Customer reviews for Columbia Men's Silver Ridge™ Vest

Columbia Men's Silver Ridge™ Vest

When your outdoor activities call for maximum pocket space, throw this durable, quick-wicking vest on for an instantaneous upgrade to personal storage capacity; it will also keep you protected from harmful UV rays with built-in UPF 50 blocking power.
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35 out of 39(90%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's Silver Ridge™ Vest
Review 1 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

my good deal

PostedFebruary 17, 2012
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Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
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5 / 5
5 / 5
my good deal that I've made is buying ( ridge vest ) it very light so you
can wear it in hot weather ( 27 - 32 ) degrees centigrade.
It has very enough pocket that carry the most of your important things eg. passpot, etc.
many thanks to columbia co.
Activities: Surfing, Mountaineering, Camping, Running, Vacation, Commuting
Conditions: City, Sunny, Humid, Hot
I would recommend this product.
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LVAD people love my vest as much as I do
onJune 25, 2013
I was recently implanted with an LVAD and the clothing products offered by the maker of the heart pump left me cold and exposed.
My brother (an avid REI shopper) got me two of these vests in gravel for my birthday.
I have had many of the patients and medical staff ask me where to purchase this vest as it hides the fact that you are carrying a control unit and two batteries to keep your heart pump running.
I would hope that you will make more of this type of vest for LVAD patients use.
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Review 2 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Best functionality

PostedMarch 17, 2012
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Location: Southwest
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
After scouring the Internet and trying many vests for traveling light, this is the best value out there. Holds iPod, Cell, Passport, Airline tix. I only wish the inside pocket would contain a zipper for 1 add'l layer of security.
Activities: Trail, Hiking/Trekking, Camping, Kayaking, Vacation
Conditions: Hot
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Review 3 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

great vest

PostedApril 7, 2012
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Location: Bear, DE
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
i would say this vest is a slim fit or a fitness fit. hugs the body. i bought it for its multiple pockets and concealed carry. very light and cool for summer time.
Activities: Trail, Hiking/Trekking, Other, Running
Conditions: Sweaty, Sunny, Humid, Hot
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

very nice

PostedMarch 18, 2012
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Location: Valley Springs, Ca.
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Another bullseye fron Columbia. Pricey, but worth it. This vest is exactly what I was looking for. Lightweight, yet very durable. Great in the wind with the zip up collar turning the sylish look of the lighter colored colar into a turtle neck. The 3 zippered pockets in the front are perfect for holding stuff. The fit is snug, I could stand to drop a few lb's, but not too snug... holds body heat well. A definite 5 star vest!
Activities: Trail, Other, Vacation
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Product is exactly as described

PostedMarch 26, 2012
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Location: San Mateo, California
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I received the vest and it fit perfectly. It is very comfortable and very stylish. Seems like I have worn it just about everyday since I received it. My girl friend says I should order another one while they are available as she knows I will get the use out of them.
Great product and I would recommend it to anyone that wants a vest to also keep them warm when it is a bit cool outside.
Activities: Trail, Hiking/Trekking, Vacation
Conditions: City, Windy
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Nice vest with alot of pockets

PostedJune 8, 2012
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Location: Dayton Ohio
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
With an extra two, zippered pockets added in front, this is an improvement over last year's model, in fact, addressing the only problem I had with last year's model. There are now 7 pockets in front-4 zippered, 2 hand and a hook & loop. Being 6'3", I was concerned vest didn't come in tall size. However, the XL fits great, not too short. $70 is a little steep, but after googling, I bought two more of these vests from another website for $52.50 apiece. Plan to wear this vest to an amusement park instead of wearing my usual fanny pack, because as the World's Most Interesting Man says, "You lost me at the word 'fanny'."
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Lightweight and loaded with pockets

PostedJune 1, 2012
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Location: Portland, 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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I was looking for a lightweight vest for warm-weather walking that had pockets for my i-pod, etc. This fits the bill. It's good-looking, comfortable, and full of pockets of various sizes. I had to purchase a mens vest because it's not offered in womens sizes.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Functional warmer weather vest

PostedJune 29, 2012
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Location: NH
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
The vest is comfortable and light enough to wear during cooler summer weather. Has an assortment of pockets providing a decent amount of storage. I have been using it as a hiking and fishing vest to carry light tackle into more remote locations. Fit was accurate I have 41" chest ordered large and fit fine. Fabric dries quickly have worn in light rain.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Columbia Silver Ridge Vest

