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Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short


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$33.75 $45.00
Style# 1441701
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Uses: Trail
Size & Fit Guide | Reviewers rated this product True to Size | Fit Modern Classic


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Style# 1441701
Uses Trail


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.

  • Omni-Shade® UPF 50 sun protection
  • Omni-Wick
  • Classic fit
  • Side-elastic waistband
  • Gusset detail
  • Hook and loop closure
  • Zip-closed security pocket
  • Hand pockets
  • Mesh pocket bags
  • Imported

  • 100% nylon Silver Ridge ripstop, 57% recycled polyester/43 polyester mesh
High-Performance Wicking Fabric
Sun Protection

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Pulls moisture away from the body so sweat can evaporate quickly.
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Blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburn and long-term skin damage.


Men's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 126.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfort, durability, and function above all else I own 3 pair of these shorts and 3 pairs of similar cargo pants. In spite of a large selection of other shorts/pants I have in my closet, the comfort afforded me from these products will be my summer wardrobe(I actually wear them all year). We hike, kayak, play with our grandchildren and are generally pretty active. We also enjoy downtime on our porch with a glass of wine. Having all purpose clothing that can be "ruffed" up while looking good. Is unusual. Thank you Columbia.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from As expected! Just a week or so ago I received my order - prompt and as ordered. The shorts were just what I wanted and what I expected. Good quality. Nice color - the grey ash. They do seem to run a little on the larger side. (Or have I lost a few pounds? Maybe I need to hit the scale!) Have a previous pair in different color. The older pair has held up very well and so I expect these new ones will do likewise. Would I recommend these shorts? Absolutely.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality fabric Durable fabric is a plus. Pocket compartments in all the right places. Great fit!
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice shorts Look great and dry VERY quickly. Work great in hot, humid conditions.
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Warm Weather short I wear these shorts every day for work in a tropic weather environment. The are comfortable, breathable and tough. When you get them wet they dry extremely quickly. Highly recommend
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from These run small Quality and price are great. I bought a size 36 for my brother but they looked really small so had to send them back. You should probably buy a size up. The adjustable belt will allow you to make them a bit smaller if you need. Look and feel was nice for the short time I had them in my hands.
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite Short! The Men's Silver Ridge Cargo Shorts have been a staple in my closet for the past few years. They're lightweight, dry quickly, offer enough room for a comfortable fit and are my go to short for summer days on the water.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cargo shorts very durable, lite weight, comfortable. will buy again.
Date published: 2016-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable Shorts Good fit, nice features with ample pockets.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts I have a hard time finding comfortable shorts that aren't athletic/mesh. These are great, with roominess for bigger legs and just the right elasticity in the waste to accommodate an actual waste size that is +/- 1.5 inches of what is listed.
Date published: 2016-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality short Has 6 pockets and is well made.
Date published: 2016-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome shorts Most comfortable shorts on the planet, and very practicle.
Date published: 2016-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile and comfortable shorts I bought these as a back-up pair of shorts for a 5-day trek, but wore them every day on my trip since they functioned so well. They are comfortable and provide useful storage for small items with many conveniently located pockets. They are styled well enough to wear at home and around town, as well.
Date published: 2016-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good fit and great quality These shorts fit perfectly. They are comfortable and high quality. They are lightweight and flexible and comfortable even on the hottest days
Date published: 2016-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits a bit small Terrific shorts but next size up would work better for me. I like the quick dry fabric.
Date published: 2016-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile Short Very comfortable with quick drying fabric. It is perfect for outdoor use but dressy enough to wear to dinner.
Date published: 2016-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Shorts for Summer! I used to buy cotton cargo and various cotton shorts all the time. I found that when the weather really heated up, so did I. Not to mention the sweatiness. In come these shorts... Perfect all around. Soft, great material, cool and light weight, super comfortable. I don't get a chance to build up sweat in these. I really love them. Great colors and style looks awesome too.
Date published: 2016-07-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from sizing waist size was fine, legs could have been slimmer
Date published: 2016-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Silver Ridge Cargo Short The Silver Ridge Cargo shorts are the best shorts that I have had the pleasure of wearing. I do long distance tramping and couldn't do without them when out in the wilderness. They have a very light feel and remain cool during steep/hard climbing and remain dry due to the lighter material. They are very hard wearing, easy to wash, and are very quick drying. I can't say enough for my Silver Ridge shorts. Michael Jones - New Zealand
Date published: 2016-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Legit but cost too much I have 5 pairs of use from years past so i bought 2 more this year because they are great. I would buy more but the price is too high at 45+ tax. So everyone should wait for them to go on sale.
