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Columbia Ultimate Roc Short - Men's

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    • Alpine Tundra
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    17 Reviews

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    The ultimate short for your outdoor endeavors.

    Omni-Shield technology protects the Columbia Men’s Roc Short from dirt and stains when you can’t resist getting too close to nature. Omni-Shade UPF 50 sun protection lets you enjoy the relaxed feel of the Roc, even when shade is scarce. A side zip pocket keeps your keys in place when gravity and thick brush challenge you to a duel and after you’re done harmonizing with Gaia you can head into town and hit your favorite burger spot without looking like a wild man.
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    Great work shorts

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 32
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 170lbs

    Was initially skeptical of the button, but it has held up so far without issues. Fit true to size and not too tight. Soft durable fabric was comfortable yet not too delicate for getting the job done. I've had a lot of Columbia products over the years and they rarely disappoint.

    Workhorse Shorts

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 38
    • Height: 6'7"
    • Weight: 245lbs

    Fit true to size, durable, launder well, one complaint - although a novel idea, the 'canvas rivet' style closure does pop open fairly often, a good old fashioned button closure would be better.

    Great Shorts

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    I've bought a couple pairs of these shorts. Fit true to size. Comfortable. Not an active wear short, but great for every day use.

    It's really good

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 32
    • Height: 5'7"
    • Weight: 146lbs

    I will buy some more in different colors. Lots of pockets, good for hiking, going to the beach, casual summer events

    Fine Shorts

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size

    I love the Ultimate Roc Pants and so I thought why not give the shorts a try?



    While the pants are great for just about every environment I've found (work, hiking, lounging, weddings, etc.), I feel like the shorts are a lot more specific in the settings that they're designed for. Basically, they're dad shorts. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if Columbia found a photo album of my dad wearing shorts from the late 80's to early 90's and designed these shorts to look and feel like what my dad was wearing. The only different is that these have updated pockets.



    Fine shorts, just not for me.

    Shorts

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I may have a different pair, but anyway I bought 7 pair of these shorts for work as a uniform short. Great stuff, cell phone fits in the little lower pocket perfectly. Sizing is spot on a 32 is a 32. No issues with these shorts, Columbia did well with these.

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    Whidbey 2

      Overall good, not great, shorts. Medium plus weight. Loose fit. Snap opens inadvertently at times. button would be better. Good length and pockets. Utility type shorts - not great for hiking or other active sports.

      Hooray- Snap closure

        Love the shorts especially the snap closure. I have difficulty with buttons and these are amazing for me. Very few companies use snaps and these hold closed all day. The fabric is comfortable, great color choices, and true to size.

        Rocs Rock

          Normally I'm not a Columbia guy. I got these because of the price and color. The suede looks awesome. These are incredibly comfortable and look really good. I am very happy with them. They are a little bit big, I got the 30's and normally wear that size. One gripe: a snap instead of button. Otherwise... they are perfect. Hit right above the knee.

          Nice Shorts!

            These shorts are great. Come with a nice water repellant treatment. The small pocket on the left is PERFERT to drop in an iPod Nano, and because of its partially overlapping design, it wont fall out! I dont have any wrinkling issues, just take em out of the dryer promptly and no worries. Think I'm gona grab a couple more pairs.

            Don't waste your money

              The Ultimate Roc Short replaces the original Roc Short. The Ultimate Roc Short does not even come close to the quality and durability of the original. The material is very thin, zippers stick, and wrinkles easily. This is not the quility you would expect from Columbia. If you really like the original and you can find them buy them up. Columbia said they are not making the original any longer.

              I am looking for a short that has narrower...

              I am looking for a short that has narrower legs, as everything seems to be the same width at the bottom. I have skinny legs and baggy does not look good. Does anyone know of a Columbia short that is like this?

              Best Answer

              These are relaxed fit (as a lot of Columbia gear is). If you want an active, outdoors pair of shorts that are somewhat more fitted, I'd look at something from Patagonia, North Face, or Kavu. I have shorts from all three brands that are more fitted in the legs. Be sure to check the fit in the description, though.