Columbia Utilizer II Short Sleeve Shirt

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Big Tall
Fabric 100% Polyester, Diamond Ripstop 100% Polyester, Diamond Ripstop
Sizes 1X - 5X LT - 4XT
Price $54.00 USD $54.00 USD



Nice looking shirt that's more tailored looking than…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new


Nice looking shirt that's more tailored looking than most Columbia shirts. Very light, very comfortable, breathes well, quick drying.


  • Attractive
  • Light
  • Breathes well
  • Dries quickly


  • Light weight may not survive demanding conditions

This is a great shirt. The polyester material is thin and very lightweight with a subtle textured weave that adds an air of sophistication. This is definitely on the dressier end of the spectrum for Columbia's shirts.

Due to the light weight of the material and the nicely tailored look, I'd recommend this one more for office or casual wear but not demanding sporting pursuits - I'd personally want something sturdier for hiking and such and this just looks too nice for fishing attire.

This one scores big as a handsome, masculine casual wear shirt that's really comfortable and keeps its cool.

Manufacturer's Description

Visit Columbia's Utilizer II Short Sleeve Shirt page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

A more technical version of the much-loved classic Utilizer, this hard-working staple not only shields you from the sun with built-in UPF 40 protection, it also featured Omni-Wick advanced evaporation technology so moisture disappears in a heartbeat, keeping you fresh and dry all day long. Plus, strategic venting facilitates airflow, so core body temperature stays low even when the afternoon sun is set to “high”. Dual front pockets provide ample storage for hands free adventuring all summer long. FEATURES: Fabric: 100% polyester, diamond ripstop, Omni-Wick advanced evaporation, Omni-Shade UPF 40 sun protection, Vented, Imported,

- Columbia

Keep your cool in the Columbia Utilizer II Button-Down Shirt. With Omni-Wick advanced evaporation and shoulder seam vents in the back, the Utilizer II helps prevent overheating when you're running around in the hot sun. Speaking of which, it also offers UPF 40-rated shelter from burning rays, so you can protect your tender shoulders that got too much sun the other day when you tried to beat the heat by removing your shirt. Bad move.


This shirt from Columbia can be worn on the trail or on a night out in town. PRODUCT FEATURES: Will keep you looking and feeling cool and comfortable Fortified with UV-busting Omni-Shade UPF 30 sun protection, it shields you from the elements when the summer sun starts the shine down with a fury Cotton-poly blend is easy to care for and soft against the skin Strategic venting facilitates airflow so you can tackle any trail without worrying about overheating Fabric: 60% cotton/40% polyester Omni-Shade UPF 30 sun protection

- Appalachian Outdoors

A functional, durable shirt that's designed to be wicking and quick drying, the Columbia Men's Utilizer Short Sleeve Shirt is perfect for a variety of activities. Constructed of 96% cotton/4% elastane, garment washed fabric.Vented.Multi-functional pockets.Endorsed by the Skin Cancer Foundation.Omni-Shade UPF 50.Authentic fit.

- Campmor

Columbia Utilizer II Short Sleeve Shirt


The Utilizer II Short Sleeve Shirt has been discontinued.


The Columbia Utilizer II Short Sleeve Shirt is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen May 5, 2012 at Columbia.

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