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Women’s Silver Ridge™ Convertible Pant


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Style# 1443271
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Perfect for outdoor activities on days that start out chilly but gradually warm up, these pants convert into shorts with just a quick zip: wicking fabric and built-in UPF 50 sun protection are just the start of a long feature list that enhance comfort, versatility and protection.

  • Omni-Wick
  • Omni-Shade UPF 50 sun protection
  • Interior adjustable waistband
  • Zip-off legs convert pant to 10” inseam short
  • Leg zippers for extended opening
  • Gusset detail
  • Zip-closed security pocket
  • Pockets with hook and loop closure
  • Mesh pocket bags
  • Leg hem cinches
  • Inseam: 30” SHORT, 32” REGULAR, 34” LONG
  • Imported

  • 100% nylon Silver Ridge ripstop
High-Performance Wicking Fabric
Sun Protection

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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 98 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love these pants This is my second pair and I love them more each time I wear them. Very comfortable, I like the elastic in the waist to make them fit right, I got mine wet several times and dry up quickly. I recommend them!! May 25, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by FAULTY SNAP CLOSURE AT WAIST I love columbia gear and it is my go to product for technical outdoor wear. I love everything about these pants, from fit to material to ease of conversion. The only thing is the snaps at the waist come unsnapped. They are a correct fit and are not to small at the waist, the snaps just dont want to stay in place. I had these fail me on a 6 day backpacking trip, and had my pants falling down on the trail. very irritating. i dont know why columbia chose a snap closure over a button closure. sigh. love how these pants fit but can never buy again because they are always falling down. The snap is the only reason I give this product an average review. April 14, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sizing is very inaccurate I wear size6-8 consistently . Was amazed and very disappointed in these pants. Your sizing is way way off April 6, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great product It just runs a bit tight in sizing. I'm normally range between an 8-10. I'm should have gone with 10 due to the material not being stretchy. March 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Convertible Pant This pant is perfect for travelling. It is lightweight, washes beautifully and has lots of pockets with one being just the right size to hold your passport. The pants quickly convert into shorts. This is my third pair of pants. My only problem is the length and because there is a zipper at the hem length it does it make it difficult to shorten them. March 20, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Regular length is way too long Waist is fine, the regular length is extremely long. March 13, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sized up 2 sizes!! I do freshwater fieldwork, so the waterproofing/quick dry function is important to me. This really works very well! I am a UK10-12 for bottoms, around 101cm hips, pear shaped body. I referred to the size chart (which is pretty accurate) and purchased a Size 10R and my thighs (60cm) fit well, even when I am squatting/sitting down. The regular is slightly too long for me (163cm) but the elastic cinch allows me to keep the pant legs off the ground. My waist is pretty small (75cm) in comparison, so I ended up cinching in 4 holes on both sides of the elastic waistband in order to keep my pant legs off the ground and keep my pants up. Price: Wait for these to go on sale (very regular) -- I bought these for 25 USD with a coupon (29 on sale). With the free ground shipping and rebates from the Greater Rewards programme, these are actually cheaper to purchase from Columbia.com than any other online sites that I frequent (STP, 6pm.com). Hope this was detailed enough! August 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Not Sure of Correct Size to Order Love the fabric and function of these pants; have a similar pair from Columbia that are too small now (enjoying too much of the good life, I guess!). I ordered a size larger based on feedback from other reviewers; however, they are pretty big on me. Concerned if I return them and order the next size down that they may be tight. Not sure what I should do. August 3, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good material but a runs a bit long Initially, I would like to buy the Short version of this pants. I bought size 16 based on the waist line sizing indicated in the page. When I received the item, I noticed that it was a size bigger for me. the pants is very loose in the thigh and leg area. Furthermore, its runs very long for me too. I could not returned the item anymore because my sister in CA already shipped it here in the Philippines. I ended up using it as a short and removed the second half of the pants. Anyway, the material is light-weight which I love about Columbia products. Hopefully, there will be the short version; will definitely buy again. August 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I love these pants. Goes from chilly mornings to hot afternoons. Love the draw cord idea but it came loose and must repair. August 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by A little strange, but I like them