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Men's Silver Ridge™ Convertible Pant


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Style# AM8004
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These durable, quick-wicking pants feature built-in sun protection and plentiful storage making them the perfect choice for active days in warm weather.

  • Omni-Wick
  • Omni-Shade UPF 50 sun protection
  • Partial elastic at waist
  • Gusset detail
  • Pockets with hook and loop closure
  • Zip-closed security pocket
  • Mesh pocket bags
  • Inseam: 30”, 32”, 34”
  • 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™ Convertible Pant is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 201.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great light weight pants LOVE LOVE LOVE them.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Year Round Nomad/ One Pair of Pants I'm retired and currently travel full time with a carry-on back pack. Prior to departing, a friend with multiple Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, and Appalachian trail expeditions recommended these pants. I wore them from August of last year until this February continuously until I returned home to visit family. During this trip I gave away my heavy shorts and other pair of pants to lighten my load but kept my "go to" pants. What I love about these pants are that you can wear them for weeks at a time and they don't look dirty or "feel" grimy. I would wash them every three weeks. I wore them on my El Camino Trek in Spain to visiting Vietnam these last 7 months. Despite my continuous daily trekking, the Silver Ridge pants show no wear. even though I would overload the zipper leg pocket.
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pants!!! My boyfriend at the time was a total "jeans" guy, but with an upcoming hiking trip, I wanted to find him something more lightweight. Though he was reluctant at first to try these pants, he was raving about them by the end of the trip. He loves how comfortable they are and how easy it is to switch between pants and shorts; absolutely fabulous pants!!!
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great look The pants are lightweight, which makes them easy to pack in a suitcase. They look great, which means you can even wear them to a nice restaurant; no one would know that they can be easily converted to shorts by zippers situated just below the knees. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Pant Option Wanted a good fitting pant for hiking and camping in the mountains of AZ. These fit the bill perfectly, they are functional and comfortable without being baggy like other convertible pants I've tried.
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pants Really like These zip offs & am very happy to find in 'blue'. This company has excellent clothing!
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from just what I was looking for Unfortunantly I can barely fit in them. I have other clothes from other companies that are the same size and fit baggy. I can barely get these buttoned. I was so excited to get these, but will have to wait until I can fit in them. Probably should send them back, but don't want all the hassle.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from who sized these things???? I am a rather slim adult male who comfortably wears 34" waist pants from any company. These pants are easily an inch and a half too small around the waist and more than that through the seat and thighs. I now have to spend money for return shipping. The sizing is so misleading, it prevents the pants from being functional. I can't speak to the quality, because I can't wear them to try them out.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific pants for active people I have several pairs and wear them almost daily for cycling. They are the lightest, coolest pants for that kind of vigorous work-out. You can turn them into shorts if it gets too warm. They are also just warm enough to wear in weather that's too cold for shorts.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Runs small so returned for larger size Love the features and functions
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic travel pants I am retired now and started to travel monthly with my wife..We wanted to only bring 1 back pack each carry on. I bought 1 pair to try a 4 day vacation. It was the only pair of pants I brought,.. no shorts...We flew out of Toronto when it was -15C going south to 30C weather...It was wonderful to go from pants to shorts on the plane. I spent every day in the Ocean,..the zippered pocket was excellent for money, visa etc.Lots of excellent pockets for cell phones etc.. The pants dry very quickly, are very light in weight..the zippers work very well with no fuss...Just a excellent product..You can easily and quickly hand wash in the sink if you only bring one pair on vacation..I purchased 3 more pairs all different colours..I now have light tan, dark tan and grey and are the only pants..shorts I bring when I travel or wear on the boat. I also purchased the light windbreaker with hood tucked in the neck made from lightweight material as well.same qualities, fast drying, rain proof..Columbia in my opinion is a bit on the expensive side but the quality is worth the price.
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pants for the purpose My father is an amputee, and I bought these pants for him in grill, tusk & gravel. He liked the fit and feel of them so much that he wore them to Bible study the morning after he received them. Traveling in the car for several hours is now more comfortable and convenient if he has to adjust or remove his prosthetic leg. He is very happy with his new trousers.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product. True to size pants. Zip feature is easy to re-attach. Quality Columbia product. I them for casual wear and speed hiking.
