Columbia Sportswear Ultimate Roc Short

Priced: $17.97 - $54.99 Rated:   - 5 stars out of 5 by 14 reviews.
Columbia Sportswear Ultimate Roc Short
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Color: Alpine Tundra
Alpine Tundra
Alpine Tundra
Alpine Tundra
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The Columbia Men’s Ultimate ROC™ short features UPF 50 sun protection and an advanced water repellency treatment that shields you from the rain and helps to repel stains. The short goes with almost any tech tee or casual shirt. Hand pockets and a zip- closed security pocket provide ample storage.




  • 100% cotton garment enzyme sandwashed
  • Rugged, enzyme-washed cotton canvas fabric

Wash and Care:

  • Machine wash cold and tumble dry low.

Size and Dimensions:

  • 9" & 11'' inseam size options

Weather and Wind:

  • Omni-Shield advanced repellency resists light rain and stains


  • Two front, two back, one side zip pocket, and one side media pocket.
  • Zip fly and snap waist.


  • Made in Sri Lanka


  • Slash hand pockets
  • Patch rear pockets


  • Belt loops.
  • US shipments only
  • Omni-Shade UPF 50 sun protection - Helps block damaging UV rays from reaching your ski
Rocky Mountain Trail

The Men's Ultimate ROC Short is perfect for taking on outdoor activities or just to hang out around town.
This short provides Omni-Shield technology protecting your shorts from dirt and stains when your are hitting the trails and the Omni-Shade UPF 50 provides you with sun protection letting you enjoy the outside. A side zip pocket keeps your keys and small necessities in place and the 100% cotton garment enzyme sandwashed material provides a soft, relaxed comfortable fit.
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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Columbia Sportswear's Ultimate Roc shorts deliver the ultimate in rugged trail performance, with durable cotton canvas construction and Omni-Shield advanced repellency.
A rugged outdoor short in a soft, sandwashed fabric, the Ultimate Roc is outfitted with UPF 50 sun protection and an advanced water repellency treatment that shields you from rain and stains alike.

• Omni-Shield advanced repellency treatment wards off rain and stains.
• Omni-Shade UPF 50 protects you during long hours in the sun.
• Zip-closed security pocket.
• Hand pockets.
• Inseam length: 11 in.
• Imported.
• Fabric: 100% Omni-Shade UPF 50 Omni-Shield cotton canvas, garment enzyme sandwashed
The reliable Ultimate ROC Short withstands rough-and-tough scrambles along mountainsides and relaxing weekends in your own backyard.
Durable 100% cotton canvas keeps up with whatever you throw its way. Enzyme-sandwashed for softness. Plenty of pockets, including two front pockets, a cell-phone-sized right-thigh pocket and two rear pockets, accommodate your belongings. Omni-Shield® advanced repellency wards off moisture. Omni-Shade® UPF rating of 50. Imported.
Inseam: 9".
Even waist sizes: 32-44.
Colors: Fossil, Alpine Tundra, Flax, Glare, Surplus Green, Abyss.
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Back Rise:17 in
Front Rise:12 in
Garment Fit:Authentic fit
Inseam:9" & 11'' inseam
Leg Opening:24 in
Material:100% cotton garment enzyme sandwashed
Outseam:20 in
Sizing Chart:Available in: 32, 34, 36, 38
Waist Measurement:32 in
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Columbia Sportswear Ultimate Roc Short Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

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.

Andrew Rogan at on 05/23/2011

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.

dma3086556 at on 09/25/2010

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.

Bj and Emily Chauvin at on 04/03/2013

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.

kal4702406 at on 06/08/2011

Columbia gear is often hit or miss...these shorts are a definite hit. True to size. I like them for daily wear...they are a little heavy for hiking, etc.

TripleT at on 07/02/2011

Excellent Product

Compares with Cabela's fatigue shorts but with a (preferred for me) 9" inseam. Well made,excellent fit and comfortable heavy cotton.
RisingSun at Cabelas on 09/09/2012

These shorts are very comfortable, and I love the side pockets. Highly recommended.

nel4604978 at on 05/18/2011

Love them. Lighter weight material, water beads up on them. Very comfortable!

lee3180897 at on 08/08/2011

Cool Comfortable and Tough, Use em for work, home, life.

bra5704638 at on 08/10/2012

Excellent shorts,nice lightweight shorts. Money well spent

meu4700972 at on 06/29/2011

Negative Reviews:

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.

Mike C. at on 05/16/2010

Neutral Reviews:

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.

drmpropert965685 at on 07/14/2012