Customer reviews for Columbia Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short

Columbia Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short

From boulder hopping to fjord fording, this multi-talented cargo works overtime to keep you cool and comfortable. It’s lightweight yet rugged, with an über-comfy cut featuring a gusset detail for ultimate freedom of movement.
Overall rating:
4.29 / 5
4.3
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5
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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86 out of 96(90%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short
Review 1 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

very light dry's quick

PostedMarch 30, 2012
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Location: Saint Paul Mn
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
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light weight, comfortable
Activities: Vacation, Commuting
Conditions: Sunny, Humid, Other, Hot
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Best Shorts For My Team

PostedMarch 28, 2012
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Location: Apollo Beach Florida
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
Absolutely love these shorts Lightweight Comfortable Wouldn't buy any thing else
Activities: Fishing - Flats Fishing, Boating, Fishing - Deep Sea, Fishing - Freshwater
Conditions: Sweaty, Sunny, Rainy, Windy, Humid, Open Ocean, Hot
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Cargo Short

PostedAugust 3, 2012
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Location: Avalon, NJ
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
One of the best shorts I own for dress or casual.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

shorts are ok

PostedAugust 15, 2012
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Location: oklahoma
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
The shorts are comfortable and true to size. I have only washed them twice so I cannot speak to durability. I would like the legs to be a little looser and it is a tad difficult to get the belt out of the belt loops.
Otherwise, I am very pleased.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short

PostedAugust 29, 2012
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Location: texas
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
True to Size
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I'm very pleased with the Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short. I just wish I could get them in the GRILL color with the 12 in. inseam.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great fit. Neat Looking.

PostedAugust 23, 2012
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Location: Royal Oak, MI
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
Bought this for my husband because they were very light weight. Once he started wearing them, we saw so much more. They are very packable when space is at a premium; they can be spot washed, so more then one pair is not necessary; they can be worn for every occasion from active wear to leisure and still look very good
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

favorite shorts for avid golfer

PostedSeptember 5, 2012
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Location: Vancouver,WA
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
True to Size
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
My husband has given away all his golf shorts but the Silver Ridge ones. He has 7 pairs, and loves them. They are great for hot weather, don't wrinkle much, and are super comfy. How about making them in black and white too?
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great for tall men

PostedSeptember 17, 2012
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Location: Nashua, NH
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
True to Size
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought these for a man who i s 6' tall, and they came just to his knees, which is what he was hoping for. It's not always easy to find 12" inseam shorts. They were trim, not too baggy and look great on him. Only wish they had been available in black.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

great shorts

PostedOctober 3, 2012
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Location: florida
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
they look great and they fit great. bound to lower my golf score
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Review 10 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Very good shorts

PostedSeptember 24, 2012
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Location: Near Kansas City
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
True to Size
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Good fit and wear well.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Favorite shorts

PostedOctober 14, 2012
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Location: Colorado
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
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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
Great shorts for water based summer activities.
These shorts fit great and are not too short with the 12 inch inseam.
My favorite shorts.
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Review 12 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect fit

PostedNovember 29, 2012
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Location: Ava, MO
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
Bought the 12" for my husband. They fit perfectly and look great. My only issue, albeit small, is the online colors are hard to differentiate. Gravel? Grill? I chose gravel, which is a dark gray-green. Black would be nice.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

still good

PostedFebruary 11, 2013
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Location: Hawaii
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ 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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4 / 5
4 / 5
I wish it had the two zippered pockets like the older style.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Good quality shorts

PostedFebruary 13, 2013
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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 definitely like these shorts. I am 6'2" and got the ones with a 12" inseam. They almost cover my entire knee cap. Very lightweight, yet durable material. I will be buying another pair in a different color soon. They should hold up a long time.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

