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Men's Silver Ridge™ Short


Style# 1441711
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Uses Trail
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Style# 1441711
Uses Trail


This lightweight yet rugged short works overtime to keep you cool and comfortable: Omni-Wick® technology provides sweat-wicking, breathable, and quick-drying comfort, UPF 50 protects you from the sun, and gusseting delivers crucial mobility where it counts.

  • Omni-Wick technology actively breathes and pulls sweat away from your body to keep you dry and cool
  • Omni-Shade UPF 50 provides premium protection from the sun
  • Exterior adjustable waistband
  • Mesh pocket bags
  • Zip-closed security pockets
  • Pockets with hook and loop closure
  • Gusset detail
  • Imported

  • Omni-Wick, Omni-Shade 100% Silver Ridge ripstop
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™ Short 4.1 5 39 39
Best shorts ever...... I do a lot of hiking and exploring all around Lake Tahoe. These shorts offer the best in breathability, lightness and comfort. During the course of my adventures, I often cross river beds or wade through shallow parts of a lake, these shorts dry extremely fast and leave me feeling fresh. They also prove to be quite versatile as they pack small. What else? They seem to be very durable as well, I've brushed up against rocks and have fallen a few times on the trails...these held up great. Also, they're super comfortable wearing around town. May 14, 2014
The best My favorite shorts. Can wear them several times without having to wash them. May 13, 2014
Good shorts Seem like a good pair of shorts. It's still winter so honestly I've only really tried them on. Seem like they should hold up though. They're very light so I'm looking forward to wearing them when the weather really warms up. they do run a little small. I wear a 30 and I got 32's and they fit perfectly. March 3, 2014
Men's Silver Ridge Short I ordered a waist size of 30, but the actual size is about a 33 or larger. October 23, 2013
Good Overall Good shorts, extremely quick to dry so great for hiking. But one major issue I had is that the main zipper fly in the front jams and gets stuck a lot. It is a cheap looking zipper and simply gets stuck and you have to carefully guide it. The "security zipper" on the side of the shorts works very well in contrast. I mean, come on Columbia isn't the fly zipper a LOT more important, shouldn't you make sure that one works perfectly? Overall I don't think these shorts are built to a $40 quality, I'm borderline if I'd recommend them or not. September 19, 2013
Silver Ridge Shorts The Silver Ridge shorts are an outstanding addition to the Columbia collection. Im very impressed with the durability of te shorts. The are extremely cool,comfortable and they dry fast. August 28, 2013
Color When viewing the gravel online, they appeared gray, although when I took them out of the box they look more green than anything. Other than that I really like the product. July 31, 2013
Excellent Shorts These shorts live up to the billing! I can wear these to work or golfing. Nicer look than regular cargo shorts but I have several pairs of those too. Light, comfortable, great for South Florida living. My only negative is the stitching seems inferior around the pants button hole. They were frayed on all 3 pairs I bought. I will keep a watch on that, otherwise I am completely satisfied with these shorts July 21, 2013
zipper I love the shorts but after wearing them for the fourth time I had trouble with the zipper sticking. (you should have seen me trying to get them off with the zipper stuck at the top). My wife did something that makes is work so far. I considered returning the item but didn't want the hassle. July 15, 2013
Great Shorts These shorts fit well, are comfortable, and appear to wear well. The "technical" fabric is light and dries quickly, which is just what I need when kayaking or hiking. July 15, 2013
My Dream Shorts! Magnificent all round quality shorts just a little more dressy than my Cargo ones. Hard to know which pair I prefer as totally in love with both pairs July 9, 2013
Great shorts Very happy with these shorts. Purchased them for fishing/ summer and really like them. I took other peoples advice and ordered a size up. Great fit! June 28, 2013
Great fit Too early to gauge durability, but the fit was perfect. I would be classified as slim. Fantastic weight, perfect for summer wear. June 24, 2013
Quick Drying Dress Shorts These were a gift to my husband for his birthday. He like the light weight and coolness of the fabric. He wears them all the time, except when working in the yard. He plans to take them on a hiking expedition with our son and knows they'll dry quickly if they get wet. I have a hard time getting them to the washing machine as he is always wearing them. June 19, 2013
Silver Ridge Shorts They fit well. dry quickly during hot conditions. I bought them to primarily play golf and during hot times, prevalent in the low country of SC, and they perform as advertised. June 8, 2013
great pockets..especially the zipper on the side pocket Have been looking for this nylon short and am really happy that I was able to purchase it. June 5, 2013
good fit These shorts look good and are lightweight. Plenty of pockets but stuff can bulge out as the cut is somewhat narrow. May 9, 2013
Shorts performed well Used these kayaking and zip-lining and they were very quick to dry after getting wet. Comfortable but thought they ran a little slim in the leg for this type of activity. October 24, 2012
excellent these shorts will exceed your expectations. October 11, 2012
Silver Ridge Shorts Great all around shorts. Mostly use for fishing, keeps me cool in the 90+ degree humid NC summers. The material is light, it doesn't hold up like heavier cotton material, but that is to be expected. Highly recommend overall. October 8, 2012
You asked for it In addition to being overpriced, I didn't like the fabric or the fit. They've been returned. September 30, 2012
Great outdoor shorts. These fit perfectly. Nice lightweight shorts that dries quickly, and wash up well. The accompanying belt is a great match and unhooks easily. August 26, 2012
