Columbia Sportswear Silver Ridge Convertible Pants - 30" Inseam

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Columbia Sportswear Silver Ridge Convertible Pants - 30" Inseam
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The Columbia Silver Ridge™ convertible pants, with 30 in. inseam, give you convenient 2-in-1 functionality that saves weight and space, making them perfect for backpacking and extended travel.



  • Nylon fabric offers long-lasting wear; Omni-Wick™ fabric treatment pulls moisture off your skin to increase comfort
  • With a UPF 50+ rating, fabric provides excellent protection against harmful ultraviolet rays


  • The Columbia Silver Ridge convertible pants have elastic at the sides of the waistband and an integrated webbing belt that lets you fine-tune the fit

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  • Pant legs zip off, converting the pants to shorts with a 10 in. inseam in warm weather; zip the legs back on for increased coverage and greater warmth


  • Gusseted crotch facilitates freedom of movement for increased comfort


  • Side cargo pockets stow trail and travel items; front hand pockets and 2 rear pockets provide additional storage
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Review RatingNumber of Reviews
Fabric:Nylon / nylon blend
Inseam (in.):30 inches
Moisture wicking:Yes
Quick drying:Yes
Shorts inseam (in.):10 inches
Side cargo pockets:Yes
Sun-protective fabric:Yes

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Columbia Sportswear Silver Ridge Convertible Pants - 30" Inseam Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Great pant, but lacking in durability .

After a lot of research, I decided on these pants (30x30), which fit my 28" waist quite well. They are comfortable, light, packable, and--for the money-- a great zipoff pant. I use these for almost anything outdoors (mostly hiking, backpacking, climbing). You can feel them slide up your leg when lifting your thigh, which gives the feeling of restricted movement. Not that big a deal, but definitely not the greatest for climbing or other activities that require a high range of motion. I do like the slim leg fit (not like the parachute pants others have mentioned for other pants), which fit my slim profile well.

For hiking, however, these are great. The low profile waist leaves ZERO hot spots under my pack's hip pads (a must for long treks), even when accounting for the bunched up material on account of wearing a 30" pant on my 28" waist.

My other gripe is that I've had these pants outdoors for less than a dozen occassions. Normal wear in the outdoors (i.e. walking & sitting on the ground, roots, rocks, etc.) has left the stitching coming out of back pockets. The same stitching keeps the pockets closed on the bottom, so beware you don't lose small articles out the back. There was also some wear to the overall fabric in the back. Keep in mind, I'm OCD with caring for my stuff, so even while babying these, they seemed to wear prematurely.

I ended up returning mine (thanks REI membership) for another pair. Hopefully the first pair was a fluke, but if these wear as quickly, I'll go to another brand for the durability factor.

Overall though, I love these pants a lot and would definitely recommend them!
rooshio at REI on 07/07/2012

Good convertible pants for hiking

I bought these pants to replace an aging pair of convertible pants I've used for the past five or so years. Like other reviewers have said, the Columbia pants are more form fitting than other brands, which I like, since my old baggy pants let things in pockets swing too much and the fabric would chafe my skin. The fabric on these pants is very comfortable, light, and quick-drying, and the pants are easy to pack.
The only downsides are also due to the more form-fitting nature of these pants. The pockets are also form-fitting, and therefore it is less comfortable to fit even small items like slim cameras or GPS devices in them. A little more material in the outer side of the pockets would let larger items fit, but the inner leg-facing side could remain the same so the pants retain their overall shape. Also, the combination of more form-fitting legs and the lack of side zippers on the lower legs means that you must take off your boots to convert between shorts and pants. This is inconvenient on the trail, and I hate taking my boots off once I get the laces tightened for the trail.
Overall, these are solid pants that hold up well. A few minor changes would make them amazing pants.
kc7sqd at REI on 06/06/2012

Great Hiking Pants

These are really great pants. I've worn them on a couple day hikes and one 3 day backpacking trip so far, and they have performed really well. They are very lightweight and easy to pack. I havn't gotten them wet hiking yet, but after I washed them the first time I hung them up to air dry, and without any fans blowing on them or extra heat source they dried in a couple hours. They are also very comfortable. I havn't experienced any discomfort from them at all on any of my hikes with them so far. My only complaint is that the leg inseams are somewhat small. I am a relatively small guy (6ft. 160 lbs.), and if my legs were any bigger I would need to stretch the pants to get them on. However, for now it's not a problem. I am very satisfied.
flamethrower at REI on 04/04/2012