Date published: 2016-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love the versitility I purchased these for my husband because we are going on vacation. I wanted something he could get wet and keep on if we ended up on the town. I bought him three different shorts (the other shorts were not this brand) and these are the ones he wanted to keep and he wants another pair. He loves the fit, they are light weight, look good out, and at the beach, and on a fishing boat. The elastic on the sides give him great comfort, and you can't even see the elastic. The only thing I neglected to tell him was the price. He would never spend over $20 on a pair of shorts. I think it was worth it because he will get a lot of wear out of them for years to come. They have a classic look. (His are the 12 inch length.)
Date published: 2016-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hubby's favourite shorts My husband just loves these shorts. The fabric is light-weight and washes well--hang to dry and no ironing touch up necessary. He loves to wear them when we cruise because they roll up and take little space in our suitcase and if we get caught in a tropical rain shower they dry very quickly. He likes them so much he has a pair in almost every colour! Great product that can be worn for very casual (beach hiking) or dressier occasions (summer bbq dinners at friends'). Highly recommend them! Perfect fit!
Date published: 2016-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shorts ever made Five years ago I bought my first pairs of Columbia cargo shorts. Two pair, wore every other day for 5 years. Unbelievably durable and extremely comfortable. I'll never wear cotton shorts again.
Date published: 2016-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding product Very pleased with these shorts. The material is light but tough, size is excellent. Well designed and well constructed. Amazingly cool even in the hottest weather. Zippers appear to be built to last. Generous pockets.
Date published: 2016-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pair of light shorts These shorts are light weight yet rugged. I frequently have trouble finding shorts that fit my 6'3" 240lbs frame, but these do the trick well. They're not too short and offer great flexibility in the crotch and legs. I've owned a pair for over a year and just bought another.
Date published: 2016-06-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as good as my last pair The belt buckle is almost half the size of my last pair and the construction is thinner and cheaper. Worst of all, the buckle is hard to use. The old one was much better. I swapped the new one out for the old one luckily. The stitching on the new pair (made in Bangladesh) is clearly not as robust as my previous pair (made in Vietnam). There's considerably less stitching and the thread is thinner. Frankly, I can't see where Columbia has made this new pair better, it's just made more cheaply. I expected better quality, not less.
Date published: 2016-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesomely Comfortable These are true to size. A very comfortable pair of summer shorts. Perfect for boating!
Date published: 2016-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts These are great shorts. They wear well, very functional, and look great. I do miss the zipper back pockets the previous years shorts had. The description was correct in saying they fit slightly small. They have a 10" inseam and I do prefer the 9", but I am getting used to them. For warmer climates like coastal Georgia, these shorts are just the thing.
Date published: 2016-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Travel! I bought these shorts for my 16 year old son who is traveling through europe with only a washing machine available to him every few days - no dryer. These are excellent! He said that they are a great fit, easy to wear, and easy to wash, and hang dry on the line with no problems or irritations! We bought them in multiple colors for him!
Date published: 2016-05-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Online color chart is not true color Had to purchase several cargo shorts online since item size is not in store. First issue: Selected chart color is way lighter or darker than true color. In store shades are totally different . Second: Button holes are all smaller than button. Had to make a small cut just to undo buttons. Kind of disappointed !!!! So you just have to wait and be surprised !!!!
Date published: 2016-05-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Cargo Pockets Aloha, Love the shorts just not the last 2 purchased. Side cargo pocket ! There was only 1 & it was a straight up & down design that was horrible. Did not fit much & things always falling out occupy forgot to zip it. Poor design to say the least. Who thought of it? Speak to them about this. Will never pay your prices for poor quality again.... Mahalo for your time. Alan
Date published: 2016-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Traveling Very comfortabel and easy to pack on long trips!
Date published: 2016-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome shorts Fits great and pockets hold everything I need. Also have had other brands this is better Just Say'in.
Date published: 2016-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Shorts Left side has zip, right is velcro flap. I'd prefer both to be flap or zip but they are functional as is. My 6s fits both comfortably. I went with size 34 (typically 34/35) and these are working but might do a 36 next time for more freedom of movement.
Date published: 2016-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 12 Inch Shorts Almost as soon as I received my first pair of these shorts, I ordered another. They fit well, I like the longer length, and they are the right weight for summer or warmer climates.
Date published: 2016-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts I bought these in every color. Wear them every day. Very comfortable.You simply cannot go wrong with these.
Date published: 2016-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cargo shorts! These are great cargo shorts. I have owned several pair for a number of years - they have become my go-to shorts. Comfortable, durable, practical, easy to maintain and quick-drying.
Date published: 2016-01-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from pockets tore in two days The pockets are lined with a thin mesh material. All I carried was a set of keys. They tore through the lining in two days. The Permit Short is similar and I have owned several pairs of those with no problems. Avoid the Silver Ridge Cargo shorts
