Customer reviews for Columbia Women's Silver Ridge™ Short

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Columbia Women's Silver Ridge™ Short

Offered in either a 5” or 9” inseam, these versatile, sun-repelling shorts feature an adjustable interior waistband and gusset detail to keep you comfortable, agile and protected no matter where your active outdoor adventures take you.
Overall rating:
3.733 / 5
3.7
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5
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12 out of 13(92%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women's Silver Ridge™ Short
Review 1 for Women's Silver Ridge™ Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Women's Silver Ridge™ Shorts

PostedJuly 31, 2013
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GRGW3
Location: OR
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I have similar Columbia shorts and loved them so much that when I found these... I had to purchase 2 more pair!
I love them, they are light weight, comfortable and I feel good wearing them. Thanks Columbia for making them small enough.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Women's Silver Ridge™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

These are great hiking shorts

PostedJuly 11, 2013
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Leasegirl
Location: Santa Clarita, California
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
These shorts are exactly what I needed for outdoor activities such as camping and hiking. They are comfortable, lightweight and dry very easily. In addition they are stylish and that makes me happy.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women's Silver Ridge™ Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice shorts BUT runs small and legs are slim cut

PostedJuly 7, 2013
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cpell
Location: Salem Oregon
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
The 9" length makes these shorts good for casual wear and for hiking, but the proportions are a little challenging for someone with a small waist, narrow hips and developed thighs. I tried on a size 4 and found i was cinching in the waist quite a bit (there is a button tab cinch inside the waistband in the back), so I ordered a size 2. Unwise move. The size 2 waist barely fits and the legs arevery snug and would not be comfortable for anything but standing . . . I recommend ordering one size larger.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Women's Silver Ridge™ Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Very satisfied!

PostedJuly 4, 2013
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Quilt84
Location: Pennsyvania
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I was aware this item ran small so I ordered a size larger. The inside waist band adjusts so they fit perfectly.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Women's Silver Ridge™ Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent

PostedJune 4, 2013
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Hikeup
Location: Pleasanton, Ca
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I love them. Perfect for hiking or just relaxing. dcl
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Women's Silver Ridge™ Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

On cue

PostedMay 26, 2013
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rockin12
Location: palm bay, fl
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Great pair of shorts. Run slightly small. I ordered 1 size larger and I am glad I did. Very comfortable and the inseam is great for my long legs.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Women's Silver Ridge™ Short
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Many pockets to carry items

PostedMay 22, 2013
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Walker365
Location: Chicago, IL
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This is very well made shorts BUT the sizing is ALL wrong. Some are too small and some are too large within ONE SIZE. I tried on many pairs in the store with a very nice salesperson. I was looking at the 9" size 8, 3 pairs are too large and 2 pairs are too small. Sizing for these garments really need quality control because the range is one size too big or too small. And I had a similar short from Columbia that I loved. But unable to buy this due to the sizing. Finally I tried the 5" size 8 and was able to found 2 that fits after trying on 4 pairs. What happened?
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Women's Silver Ridge™ Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great hiking or outdoor activity shorts

PostedApril 26, 2013
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Chucktown116
Location: South Carolina
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I like the adjustable drawstring inside the waistband. The pockets are functional and handy if you are hiking or fishing, etc. and need places to carry things like sunscreen, phone or other small items.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women's Silver Ridge™ Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

River wear

PostedAugust 5, 2012
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Ingleton2
Location: Stuart fl
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
Great on rafting trip quick drying. Love this short. Runs small I bought an 8 usually take a 6. Other reviews said get 2 sizes up but I found one was fine as the waist has adjustment built in.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Women's Silver Ridge™ Short
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Too Small!

PostedAugust 4, 2012
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MSFL5
Location: Miami, FL
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Very Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Very Small
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Quality is there but the sizing is off! I ordered a size 12 thinking it would be perfect and it fit like a size 10. I had to return it. Calling Customer service is very helpful in choosing the correct size!
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Review 11 for Women's Silver Ridge™ Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

love them

PostedJuly 17, 2012
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Moes
Location: Michigan
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
but as everyone else says, they run small.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women's Silver Ridge™ Short
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Run very small

PostedMay 24, 2012
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cwestbrook
Location: Sulphur Springs, TX
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I always wear a 10 in Columbia pants and shorts--I have many styles. These aren't just a little tight--they don't even come close to closing.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Women's Silver Ridge™ Short
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice Shorts

PostedApril 25, 2012
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TL357
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
They run small, so trying them on in a store is a must. Once you find your right size though, they are great shorts. Very comfortable and the material is terrific.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Women's Silver Ridge™ Short
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Too small

PostedMarch 13, 2012
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DTDC
Location: Virginia
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
I. Ordered a medium which is what I wear in shorts from Columbia, way to small. Will be sending them back.
Activities: Hiking/Trekking, Camping, Kayaking
Conditions: Sweaty
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Review 15 for Women's Silver Ridge™ Short
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

nice shorts, but run small

PostedFebruary 28, 2012
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Chicagoexerciser
Location: Chicago
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I like that these have a 9" inseam (great for biking and hiking) and that there are snaps at the waist instead of buttons. However, although I'm a consistent size 14, these are too small in the seat. I'll try the 16, but think it might be too big in the waist. Pity, since I love the quick wicking fabric.
Activities: Hiking/Trekking, Other, Vacation
I would recommend this product.
+8points
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