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Sizing notes

Tall sizes are generally for people 6'1" and taller. Columbia Sportswear Tall sizes measure approximately 1.5" longer in the sleeves and 2" longer in the body (for short jackets) and 3" longer in the body (for long jackets) as compared to regular-size garments.

Tall size pants generally have inseams that are 2.25" longer and outseams that are 3" longer than regular-size garments.


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still my Go-to Hiking Pant I bought my first version of these six or seven years ago, and those are still going strong (I have worn them so much that the shorts have faded to a lighter color than the legs). Those had great pockets, great fit, and great durability. The latest versions of them are still OK, but Columbia has lost a star on these by getting rid of one of the pockets (there used to be a nice zippered pocket inside the right hand pocket), making the fit a little more snug, and seemingly using a weaker fabric. They're still a good value and a nice, lightweight, quick-drying convertible pant, but I wish I'd stocked up on the older ones when I had the chance.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2012-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for the skinny guys Im on the skinner side and most other brands are too baggy around the legs. im 5'7 120 lbs. Columbia is prefect, not too baggy, nor is it too skinny (ive never foulnd anything that is too skinny). This one is supoer light and i use it as swimming trunks if the case arises. Also, other brands ive noticed that are geared towards the slimmer guys is arcteryx(bottoms specifically), mountain hardwear(tops, not sure about bottoms), columbia (bottoms only)
Date published: 2012-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2012-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wash in Cold Water These are great pants with a belt that comes out which is nice. But we washed it in warm water and the seams pulled up a lot. When I tried to stretch them out I pulled the zipper off the bottom let section. I was able to get it back in but it is something to be aware of.
Date published: 2013-09-19
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Questions & Answers

Is the button for fastening the pants a snap-on?

Asked by: lionsRoar
This is a good question, and I see that it is already answered, but I wanted to weigh in here...I have had these pants for several years and am SO glad there is a button and not a snap. I have a pair of North Face pants with a snap and I hate the snap. Under duress (awkward positions like climbing a rock or a steep portion of trail), the snap tends to come open. This is such a pain to have to stop and deal with, and you just don't have that problem with a button. I don't know why they even still use snaps - they just don't make any sense.
Answered by: AT Runner
Date published: 2018-01-15

About the "LN" that follows the size, I understand there is no difference in size, but there is some difference between the pants since the colors available under 30LN are different than just 30. What is the difference?

Asked by: Carlos
The two different size options correspond to different colors, but there is no difference in the pants themselves besides color. Once you have selected the color you like, the corresponding size options will be available.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-23

What is the UPF rating?

Asked by: MikeTheCamper
Per the details, these Silver Ridge Convertible pants have a UPF 50+ rating.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

How much do they weigh?

Asked by: prairiewizard19
These Columbia pants weigh 11 oz. in a size 36 waist.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-09-19

Why is there never a 31 waist. For me a 30 is always too snug and a 32 too loose. A 2-inch difference is a lot.

Asked by: jbinsb
As of December 2017, Columbia does not offer these in a 31 waist. All available size are on our website.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-12-07

what is cuff width?

Asked by: Chris49
When laid flat, the cuff width on the Silver Ridge Convertible Pants is 9.25 inches.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27

How well do these resist pilling in high friction areas?

Asked by: Louisiana JP
The Silver Ridge Convertible Pants are constructed with nylon. This base fiber is extremely strong and abrasion resistant, however, it may pill in high friction areas.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-11

Regarding sizing. Are these Columbia Silver Ridge convertible trousers cut for a slim fit or on the smallish side as per your sizing chart? In other words should I order one waist size larger, the equivalent of a "comfort fit" with an elastic waist band?

Asked by: esteban yak
Columbia considers the Silver Ridge Convertible Pants to have a modern classic fit. Columbia states the modern classic fit as "universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion." Based on feedback, the pants have been known to run slightly small.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-09-24
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