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  • Ripstop nylon exterior endures adventures of all kinds; polyester mesh lining allows cooling airflow and helps wick away moisture
  • With a UPF 50+ rating, fabric provides excellent protection against harmful ultraviolet rays
  • 4 zippered pockets, 2 hand pockets and a hook-and-loop flap pocket on the outside provide ample space for your hiking and travel essentials; includes 1 internal drop-in pocket
  • Collar is lined with soft polyester fabric for comfort next to skin
  • Mesh lining glides easily over other layers
  • Columbia Silver Ridge vest features a zippered front placket with a snap flap to seal out wind


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Best Use Hiking, Travel
Fabric Nylon
Lining Fabric 57% recycled polyester/43% polyester mesh
Sun-Protective Fabric Yes, Yes
UPF Rating 50
Back Length Hip-length
Gender Men's
Weight 14.4 ounces

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from AHHHHH YEAAAAHHH!!! Put this vest on and you look and feel awesome. Just ask someone to touch you and they will agree--awesome. There are so...many...pockets! There are pockets hidden by pockets with pockets on top. This is a TSA nightmare, but great storage solution for you. The pictures DO NOT do it justice. I love this vest. It fits great and my wife's eyes twinkle when she sees me in it. The ventilation is unmatched by any other vest I have ever tried. Now, I can wear a vest to work and not sweat to death since my boss is a stickler with the AC. I am REALLY rough on clothes, and Columbia did a great job with durability. It packs small too. I would buy another one, but this one will last me too long.
Date published: 2013-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Light and comfortable The Columbia Silver Ridge Vest is very light first off. It will offer little warmth on cool days. I think the primary purpose of this vest is for storage, and indeed there are quite a bit of pockets to choose from. I don't like that some of the pockets have that swimsuit mesh liner inside, as my keys tend to find that mesh and dig in to it. I have yet to fully load up this vest, just a wallet, smartphone and keys. This vest replaced an Old Navy Utility vest of 10years which had a little more insulation on it, but I have high hopes this vest will do what it is intended to do.
Date published: 2014-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for travel, great for the outdoors Bought this for my son. He spends alot of time doing outdoor things. When's he not doing outdoor stuff this makes for a stylish look and gives him the ability to carry items without bringing a pack. Many pockets - put your phone, wallet, snack, etc. - in them. If you are traveling it's got convenient storage for passport, boarding pass, etc. My only gripe - why doesn't Columbia make something similar for women? The women's vest has only two pockets. I'm going to buy the men's version for myself.
Date published: 2014-04-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Needs refinement Basically a good concept that needs to be refined to become a great vest. The basic idea is a vest with plenty of pockets to keep stuff handy when out and about. Various issues are listed below. 1. The inside of the pockets are made from lightweight mesh which is not durable enough to securely contain. Pockets should be made from tougher material. 2. The vest is too long. The lower pockets of hip length vest tend to annoyingly dangle around the hips when the pockets are loaded. The vest length should be about 4-6" shorter. 3. Too many ragged seams exposed on the inside. Inside seams should be finished more neatly. 4. The snaps are a clunky feature that should be eliminated. 5. The zipper needs to be two-way. 6. The draw-cord should be moved to waist level.
Date published: 2015-07-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A little disappointed I like Columbia sportswear and have several vests, jackets etc and several pairs of shoes/boots. I ordered this vest sight unseen with the expectation of the excellent quality I have come to expect from Columbia, and frankly, it fell short. It feels cheap and fits a little small. I will wear it, however, it is inferior in quality to other Columbia gear I have purchased.
Date published: 2013-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Vest of Impirtance I took 4 teen grandchildren on an African Safari Aug. 2013. It was a tour, but I was responsible for 5 passports, money and credit cards, extra insect wipes, hand wipes, tour documents & schedules, Kleenex, etc. It all fit into my vest and was nicknamed by my grands as The Vest of Importance. Best clothes buy I made for this trip.
Date published: 2013-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Silver Ridge Vest Very useful item for every day wear. It's light weight and breathable for layering even indoors and the varied pockets are extremely handy. I think the only thing I might add would be a lumbar pocket (like a fishing vest)and change the upper interior mesh pockets to seal-able fabric pockets preferably zipper not Velcro or perhaps buttoned.
Date published: 2013-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it, too much. I found myself looking at this vest in the store and walked away from it due to the price. It stayed on my mind and I'll be honest I looked at it a few times online, got made fun of for doing so by the girl friend, and was later convinced (by the girlfriend) to just save up buy it and stop pining over it. So glad I did. Great fit, the zippered pockets are awesome, breaths well in hot weather and packs easy if it gets too hot. The UV rating is very nice. It's been used in hot and chilly hikes in Arizona and to storm a few parties. A very fun and versatile item of clothing. It's an all around awesome vest I couldn't be more happy with. Though while wearing it I feel like I should become more knowledgeable about all things wild and maybe explore a few ancient runes...ADVENTURE!
Date published: 2012-03-18
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