Columbia Men's Silver Ridge Cargo 12IN Short - Mountain Steals
Columbia Men's Silver Ridge Cargo 12IN Short

Men's Silver Ridge Cargo 12IN Short

Columbia Men's Silver Ridge Cargo 12IN Short is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 608.
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The Columbia Men's Silver Ridge Cargo 12IN Short is a light short for summer hiking. The 12 inch inseam offers additional length, whether you have lengthy femurs or just prefer the extra coverage. The nylon ripstop fabric wicks moisture and shades from the sun while the hand, back and cargo pockets hold onto all those extra odds and ends. Secure the belt and hike on.

Products on Sale are Discontinued Styles or Colors.

Product Description
Item No.   10426174

FEATURES of the Columbia Men's Silver Ridge Cargo 12IN Short

  • ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY: Columbia's Silver Ridge Cargo Short features their signature UPF 50 fabric for protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays as well as breathable, wicking fabric that pulls moisture away to keep you cool and dry.
  • HANDY FEATURES: This men's durable short features one zip-closure security pocket, side pockets with hook and loop closure, and mesh pocket bags for ultimate convenience and security.
  • ADJUSTABLE FEATURES: A partial elastic waist and gusset detail provide the active man with ultimate comfort during anything from bouldering to rafting.
  • CLASSIC FIT: This cargo short is crafted of a classic fit for ultimate comfortability during active days outside.
  • OMNI-SHADE: Be safe and protected. Omni-Shade blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburns and long-term skin damage. The tight weave construction with UV absorbent yarns block the full spectrum of harmful UV rays.
Product Specifications
Primary Fabric: Nylon
Rise: Mid
Features: Moisture Wicking, Sun Protective, Adjustable Waist
Shorts Inseam: 12 in.
Product Technology: Columbia Omni-Wick, Columbia Omni-Shade
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Gender: Mens
Best Use: Travel, Trail Running, Hiking
Fit Type: Regular Fit
Columbia Omni-Wick

Columbia Omni-Wick
A moisture-wicking fabric for active pursuits in warm weather. It works to pull moisture away from the skin, then evaporates fast, so you remain dry for the rest of the adventure. It works just as hard as you do.

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Columbia Omni-Shade

Columbia Omni-Shade
A fabric technology for the days when the sun is out and sitting inside the house isn't an option. Stay outdoors, but protected with a fabric that blocks Ultraviolet A and B rays (UVA & UVB). Prevents sunburn, without the icky sunscreen application.