After reading the other reviews I ordered a size up, and it was too big. Got my correct size, and it fits much better, but still weird. A little too slim in the hips, and too big in the waist. Also a little snug in the thighs. Not the best cut, that is for sure. But, in this style of pants that convert to shorts it is the best I have found so far, so I kept them. June 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pre-Trip Review I just got these pants last week and they fit good. I wasn't sure about going up another size to make sure I could get base layers but I think I picked the right size because they are still slightly baggy on me. It's hard to exactly look "cute" in these but I'm assuming anyone buying them is going somewhere rugged! We are going to Peru next week and I think the variety of temperatures we will run into, these pants will be useful! Also, for sizing: I'm 5'8" and 132 pounds with curves and ordered a size 6.I normally wear a size 4 in shorts and jeans. June 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great fit and function, but rips easily These are great lightweight hiking pants that fit true to size, and have the ideal number of pockets. They fit closer to the body (not the baggy, cargo-pant style of hiking pants) and that was precisely what I was looking for. I actually bought them in two colors because they fit so well. The only downside is that they appear to rip quite easily. The first time I wore one of the pairs I had a minor stumble on a trail, and ripped the knee of the pants. So if you are clumsy like me - or are hoping for very sturdy hiking pants for serious adventures - you may want to consider another option. June 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Second pair! I purchased a pair two or three years ago and I fit a size 6. I love the pants so much that I wanted another pair in case the originals gave out on me. I purchased a size 6 again but to my surprise it was way too big. I returned them and purchased a size 2 instead after reading the sizing chart. The size 2 fit perfectly (I'm 5'8" and 120lbs). There are lots of reviews saying these pants run too small but I didn't find that to be the case however the pant legs are a little snug near the convertible zips. I recommend reading the sizing chart and you may need to size up if you have thick legs. I wear these pants hiking, biking, traveling, just about everything! A well thought out and versatile product. And one of the few convertible hiking pants that doesn't sacrifice style! I hope Columbia doesn't discontinue this style! June 23, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by item runs small These pants were small compared to other products of the same size. They also have no stretch and stuck to my legs in the florida heat. June 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LOVE these hiking pants I bought a pair about 2 years ago and paid full price at an outfitters. I LOVED them so much, it was worth every penny. But suddenly I couldn't find them anywhere. so I searched on line using the numbers inside the pants. Thankfully, I found them and bought the exact same size. They seem just a little bit bigger, but there is an adjustment in the waste, so they should be fine. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these pants...they are the only hikin' pants I will buy! June 11, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Runs small I normally wear an 8, but ordered a 10 because the reviews said they run small. The 10 was tight, too tight to be comfortable. The thighs (where the leg zippers are) were very tight, because the zippers don't give at all. Then the ankles were loose and baggy. The snap didn't stay snapped, though they were too small to begin with, but it is a really loose snap. I will be returning them. June 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great overall pants These pants definitely run a bit small. I can't remember the last time I didn't buy a size 6 in pants. I always wear the same size, until these pants. I needed the next size up, and even then I'd probably be more of a 9 to have theses pants fit 100% perfect (but those don't exist and the 10s were just too big). Size 8 was comfortable enough. Also, the buttons also aren't the best, pretty wimpy actually :/ Every time I sat down they'd pop open. Thankfully the zipper stays up very well otherwise my pants would have constantly been around my ankles. However, even with these minor flaws I still LOVE the pants. They're nice a cool, light weight fabric. In fact, I'd really like a shirt made of this material. I very easily removed the bottom of the pants to let my legs get a bit more air when the temperature got hot, and had no problem zipping them back on when it cooled back down. Also the adjustable elastic at the bottom of the pants was great for hiking in the woods. When I went to take my boots off and was doing my tick check, I did indeed find a little guy that couldn't make his way in thanks to the drawstring at the bottom of these pants :) Overall they're a GREAT pair of pants. I'm just going to be buying a belt or adding a button to the pants for future hiking trips :) May 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by very happy The Silver Ridge Convertible Pant is comfortable, of high quality and I'm happy with my purchase. I like the fact that the waist has an adjustable button/elastic. Good feature! I like that there is a zipper at the ankle so you don't have to take off your boots to convert the pants to shorts. March 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great pants I was going to order a size 8 and 10 as pants I don't know run different, but only a 10 was available. Even with the tabs pulled all the way in, they were too big, but they worked. 