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5.0 out of 5 stars Convenient and well-made
I've bought several versions of these shorts over the years. Some earlier ones
had front snaps that tended to come loose; these now have buttons. And this
time, the waist size seems right (the previous ones I ordered, a few years ago,
were too loose). Of course, your waist size might be different ... so the important
bit is that these seem to be...
Published 2 months ago by Jeffrey Mogul

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3.0 out of 5 stars Quality is long gone....
Sadly, the quality has been sacrificed by being "made in Sri Lanka" now. Recently bought 2 pair of these shorts, really love them, they fit perfect, for me. Both pair had permanent creases in the hem's of the legs, not sure if they will ever "wash out". The material is a lot less substantial than in previous versions, they no longer have the "change...
Published 19 months ago by Jerry


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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Quality is long gone...., April 21, 2013
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Jerry (Blaine, WA) - See all my reviews
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Sadly, the quality has been sacrificed by being "made in Sri Lanka" now. Recently bought 2 pair of these shorts, really love them, they fit perfect, for me. Both pair had permanent creases in the hem's of the legs, not sure if they will ever "wash out". The material is a lot less substantial than in previous versions, they no longer have the "change pocket" in the right leg front pocket. Columbia used to have quality merchandise, they no longer do on this item, so sad....Shame on you Columbia...I would not want my name associated with the quality of this product.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Quality S_cks, August 1, 2013
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I had the Roc I Shorts and were great quality. These Roc II Shorts are really bad. Quality has gone down the tubes. Now made in China. Don't Buy...
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1.0 out of 5 stars More quality problems at Columbia, June 22, 2013
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I bought two pairs of these shorts in different colors, but the same size 36. The first pair fit fine but the waist on the second pair was too big by about 3.5 inches. I mean way off. I measured. I tried to shrink them to no avail. This inconsistency is very frustrating and seems to be par for the course as Columbia moves its manufacturing to cheaper and cheaper places and materials. I had a similar problem with other pants I bought at the local store, but it was easier to bring them back.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as old version, June 30, 2013
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Disappointing. These shorts are OK, but not as good as the old version. Material is thinner and does not have the same feel. Also is bigger through the waist than same size in old version.
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2.0 out of 5 stars They changed them!, July 25, 2013
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I do not like to shop. I found these shorts about 4 years ago and they fit, they didn't wear out too quickly, and they looked OK. So every year I buy 3 or 4 pairs and survive the summer. This year's order isn't what I expected, though. The shorts are made of thinner fabric, the seams are not reinforced, and they are cut differently. They are not going to last the summer and now I look like a golfer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars garbage quality, July 20, 2014
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These shorts don't last AT ALL. After about 10 washings, the seams have all frayed. Didn't make it even part way through the summer. The previous style lasted much longer. I still have 4 year old shorts and the fabric isn't showing any sign of wear. I also have some 6 year old pairs that are showing wear but are holding up better than the new ones.

DO NOT BUY THESE SHORTS if you are expecting the same quality.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not the same quality as the previous 2 pairs, July 8, 2014
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These ROC II shorts are no close to the same quality as my 2 previous pairs . The material is thinner, they have deleted the change pocket, the pocket flaps are smaller, labels are smaller, and just generally poorer quality than I expected. Shame on Columbia for out sourcing and sacrificing quality. I will not buy another pair of these.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Wrong label?, June 18, 2014
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Short were very large. I have other columbia short size 32W and so I ordered that size; when I tried the short were too large., so I measured the waist and it was 35 !! I guess they put the wrong label at the factory.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Convenient and well-made, September 14, 2014
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I've bought several versions of these shorts over the years. Some earlier ones
had front snaps that tended to come loose; these now have buttons. And this
time, the waist size seems right (the previous ones I ordered, a few years ago,
were too loose). Of course, your waist size might be different ... so the important
bit is that these seem to be back to about the fit they were a few years ago.

Overall, I like the convenient pockets, the construction seems solid, and they look good
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Et tu Columbia?, July 9, 2014
Quality has been murdered in the name of $$$. The search goes on...
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