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  • Ripstop nylon fabric offers long-lasting wear; Omni-Wick™ fabric treatment pulls sweat off your body quickly
  • With a UPF 50+ rating, fabric provides excellent protection against harmful ultraviolet rays
  • Side cargo pockets stow trail and travel items; front hand pockets and 2 rear pockets provide additional storage
  • Gusseted crotch facilitates freedom of movement for increased comfort
  • The Columbia Silver Ridge cargo shorts have an integrated webbing belt and elastic at the sides for a comfortable, secure fit
  • Shorts have a classic fit


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Best Use Hiking
Fabric Nylon
Sun-Protective Fabric Yes
UPF Rating 50
Moisture Wicking Yes
Side Cargo Pockets Yes
Inseam (in.) 10 inches
Gender Men's
Weight 10.4 ounces

Size chart

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bring back the zippered rear pocket! I have several of these shorts and if it weren't for having to go to work, I would wear them every day all summer. My only complaint is that Columbia changed the zipper on the rear pocket to velcro. When I have my wallet in my back pocket I feel like it's more secure in a pocket with a zipper than with velcro.
Date published: 2013-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight, comfy These shorts feature the standard benefits of synthetic materials: lightweight, durable, and dry fast. What sets these apart from others are the fit, mainly due to the elastic waistband and included belt, which lets you customize the fit to your body. The zip and velcro cargo pockets come in handy and prevent accidental loss with stuff falling out. Great shorts!
Date published: 2014-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable in warm weather This time of the year I wear them just about everyday that I am home, which is often since that is where my office is located. I like that they are very lightweight and cool to wear... very comfortable. If they get wet, they dry very quickly. Much preferred over my older cotrton shorts!
Date published: 2014-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Hiking Shorts Wore these shorts for the first time on a short walk around our neighborhood just to try them out. Wore the second time hiking Rim to Rim in the Grand Canyon. Didn't think about them while hiking at all which means they must have been doing the job.
Date published: 2014-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts! The light weight fabric, the features including the zip pocket, the high-quality YKK zipper on the fly and the elastic sides all make for great shorts. My one complaint is that REI needs to carry them in more colors. I'm buying more of these.
Date published: 2014-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great lightweight hiking shorts Lightweight breathable hiking shorts with lots of leg room and plenty of pocket space, recommended!
Date published: 2014-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for kayaking I bought these shorts for my 91 yr old Dad for kayaking. Guessed for size but are perfect. Lightweight and fast drying. My Dad likes them because they are easy for him to pull on if he chooses instead of undoing the snap and zip
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Columbia Silver Ridge Cargo Shorts - Men's Lightweight material, comfortable, haven't gotten drenched in them yet, but they feel like they would dry quickly. I like the belt being included. Main pockets are good and deep and the extra pockets zip/velcro closed so keys, etc., stay put. Having a lining like another pair of Columbia shorts I have would have pushed this to a 5. I just like a lining for shorts I may go swimming in.
Date published: 2014-09-18
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I have recently (April 2015) bought a pair of Silver Ridge shorts at another retailer, and the fit is slightly better than the ones I bought last year. Is this REI Silver Ridge short Columbia's latest version?

Asked by: iRon
Yes, REI has Columbia's latest version of the Silver Ridge shorts.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Do these come in 10" inseam only or also in 12"?

Asked by: Shutterfly
The Silver Ridge Cargo Shorts are available in a 12" inseam. You can find them online here:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-30

I'm looking for shorts for a person who wears size 36" regarding the waist. The sizes here include both a "36" and a "36,"" with different colors available depending of which 36 is chosen. Which size designation is for regular 36" waist pants?

Asked by: docustan
The Silver Ridge Cargo Shorts sizing is the same whether the size selected is "36" or "36 In". In both cases the waist size will be a size 36. One color may require that you select "36", while another may require you select "36 In", but they will both be a 36 inch waist. We are working to improve the size selection process.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-14

Are both back pockets Velcro (hook and loop) or are one or more back pockets zip?

Asked by: Starship A
Both back pockets on the Silver Ridge Cargo Shorts have Velcro closures.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-14

I would like to order two pairs of the Columbia silver ridge cargo shorts size 36x10 inch in color fossil.  Will you be getting more in stock?

Asked by: sidsnow
REI will not be receiving more of the size 36" fossil color shorts.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-25
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