Columbia® Silver Ridge™ Cargo Shorts for Men
- Omni-Shade® UPF 50 sun protection
- Omni-Wick® advanced evaporation
- Hook-and-loop closure
- Side-elastic waistband inserts
- Gusset detail for enhanced mobility
- Mesh pocket bags
- Zipper security pocket
Manufacturer style #: AM4084.
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 27 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by CrSoles As usual As usual Columbia has delivered an excellent product. These shorts wear great and are really comfortable. May 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Giatto Cargo for Golf course These shorts have all the features required for golf, beach , summer concert or just a walk in the park. Excellent weight, color, sun protection, moisture resistance.......everything but money in the pockets arrived when I received these shorts. May 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by rudyb45 So far, so good Only had a chance to wear them once so far, but everything seems great. They do feel a little small in the waist for a 32, but that's what elastic's for. May 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by jhsizemore 7 Months in Peace Corps South Pacific I'm a Peace Corps volunteer in Vanuatu, a subtropical island nation in the South Pacific. I feel air conditioning about once a week when I go into town and go explore the bush multiple times a week. Before leaving, I purchased 4 pairs of these shorts at a local department store: 2 grey, 1 brown, 1 green. Knowing what little I did before departure, I was looking for lightweight, stain-resistant pants. Additionally, I bought 2 pairs of Blood & Guts convertible pants which I wear almost exclusively as shorts. First, the pros and cons of the Silver Ridge shorts and then a little compare and contrast with the B&Gs. Cons: The inseam of one pair of my shorts split open within the first month of my service. As all of the others have held up I can only assume that I stressed an uncommon flaw in an uncommon way. Also, when sitting inside, these shorts do feel a bit long. My generation finds shorts below the knees to be fashionable, but in a hot climate it's really the shorter the better (within respectability). However, when riding in the backs of pickups or other situations where you must sit for long periods of time in the sun, long pants help to protect the thighs from sunburn. Pros: These are very lightweight pants and keep me cool. The mesh pockets have not been an issue for me and, I'm guessing, feel a lot better than cotton pockets sticking against the skin. I wash my clothes with an overnight soaking method here using tap water and laundry detergent in a bucket. I put them through a lot and they come out looking more or less like the day I bought them. I've been unable to remove the cuttlefish ink from one pair, but that's the only significant stain on my four pairs. Against the Blood & Guts shorts: I have not used the Blood & Guts shorts for their intended purpose: lots of fishing on a boat. But I do lots of things that get me dirty in a saltwater and tropical backcountry environment and I'd have to say that I much prefer the Silver Ridge shorts to the B&Gs for two reasons. One, the B&Gs are a significantly heavier construction and, two, the fabric seems to soak up grunge a lot more, making the B&Gs feel dirtier far quicker than the Silver Ridge shorts. The one benefit to the B&G shorts is the cut, for walking around in the backcountry they are the right cut: just a little above the knee and not quite so loose in the fit. I know it's pretty specific, but if I could get Silver Ridge fabric in a B&G cut, I'd say that'd be the perfect walkabout short on subtropical islands. April 26, 2013