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Men's Silver Ridge Stretch™ Short


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Style# 1654341
Uses Trail


Now upgraded with stretch for next-level comfort, this new, modern take on a classic men’s outdoor short sheds the rain with water-repellent technology, shields you from the sun with UPF 50, and stores everything you need in a bevvy of pockets.

  • Omni-SHIELD™ advanced repellency
  • Omni-SHADE™ UPF 50 sun protection
  • Comfort stretch
  • Zip-closed security pocket
  • Regular Fit
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1654341

  • 95% polyester / 5% elastane
Water and Stain Repellent
Sun Protection

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Helps you stay clean and dry by resisting absorption of liquids.
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Blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburn and long-term skin damage.


Men's Silver Ridge Stretch™ Short is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 27.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Go To Shorts I love this short. Comfortable, cooling, and handsome. I find that I wash these shorts the most because I wear them so much. So, as you can imagine, they get beat up! They have held up very well! I use them for around the house, around town, swimming in the lake, and for hiking. I will be getting more. I prefer the cargo pocket be on my right side, but, what are you gonna do? Add another pocket Columbia?!? I'd pay more!
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Quality for Hiking I purchased a pair of these for hiking. After hiking just two or three trails, the pocket stitching started coming undone. I took them back to REI. I figured this was a one-off issue, and purchased another pair because I loved the comfort and fit. They do feel amazing! The second pair lasted longer, but I noticed after about 100-150 trail miles they've developed a hole. I'll be taking them back to REI and won't be buying Columbia shorts again. Another pair of Columbia shorts (no longer appear to be available for sale) I purchased at the Chandler, AZ Columbia outlet also have stitching coming apart after just 20 trail miles.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most versatile shorts I own These are the most versatile shorts I own. They are perfect for hiking or travel but are great for any outdoor activity, even swimming. I have worn my first pair heavily for over a year and they still look brand new. I have bought two additional pairs.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts! I love my new shorts, they are light weight and so comfortable in the heat! Very durable and wash well
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Top Notch Lightweight and Breathable Shorts In the heat, these shorts are gonna be your go-to pair. The lightweight, breathable fabric is super comfortable with a flattering fit even though these shorts are a tad big (I have a 28 waist but these shorts appear to only go as low as 30) and have to be cinched up with a belt. The waist size is probably the only thing keeping me from getting multiple pairs.
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pockets are a little small, tight if you have larger thighs Fits great in the waist but if you have larger thighs the material tends to squeeze a bit. This causes the pockets to be tight and they're already small as is. Overall great construction though
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from solid & all purpose comfortable, lightweight and good for all purpose
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Very comfortable and great for hiking or everyday activities.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Casual or office wear I liked these shorts for their stretch fabric/moveablility. When I tried to wear these, my boxers would ride up immediately. I LOVE the barracuda killer shorts and will buy those over any other short by Columbia any day! This short has a metal button which is too hard for me being an active person. I require shorts with multiple deep pockets, plastic or wood buttons, and that don't cause underwear to ride up. It is a hassle to continue pulling down my boxers while wearing shorts. Maybe briefs would have worked but I would rather not wear underwear at all. The metal button creates a hazard for me if I am to get pinched or wear a belt and it presses into my stomach that could cause hurt. These shorts are for the casual frat boy that likes minimal pockets and ability to squat/move around with ease.
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good looking shorts! Purchased these for my husband who loves them. Nice fabric, great fit.
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Walking shorts Very comfortable true to size. Wish I would have bought two pair!
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Odd design I was really excited to get these shorts because I love the Columbia stretch pants for various outdoor activities. Unfortunately, the shorts did not live up to expectations. First, the waist isn't flexible, and only the leg material stretches. Unfortunately, it seemed like they were made to fit snug (a little too snug) because of that stretch. If your goal is to really show off your butt, then these shorts are right up your alley. To me, they just don't feel comfortable or terribly functional unless I lose a few pounds or have a specific look I'm going for. Forget about keeping a wallet, keys, and phone in those pockets with some serious bulge. Maybe I can take them rock climbing or on hikes with my wife so she can enjoy them/the view more than me. They may work for you, but I highly recommend trying them first rather than ordering online.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all around These shorts are nice enough to wear in a casual setting but hold up really well hiking, fishing and camping. They are cool, and dry quickly. I've purchased several pair and my only complaint would be that they stain very easily, but who cares when you're camping?
