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Women's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short


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Style# 1495761
Uses Trail


These durable, versatile shorts feature wicking properties and built-in UPF 50 sun block to keep you comfortable, dry and protected active days in the outdoors.

  • Omni-Wick
  • Omni-Shade UPF 50 sun protection
  • Interior adjustable waistband
  • Gusset detail
  • Zip-closed security pocket
  • Cargo pocket
  • Mesh pocket bags
  • Inseam: 10”, 12” (25, 30 cm)
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1495761

    100% nylon Silver Ridge ripstop
Sun Protection

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Women's Silver Ridge™ Cargo Short is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts! These have been my favorite shorts! Please bring them back so I can buy a bunch more! The fabric is so lightweight and that makes them comfortable in the heat. Easy to care for and they travel well.
Date published: 2018-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts I LOVE these shorts! The cut is great, the fabric dries quickly when wet, and the cargo pockets are a good size for a phone. I got my normal size 2 and the fit was great. The back pockets of the East Ridge shorts offered last year were nicer looking than the back pockets of these shorts, but I can live with that. These are perfect for travel, fishing, hiking, work and play! The only problem with these shorts is the VERY limited color options! The fossil color is nice, but very light for working and playing outside. Please, offer more color choices as with the men’s version (dark tan, navy, sage green….).
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice sporty look I had these shorts in the shorter leg, and I had hoped that these could serve as a slightly dressier short. The fabric is nubby and really looks too sporty to dress up at all. And the fit is a bit snug just below the waist. But they are comfy enough and look nice for day-to-day errands and a local lunch.
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mateial Great material for hiking and kayaking!! Love the pockets!
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Shorts These shorts are functional, comfortable, and wear nicely. The only problem are the snaps. There are 2 snaps instead of buttons. If i bend a certain way, one sometimes comes unsnapped.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeds Expectations I needed replacements for my East Ridge II shorts and these exceeded every expectation. I was skeptical about the front facing cargo pockets but was surprised to find they are bigger than the East Ridge II cargos. My iPhone 6 with waterproof case fits inside the cargo pocket closed and does not look bulky. Lightweight, fast drying, perfect for everyday wear. I will purchase another pair.
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts Nice and lightweight for outdoor activities in hot and humid weather. Lots of pockets for ID, money and keys, pocket knife, etc.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sizing Variation I bought this short in flint color and liked it very much. The fit and quality was true to the Colombia shorts and pants purchased in the past. I ordered the fossil color but to my dismay the waist band was one inch smaller than than the first pair and the fit was awkward. Makes me hesitate to buy any more shorts or pants from Colombia because of the inconvience of the return and the unpredictability of what I will receive.
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased I ordered these based on a style I bought approximately 10 years ago. I used the original pair to hike in Moab in July and have worn them regularly over the years. The present pair are intended as a replacement. They are a slightly fuller cut, but as light and functional as the original. The front zipper pocket and Velcro close pocket are big enough to hold my phone and ID securely. The back pockets are secure as well, the fuller cut will allow freedom of movement. I'm very pleased and look,forward to another decade of comfort and function.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, want more I just bought these and they fit great. Usually Columbia items run a little small on me, but these didn't. I want to order more but my size is out of stock for all colors. I'll keep watching.
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am ANNOYED I listened to other reviews on size, otherwise love everything!!! For ALL THE REVIEWS that say these run small it is simply WRONG!!! Measure your hips, waste, and look at the size chart. I ordered EXACTLY what I measured and I ordered another pair UP a size because everyone said it runs small. The size I measured as is EXACTLY the right size and they fit PERFECT. I tried on the bigger size and they are WAY to big. These shorts look GOOD, dry FAST, have POCKETS and I love them. I will for SURE order more and make sure I order the size I measured as. I need to return the bigger ones, I'll just exchange them for another pair in a different color, or just get another of this awesome neutral grey color. These shorts are flattering and they look great. I definitely want more!!!
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts! These shorts have lots of useful pockets, which I appreciate very much. Also, I like the 10 inch inseam a lot. As a 50 year old woman, it can be tough finding shorts that are long enough to suit my tastes.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Buyer Beware - Runs Small These shorts run small. Cannot comment beyond that because I could not zip them :( I purchase capris at the same time same size and they fit.
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the Adjustable Waist Finally, an adjustable waist just like in children's clothing. Not all women are made or shaped in the same fashion. I always hated how some pants/shorts had a big gap in the back of the waist. These shorts can be adjusted. I hope Columbia puts this feature in all of their women's pants and shorts. Although I would love if women's cargo pants/shorts had a pocket big enough for an average size phone to be zipped/buttoned in easily. With most sports / entertainment venues banning purses/bags, women need clothing to safely store phones, keys, etc. The cargo pockets on these shorts are bigger than cargo shorts I have tried by other competitors.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from disappointed in fit and fabric This style ran small. Had to order a size larger than I wear in other Columbia pants. The length was great but the fabric had no give in it as compared to other products. Sadly I returned these.
Date published: 2017-03-09
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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.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping & Returns

Shipping Information

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

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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