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Boys' Silver Ridge™ III Convertible Pant


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Style# 1544191
Uses Trail


Perfect for outdoor activities on days that start out chilly but gradually warm up, these boys’ convertible pants quickly unzip into shorts, while wicking fabric and built-in UPF 30 sun protection provide comfort, versatility and protection.

  • Omni-Wick™
  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 30 sun protection
  • Interior adjustable waistband
  • Zip-off legs convert pant to 8” inseam short
  • Quick dry
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1544191

  • Shell: 100% nylon Summit Cloth
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.


Boys' Silver Ridge™ III Convertible Pant is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 29.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pants! Bought these for my son to take to Alaska and they are perfect. Adjustable waist elastic is only in the back of the pant so it leaves the front nice and flat. Fabric is nice and lightweight so it'll dry quickly, and even though they're zip off's, they look nice enough to wear with a polo shirt to dinner.
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good My boys are athletic, muscular legs, I was concerned if it’d be big enough but it’s a good fit, slightly long which I think is goodie did choose a 10-11 size for my almost 10 year old (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Light Weight Pants I expected something that felt a bit rough like nylon - instead, this fabric is soft and flexible. They are also amazingly lightweight, and my son hardly feels any heat from them at all. It is a little challenging to put the removable part of the legs back on, but they come off easily! There are also plenty of useful pockets. Excellent versatility for summer camp, when you can't even begin to guess exactly what the weather will bring! My son is growing out of size 14 now, and there is enough extra length (not so much that he trips over the hem) and room in the waist for him to grow.
Date published: 2018-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So versatile! I have bought these pants for my son since he was little. Great solution for chilly mornings and warm afternoons. Simple to zip off or zip back on. My son asks me to buy these every time he out grows a pair.
Date published: 2018-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scout Uniform Bought these for my son to wear with his scout uniform. The color is a little bit lighter than uniform pants, but these pants are much nicer. It’s tough to find pants that fit my skinny little son properly, and the adjustable waist worked perfect. Good quality pants. My son loves them!
Date published: 2018-04-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Boy's Pants Large on Adult I'm adult male with a 28 inch waist so it is often difficult to find pants that fit in adult sizes. I bought these pants XL boys in hopes that they would fit well. Unfortunately there were about 2 inches extra room in waist. The inseam seemed long as well. Mine is 30in. The legs were baggy as well. The quality of the pants seems quite good and if I were to buy again, I would try the L boys.
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kids love these! These pants are great for the outdoorsy kid! They are a little thinner than the pants I was replacing (different brand), but it'll be perfect for summer. If we need extra warmth during cooler months, we'll just wear a base layer with it.
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these! Excellent for any occasion! Love these pants that convert to shorts. Excellent for all occasions and extremely comfortable.
Date published: 2018-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great!!! My brother loves it!!!...He wants another one!!!
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Boy’s outdoor pants/shorts Product was great! My son has a cast on his right leg and this pants allowed him to convert the right leg into shorts.
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for active kids Had these in one size smaller for my son and they lasted 3 years. Great quality. Great fit (adjustable waist). Easy to wash - no wrinkle. Just got next size bigger for middle school.
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for walking My son loves these pants--although he only uses the shorts! They are light and airy, super comfortable. They are NOT good for work pants, as they are made of super thin material, and might even get pulls in the fabric easily.
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great pants! Nice pants and great fit
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great pants! Bought these for my son to take on a long backpacking trip. Wanted something light and durable and these fit the bill. Plus they look great too! In fact when they came and I showed them to my son, he thought they were dress pants because they looked so nice and was surprised when I said no they are for backpacking/hiking. Do lightweight, durable and nice looking, plus adjustable waistband. What more could a person want?
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for a scout We use these for serious hiking trips and any outdoor activity. Light, dries fast and strong material. Perfect for a busy scout!
