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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Rating breakdown 44 reviews
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4 Stars
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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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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 2 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
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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 3 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Real comfortable shorts

PostedJuly 14, 2012
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Location: SoCal
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 and great look.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

very nice, quick dry material and they come out of washer like new

PostedJuly 26, 2012
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Location: Portland, Oregon
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I've bought 3 pairs total of the same, 2 are great, but the third is horrible quality control. there are clumps of material and lots of loose strings and is like Wall-Mart quality at best. These shorts are very comfortable.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
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1 / 5
1 / 5

You asked for it

PostedSeptember 30, 2012
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Location: San Antonio
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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1 / 5
1 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
In addition to being overpriced, I didn't like the fabric or the fit. They've been returned.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Silver Ridge Shorts

PostedOctober 8, 2012
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Location: North Carolina
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
Great all around shorts. Mostly use for fishing, keeps me cool in the 90+ degree humid NC summers. The material is light, it doesn't hold up like heavier cotton material, but that is to be expected. Highly recommend overall.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

excellent

PostedOctober 11, 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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
these shorts will exceed your expectations.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

good fit

PostedMay 9, 2013
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Location: Charlotte, NC
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
These shorts look good and are lightweight. Plenty of pockets but stuff can bulge out as the cut is somewhat narrow.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Silver Ridge Shorts

PostedJune 8, 2013
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Location: Bluffton, SC
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
They fit well. dry quickly during hot conditions. I bought them to primarily play golf and during hot times, prevalent in the low country of SC, and they perform as advertised.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Shorts

PostedJuly 15, 2013
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Location: Daphne Alabama
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
These shorts fit well, are comfortable, and appear to wear well. The "technical" fabric is light and dries quickly, which is just what I need when kayaking or hiking.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent Shorts

PostedJuly 21, 2013
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Location: Coral Springs, FL
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These shorts live up to the billing! I can wear these to work or golfing. Nicer look than regular cargo shorts but I have several pairs of those too. Light, comfortable, great for South Florida living. My only negative is the stitching seems inferior around the pants button hole. They were frayed on all 3 pairs I bought. I will keep a watch on that, otherwise I am completely satisfied with these shorts
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Good Overall

PostedSeptember 19, 2013
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User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
Good shorts, extremely quick to dry so great for hiking.
But one major issue I had is that the main zipper fly in the front jams and gets stuck a lot. It is a cheap looking zipper and simply gets stuck and you have to carefully guide it. The "security zipper" on the side of the shorts works very well in contrast. I mean, come on Columbia isn't the fly zipper a LOT more important, shouldn't you make sure that one works perfectly?
Overall I don't think these shorts are built to a $40 quality, I'm borderline if I'd recommend them or not.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

The best

PostedMay 13, 2014
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Location: Florida
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
My favorite shorts. Can wear them several times without having to wash them.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Men's Silver Ridge Shorts

PostedJuly 8, 2015
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Location: Alexandria, Va
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I was looking for a replacement/supplement to some old omni dri hiking shorts for a hiking and sight seeing trip in Europe. Theses are inferior to the omni dri for travel and hiking because they do not have the zippered pocket inside the front hip pocket. I have found that usefull for protecting a wallet and car keys on travel and on hikes. Otherwise it is fairly decent. It is light weight and should dry quick, which is favorable over cotton for travel.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Shorts. Just what I needed.

PostedAugust 1, 2015
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Location: Milwaukee, WI
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 lost a bunch of weight and needed new shorts. These filled the bill perfectly... light weight. Comfortable. Dry fast when they get wet.
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

good product

PostedMay 6, 2012
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Location: Tampa, 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
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These are perfect for hot environments. Very comfortable, light weight and dry very quickly. Also have a convenient zippered pocket on the left leg. I'm 5'11'' and the 10" inseam is right at my knees, which I like.
They do fit a tad small in my opinion and the pair I have seem to have quite a few loose strings.
Overall I would recommend these and probably even buy another pair.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 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
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
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 18 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 19 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
True to Size
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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 20 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Short
Overall Rating 
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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