Customer reviews for Columbia Men's Silver Ridge™ Short

Columbia Men's Silver Ridge™ Short

This lightweight yet rugged short works overtime to keep you cool and comfortable: Omni-Wick® technology provides sweat-wicking, breathable, and quick-drying comfort, UPF 50 protects you from the sun, and gusseting delivers crucial mobility where it counts.
Overall rating:
4.159 / 5
4.2
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5
(44 reviews) 44
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36 out of 44(82%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
Review 1 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great shorts...but not for fjord jumping.

PostedMarch 3, 2012
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Location: Georgia
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
The shorts are great and fit well but the rear pockets need a zippered closure if the shorts are really meant for the trail. The open, "blue jean" style rear pockets are useless on the trail and too shallow to securely hold a wallet in a day to day situation.
Other than the pockets, I have been impressed and have ordered a second pair.
Activities: Trail, Canoeing, Hiking/Trekking, Fishing - Flats Fishing, Camping, Kayaking, Fishing - Deep Sea, Fishing - Freshwater
Conditions: Sweaty, Rainy, Humid, Muddy, Hot
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

great shorts for the heat

PostedMay 15, 2012
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Location: Appalachian foothills
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
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User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
these shorts are extremely lightweight and shed body heat very well. I wore them on a 3 day backpacking trip and never noticed anything to complain about in terms of function.
The belt does seem a little on the cheap side, but a belt is a belt, and you can easily swap it out with one more to your liking.
I'm 5'5'', measured my inseam myself, and it fit great.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Narrow fit

PostedMay 15, 2012
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Location: Keene, NH
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I ordered these for my husband and he is a pretty trim person who wears and loves other Columbia clothing in the same size, but these shorts were so narrow that he was not comfortable sitting down in them and I returned them right away.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

great all purpose shorts

PostedMay 22, 2012
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Location: Stuart, Fl
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
These shorts are great. I started with one pair and now have four. I use them on the boat and on the golf course. They are cool, the oil stains wash out, and the 10 inch length is perfect. for all around use.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Get Rid of Your Gym Shorts

PostedMay 23, 2012
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Location: Bethesda, MD
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
Great fit for my soon to be decreasing waist size! Has 5 non-bulging pockets that blend with material. In other words, you don't look like your wearing doofus cargo pants!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Men's Silver Ridge Short

PostedJune 21, 2012
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Location: Ohio
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
Really like this short. Legs are not "huge/floppy", but trim and neat and present a nice look.
The material is extremly comfortable and light.
Moisture/water dries quickly
Very comfortable.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Not the same as my last pair

PostedJune 27, 2012
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Location: Hudson Florida
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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2 / 5
2 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
I had a similar pair of shorts like this and used the tag information 0n my old pair to buy the new pair. The shorts were small and not the same material. According to the tag information they were the same but you can clearly see they aren't the same.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
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2 / 5
2 / 5

A design change and not for the better

PostedJuly 6, 2012
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Location: Flanders 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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3 / 5
3 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
I recently purchased a second pair of the Silver Ridge shorts.
They seemed to have made subtle changes in the design that reduces the shorts functionality. The right hand wallet pocket is now two inches shallower. The belt no longer has two clasps. On further inspection the belt loops are narrower also. The bean counters at Columbia have changed the design functionality by reducing the amount of material and quality of the shorts. This seems to be the latest trend in clothing manufacturers to increase their profit margins. What a disappointment!
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Sure to fail

PostedJuly 26, 2012
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Location: Boone, NC
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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1 / 5
1 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
This was my third pair of shorts in recent months and they don't seem to be any stronger than two other pairs that I've used while guiding in Alaska and Arizona. I have found similar shorts that are much stronger and better for the price point.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
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2 / 5
2 / 5

too small

PostedJuly 30, 2012
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Location: St. Pete, FL
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs Very Small
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
Columbia is obviously cutting back on material. Larges are now, at least an XL or XXL
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

I love these shorts

PostedAugust 8, 2012
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Location: Phoenix
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
These are great shorts. Cool in hot weather, no wrinkles. washable, and they come with a belt!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

big kids like them too

PostedAugust 24, 2012
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Location: Atlanta, GA
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought these shorts for my teenage son, who has grown out of boys' sizes. I have tried several different brands of khaki-style shorts, and I tried these because of their versatility. They can pass for khaki-looking but can function as athletic shorts. He says they are the most comfortable, most roomy and most lightweight. He has asked me to order more. I highly recommend them.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great outdoor shorts.

PostedAugust 26, 2012
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Location: Tarpon Bay Explorers, Sanibel, 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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These fit perfectly. Nice lightweight shorts that dries quickly, and wash up well. The accompanying belt is a great match and unhooks easily.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Shorts performed well

PostedOctober 24, 2012
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Location: Southeast, MA
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
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Used these kayaking and zip-lining and they were very quick to dry after getting wet. Comfortable but thought they ran a little slim in the leg for this type of activity.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Golfer

PostedFebruary 13, 2012
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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
Worn for golf and casual. Very light in weight. Good protection and blocks the wind well. My new favorites, to go along with the
convertable pants which I love also.
Activities: Canoeing, Hiking/Trekking, Boating, Other, Vacation
Conditions: Sweaty, Sunny, Rainy, Windy, Humid, Open Ocean, Muddy, Other
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

great pockets..especially the zipper on the side pocket

PostedJune 5, 2013
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Location: New Hampshire
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Have been looking for this nylon short and am really happy that I was able to purchase it.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Awesome Shorts!

PostedMay 17, 2012
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Location: Central California
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
These shorts are awesome! They keep you cool in the summer, or in my case all year round. I'm a fly fishishing guide, so I get a lot of hiking time. My only complaint is that these shorts fit me a little tighter than expected. I normaly wear a 38" shorts, but my legs are more muscular so they fit a little tight when I sit. Othewise, they are still comfortable.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Quick Drying Dress Shorts

PostedJune 19, 2013
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Location: Sedona, AZ
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These were a gift to my husband for his birthday. He like the light weight and coolness of the fabric. He wears them all the time, except when working in the yard. He plans to take them on a hiking expedition with our son and knows they'll dry quickly if they get wet. I have a hard time getting them to the washing machine as he is always wearing them.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great fit

PostedJune 24, 2013
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Location: E. Lansing, 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
True to Size
Too early to gauge durability, but the fit was perfect. I would be classified as slim. Fantastic weight, perfect for summer wear.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great shorts

PostedJune 28, 2013
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Location: Jackson, WY
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ 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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Very happy with these shorts. Purchased them for fishing/ summer and really like them. I took other peoples advice and ordered a size up. Great fit!
I would recommend this product.
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