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Travel I bought these to replace a competitors product after losing a lot of weight. The Silver Ridge pants had much better sizing, material is a higher quality, and they fit much better than my old pair. The higher quality zippers make them really easy to change while sitting in steerage at the back of a plane. The only negative is that Columbia does not offer shorter inseams. Sorry Columbia, I'm vertically challenged, and a 28" or 29" inseam would have made these perfect.
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding in a wind array of situations Just wore these to the Reindeer Run in Minnesota at 5 degrees. I had a base layer plus these and it was perfect. This summer I wore these in lieu of shorts to keep the mosquitos and I was very comfortable.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Couldn't be better .
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This products is durable and functional The Silver Ridge Convertible pants are very comfortable, very functional and looks stylish. The light weight material is perfect for the climate I live in and ideal for the activities I participate in.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from consistant This is my 2nd pair. Wear them till they fall apart and am sad to retire them.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great hiking and TRAVEL pants Pants are great for hiking as they are non-restrictive . I take them on all my trips with me. They can be used as every day wear, but are nice enough to wear out to dinner.
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy them! I bought these pants because I wanted something different than jeans or chinos. I'm really glad I got these. They fit perfect and look stylish. Got the Tusk color and wore it for three days straight. Enjoyed them so much I got another pair in Gravel. Pockets are easy to get to. My only gripe is the Velcro but it shouldn't fail me any time soon. These are great for when I run around town doing errands or on my way to college.
Date published: 2016-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful convertible pants All the pants you will ever need for casual wear..maybe even more formal wear too. Better than any others in my closet.
Date published: 2016-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite Convertables These are my new favorite pair of convertable pants. Great quality and fit. I really like the comfort waist on these. I will order another pair before long. Really like the grill color too.
Date published: 2016-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great convertible pants I was a big fan of the REI Sahara convertible pants but lately they stopped including the belt and it feels like the quality is dropping. These pants don't have the side zips the Saharas do but I think the overall quality makes up for it. The individual pant legs have L and R on the zipper tags which is a huge help. I've worn them on several day-hikes and also love using them for airplane travel.
Date published: 2016-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Industry Standard These pants are rugged, good looking and hold up to repeated abuse.
Date published: 2016-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buy! I purchased two of them. I tried them on at a store, but could not find the right size in terms of length. Decided to order them online, and certainly they are true to the sizing, they fit will. In hot environments they keep you cool, they look a little dressy which I enjoy, overall I felt it was an excellent choice! Since my purchase the price has dropped! so even better!
Date published: 2016-09-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tighter in the waist than my other one I love these pants and this is my second pair. I am a bit disappointed that this pair feels more snug in the waist than my other pair that are otherwise exactly the same other than size 32 length instead of 30.
Date published: 2016-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Functional and Comfortable I am actually a tall woman, that bought these so that I could have convertible pants with a long enough inseam. My husband bought the same pants and they also worked great for him. They worked great on our safari! Fit well, functional, and lightweight.
Date published: 2016-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great design Love them, going back for more.
Date published: 2016-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Little thin Depending on whether you think thin material is good or bad..these are a little on the thin side. But of course they will dry faster. And they're really light weight. I don't think they would be very sturdy with a lot of abrasion..like sitting on a rock. The waist band could have a little more substance to it..it does tend to roll especially with the little belt (easily removed) that comes with it. Waist is a button not a snap that some competitors have. But that's good I think. I might get another pair in a different color.
Date published: 2016-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always a great product Love these pants. Lightweight, soft, comfortable. Enough room in the pockets for necessities; not too much for overloading. I'd love to see a 36" length for us tall guys !
Date published: 2016-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hubby Loves them we actually where in Costa Rica in may and our guide when we went zip lining had them on. order them we came back my husband loves them, the only thing is with the free shipping it took a little longer than I thought
Date published: 2016-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Men's convertible pants Sizing runs large and had to return. Was not happy to pay $10 to return!
Date published: 2016-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great investment! Buy these every few years for scout camp, and they're still in good shape to pass down when they've been outgrown. Great basic convertible pant.
Date published: 2016-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome pants I highly recommend any outdoorsman to have these pants in their wardrobe. I've had lots of the regular silver ridge pNts but the zip off option to change these into shorts is a must
Date published: 2016-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Craftsmanship/quality fabric These convertible pants are beautifully built. Even the leg zipper functions perfectly converting to slacks or shorts. Fabric is strong and resists snags and pulls. My husband and I have 4 colors but we would love to see them in black next season!