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Product Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect I love these shorts, I own 5 pairs of them. The material is so great, it is tough and resist tears, light weight, drys quickly. Perfect. I wear them on warm days when hunting, the material isn't very load, and it is so much lighter than many other tech shorts I have owned. But don't confuse light weight with weakness, I climb all over the place in these, through some of the thickest brush Oregon has to offer, both on the coast and here in the Rogue Valley, and I have yet to rip or tear a pair. The zip pockets are great, plenty of storage room. I really cant say enough about these shorts. Get a pair and you'll know what I mean.
Date published: 2015-05-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Terrible Sizing As usual, Columbia sizes their clothing much smaller than it actually is. I purchased this in what I thought would fit me just fine. I wear all of my other jeans and shorts in a 33-34 waist and have no problems with other companies' sizing. When I received this short in 34" waist, I couldn't even get it up to my waist. It's like they made this short for a man with a 34" waist, but designed the rest of the short for somebody with a 29" waist. The legs were far to tight to even consider. Once I could actually pull it up to where I could button it, the waist size was correct, but it's far to small in the legs and butt to even be considered comfortable, let alone be used for hiking.
Date published: 2013-12-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad Pockets I have bought these exact shorts a few years ago and thought they were great, but the new ones are constructed very well, but the pockets are worthless, except for the one cargo pocket with the zipper. My old shorts had a zippered pocket for money or keys, then the back pocket was zippered for wallet, then both cargo pockets were zippered, kept my stuff very safe. The new pockets are terrible, I have had my wallet fall out, I have had my money clip fall out, I have had my keys fall out. If you don't plan on carrying anything in your pockets the shorts are good.
Date published: 2015-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent outdoor wet-dry shorts, but... These shorts are comfortable and fit great. Their ability to dry quickly after being in the water rocks! I've been wearing mine all summer. I have them on now. The belt works great, however, there needs to be two more belt loops. I'd take the two on either side of the fly/button and move them closer in and then add another pair, one each hip. Also, the two front pockets don't work well enough to hold anything in them because they're not deep enough. There's not enough space between the top of the bottom opening of these pockets to the bottom of the pockets to allow them to hold anything other than lint.
Date published: 2015-08-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as good as my last pair The belt buckle is almost half the size of my last pair and the construction is thinner and cheaper. Worst of all, the buckle is hard to use. The old one was much better. I swapped the new one out for the old one luckily. The stitching on the new pair (made in Bangladesh) is clearly not as robust as my previous pair (made in Vietnam). There's considerably less stitching and the thread is thinner. Frankly, I can't see where Columbia has made this new pair better, it's just made more cheaply. I expected better quality, not less.
Date published: 2016-06-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not as good as last year's I bought a couple of these last year or the year before. I liked them so much that I decided to buy a couple more this year. While I have not worn them much yet I have already found one feature that was nicer in the older shorts. Namely the belt. The new belt clasp is not as easy to use, feels less secure, and feels cheaper than the old belt. Beyond this the shorts are still comfortable and provide all the features I require in a hiking short. A year ago I would have rated these 5 stars overall and 5 stars for quality and function. I would probably still have rated them 5 stars if I did not have the older shorts to compare. Just a minor step down in quality.
Date published: 2015-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Silver-Ridge Cargo Shorts [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] These shorts are really nice shorts. The reason my husband does not like them is because of the netting in the bottom of the hand pockets. This netting is always used in shorts of this kind to allow water to escape. However, it would be really nice if Columbia would invest a few more cents in their pockets of these shorts and use a fabric that would be strong enough to hold a man's keys and change without ripping the fabric. This is the only complaint; pockets are very important these days to everyone, hence the cargo shorts.
Date published: 2019-03-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Be careful of shorts I bought these same shorts in the Outlet stores and they were $5.00 or a little more less in cost, yet you can never find the color even though the outlet store says they will get them…and I made like 7 trips. The two I got online and shipped to me albeit the same shorts had a design difference. The front pockets on the ordered shorts were better and seemed normal whereas the pockets on the Outlet store shorts were shorter and I am now of the belief that the Outlet shorts are a defect and while not being sold as such are actually seconds/defect products. It is also difficult to get them in sizing that this company offers like you can never find the 10 inch length although it is offered.
Date published: 2013-10-26
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Size Guide

Columbia Men's Pants, Shorts + Bottoms

Pant Size 28 - 30 32 34 36 40 44
Waist 26 - 29" 29 - 32" 32 - 35" 36 - 39" 40 - 43" 44 - 47"
Hips 32 - 34" 35 - 37" 38 - 40" 41 - 43" 44 - 46" 48 - 50"

Fit Notes
Shortest Inseam: 28

Short Inseam: 30

Regular Inseam: 32

Long Inseam: 34

Columbia Men's Big Pants, Shorts + Bottoms

SIZE 1X 2X 3X 4X 5X 6X
Waist 40 - 43" 44 - 47" 48 - 51" 51 - 54" 55 - 58" 59 - 62"
Hips 44 - 46" 48 - 50" 52 - 54" 55 - 57" 59 - 61" 63 - 65"

Fit Notes
Shortest Inseam: 28

Short Inseam: 30

Regular Inseam: 32

Long Inseam: 34

Columbia Men's Tall Pants, Shorts + Bottoms

Pant Size 36 - 38 40 - 42 42 - 44 46 - 48 48 - 50
Waist 36 - 39" 40 - 43" 44 - 47" 48 - 51" 51 - 54"
Hips 41 - 43" 44 - 46" 48 - 50" 52 - 54" 55 - 57"

Fit Notes
Tall Inseam: 34

Tallest Inseam: 36

WAIST: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.

HIPS: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.

INSEAM: Measure from the top of the interior leg to the bottom of the ankle.

PERFORMANCE FIT: Body contouring fit conforms to movement.

ACTIVE FIT: Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.

MODERN CLASSIC / REGULAR FIT: Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.

RELAXED FIT: Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.