8 would of been great! Used them in Belize, jungle walks, boat rides up river and they were totally comfortable. Was like wearing linen, almost. Never felt sweaty which was my concern. Didn't have the chance to zip off to shorts as I am a magnet for biting insects even with high deet sprays. Would definitely recommend. February 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fabulous for hiking and day wear! LOVE THESE PANTS! I'd been searching for this style since an old pair (different maker) bit the dust years ago. Attractive, sporty, lightweight, and practical. The shorts are a good length, and I truly appreciate the pockets, as well as the zippers at the ankle for easy on/off. I read all the reviews (thank you ladies!) and sussed that they run small. They do. I suggest, depending upon your build (whether you run large or small in your normal size) as well your intended use, that you size up at least 1 if not 2 full sizes. For reference, I am 5'10" 140 lbs. and normally wear a size 6 long. I ordered a size 10 Long online, and then went to a local Columbia outlet to try them in person (while waiting for the shipment to arrive). Lucky me! They had them in 6, 8, and 10 Long. So I tried them all. The 6's fit, but were super tight, like like a sausage skin. The 8s however fit nicely. Not too tight, not too loose, great for daily wear, but a little too close for deep knee-bend hiking and climbing. The 10s were pretty loose, but because of the style (they ride lower on your waist), and the adjustable elastic in the back, they actual fit wonderfully for active hiking and day wear. So what did I do? I bought three pairs at the outlet, in addition to the 1 online, so now have a total of four pairs: two 8 long and two 10 long. I've worn and washed one pair each of the 8s and 10s. I was a little disappointed the 8s seemed to shrink a little in the drier (length and waist wise) so I suggest washing and hanging to dry, especially if you are tall and don't want to risk the length. Overall, really terrific pants. I may go back and buy more!! Highly recommended! February 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Terrific Convertible Pants The Silver Ridge Convertible Pants is a versatile, good quality product. In addition to the leg zippers, there is a cinch cord at the bottom of the legs - nice detail. Slightly lower rise but not too low. I typically wear a size 12, 5'6" 150 lbs., but in the Silver Ridge a size 10 was fine. Plenty of room to move during hikes and scrambles and comfortable to wear on a long flight. Very comfortable and an excellent product. February 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Superior hiking pants I've had trouble finding hiking pants that have zippers at the cuffs. These do, so you do not have to take off your hiking boots to remove the lower section of the trousers. Pockets are good and plentiful. The pants are also comfortable to wear. February 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Womens outdoor pants These pants are lightweight but very strong and functional for all seasons activities. Use with layers for winter activities but very lightweight for all four seasons. The material is very flexible and moves with you through any activity. February 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Convertible Pant I really like these pants. I wear them camping and hiking. It is usually cool in the am and I like to wear the pants, then zip off the pants legs as the weather warms up. The zippers are great, since you don't have to take your shoes off. I read all the reviews about the sizing and leg fit, so I ordered a size larger. I usually wear a size 4, but my thighs are a bit muscular, so I ordered a 6. They fit pretty well. The legs are just big enough. I don't have a lot of extra room, but enough. The quality is excellent. Love the pockets and zippers. The gray color is nice. I will likely get another color. February 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great pants! Read the reviews and bought size 14 instead of my usual 12, very happy with the fit! February 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lightweight and protective I live in worm to hot Southern California and I love the light weight and the fit of these pants They are flattering and versatile with the convertible to shorts feature. They stay cool in the heat but still protect from scratches but I love the fit the best. Columbia silver ridge are the only hiking pants that fit me, and they come in LONG. February 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by True to size convertible pants Needed convertible pants for African safari in Botswana during the warm and rainy season. Light-weight and well-made. Only advice I have would be to order your true size since I ordered one size larger based on existing reviews and found the extra girth unnecessary. I'm 5'3 and 120lb. February 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by loved this pant I usually wear at other stores a 4 to a 6. I purchased an 8 and it was very comfortable a little big but the 6 was tight enough to not be comfortable, but fit:) Loved these pants great for a cruise! They packed well and were light weight but sturdy. The also have a tightening elastic so you can make the