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Men’s Zero Rules™ II Short


https://www.columbiasportswear.ca/en/mens-zero-rules-ii-short-1577021.html 1577021
$ 38.90 CAD $ 59.99 CAD


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Style# 1577021
Uses Trail, Running / Training


They’re like other running shorts in that they go on the same way, but that’s where the similarities end. These shorts have sweat-activated, super-cooling technology, they wick, have UPF 30 sun protection, and 4-way comfort stretch fabric.

  • Omni-Freeze ZERO™ sweat-activated super cooling brief
  • Omni-Wick™
  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 30 sun protection
  • 4-way comfort stretch brief
  • Antimicrobial treatment on brief protects this product from bacterial growth
  • Elastic at waist
  • Interior drawcord
  • Stash pocket
  • Zip-closed security pocket
  • Reflective detail
  • Active Fit
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail, Running / Training
  • Style# 1577021

  • Shell: Trail Rip-Stop 100% polyester
  • Shell: 91% polyester / 9% elastane pointelle mesh
  • Lining: Omni-Freeze ZERO™ Pinhole Mesh 91% polyester / 9% elastane
Omni-Freeze™ ZERO
Sweat-Activated Cooling
Cooling and Wicking Fabric
Sun Protection

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Omni-Freeze™ ZERO
Blue rings react with sweat to lower the temperature of the fabric, so you feel cooler.
Fabric that releases heat to help you feel cooler.
Blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburn and long-term skin damage.


Men’s Zero Rules™ II Short is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Need bigger pocket for 5 stars These shorts are durable and comfortable. They have held up well through regular washings. The pocket will hold a drivers license and a credit card and not much else. Would love them if the pocket was made big enough to hold a smartphone.
Date published: 2016-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shorts I own! I have two pairs now and would get more if more colors came out. It fits perfectly to size and is a really cool lightweight material that super quick dries. After working out, the shorts aren't even wet from sweat after about 10 minutes of cooling down. They also must have an anti odor feature because they smell perfect after working out too. Super job here, Columbia!
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Zero Rules Shorts Purchased these shorts for working outside/exercise/summer wear. I work on a farm inside a greenhouse and there is a lot of water, I am constantly getting wet. These shorts dry out quickly and are comfortable to wear. I'm 6'1'' 175lb the M size 8 inseam is a bit tight for me, I probably would have ordered L next go around. My only complaint with these shorts is there are no pockets, apart from a small zipper pocket on the back of the shorts which I have used a total of 0 times. If I put my phone or a key or anything in that area (1) it would be uncomfortable and (2) I'd probably sit on it and crush it. My guess is the shorts were designed for running/exercise only....
Date published: 2016-08-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice light shorts Shorts fit well, keeps you cool. Would like a few more pockets but otherwise I'm happy.
Date published: 2016-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight, Cool. as title, if you are looking for most lightweight short providing cool feelings, that's it. very good.
Date published: 2016-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Zero Shorts I live in Florida. The humidity is unbearable during the summer. The Columbia Zero products make a big difference. They have become my daily attire.
Date published: 2016-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Shorts Great Shorts but I wish Columbia had used a boxer lining instead of jockey type liners. It did not function well in humid weather.
Date published: 2015-09-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok but no pockets I ordered two pair. One was the shorter "6" and the other "8" was the longer. The fit should have been the same but wasn't. The shorter fit much tighter in the waist and rear. I would have returned the shorter pair except that I had already cut out the tags. Additionally, the shorts do not have front pockets; something that I wish they did.
Date published: 2015-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great overall Needs reflectivity in the back and larger reflective logo on the front. Zip close pocket should be larger. The fit is too large through the legs. Columbia should go tagless in all its products. I would have liked to buy this in a white color, or perhaps hyper blue, red, or light grey. If Columbia would offer Omni freeze zero briefs, boxers, and compression shorts that would be great.
Date published: 2015-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Performing Material I just finished up a 5 mile run in these. I do miss having a side pocket as walk from the car looking for a place for my phone. The rear pocket is literally as deep as an ID card and a little wider so you can get it jammed in there. Didn't even notice my ID was back there the entire run. I didn't use the inside flap pocket as I usually cut them out. The liner is amazing and I wish I could get underwear this comfortable. My only concern that dropped these to the 4 stars on the function is there is a slight bunching in the crotch from running. I usually wear New Balance shorts through the military that are 7" versus these being 6" and there is less on the NB shorts. Then bringing my leg up in the front like knee raises there is some drag with the shorts. Maybe that will go away in time as I wear them more. Otherwise, I'm happy with these shorts and will wear them quite often.
Date published: 2015-06-12
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Pant Size 28-30 32 34 36 40 44
Waist 26-29
Hips 32-34
Inseam Varies
Pant Size 36 40 44
Waist 36-39 40-43 44-47
Hips 41-43 44-46 48-50
Inseam Varies
How to Measure
  • 1. Neck: Measure at the base or thickest part of your neck.
  • 2. Sleeves: Start at the center back of your neck and measure across the shoulder and down to the wrist. Round up to the next even number.
  • 3. Chest/Bust: Measure at the fullest part of the chest, under the armpits and over the shoulder blades, keeping the tape measure firm and level.
  • 4. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
  • 5. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.
  • 6. Inseam: Measure from the top of the interior leg to the bottom of the ankle.
Men's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.

How to Measure

How to Measure

    (Before you begin, put on socks the you will use with the footwear you would like to purchase).
  • Fold up at dotted line.
  • Place against a wall or other 90 degree surface.
  • Place heel against fold/wall on flat level surface.
  • Mark the end of the longest toe with a pen or pencil.
  • Measure both feet and use the larger measurement.
  • Read measurement and compare to size chart.
  • When comparing on the size chart, determine the closest larger measurement and use that number to determine your shoe size for your country’s shoe measurement standard.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping & Returns

Shipping Information

Shipping Method Rate Expected Delivery Time
Standard $7.00 CAD 2 Business Days: ON, QC
4-10 Business Days: Rest of Canada
Express $18.00 CAD Next Business Day: ON, QC, & most centres
3-4 Business Days: Rest of Canada

Return Policy

Returns are accepted within 60 days of the purchase date online. Your apparel must be in original and unworn condition, with tags still attached. Footwear returns must also include the original box.

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