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

Columbia Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short - Big

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.
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4.417 / 5
4.4
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5
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11 out of 12(92%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short - Big
Review 1 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short - Big
Overall Rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5

Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short - Big (a review)

PostedOctober 4, 2013
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Allentalk
Location: Seattle, WA
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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3 / 5
3 / 5
Function
How well this item performed in its intended use, and beyond.
 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Got one big Problem with your shorts, and it is this; big shorts are an increase in size by a certain %. the pockets should be enlatrged as well. Big ol comfy shorts with regular sized pockets really screws up the design/look of the shorts. Give big shorts big pockets (especially the cargo pocket).
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short - Big
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Review of Silver Ridge Shorts

PostedSeptember 27, 2013
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Phipps
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Large
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
The larger sizes could do with extra belt loops on each side
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short - Big
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short - Big

PostedAugust 5, 2013
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BigD1981
Location: Northern California
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
True to Size
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Function
How well this item performed in its intended use, and beyond.
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought these shorts to work in and they are great. The size is true and very comfortable. Love the light weight and quick dry material.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short - Big
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short - Big

PostedAugust 3, 2013
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tick115
Location: Northeast USA
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
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Function
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Good shorts but I was alittle disappointed when I found out the the shorts had no lining. Also when I purchased this item there were limited availibility on colors and sizes.
I'm a Omni-Shade guy!!!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short - Big
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Light wt. short

PostedJuly 26, 2013
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Cactus8
Location: Gastonia 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
True to Size
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Function
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4 / 5
4 / 5
A very light wt. short. Feels comfortable. I hope the material holds up. If it does it would be a favorite of mine.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short - Big
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great!

PostedJuly 15, 2013
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Bauchant
Location: Phila., PA
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
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent shorts. Nice to have a fly zipper and no mesh in the crouch like swim trunks. Just wish there were additional colors and patterns. I'm 6'6" and 350+ lbs. and find these shorts perfect. Will buy more.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short - Big
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

New Favs!

PostedJune 21, 2013
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BigC
Location: St. Louis, 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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4 / 5
4 / 5
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought these shorts to wear for summer camping, hiking and boating. I have only had them a few weeks and they have already become my favorite shorts. They function well, fit great (Big & Tall) and do not look like you just stepped off the trail. I wear them biking, boating, hiking, camping and then to dinner, running errands, and the bar.
I don't usually review products, but these shorts deserve it!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short - Big
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Pleasantly surprised

PostedMay 3, 2013
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CharlieT
Location: South Georgia
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
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I am a "difficult-to-fit" person and this product exceeded all of my expectations. Well done, Columbia! Very well done!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short - Big
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Hot Weather Fishing Shorts

PostedFebruary 11, 2013
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Rick2
Location: South 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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Very comfortable. Cool in hot weather. Dry quickly. 12" length is great. Design and fit help with movement.
Mesh belt provided is not necessary or workable. Plastic belt buckle is not strong enough for active use and prevents tool attachment i.e. plier holster, etc.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short - Big
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Ready to Ride

PostedJanuary 29, 2013
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ret3
Location: Austin TX
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I'm a big guy (well, big around, anyhow), and as big guys often will, I tend to perspire rather a bit when I exert myself. I usually deal with this by wearing breathable, fast-drying workout gear. However, as I ride my bicycle more and more for transportation around my part of town, I'm often going places where I'd rather be both dressed in a casual but attractive way (i.e., not in gym clothes), and also not dripping sweat. Cycling-specific casual wear is outrageously priced, and the shorts more often than not include a built-in chamois which simulates the uncomfortable sensation of wearing a diaper when not mounted.
Enter Columbia's Silver Ridge line of sharp-looking, super-breathable, and fast-drying shorts. While still pricier than hot, sweat-absorbing cotton equivalents, they're easier on the budget than most alternatives marketed for cycling, and are much more comfortable in and out of the saddle. If you're riding as a commuter or for transportation in a warm climate, I cannot recommend these highly enough.
A note on sizing: I measure 46" around the waist, but usually buy 44" pants, due to rampant vanity sizing. I went with my proper measurement when I ordered these shorts, but I can still comfortably fit my fist sideways between my bellybutton and the waistband. My next pair will be 44".
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short - Big
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

A great pair of shorts

PostedAugust 13, 2012
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dennis1010
Location: Orange County, 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
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
My only criticism is that the velcro on the right pocket should be a little bigger. Since I use these when riding my mountain bike, I had to add velcro to make the pocket more secure. Otherwise, they are a great pair of shorts.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short - Big
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Columbia might have just done Active Fit right!

PostedMarch 3, 2012
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Seguerski
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I usually try to stay away from Active Fit items because i need more room in the seat and thighs. I decided to take a chance on these shorts and boy am I glad that i did!
Activities: Trail, Hiking/Trekking, Camping, Vacation
I would recommend this product.
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