Date published: 2016-01-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quality shorts, but a little narrow. These shorts perform great, but I am a very average sized male and these tend to have narrow legs and bunch in the junk area a bit. Fine for everyday wear, but the bunching can get annoying on active summer hikes or wet wading a stream.
Date published: 2015-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from When you never wear the zip off legs... Good for when you never wear the zip off legs on convertible pants. However the legs on these shorts are wider at the bottom (12.5 inches) than the legs at the zip off point on the convertibles (11.0 inches).
Date published: 2015-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Didn't get a real chance to test them out. From what I seen and felt they were a good product. I had to sent them back though. Too small. I'm a 36W, but I found them a bit tight.
Date published: 2015-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good I recently bought a pair of these shorts, and so far I love them. They are extremely light and comfortable. In fact they are so light, the only problem I have is that they seem like they could wear out rather quickly, which I obviously have no idea if they will or not. If they can stand the test of time, these are definitely a great buy.
Date published: 2015-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfort and Stretch I wore these shorts hiking John Muir Trail for five days. They are light and comfortable. The difference between other shorts I've worn of this style is the slight stretch in the waste. With the included belt, I've not worn other shorts that can compare in comfort. Also moved well when climbing over obstacles on the trail.
Date published: 2015-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great casual shorts I wear these for work and I also bike home with them. The zip pocket is great for important things while the right velcro pocket is fine for frequently needed things.
Date published: 2015-08-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad Pockets I have bought these exact shorts a few years ago and thought they were great, but the new ones are constructed very well, but the pockets are worthless, except for the one cargo pocket with the zipper. My old shorts had a zippered pocket for money or keys, then the back pocket was zippered for wallet, then both cargo pockets were zippered, kept my stuff very safe. The new pockets are terrible, I have had my wallet fall out, I have had my money clip fall out, I have had my keys fall out. If you don't plan on carrying anything in your pockets the shorts are good.
Date published: 2015-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product! These shorts are very comfortable. I like the elastic inserts in the waistband so that it gives with bending while playing sports and/or hiking. They are a nice light material for summer but tough enough to withstand daily wear. They wash like a dream and take very little time to dry. I would definitely recommend these shorts.
Date published: 2015-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts These shorts are very comfortable in hot weather. They are handy for travelling because they can be washed and will dry over night. They are functional for hiking yet look dressy enough for wear in town. I liked the first pair I bought so much that I ordered another pair in a different colour.
Date published: 2015-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pockets Fit is great, material is nice and light for summer wear, lots of pockets to use as long as you don't carry anything with any weight or thickness as it gets uncomfortable. It's nice to be able to specify 8 or 10 inch lengths but I would even like to see a 6 inch length.
Date published: 2015-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I'm in love with this shorts - excellent material with lot of covered zippers and pockets. Its very comfortable and stylish. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2015-07-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Waist size of colors not all the same Bought two pair one in tusk and one in grill. The waist was not the same in both. The tusk was smaller although they are both listed as the same size.
Date published: 2015-06-28
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Men's Body Measurement (Inches)
Pant Size 28-30 32 34 36 40 44
Waist 26-29 29-32 32-35 36-39 40-43 44-47
Hips 32-34 35-37 38-40 41-43 44-46 48-50
Inseam Varies by Item
Pant Size 36 40 44
Waist 36-39 40-43 44-47
Hips 41-43 44-46 48-50
Inseam Varies by Item
How to Measure
Mens size chart measurement guide
  • 1. Neck: Measure at the base or thickest part of your neck.
  • 2. Sleeves: Start at the center back of your neck and measure across the shoulder and down to the wrist. Round up to the next even number.
  • 3. Chest/Bust: Measure at the fullest part of the chest, under the armpits and over the shoulder blades, keeping the tape measure firm and level.
  • 4. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
  • 5. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.
  • 6. Inseam: Measure from the top of the interior leg to the bottom of the ankle.
Men's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
mens performance fit bottom
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
mens active fit bottom
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
mens modern classic fit bottom
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
mens relaxed fit bottom

How to Measure

Columbia Fit Guide

How to Measure

  • Fold up at dotted line.
  • Place against a wall or other 90 degree surface.

    Place heel against fold/wall on flat level surface.
  • Mark the end of the longest toe with a pen or pencil.
  • Measure both feet and use the larger measurement.
  • Read measurement and compare to size chart.
  • When comparing on the size chart, determine the closest larger measurement and use that number to determine your shoe size for your country’s shoe measurement standard.

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Return Policy

Returns are accepted within 60 days of the purchase date online or in-store. Your apparel must be in original and unworn condition, with tags still attached. Footwear returns must also include the original box.

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