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Silver Ridge 12in Cargo Short - Men's

4.533980582524272 out of 5 stars
412 Reviews
$32.49 - $49.99
Up to 35% off


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Why We Like The Silver Ridge 12in Cargo Short

Hikes in the hot sun are no match for us when we are equipped with the Columbia Silver Ridge 12in Cargo Short. These capable shorts use a durable face fabric that effortlessly sheds sweat and fights off the suns harmful rays to keep us feeling our best from trailhead to trailhead.


  • Capable outdoor shorts ready for adventures of all kinds
  • Ripstop face fabric fights off wear and tear on the trails
  • Omni-wick technology drys quickly while wicking sweat
  • UPF 50 rating keeps you covered from glaring sunlight
  • Belt-loop and zippered fly provide reliable fit and comfort
  • Mesh-lined pockets keep important items nearby all day long
  • Item #COLZB3Y
Silver Ridge ripstop (100% nylon), Omni-Wick (57% recycled polyester, 43% polyester mesh)
2 hand, 2 hook-and-loop back, 2 hook-and-loop cargo
UPF Rating
hiking, camping, bouldering, casual
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 412 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 11 reviews
2 Stars - 10 reviews
3 Stars - 22 reviews
4 Stars - 74 reviews
5 Stars - 295 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

July 16, 2024

Great light shorts

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
6' 3"

These are great, light shorts.

Lars B
5 out of 5 stars

July 9, 2024

Nice pair of shorts

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Nice looking shorts . I like the feel of the material.

Prof J

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3 out of 5 stars

July 5, 2024

Runs small

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Bought these for my son who has other Columbia shorts he bought. I brought the exact same size in two different styles, but the Silver Ridge Style ran small. It is not a true 32 waist. I would suggest going up a size.


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4 out of 5 stars

June 1, 2024

Color not as shown

Pants are fine, but the color is not what I was expecting. Ordered Fossil, which is what I received. The picture online is much closer to white than the tan color I received. Are the pictures for Fossil and Tusk backwards?


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1 out of 5 stars

May 27, 2024

Don't fit the same as before.

I ordered these in November for my husband to have this summer. They are the same size he has of the same exact shorts in 2 other colors that he has had for years. He went to put them on for the first time today and they don't fit the same. Very frustrating.


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1 out of 5 stars

May 27, 2024

Quality has gone down

I bought several pairs three years and they were great. I recently bought new two pairs. The new version is made of recycled polyester which rubs against my skin. Also, the side zip down pocket is useless. I can't fit anything larger than a credit card.

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5 out of 5 stars

February 23, 2024

I like them

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Only buy Columbia. The cargo shorts and pants hold my kindle with a cover no issue. Lightweight and easy to clean when traveling


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5 out of 5 stars

December 22, 2023

Most comfortable ones

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Best shorts ever, I love they have a lot of bags for my phone & they dry super fast 🤗

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5 out of 5 stars

September 13, 2023

Great travel shorts

Best travel shorts, light and easy to pack. Very comfortable


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3 out of 5 stars

August 2, 2023

The shorts fell short of expectations.

I do like Columbia products but not these shorts. The waist fit was true to size (38"). I am 5'8" and the shorts were far too long covering my knees. The shorts were too baggy and unflattering. The pockets fell far too low on the legs given the length. Have decided to return them.


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