Work great for girls too

Finally, I am 5'7" and 135 pounds femail and womens feild pants just do not fit comfortably for backpacking. I would say they are made with too much fashion in mind and therefore are tight, scratchy, and just bad. Anyway, I decided to try mens pants and these were perfect. Not too tight anywhere, moved great with me even when climbing class 3,4,&5 peaks. The material is a sturdy, soft, pliable fabric and held up well to long mountaineering trips, including rock scuffing from sitting down, kneeling, etc. when moving through techical areas. Great pants for women and men alike! Regarding my con: the webbing belt dose not stay tight during intense hiking or climbing. Not a big problem for me becuase the pants fit quite well, but thought you may want to know.
moopdedo at REI on 08/08/2013

Super Comfortable Lightweight Pant

First let me say that Columbia make a great pair of trousers. Along with the feather lightweight, the wicking and heat capabilities of these are great. I normally wear a 32-33" but 34" is all they had available in stock. Even with the elasticity on the pant hips (now a necessity for all future hiking and travel wear) they stay on well and are.
The tad bigger size lets me use my carbon fiber belt wich I love.

I recommend you try them on in the store you will probably size up,
6' 160 and many similar pants I tried were way too relaxed fit around the legs, glad these are a "classic" fit cause im a bit skinny dude
Brahcraft at REI on 02/02/2012


i can honestly say that i've put in around 250 miles wearing these pants. while that might not seem like a lot to some people, considering i'm not the most graceful trekker, and i got the bumps and bruises to prove it, these pants have held up well. They are light and compact and easily convert to shorts. The only thing that i might change would be the belt. i have a menacing back so i like to keep my belts fairly snug. if the belt was just a couple of inches wider it would be able to provide a little support for my back...but that's just me thinking of what's best for me.
idle wanderer at REI on 05/05/2013

Amazing pair of pants

I thought I already wrote a review about these pants, but I guess not. I need to re-write it because these pants are just perfect. Not only the most versatile, lightweight, comfortable pair i've worn but also so stylish.
Plenty active performance pants out there are baggy in nature, but the fit of these pants couldn't be any better for me and I'm a regular sized guy (6' 160) but make sure to size up if you're in the middle. I will only buy Columbia outdoor pants from now on!
Brahcraft at REI on 02/02/2012

Nice work!

I bought these for hiking Half Dome in Yosemite. They were super comfortable, reliable, protected me from heat, and very lightweight. The fit is slimmer and looks/feels good. Enough pockets to hold a few extras including a zip. Wore these basically 3 days straight in hot weather. Good for driving/travel too. Very impressed. I didn't cut them too shorts this trip but home I have and fit is good right above knee.
BTW my length is 34. I'm 6,2. They fit right over my boots and didn't bulk up.
odonoghue80 at REI on 07/07/2013

Solid Pant!

Snagged these at REI on clearence for [$] due to it being the "long" size, which I didn't mind because the length of the long keeps pebbles and dirt out of my boots! Slimmer fit than The North Face pants I also tried. Fabric isn't super high quality, but works well for casual hikes (wouldn't suggest for rock climbing). One thing I don't like is there are no vertical zippers to take the shorts off. So mid-hike if you want to have to take your boots off.
JustinMc at REI on 07/07/2012

Comfortable and Versatile

Easy to change configurations. Zippers are smooth. Material is lightly splash resistent. I wear these convertibles for any activity that starts early in the morning and extends throughout the day so that I can adjust my clothing to better regulate my body temperature due to evolving weather patterns. Note: I'm 5'8" and 143 lbs. The 30" inseams are just about right, but when the pants sag a bit throughout the day, the cuffs will drag on the ground a little. Could be about an inch shorter.
Wangholio at REI on 09/09/2013

Neutral Reviews:

little pricey

cavers at REI on 06/06/2013