waist fit just right. Very flattering fit!:) February 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love these! Although these pants run a little small, they are great. Love the fabric and how they look. Just can't gain any weight. February 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect Fit! These pants are great, very functional and fit true to size. I am 5'6" 128lbs, I usually wear a 6 or 8 pant, I got these in the 8 and they fit just fine. I used the adjustable elastic in the back of the waistband to make them one notch smaller and they are perfect. These pants fit comfortably yet snug enough to look stylish! February 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by This is a quality product Great versatility. Cool and comfortable for most activities. The size I selected ran a little big for me but I found the inside waist band could be adjusted. Love the draw strings on the ankles. Nice fit January 30, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Smart design but poor fit and sizing The idea of these pants is smart - pants that turn into shorts and seem to look like nice pants that could be worn walking or around town to run errands. I knew the sizing was a little off based on other reviews so as a person between size 6 and 8 I chose the 8. I received the pants but they were tight! I would at least need to go up a size. They also made a very distinct swishing noise which was annoying. I decided to forego the exchange and went with a pair of the Just Right Bootcut pants which I am very happy with. January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great fit! Based on user comments, I ordered the next size larger than I normally wear, and the pants fit just fine. The cut is very slenderizing and the fabric is very nice. January 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by wow these Women’s Silver Ridge Convertible Pant run small! Much smaller than my other Columbia pants!!! The zipper fit my thigh fine but the waste and hips are very straight! No curve or give in the hip...even in the size 12. I haven't returned them yet but I won't buy these again because of the uncomfortable fit and unusually straight hip. It would be impossible to hike or rock climb in these. I will stick with my old Columbia pants. The zipper and material are excellent. January 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Just what I expected I needed a pair of black travel pants for a trip to Patagonia. I am in my sixties, 5'6", 150 lbs. These fit perfectly, are of good quality fabric and construction, and they were on sale. They arrived just a few days after I ordered them, despite extreme cold in Chicago. I am very pleased with this purchase. January 27, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by connvertible pant These run a bit smaller then said size. I can get them on and can see a larger size would be a nice fit. A little disappointed to have to send them back for a bigger size when this is already claiming to be the size it says. Otherwise they would be great. I'd recommend them but definitely order one size bigger then you wear. January 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by nice hiking pants! These pants were fairly large. I got a size 4 long, which normally I wear a size 3. Thanks to the elastic band I was able to adjust them. But, it bundles on the back because I had to pull the band so much but they are very nice pants and definitely worth keeping. I would buy a size 2 long next time. I love the length. January 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Really liked the pants The pants are very comfortable and true to size. Great price for its value January 20, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Comfortable but don't hold up Loved the fit and comfort of these pants, I am 5' 11" with 36" inseam and bought a pair of 14 Long. Wore these three times with no problems, washed and hung to dry. Noticed pilling in between the legs and three snags on the front of the pants from normal wear. Did not take hiking or camping. Returned the pants and got the Saturday Trail Pants instead. January 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by My first pair was a hand me down - now I'm sold My first pair was a hand me down from my sister. They were outstanding. They wicked moisture away even when I was hot and sweaty. And they were amazingly light but protective. It takes a lot to put a nick in them. I loaned them to my daughter--she has no intentions of giving them back cause she loves them. So I bought this pair. The fit is a tiny bit small, but I am losing weight and eventually I am sure I will appreciate the adjustable elastic in the back. Looking forward to my next southwest vacation with them. January 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fine Camping Pants Wonderfully light and sweat proof. I love the convertible option. It is also shazzy enough to dress up casual or down for hiking. Great investment. Only qualm, it sags a little in the seat. January 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great pants for travel I ordered these pants for my upcoming trip overseas. I have a problem with pants being too long so I was worried that this would be one of them. But it wasn't!! Still a little loose size wise but not a problem. Great pair to have! January 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Just bought a second pair I need convertible pants for our trip to Machu Picchu and the Gallapagos. We'll have very cold and very warm temperatures