Columbia Women's Silver Ridge Convertible Pant
Great overall pants
These pants definitely run a bit small. I can't remember the last time I didn't buy a size 6 in pants. I always wear the same size, until these pants. I needed the next size up, and even then I'd probably be more of a 9 to have theses pants fit 100% perfect (but those don't exist and the 10s were just too big). Size 8 was comfortable enough.
Also, the buttons also aren't the best, pretty wimpy actually :/ Every time I sat down they'd pop open. Thankfully the zipper stays up very well otherwise my pants would have constantly been around my ankles.
However, even with these minor flaws I still LOVE the pants. They're nice a cool, light weight fabric. In fact, I'd really like a shirt made of this material. I very easily removed the bottom of the pants to let my legs get a bit more air when the temperature got hot, and had no problem zipping them back on when it cooled back down. Also the adjustable elastic at the bottom of the pants was great for hiking in the woods. When I went to take my boots off and was doing my tick check, I did indeed find a little guy that couldn't make his way in thanks to the drawstring at the bottom of these pants :)
Overall they're a GREAT pair of pants. I'm just going to be buying a belt or adding a button to the pants for future hiking trips :)
26 May 2014
The Silver Ridge Convertible Pant is comfortable, of high quality and I'm happy with my purchase. I like the fact that the waist has an adjustable button/elastic. Good feature! I like that there is a zipper at the ankle so you don't have to take off your boots to convert the pants to shorts.
27 March 2014
I was going to order a size 8 and 10 as pants I don't know run different, but only a 10 was available. Even with the tabs pulled all the way in, they were too big, but they worked. 8 would of been great! Used them in Belize, jungle walks, boat rides up river and they were totally comfortable. Was like wearing linen, almost. Never felt sweaty which was my concern. Didn't have the chance to zip off to shorts as I am a magnet for biting insects even with high deet sprays. Would definitely recommend.
24 February 2014
Fabulous for hiking and day wear!
LOVE THESE PANTS! I'd been searching for this style since an old pair (different maker) bit the dust years ago. Attractive, sporty, lightweight, and practical. The shorts are a good length, and I truly appreciate the pockets, as well as the zippers at the ankle for easy on/off. I read all the reviews (thank you ladies!) and sussed that they run small. They do. I suggest, depending upon your build (whether you run large or small in your normal size) as well your intended use, that you size up at least 1 if not 2 full sizes. For reference, I am 5'10" 140 lbs. and normally wear a size 6 long. I ordered a size 10 Long online, and then went to a local Columbia outlet to try them in person (while waiting for the shipment to arrive). Lucky me! They had them in 6, 8, and 10 Long. So I tried them all. The 6's fit, but were super tight, like like a sausage skin. The 8s however fit nicely. Not too tight, not too loose, great for daily wear, but a little too close for deep knee-bend hiking and climbing. The 10s were pretty loose, but because of the style (they ride lower on your waist), and the adjustable elastic in the back, they actual fit wonderfully for active hiking and day wear. So what did I do? I bought three pairs at the outlet, in addition to the 1 online, so now have a total of four pairs: two 8 long and two 10 long. I've worn and washed one pair each of the 8s and 10s. I was a little disappointed the 8s seemed to shrink a little in the drier (length and waist wise) so I suggest washing and hanging to dry, especially if you are tall and don't want to risk the length. Overall, really terrific pants. I may go back and buy more!! Highly recommended!
14 February 2014
Terrific Convertible Pants
The Silver Ridge Convertible Pants is a versatile, good quality product. In addition to the leg zippers, there is a cinch cord at the bottom of the legs - nice detail. Slightly lower rise but not too low. I typically wear a size 12, 5'6" 150 lbs., but in the Silver Ridge a size 10 was fine. Plenty of room to move during hikes and scrambles and comfortable to wear on a long flight. Very comfortable and an excellent product.
11 February 2014
Superior hiking pants
I've had trouble finding hiking pants that have zippers at the cuffs. These do, so you do not have to take off your hiking boots to remove the lower section of the trousers. Pockets are good and plentiful. The pants are also comfortable to wear.
08 February 2014
Womens outdoor pants
These pants are lightweight but very strong and functional for all seasons activities. Use with layers for winter activities but very lightweight for all four seasons. The material is very flexible and moves with you through any activity.
07 February 2014
Great Convertible Pant
I really like these pants. I wear them camping and hiking. It is usually cool in the am and I like to wear the pants, then zip off the pants legs as the weather warms up. The zippers are great, since you don't have to take your shoes off. I read all the reviews about the sizing and leg fit, so I ordered a size larger. I usually wear a size 4, but my thighs are a bit muscular, so I ordered a 6. They fit pretty well. The legs are just big enough. I don't have a lot of extra room, but enough. The quality is excellent. Love the pockets and zippers. The gray color is nice. I will likely get another color.
06 February 2014