- September 21 2011
Columbia ROC Shorts
Very stylish and excellent fitting shorts. Pockets are deep and functional. My second pair. Will definitely buy more. Altrec had a great selection and they shipped the shorts to me in just a few days.
- August 18 2011
Great for Teaching
I teach weightlifting and PE and these are the first shorts that can hold up to the wear and tear I put on them. They don't show the dirt or the grease from the plates and it is hard to put a hole in the fabric.
- August 8 2011
Great value, good fit. Columbia brand gives you excellent quality and it helps that you can select different length shorts. Would definitely recommend.
- August 4 2011
Love these shorts like women love purses
Without a doubt these are the best shorts I have ever had. This style is much better than Columbia's Ultimate ROC shorts for a few reasons. First the security pocket is on the right hip just behind the normal right hand pocket. This pocket is secured by a zipper that zips down. These features makes anything your carrying in this pocket super secure. (Plus sitting on you wallet is bad for your back, and your wallet is not readily accessible for theft.) Also on the right hand side, on the thigh is a utility pocket, large enough for most cellphones and secured by a strip of velcro. There is also a small attached pocket that will fit a pen. The granite cloth is very durable for everyday use, and felt more comfortable as I continued to use it. The 4 colors can be matched to many other colors, though I wish they had come out in darker colors like slate, forrest green or even a dark moraccan red clay color to provide a larger variety. I originally bought these shorts in 2005 and it wasn't until 2010 that I had to look for new ones, and then only because the cloth in the seat around the pocket had finally worn out from use. Columbia has discontinued this style, and the Ultimate ROC shorts are poor replacements, plus they trip you when you put them on. I found Altrec because I asked Columbia where I could find more ROC shorts and they actually directed me to Altrec because they still have the shorts in stock. I have purchased a few and plan to get a few more while I still can. I honestly cannot say enough about these shorts, and all I say about the ROC shorts applies to the ROC pants by Columbia (still in production thank goodness!). If I had a complaint about these shorts it would be that now I hate to go shopping for shorts because none of the shorts I find at retail locations compare to these. (This is my opinion, I work for a city's sanitation department, not Columbia, yours could differ, but I would not expect or hope it would, thank you for your time hope this was helpful.) Oh and never had an issue with the buttons or zippers, and the fit was just right, not to small or large.
- July 7 2011
These columbia ROC shorts are the best! My husband has tried every short out there (I should know...I am his personal shopper) and these are his favorite. They are sturdy, durable and have the right amount of pockets. He especially loves the hidden zipper pocket so he doesn't lose his cell phone! They last for years and still look new. Can't say enough good things about these shorts!