and lots of humidity. I don't think I could ask for more. The pants are nylon so they'll dry quickly but they aren't as thin/flimsy as others that I've seen. I have 40" hips and got a size 10. They fit comfortably through the hips and are a little large around the waist, but I have that problem with almost every pair of pants I've ever owned. There is an elastic tab inside the pants that allows you to adjust the waist and it works nicely. Some people have said these run a little large. I disagree. I wouldn't want a snugger fit for hiking. And there is room for long johns when needed! Also, these are very well constructed. Seams lie flat, zippers don't scratch. The pants do run a little long. The inseam on these regular pants is 32". Nice fashion fit, but bunches a bit over boots. Love the zippers at the hem - don't have to take off shoes to convert to pants. January 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Adventure Pants I bought these pants for a trip to Ecuador, because I needed quick dry hiking pants. I 5'5" with short athletic legs, so the short inseam option was perfect in a size 14. They are comfortable and have plenty of room to move, with the zip off legs being a great option if I get too warm. When ordering pants online, I worry that they won't fit my thick thighs, but these pants are plenty comfortable. The material is also very lightweight. The only issue I had was the zipper got stuck a bit when wearing them today, but I would buy them again for more adventures! January 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sizing The size in pants is one thing that throws me off a lot. I have order (2R) and my actual waist size was 27 but a feeling it wasn't going to fit, but yet still i have order it. I got the size (2R) and it fit perfectly on the waist but really thighs around the legs. Am a soccer player/Swimmer so my tights as big, plus in the winter time i normally have a second layer under my pants and with the (2R) the second layer wasn't fitting. (TOO TIGHT) So i've exchange the order for (4R) and the waist fit a little loose but still perfect and it fit perfectly around the thighs. January 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Solid choice for hiking/travel pants I've been happy with Columbia products in the past, so chose to pay full price for these pants for a trip to SE Asia when I'll be doing much hiking but also everyday market travel. The pants are made of good quality material and have good features. They are snug--I recommend ordering a size up. It is also a surprise to me that on the size chart Columbia has listed there is so little difference between the waist and hip widths. True women's pants need to account for a real woman's hips and curves. These are snug around the hips and loose around the waist, as with most hiking/travel pants that have been designed by men for men and not fully adapted to women. Still, I remain impressed by the quality of the product and I'm sure I will use them extensively. December 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love These Pants I own multiple pairs of Silver Ridge convertible pants as well as some Silver Ridge shorts and non-convertible pants. I absolutely love them. They fit really well and look good on me. With the zippers on the bottom of the legs, I can even convert them over my boots. They dry very quickly. The placement of the front leg pocket is very convenient. I am 5'2", 120-125 lbs and wear a 4 short. The pants I have ordered from the website fit perfectly. The ones I have purchased at the outlets have had different fits including being shorter than they are supposed to be and running very small. Make sure to try them on if you are in the store. December 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great pant Just what I was looking for-a breathable, comfortable hiking pant. The only thing that would make them better is the addition of a little bit of stretch. The area of the zipper to convert to shorts is a little tight when sitting cross-legged too, but that is to be expected. I'm 5'11.5'' and the longs are the perfect length. December 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fit is good It is not what I was looking for. It fits fine but pockets are small and there is not front pocket with a zipper. Only the back pockets are zippered. I hike and travel and like to keep my wallet in my pocket. I need a pocket in front that I can keep track of that has a zipper. Velcro isn't secure enough. I do like the short length. November 11, 2013
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Women's Body Measurement (Inches)
Size XS
Waist 25.5-26.5 27.5-28.5 29.5-30.5 32-33.5 35.5-37.5
Hips 34.5-35.5 36.5-37.5 38.5-40 41.5-43 45-47
Short Inseam 29.5
Regular Inseam 32
Long Inseam 34.5
Size L
Waist 32-33.5 35.5-37.5
Hips 41.5-43 45-47
Short Inseam 29.5
Regular Inseam 32
Long Inseam 34.5
How to Measure
Womens size chart measurement guide
  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
  • 3. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.
  • 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.
Women's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
womens performance fit bottom
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
womens active fit bottom
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
womens modern classic fit bottom
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
womens 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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