heavy, and the pockets are in exactly the right places. I'm 6'2" and the large size falls a few inches above my knee. Good for climbing, working and anything else where a longer length would get in the way.

Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever

Great shorts
October 07, 2009

I am a big fan of Columbia products, and the Brewha shorts are no exception. I ordered two pair for my girlfriend as well, and she loves them as much as I do.

Very comfortable and well built.
May 20, 2010

Very comfortable and well built. I have a couple from 3 years ago and they are still going strong. Recommended.

Wear Like Iron
October 01, 2009

These are my "go to" shorts. Pockets for everything, just don't put your cellphone in the side pliers pocket, tough to get out.

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Carbon, Carbon-16, Mud, Sage, Stone, Suede, Washed Indigo, Mud-16 and Sage-16.

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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