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Columbia Brewha Short
written by JT Uptegrove

I chose my apparel wisely -- nothing too long or too short, no gaudy colors and most of all, practical.
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When it's officially summer, there are no doubts about the weather -- it's hot and it's only going to get hotter. If you're anything like me, you're probably not a big fan of wearing shorts -- something to do with the two chicken legs that protrude from my waist. But when it gets hot out, I have no choice but to don shorts, so when I do, I chose my apparel wisely -- nothing too long or too short, no gaudy colors and most of all, practical.  

Since I spent a lot of my funds on fishing, camping, and hunting gear, I usually don't have much left over for such necessities as clothing. But after some searching, I found an inexpensive pair of shorts that look good and are fit for a day of fishing. Perfect for onshore or offshore, the Columbia Brewha Shorts are at first glance just a nice-looking set of shorts.  But with six different pockets, the shorts are perfect for any fishing trip, as they are designed with the angler in mind.  Featuring two front trouser pockets, two back angled hook 'n' loop pockets, and two big pockets for beverages or extra gear, these work well for the weekend lake cruiser or the serious tournament fisherman alike. 

I wore the Brewha Shorts on an all-day fishing trip to a local lake to see how they would hold up. I found the soft 100-percent cotton 8-ounce Granite Cloth shorts to be very comfortable. They were light and airy enough to keep my backside from heating up after sitting the boat's vinyl seats. The shorts also come with built in belt, so the shorts stayed exactly where they were supposed to be.    

But the feature that makes these shorts perfect for fishermen are the side pockets. I lose a lot of lures, so I always have a set of multi-pliers handy so I can cut line or poke out jig eyeholes. The problem is, I usually leave the pliers where I last used them, which is often where I don't think I left them, or I'd put them in my front pocket, which doesn't feel too swift when you sit down. With the Brewha Short's large bellows pockets on each side I was able to keep my multi-pliers handy and in place without any undue harm to my body.

The shorts are very versatile, too. Not only are they practical for fishing, they also look good in most summertime social settings. As tradition goes, my fishing buddy and I usually go to a dockside restaurant after our day of fishing, and I usually receive plenty of disdainful looks from fellow restaurant patrons because of the cut-off jeans I usually wear. This time, I fit right in and looked like I was dressed for the occasion.  My fishing partner wasn't so lucky, though. 

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Columbia® Brewha™ Shorts with Omni-Shade® for Men
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