- Machine Wash
- Straight-leg convertible pant with side cargo pockets, belted waist, and rear flap pockets
- Zip-off legs convert pant to short with 10" inseam
- Omni-Wick advanced evaporation technology
- Omni-Shade UPF 50 sun protection
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Specially crafted for the active man, the Columbia Silver Ridge Convertible Pant is the ultimate outdoor staple. Crafted of 100% nylon and Columbia’s signature ripstop fabric, these pants remain lightweight, yet durable, no matter the weather or activity. High quality materials and expert craftsmanship are the backbone of Columbia’s men’s apparel.The technology featured in these pants is unmatched. The interior layer is made up of Columbia’s signature wicking fabric to ensure a sweat-free, breathable day of activity, while the protective exterior features UPF 50 to help block and shield from UVA and UVB sun rays. The Columbia Silver Ridge Convertible Pant is also durable and comfortable - with one zip, go from pants to shorts instantly; the gusset detail and hook and eye closure give them a personalized fit. Columbia offers our men’s outdoor convertible pants in multiple colors and sizes. To ensure the size you choose is just right, please refer to our sizing chart. To find your waist measurement, measure around your natural waistline. And for your inseam measurement, measure from the top of the interior leg to the bottom of the ankle.
- Product Dimensions : 15.75 x 14.96 x 1.18 inches; 0.02 Ounces
- Item model number : AM8004
- Department : Mens
- Date First Available : July 18, 2012
- Manufacturer : Columbia
- ASIN : B0077YMWEO
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Pants have a slimmer cut to them through the butt and thighs (if you are muscular or have a bubble bum- you WILL have problems). Waist size was about 1 size off (wear 34, need a 36). Due to the cut of the bum and upper legs, wearing a base layer or longer underwear (I had lightweight Merino underneath) was uncomfortable and did not leave enough play in gusset and stitching that I would be comfortable kneeling, stooping and moving around in them as desired.
Overall, if you are a "normal" or "thin" build, these pants for sizing should be great. If you consider yourself "muscular" or on the heavier side, order a full size up than what you need. These pants were not designed for us bigger more athletic guys.
In extreme heat, they do wick the moisture away. In Qatar I found that after travelling 200 ft from an air conditioned bunker across the desert (and it's a wet moisture due to the Persian Gulf), you were completely drenched in sweat. That heat is just a few degrees away from being the maximum that people can endure due to the moisture in the air. The paints would dry quickly once inside again, and protect you from the sun. They are a very light cloth that doesn't feel uncomfortable in extreme heat.
I would say the durability is pretty good, I've had one of the forward pocket in one of my paints fail due to the stitching, and some of the material is now starting to look thread bear.
For those doing things on the water, I've found these shorts travelling in a rigid inflatable boat in salt water will again dry pretty quickly after being dosed by a bow wave, cotton underwear will be your down fall! Salt absorbs water, and in and of itself can quickly lead to rashes, this fabric absorbs no saltwater per say, so will dry especially if you splash down with a bit of fresh water shortly after you've landed. In sum, they are very effective pants to wear while boating.
They pack very light, and do not show wrinkles. You can pack them down in a backpack and they weight almost nothing and take up very little room. The bottoms are compact enough you can remove them and put them in the front pockets.
The belt isn't very fancy, but I haven't had any fail, and I've found they are the ideal size for emergency tourniquets (tie it, don't use the buckle), which I've had to do. It's probably not everyone's list of reasons to buy a belt, but unlike leather and dress belts, this can be used to synch something down. I've also used it to synch down loads backpacking when I couldn't find anything else and SUV roof racks.
The color works well, and unlike everything else I have, has never born out a stain. Again, that's a nice feature of polyester, the dye is permanent, everything else washes away like engine grease, blood, mustard, dirt. When wet they don't look obviously wet with the color unlike the lighter versions. They don't fade, or pile, but will eventually start to wear, like everything else.
In appearance, they aren't formal wear, but from casual dining in Doha to Annapolis, they fit the bill. Of course, they don't look out of place on a military base or a camping trip. They aren't so GI that they scream "search me for hidden weapons and cans of chewing tobacco".
Overall I say they deserve around 4.5 stars, with the sole objection being a bit better stitching for the pants pockets, though I have carried probably fairly heavy things in them, so they were under a bit of load.
Since I can't choose 4.5 stars, I choose 5.
Why would you take pants meant for hiking, or at least being outdoors, and design them with a tapered thigh section so narrow they pull against people's thighs with every step? Specifically, think of going up stairs (or climbing a hilly incline) when you have to lift your feet higher in order to ascend vertically.. these are the steps when the fabric of any pant will rub and catch most on your moist, sweaty legs.. in the context of a day-long hiking, it makes each step that much more tiring when you have to fight against your pants; in the context of these pants that problem is even worse as they get so thigh-narrow they maximize that pull... and I have normal-dude thighs.. I haven't seen leg day in the gym for years...
Moving on, you figure one design flaw is enough, yea? Oh wait, how about those front pockets, lets make those smaller, because no one takes front pockets seriously anyways, yea? I stuck a ruler in the front pockets and couldn't find any way to put it deeper than 4 and 1/2". I can still see my wrist when I put my hands in those pockets.. why.... would they do that?
..if you can get over the tight thighs (I couldn't) then perhaps the only merit to these pants is how light the nylon is compared to other convertible pants.. so maybe they'll stay cooler in hot climates.. just too uncomfortable for me to try and find out
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I've been a big fan of Columbia since my spell living stateside and while they don't always get it right, their trekker pants and 3-in-1 coats are in my opinion better quality and value than North Face.
These pants mark a departure from my prior favourites (their Titanium line) in a good way. The older Titanium clothes were built extremely solidly, but could be unforgiving on you with respect to seams, and stiffness of fabric. If you were wearing a baselayer, then it wouldn't matter.
These are lighter and exhibit none of those problems. Indeed, the material is light, soft yet tough, with other benefits, such as quicker drying time. They are also cut a little more generously to give better freedom of movement, without you looking like a sailboat in the wind.
Perfect for warmer conditions - wouldn't rely on these if walking in below zero temps
La calidad y el corte excelentes, el único problema es que me quedó chico. Tómenlo en cuenta. Mi talla en casi todas las marcas es 30x30. En el caso de este pantalón tendré que esperar a que haya existencia del 32x30 en ese color.