ColumbiaSilver Ridge III Convertible Pant - Boys'

Son-inspired, parent-approved.

Your boy wants the freedom of shorts, but you know he'll need the added protection of pants. Because the Columbia Boys' Silver Ridge III Convertible Pant zip off above the knee, he'll get the benefit of two pairs. The lightweight nylon Summit Cloth features Omni-Wick technology to dry quickly during intense activities and Omni-Wick, approved by The Skin Cancer Foundation, to protect his skin from long-term UVA and UVB radiation damage. He can utilize a handy cargo pocket, even with the legs zipped off, to store snacks, water, or the new pet he found down by the gully.

  • Nylon Summit Cloth
  • Omni-Wick
  • Omni-Shade sun protection
  • Convert to 8 inch inseam shorts
  • Upper cargo pocket
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Major Hit

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

I bought these as a gift for my five year old nephew and he wants to wear them every day! He only wants to wear soft pants during the day, so these were a good step up. He loves the zip off feature as well as the adjustable waistband. I will probably be buying another pair in the near future :).

Size small fits slim 8 yr old perfectly!

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

My son loves these pants. He's impressed that they're convertible. I'm happy that they are long enough, without being overly baggy. He's slim, so I'm not sure how they'd fit a husky kid. While there is an adjustable elastic-button waist inside the pants (thankfully), it's in the back and only adjusts on one side. This created a little bump on that side but I don't think it will be noticeable with a shirt over it.


    These pants have been a great addition not only to my backpacking gear but for casual wear, biking, running, and other sports. I am 5'7" and the youth extra large works great for me and I still have room to grow into them. Would buy again!!!

    Nice and practical pants

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 14

    Purchased them for my 12 year old, we had a nice spring break hiking spell in Arches and Canyonlands. Pants performed well against sliding on the rock, climbing, hiking, taking off the bottoms, and zipping them back on.

    Return user

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: L & XL

    These are the 3rd pair (set) of these pants I have ordered. I have 3 boys and they love these pants. They are great for layering for the really cold hikes and perfect for the cooler hikes that turn warm and the cool again. Just zip on or off the bottom . I ordered XL (for the 14 yr. old) and L (for the 12 yr. old) for 2 of the boys. The waist cinches up for the perfect fit.