Date published: 2016-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Zip-off pants, Poor belt I love zip off or convertible pants. I have many pairs from North Face and EMS and REI. Just bought 2 Columbia "Kestral Ridge" from Columbia outlet on Long island. It's the same as the Silver Ridge I think. I ended up paying $27.99 after all the sales. Great price if you can get. Nice features, UPF=50 is very nice. Nice weight. Probably dries in minutes. Probably not too warm in cold temps. Too bad the pant leggings does not have ankle zippers to help get on/off with boots on. Also always good to have zippered side pockets to secure things. It has one. But biggest complaint is the flimsy nylon web belt. The web belt is thin, lightweight, and very flimsy. Don't get me wrong, it IS strong enough for any fat belly, but I'll have to buy a better web belt for these pants that is thicker and beefier.
Date published: 2016-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tough, but lightweight I wore these pants while doing invasive plant removal in south Florida's summer. They kept my legs protected from thorns, poisonous plants, and the sun. Extremely lightweight, but they are built very well. I destroyed many other brands of pants doing this work, but these lasted me the whole time I was down there. They fit me very well, but I do have larger quads and calves so they would be a bit loose on a normal sized person
Date published: 2016-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight, excellent fit Exactly what I was looking for; lightweight, will dry quickly, and should pack down small. Fits my frame (5'8", 148lb) really well.
Date published: 2016-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Silver Ridge Convertible Pants They seem like they are going to be good pants, very light.
Date published: 2016-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely Comfortable These are the most comfortable dress pants I have ever owned.
Date published: 2016-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from you must allways make these pants I own 4 pairs of your shorts they are great, when I saw these pants they were same design and material as the shorts I had to have them. live in vegas and in winter these pants are perfect cause it never gets super cold. I realize these pants turn into shorts but your real shorts are so good and length is good I will keep buying your shorts also
Date published: 2016-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pants This pants are great and they dry real quick.
Date published: 2016-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All in One Great for cool mornings and unzip to shorts later in day when it gets warmer
Date published: 2016-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Now I Have All The color Very Nice I Live Up In The Every green State,Washington. I Have where Then When It's Been Cold,Wind.The Pants Are Great For All A Round Fun.
Date published: 2015-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for sun and blood of fishing I wear these when running walleye charters on Lake Erie. The fishing gets fast and furious at times and walleye will bleed all over you and the boat. Spray a little prewash on heavy spots and then launder as usual and it washes right out. As for comfort, I will start at 4am as long pants - switch to shorts later in morning and if still on the lake at noon - back to long pants to protect from sun. These are a little slimmer cut on the legs. If you like a more loose cut, look at the Blood and Guts Convertible Pant.
Date published: 2015-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This a great convertible pant I like this pant and this is for have a new color
Date published: 2015-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the Silver Ridge Convertible pants I have a pair of gray ones, for almost 2 years. I wear them year round and often use the zip off feature to get to shorts (warmer weather). When it rains, the material is awesome - not water proof, but it repels a bit and dries so darn fast! So these fossil colored pants I just bought, they seem just a tad thinner (material) and the belt and belt loops seem to be just a bit different than the gray ones. Also the waist of 34" seems larger on the Fossil than with the gray. But otherwise they fit the same and function the same. Like them a lot.
Date published: 2015-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Almost a year round choice I mostly wear these in the summer, due to the thin material, and the fact you can turn them into shorts. I also wear them when I am expecting to get wet from rain, as they dry out so fast, so they come in handy in both the spring and fall. In the winter, I will wear them around the house because they are so light and unrestrictive. For cold weather however, I switch to something thicker and warmer. I also like the color selection, and have been wearing these for several years now. I just recently replaced my old for new, and was shocked to see no real color loss, even after several years of wearing and many many washes.
Date published: 2015-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A little small From what I seen and felt they were a good product. I had to send them back though. Too small. I'm a 36W 30L, but I found them a bit tight. Leg length was spot on though.
Date published: 2015-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Quality Outstanding Quality Very light material Very durable I wear these while commercial fishing on the Chesapeake Bay in the summer time. Well worth the money.
Date published: 2015-10-14
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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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UPS 2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
UPS Overnight $19.00 1-2 Business Days
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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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