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works for me! I can wear a boy's size 14 so I purchased these pants for myself. I was very pleased with the fit and the quality.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best of what's hard to find. Great product. Wish there were more options like these pants for my two outdoor-active boys. Although I'm not a fan of convertible pants, these do better as pants or shorts than most other brands. The belt loops are too small for standard web belts though. I bought a pair for each of my son's who wear a size apart from each other (10-12/M and 14-16/L) in most brands; the L fits true to size but the M is quite a bit small.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Best pants ever. Traveling or hiking boys get dirty. This pants are the best. They dry quickly, super comfortable. Buy them!!! XXs is for a size 5-6 Xs perfect for a size 7 S. Size 8
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pants for adventurers! We would appreciate if these pants could be also available in husky sizes or with elastic in the waist rather than just the adjustable band. Great Material and Style. Highly recommend for average size boys. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My boy finally has hiking pants like his dad My son has been begging for hiking pants like his dad's for a year now. With how quick he grows we were hesitant to spend the $ on these pants. We finally succumbed and we couldn't be happier with the purchase. They are are bit big right now but that's perfect. He can wear them so shorts thru the summer aND he'll be big enough to wear them as pants in the fall and winter.
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from boys pants Not really a winter pant more for summer but they are breathable and soft
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Pant, Questionable Fit We bought two of these pants for our 12 year old son (average height and weight) online. The form and function are great, and he was very excited to wear them to outdoor school. When we got them though, the fit was not good. He's normally a straight down the middle youth medium, but these were very tight around the waist and backside, and a tiny bit short. We returned them and replaced with a youth large, and they were way too long and he was swimming in them around the waist. Our friends bought the same pant (next size up) and had the same problem. Definitely plan on trying them on first!
Date published: 2016-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good camping pants bought these pants for my 11 year old son, he is a Boyscout and goes camping alot, these pants work great and have an adjustable waistband which is great for his skinny waste.
Date published: 2016-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Universal Great for the cool mornings and unzip when into shorts when it warms up
Date published: 2016-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Larger than expected Very comfortable and cool pants. They were much larger than expected so we had to get them altered.
Date published: 2015-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best outdoor adventure pant for kids! I'm an outdoor travel writer, and my kids spend a lot of time in the outdoors. We consider a good pair of trekking pants to be crucial. The Silver Ridge Convertible is the best we've found, because the waist adjusts for our kids, who are thin and tall, and they're extremely quick-dry. We really wear out these pants, so we buy a few pairs per year.
Date published: 2015-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Convertible Pant These pants are high quality and comfortable with some stretch. My son is in-between sizes 7/8 and 10/12. I ordered a 10/12 and the pants run a little large. He'll grow into them.
Date published: 2015-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pants - Sons Favorite Great quality, great fit, great function. The adjustable waist combined with generous length are perfect for a tall, thin frame. These do seem to be longer in length then other Columbia pants we own. Zip off legs are great for various activities.
Date published: 2015-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pants for son He was very happy to have pants like dad.
Date published: 2014-12-09
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Girls' Sizes (inches)

Size Range XXS
Chest 23 25 27 30 33 36
Waist 21½ 22 23 25 27 29
Hip 24 26 29 32 35 38
Inseam 18¾ 21¼ 22½ 26½ 29½ 32½
Sleeve Length 20 22½ 24 27 30 33

Boys' Sizes (inches)

Size Range XXS
Chest 23 25 26½ 29½ 32½ 35½
Waist 21½ 22 23½ 25½ 27½ 29½
Hip 24 26 27 30 33 36
Inseam 18¾ 21¼ 22 26 29 30
Sleeve Length 20 22½ 24 27 30 33

Toddler Sizes (inches)

Size Range 2T 3T 4T
Chest 20 21 22
Waist 19½ 20½ 21½
Hip 21 22 23
Inseam 13 15¼ 17½
Sleeve Length 16 17½ 19

Infant Sizes (inches)

Size Range 6mos. 12mos. 18mos. 24mos.
Chest 17½ 18½ 19½ 20½
Waist 18 19 20 21
Hip 18 19 20 21
Inseam 11 12½ 15
Sleeve Length 12½ 13½ 14½ 16½

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
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2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
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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