As Advertised

PostedFebruary 9, 2013
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Location: NJ
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
Very functional, kept cool in a hot 86 degree Florida day, fully functional cargo packets to keep things safe. Used at Disneyworld and was perfect with all the stuff you need to carry around for twelve hours. Very Lightweight! Talk about packing light. Fit was very good, the long pants version was very snug in the crotch area and was just as good.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Multi-purpose short

PostedFebruary 10, 2013
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Location: Rural Eros Louisiana
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 had just got these in and wanted to give them a try. Some of my friends were going for a 5 mile run, so I decided to join in while wearing these shorts. I was amazed at how comfortable they were. Our 5 miler turned into an 8 miler and I still had NO ISSUES with them. I was very impressed, and yes, I do recommend them!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect shorts for me

PostedMarch 28, 2013
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Location: Indian Harbour Bch., FL
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
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great fit, love the length (I'm 6'6" and it's great to find 12" inseam), very lightweight yet sturdy and durable. The quick dry aspect makes them the perfect travel short. Will be just right for our Galapagos trip this summer.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Nice looking and great fit

PostedApril 25, 2013
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Location: Alma, Wisconsin
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
Nice and light especially for backpacking but I wish the hip pockets were deeper and that one back pocket was zippered. Earlier versions of this short did have deeper pockets.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

7 Months in Peace Corps South Pacific

PostedApril 26, 2013
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Location: Luganville, Espirutu Santo, Vanuatu
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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Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I'm a Peace Corps volunteer in Vanuatu, a subtropical island nation in the South Pacific. I feel air conditioning about once a week when I go into town and go explore the bush multiple times a week. Before leaving, I purchased 4 pairs of these shorts at a local department store: 2 grey, 1 brown, 1 green. Knowing what little I did before departure, I was looking for lightweight, stain-resistant pants. Additionally, I bought 2 pairs of Blood & Guts convertible pants which I wear almost exclusively as shorts. First, the pros and cons of the Silver Ridge shorts and then a little compare and contrast with the B&Gs.
Cons:
The inseam of one pair of my shorts split open within the first month of my service. As all of the others have held up I can only assume that I stressed an uncommon flaw in an uncommon way. Also, when sitting inside, these shorts do feel a bit long. My generation finds shorts below the knees to be fashionable, but in a hot climate it's really the shorter the better (within respectability). However, when riding in the backs of pickups or other situations where you must sit for long periods of time in the sun, long pants help to protect the thighs from sunburn.
Pros:
These are very lightweight pants and keep me cool. The mesh pockets have not been an issue for me and, I'm guessing, feel a lot better than cotton pockets sticking against the skin. I wash my clothes with an overnight soaking method here using tap water and laundry detergent in a bucket. I put them through a lot and they come out looking more or less like the day I bought them. I've been unable to remove the cuttlefish ink from one pair, but that's the only significant stain on my four pairs.
Against the Blood & Guts shorts:
I have not used the Blood & Guts shorts for their intended purpose: lots of fishing on a boat. But I do lots of things that get me dirty in a saltwater and tropical backcountry environment and I'd have to say that I much prefer the Silver Ridge shorts to the B&Gs for two reasons. One, the B&Gs are a significantly heavier construction and, two, the fabric seems to soak up grunge a lot more, making the B&Gs feel dirtier far quicker than the Silver Ridge shorts. The one benefit to the B&G shorts is the cut, for walking around in the backcountry they are the right cut: just a little above the knee and not quite so loose in the fit. I know it's pretty specific, but if I could get Silver Ridge fabric in a B&G cut, I'd say that'd be the perfect walkabout short on subtropical islands.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Mens Silver Ridge Cargo Shorts

PostedMarch 21, 2013
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Location: conejo valley 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 like all aspects of the silver ridge cargo shorts.
I like the elastic waist with the light weight belt
I like the light weight material
I like the fit
I like the clean look
What I don't like is the length of the shorts. I ordered size 34x12. what I received is 34x11??
On 2-8-13 I ordered silver ridge shorts. size 34x12 and got 34x11??
I would recommend this product.
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