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts Found this style in stores but in the 12 inch length which was way too long. Love that the site gives 3 choices of lengths. The shorts fit great and the fabric is super lightweight. Bought two pair and will probably be back for more.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Zippered Pocket I did not find the zippered pocket convenient to use it would take both hands to open and close the zipper and it's in an awkward place to do that.
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sliver Ridge stretch shorts Great fit , shorts have some spandex that allows you to move easy .I will definitely buy more
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great travel shorts These shorts fold up small for packing and snap out wrinkle free. Nice streach and water resistance. I'm very happy with these shorts.
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light and dry Great pair of shorts. Keeps you cool and dry
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Fan Just wish they would come out with more colors! Awesome simple and super comfortable shorts. I recommend going one size larger for a looser fit.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product really rocks! Are very light but don't feel cheap or flimsy at all. I wore these to hike the grand canyon and they were really a blessing. After being completely submerged in water they dried very quickly. The zipper pocket was very handy to pack out small trash. Pockets are nice and deep. I'm 6'2" and wear a 34 in other Columbia pants. I got 34 waist and 10 inseam and they fit like a glove. They never got caught on shrubbery and never had a rubbing issue. I will for sure be buying a few more pairs.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Silver Ridge Stretch Short I love these for the light weight, stretch, and pretty much wrinkle free fabric right of the wash. They are my absolute favorite shorts.
Date published: 2016-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts I wanted some lightweight all purpose shorts and these fit the bill nicely. These shorts are well designed and are great for everyday wear, a quick hike, or a round of golf.
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts, but I liked the older version more I love that these shorts are soft, stretchy, & dry quickly. The leg zipper allows valuables to be secured without falling out while hiking or climbing. The omni-shield is awesome for stain protection, & is what keeps me coming back anytime I need a new pair of shorts. I have spilled coffee on myself, scraped mud while climbing, & more, yet these shorts do not show any stains. Perfect for outdoors, or travel, where you might need to wash your clothes in a stream or sink without strong detergents. I did like the older version more, though, because the leg zipper pocket was hidden. That allowed these shorts to look like normal khaki shorts, instead of a cargo short. If they bring back the hidden zipper pocket I would get multiple pairs.
Date published: 2016-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent warm weather shorts These shorts are fantastic for warmer weather, they fit a little loose and are very non-binding. Super comfortable, pockets have been "deepened" from original silver ridge stretch short, no items fall out of pockets now. I would highly recommend these for outdoor activities or just relaxing. Great product.
Date published: 2016-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Terrific, Functional and Fashionable, if a bit snug These shorts are very light weight and functional and have a nice cut to them. Definitely appropriate for the trail or the pub. Really love the little bit of stretch that they have to them. As is noted on some of the other reviews, they are a bit snug. 34 in most shorts fits me perfectly but these were a bit too snug. They stretch a LITTLE bit at the waste but I definitely feel like I need to lose a couple pounds in order for them to fit me they way I want them too. 36 by contrast are much too big, and slip down without a belt. 35 would be perfect but they aren't available in odd sizes. Would really love to see these in a 6 or 7 inch length as well. I am 5'8 and the 8 inch version come to just above my kneecap.
Date published: 2016-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT Shorts! These have quickly become my favorite pair of shorts. They are very lightweight, breathable, and seem to be durable enough for hiking/fishing, etc. I received them just before a beach vacation and wound up wearing them every day.
Date published: 2016-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Shorts! I am 5"9 190 lbs and the 10 in inseam hits just barely below the knee (my preference) and fit perfect. Great material and comfort.
Date published: 2016-05-28
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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.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping & Returns

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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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