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Columbia Silver Ridge Cargo Pant

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photo: Columbia Silver Ridge Cargo Pant hiking pant


Price Current Retail: $29.98-$60.00
Historic Range: $19.97-$65.00
Reviewers Paid: $16.00-$40.00


3 reviews
5-star:   3
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

rated 5.0 of 5 stars average rating


My go-to summer pants.


  • Lightweight.
  • UPF 50 sun protection.
  • Breathable.
  • Quick drying (wicking).


  • Very thin (prone to rip).

It's primary usage is light hiking and when hitting the gym but when in summer pretty much all the time!

The color is zinc/voltage.

The fit is normal and the sizing is true. I bought 32/32 even thought it's feels more relaxed after a while probably because the fabric gives that impression due to it's lightness.


It comes with it's own belt.


It features a front zipper and a partially elasticated waist on the sides.

It has two front pockets big enough to fit your 5-6 inch smartphone. Also a zippered pocket on the left side, a velcro on the right and two more vecro ones on the back.
The side pockets have ample room. Even for a packable raincoat if needed!

The zipper on zippered pocket (lol) has some preset? positions so that is doesn't dangle around when walking.


Zipper-detail_1-blue-.jpgTextured surface on the underside.


And it has a very nice contoured design with the company logo on it!



The inside in all pockets is fine but very strong mesh material (two years, not a hole!)

I've been wearing this pair of pants for two years, except winter, being (almost) my exclusive one for the summer.

Needless to say that I bought a second one to swap when doing laundry. The grey/grill being the first one that I purchased followed by the second one, the zinc/voltage.


Overall a very confy and breathable 3/4 season pair of pants.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 33 euros

Excellent lightweight weight nylon hiking pants that have a true slim cut. Hotter weather works best as these are thin (bring long johns). Comfortable, functional and very durable. Highly recommended.


  • Slim cut (too hard to find these days)
  • Very durable

I've had these for a few years, been on a couple backpacking trips plus local hikes and they have worked wonderfully.

I got tired of wearing baggy pants (even with correct waist) that flapped in the wind, caught on bushes during off trail travel, and generally looked sloppy, finally pants that fit my slight build. They dry out quickly when necessary and when it rains here in California I will know about water resistance.

I really like the cargo pockets, especially the zippered one for keys and wallet. Breathability and moisture wicking seem adequate. These are thin, stop the wind well and are best for hot weather. I get chilled quickly in windy weather at night.

Layers well with long johns. They look brand new after at least two years of use. I highly recommend.

Hope that helps.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: ~$40

Pants fit very well. True to length and waist. Great pockets, drys incredibly fast. Packs down to nothing. The included belt is a nice touch, although it isn't the most secure one I own.

I DWR'd these and they perform admirably in light precip. As soon as the rain stops they're dry. I have worn them in 95 degree weather without drama. The material breathes "like Egyptian Cotton" to quote the immortal Edna Mode. Durable too.

Highly recommended.

Fabric: nylon-Omni Tech
Fill: none
Price Paid: $16

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