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Columbia Silver Ridge Shirt Rocks!

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I own two Silver Ridge shirts and have worn them on over 250 miles of backpacking trips in the last three years. These shirts are absolutely great during fall alpine backpacking trips. When temps very from mid-40's to mid-60's you can use various configurations of sleeves and front buttons to adapt to the environment. Each shirt has "pilled" a little where mesh from backpack hip belt has rubbed over time. At 8.5 oz (size medium), the Silver Ridge long sleeve is only slightly heavier than a t-shirt. Highly recommended!

Pic shows my green Silver Ridge (with sons) during hike in Colorado's Rahwah Wilderness in 2010:

Columbia Silver Ridge Shirt Rocks!
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No issues with the tail fabric pilling and crumpling and running after you've worn the pack? Mine did this under light loads and easy hikes...