Columbia Silver Ridge II Convertible Pants - Men's


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Perfect for wading through mountain streams or strolling through sundrenched Italian streets, these Men's Silver Ridge II Convertible Pants are some of the most versatile lightweight travel and outdoor pants made by Columbia. Concealed zippers along the thighs zip off the lower cuffs to give you cargo-style shorts with a 10-inch inseam. The fast-drying nylon Mini Rip® pant fabric is lightweight and features a moderate 30 UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) rating against harmful UV rays. The combination of durability, minimal care and climate versatility make the Men's Silver Ridge II Convertible Pants great for fishing, backpacking and extended vacations. Whether you wear Columbia's Silver Ridge as pants or shorts, you'll have easy access to six pockets for storing your compass, hiking snacks, tour maps and other important outdoor and travel essentials.


  • Fabric: 100% nylon, Mini Rip® fabric treated with Omni-Wick for expedited water evaporation
  • Omni-Shade® UPF 30 sun protection
  • Exterior adjustable waistband
  • Zip-off legs convert pant to 10 inch inseam shorts
  • Gusset detail
  • Two front pockets
  • Two zippered side cargo pockets
  • Two zippered back pockets
  • Inseam: 30 in, 32 in, 34 in

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Review Summary

4.2 out of 5

9 Reviews

  • Ease of use: 4
  • Great design: 4
  • Great value: 3
  • Performance: 3

  • bit thin: 1
  • crotch and rise: 1
  • no elastic in the waist band: 1
  • terrible belt: 1
Comfort: 4.3 / 5
Quality: 4.3 / 5
Durability: 4.2 / 5
Fit: 2.5 / 5

9 Ratings & Reviews

Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5
from San Jose, California
35-44 yrs

OK for flexible travel pants
March 13, 2012

These fit pretty close in the pelvis area. I'm 5'11" and 170 and considered slim...I got a 34Wx32L and these are pretty exact. I like the breathability, pocket arrangement, and flexibility to convert (obviously). I also got a darker color (Major) and like those as well. I feel the light color (Fossil) is good in direct sunlight for coolness, and the dark color is generally better looking and disguises dirt more. I got them for travel to Europe, but wear them as casual pants on the weekends.

Pros: Great design
Comfort: 3 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
55-64 yrs

December 30, 2011

The belt seems a little scrawny and I prefer a parachute clasp to the hook clasp, but fit and comfort were otherwise great. These are great for the hot humid climate here in south Florida and when travelling to central america.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Mesquite, NV
Over 65 yrs

Great pant for golf
January 06, 2012

I have recently begun wearing the Silver Ridge II Convertible pants when playing golf, and discovered they keep me comfortably warm in the early morning cold. As the day progresses and warms up it becomes very convenient to remove the legs and enjoy the comfort of shorts. The only regret is the inseam in the crotch is a bit too short (40 x 30") for comfort requiring me to wear the shorts lower than I am accustomed to.

Pros: Build quality, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 3 / 5
Durability: 3 / 5
Quality: 3 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5

Terrible Belt
December 28, 2011

I like the fact that these convertible pants do not have a verticle zipper down to the foot, only a horizontal zipper at the knee. This enable the pants, unlike most convertible pants, to be shortened if necessary. But the belt is simply awful. It's virtually impossible to adjust, even with a tortured two-handed effort. To add insult to injury, the belt can't be removed because it's contained within a sheath-like sleeve rather than conventional belt loops. This product would be so much better with a removable belt or no belt at all.

Pros: easily shortened, Cons: terrible belt
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

from Fort Lauderdale Fl
45-54 yrs

Convertible pants
October 01, 2011

I live in South Florida and these pants are my absolute favorites. They're lightweight and super-comfortable. When you get caught in a downpour, they dry in ten minutes. Also, when it gets real hot, you zip off the lower leg, and your off. If the temperature drops, you zip them right back on, and away you go again. I would highly recommend these pants, for warm to moderate climate areas.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
from Castle Rock, Colorado
55-64 yrs

Taken to a Greater Length
August 09, 2011

These pants were previously offered in S,M,L,XL sizes with the elastic waist band sections if you are between sizes and also provides a little "give" for those of us who need it!. Now it appears you have to order size specific which is fine except I found that I had to exchange them for a 2" longer inseam then my regular length for jeans and slacks. The XL length was just fine.

Pros: Great design, Performance, Ease of use, nice color, Cons: no elastic in the waist band
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5

Second skin
April 19, 2012

I just ordered another pair today. The weight, color, and material are excellent, as well as the rapid-dry. The fit in the length, waiste, and tush is really nice, but the fly is too short (or the rise is too long) creating "access problems" when I have to go. That did not stop me ordering a second pair. They have become everyday favorite.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Cons: crotch and rise
from Durango, CO
35-44 yrs

Great Material, Great Pants IF.....
April 22, 2011

If you are a shorter statured person with normal legs, these pants would be awesome. But for a long legged, small waisted, big legged person, they are binding high waters. I have a 34 inch waist and 36 inch inseam. Most of these styles of pants run a tad long, but not the Columbia. They are true to size. Don't get the 34 inch inseam and hope they are long.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
from San Francisco, CA

Columbia Silver Ridge Pants Review
December 29, 2011

Overall, they fit good, look great and functional. I use it for hiking and plain everyday use. Pluses and Minuses listed below: #Pluses -Lightweight - I can wear these in spring/summer for everyday use and hiking. -Pockets: The left side pocket has a zipper with tassel. Stowing secure items here is nice. The tassel is good if i'm wearing gloves, so that I can easily grab the tassel for zip/unzip. Right side pocket is velcro and good for items that require easy/quick access. -Not Baggy fitting: These pants look good if you don't like the baggy/oversized look on the thighs. These pants look good evey for casual/everyday use. -Dual use: These pants unzip to form shorts or regular pants. Great for hiking and summer use! (Good value for money :-) ) #Minuses -A bit thin: It does get cold wearing these in fall/winter. Not a big deal. I just put on an under thremo layer and problem solved!

Pros: Great design, Performance, Ease of use, Great value, Cons: bit thin

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Columbia Men's Silver Ridge II Convertible Pants Photo

Void, Blade, Fossil, Grill, Major and Sage.

Available sizes, while supplies last, include size 28, size 30, size 32, size 34, size 36, size 38, size 40, size 42, size 44 and size 46: 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46.

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