big kids like them too I bought these shorts for my teenage son, who has grown out of boys' sizes. I have tried several different brands of khaki-style shorts, and I tried these because of their versatility. They can pass for khaki-looking but can function as athletic shorts. He says they are the most comfortable, most roomy and most lightweight. He has asked me to order more. I highly recommend them. August 24, 2012
I love these shorts These are great shorts. Cool in hot weather, no wrinkles. washable, and they come with a belt! August 8, 2012
too small Columbia is obviously cutting back on material. Larges are now, at least an XL or XXL July 30, 2012
very nice, quick dry material and they come out of washer like new I've bought 3 pairs total of the same, 2 are great, but the third is horrible quality control. there are clumps of material and lots of loose strings and is like Wall-Mart quality at best. These shorts are very comfortable. July 26, 2012
Sure to fail This was my third pair of shorts in recent months and they don't seem to be any stronger than two other pairs that I've used while guiding in Alaska and Arizona. I have found similar shorts that are much stronger and better for the price point. July 26, 2012
Real comfortable shorts Great fit and great look. July 14, 2012
A design change and not for the better I recently purchased a second pair of the Silver Ridge shorts. They seemed to have made subtle changes in the design that reduces the shorts functionality. The right hand wallet pocket is now two inches shallower. The belt no longer has two clasps. On further inspection the belt loops are narrower also. The bean counters at Columbia have changed the design functionality by reducing the amount of material and quality of the shorts. This seems to be the latest trend in clothing manufacturers to increase their profit margins. What a disappointment! July 6, 2012
Not the same as my last pair I had a similar pair of shorts like this and used the tag information 0n my old pair to buy the new pair. The shorts were small and not the same material. According to the tag information they were the same but you can clearly see they aren't the same. June 27, 2012
Men's Silver Ridge Short Really like this short. Legs are not "huge/floppy", but trim and neat and present a nice look. The material is extremly comfortable and light. Moisture/water dries quickly Very comfortable. June 21, 2012
Get Rid of Your Gym Shorts Great fit for my soon to be decreasing waist size! Has 5 non-bulging pockets that blend with material. In other words, you don't look like your wearing doofus cargo pants! May 23, 2012
great all purpose shorts These shorts are great. I started with one pair and now have four. I use them on the boat and on the golf course. They are cool, the oil stains wash out, and the 10 inch length is perfect. for all around use. May 22, 2012
Awesome Shorts! These shorts are awesome! They keep you cool in the summer, or in my case all year round. I'm a fly fishishing guide, so I get a lot of hiking time. My only complaint is that these shorts fit me a little tighter than expected. I normaly wear a 38" shorts, but my legs are more muscular so they fit a little tight when I sit. Othewise, they are still comfortable. May 17, 2012
Narrow fit I ordered these for my husband and he is a pretty trim person who wears and loves other Columbia clothing in the same size, but these shorts were so narrow that he was not comfortable sitting down in them and I returned them right away. May 15, 2012
great shorts for the heat these shorts are extremely lightweight and shed body heat very well. I wore them on a 3 day backpacking trip and never noticed anything to complain about in terms of function. The belt does seem a little on the cheap side, but a belt is a belt, and you can easily swap it out with one more to your liking. I'm 5'5'', measured my inseam myself, and it fit great. May 15, 2012
good product These are perfect for hot environments. Very comfortable, light weight and dry very quickly. Also have a convenient zippered pocket on the left leg. I'm 5'11'' and the 10" inseam is right at my knees, which I like. They do fit a tad small in my opinion and the pair I have seem to have quite a few loose strings. Overall I would recommend these and probably even buy another pair. May 6, 2012
Great shorts...but not for fjord jumping. The shorts are great and fit well but the rear pockets need a zippered closure if the shorts are really meant for the trail. The open, "blue jean" style rear pockets are useless on the trail and too shallow to securely hold a wallet in a day to day situation. Other than the pockets, I have been impressed and have ordered a second pair. March 3, 2012
Golfer Worn for golf and casual. Very light in weight. Good protection and blocks the wind well. My new favorites, to go along with the convertable pants which I love also. February 13, 2012
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide

Men's Fit Guide

Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
Modern Classic
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Modern Classic
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.

Men's Body Measurement (Inches)

NECK 14-14.5 15-15.5 16-16.5 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Sleeve Length 32 33 34 35 36 37
Waist 27-29 30-32 33-35 36-38 39-42 43-46
Hips 32-34 35-37 38-40 41-43 44-46 47-49
Chest Size 32-35 35-38 38-41 42-45 46-49 50-53
NECK 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Sleeve Length 35 36 37
Waist 36-38 39-42 43-46
Hips 41-43 44-46 47-49
Chest Size 42-45 46-49 50-53

How to Measure

  • 1. Neck: Measure at the base or thickest part of your neck.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. Inseam: Measure from the top of the interior leg to the bottom of the ankle.

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.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping & Returns

Shipping Information

Shipping Method Rate Expected Delivery Time
UPS Ground $6.00 3-7 Business Days
UPS 2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
UPS Overnight $19.00 1-2 Business Days
Free Standard Shipping

Return Policy

Returns are accepted within 30 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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