PostedJune 19, 2012
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Location: Carmel, CA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Before ordering, I read the reviews on the Silver Ridge Vest.
One review indicated the vest received was not generous/loose fitting.
I am 180# - 6'1" with longer trunk. I usually buy tall sizes: Large Tall
Knowing the vest was not generous, I opted for XL Size & more length.
The XL size was OK for me. I can reduce hip size via draw cord.
The Columbia name tag on the vest is light, silver threaded Columbia name is hard to recognize. I suggest light tag have dark letters to better advertise your product.
Botton Line: A very nice vest and I am pleased with it.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Vest
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Right Idea, Needs Refinement

PostedJune 29, 2012
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Location: Eugene, Oregon
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
Basically a good concept that needs to be refined to become a great vest. The basic idea is a vest with pleanty of poclets to keep stuff handy when out and about. Various issues are listed below.
1. The inside of the pockets are made from lightweight mesh which is not durable enough. Pockets should be made from tougher matrial.
2. The vest is too long. The lower pockets of hip length vest tend to annoyingly dangle around the hips when the pockets are loaded. The vest length should be about 4-6" shorter.
3. Too many ragged seams exposed on the inside. Inside seams should be finished more neatly.
4. The snaps are a clunky feature that should be eliminated.
5. The zipper needs to be two-way.
6. The draw-cord should be moved to waist level.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Vest
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4 / 5
4 / 5

FISHING

PostedAugust 2, 2012
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Location: CALEXICO CA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
GREAT TO FISH AND TO AVENTURE, IN SMALL BOATS
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

vest

PostedSeptember 30, 2012
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Location: troutdale oregon
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
excellant light weight vest i wear all yhe time
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Vest
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Not as good as past models

PostedFebruary 17, 2013
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Location: Kittery Maine
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
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
While I thought I was getting another vest as I bought before, this one was very small for its size and lacked the back pocket and zippered inside pockets of my last vest purchase. Seems they have left these features out of the "newer" model...too bad...I had to return it.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Vest

PostedMay 7, 2013
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Location: Palm Springs, CA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This is by far the most functional vest I have ever owned. I wore it to travel to South America: it has many pockets for storage, provided sun and light rain protection, and was just warm enough for the over AC'd plane ride. It seems to run just slightly large, a good thing, it can be layered. It is well constructed, and can be adjusted at the waist for a better fit.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Silver Ridge Vest

PostedMay 31, 2013
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Location: WY
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
My husband loves this vest with all the pockets, places for glasses, phone, wallet, keys. Very cool, yet warm, good looking.
The XL is not extremely large - just right. A little long and snug... so if you are deciding an XL might be too big (sometimes they are)... this one is an exact, if not just barely, an XL.
The L I bought for my brother was too tight around the stomach... he's a little hefty there, so I exchanged for the XL He thought I had bought him the XL long.
If this vest is going to be so popular, you might want to make one shorter/fatter and one for the thinner/taller guys. Maybe you already have.
Need a ladies' version and I'm petite and don't want it too long! How about gray?
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

very functioning and comfortable vest

PostedJune 20, 2013
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Location: Bemidji, MN
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I haven't taken the vest off! I use this vest daily to organize my workday---I'm outside half the time and inside computing data the other half ---the vest functions well to meet my need. Very comfortable and lots of pockets for all necessities.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great fit, look, and function

PostedSeptember 30, 2013
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Location: NYC
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought the Silver Ridge vest for a camping trip to Yellowstone in the fall and I wouldn't have survived without it. Kept me warm when I needed it to and nullified the wind. Plenty of pockets came in handy. The turtleneck keeps you very warm and combined with a thick flannel, the combo is unstoppable in all but heavy winter weather. Works well as a lining for a heavier winter coat as well. Fit perfectly.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Vest
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect outerwear!

PostedNovember 22, 2013
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Location: Africa
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Bought this for East Africa and do not one bit regret it. Mesh linings keep it cool, the pockets carry half my EDC without being *too* bulgy, layers over my Bahama II and Tamiami shirts just right for the evenings. I love this thing... ordered a second one in gravel just for some diversity...
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Vest
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great product

PostedNovember 24, 2013
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Location: Houston TX
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
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Wanted a vest that would provide additional pocket space, protection in a hot climate and look and feel good. This does all that.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Vest
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice vest for CCW and general travel

PostedNovember 29, 2013
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Location: Vermont
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Great. Looking vest with functionality of a military vest but maintaining a more casual look
Only complaint I bought two same day for retail price and a week later they're on sale for 25% off. :(
I would recommend this product.
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