Road rage, relationship anxiety, spread-sheet-induced stress; itâs nothing the view from the top of a 12,000-foot peak canât fix. This multi-talented trekking pant will have you breathing in that healing alpine air in no time. A sleeker, more feminine update on the classic convertible pant, the Silver Ridge features a super-flattering silhouette and our sublimely comfy Silver Ridge stretch fabric. Zip-off the legs when the morning mists burns off, open the ankle zippers to get the legs over your hiking boots. Omni-DryÂ® wicks sweat away from your skin and encourages air circulation, while mobility-facilitating gussets and 2-way comfort stretch fabric deliver complete freedom of movement. The rear yoke curves to flatter and harbors hidden vents to keep the cool-air flowing. Store energy bars, compasses, and lip balm in the zip-closed security pocket at left hip. Sits just below the waist. Active fit.
A sleeker, more feminine update on Columbia's classic convertible pants, these feature Silver Ridge stretch fabric for optimal comfort. Zip off the legs when the morning mist burns off, and open the ankle zippers to get the legs over your hiking boots. The Omni-Dry material wicks sweat away from your skin and encourages air circulation, while mobility-facilitating gussets and two-way comfort stretch fabric deliver complete freedom of movement. The rear yoke curves to flatter and harbors hidden vents to keep cool air flowing. Store energy bars, compasses, and lip balm in the zip-closed security pocket on the left hip. These pants sit just below the waist and are part of Columbia's Titanium collection, which blends innovative design, fabrics, and technologies with an active fit for intense activity.
Omni-Dry Advanced Evaporation is a moisture-transferring technology that moves and disperses sweat away from the body for quick evaporation, keeping you comfortable during physical activity. During physical activity, increased body temperate can cause perspiration. Normally this results in damp, clammy, and unseemly clothing. With Omni-Dry clothing, moisture is quickly wicked up into the fabric and away from the wearer's skin. The moisture spreads out across the surface of the fabric where it quickly evaporates. This wicking and evaporation process keeps the wearer cool and the clothing dry. "p"
Columbia Sportswear's Omni-Shade clothing protects you by blocking the majority of the sun's harmful rays so you can stay out longer. It's like sunscreen that you don't have to re-apply--and it's as easy as getting dressed. Omni-Shade blocks UVA and UVB rays, helping to prevent sun burn and long-term skin damage through a tight weave construction, UV reflectors, and UV-absorbing technology.
Current consumer awareness centers around Sun Protection Factor, or SPF, which is a measure of sunburn reduction from sunblock. However, SPF does not indicate any protection from UVA rays, which are harmful and present even on cloudy days. Like sunblock, Omni-Shade is given a numeric value to indicate its level of sun protection.
- Fabric: Shell: 100 percent polyester
- Sits just below the waist
- Omni-Shade UPF 50 sun protection
- Omni-Dry advanced evaporation
- Two-way comfort stretch
- Zip-off legs convert pants to shorts with a 10-inch inseam
- Gusset detail
- Zip-closed security pocket
- Mesh pocket bags
- Body-skimming fit
About Columbia Sportswear
Founded in 1938, Columbia Sportswear Company has grown from a small family-owned hat distributor to one of the world's largest outerwear brands and the leading seller of skiwear in the United States. Columbia's extensive product line includes a wide variety of outerwear, sportswear, rugged footwear and accessories. Columbia specializes in developing innovative products that are functional yet stylish and offer great value. Eighty-year-old matriarch Gert Boyle, chairman of the board, and her son, Tim Boyle, president and CEO, lead the company.
Columbia's history starts with Gert's parents, Paul and Marie Lamfrom, when they fled Germany in 1937. They bought a small hat distributorship in Portland, Oregon, and named it Columbia Hat Company, after the river bordering the city. Soon frustrated by poor deliveries from suppliers, the Lamfroms decided to start manufacturing products themselves. In 1948, Gert married college sweetheart Neal Boyle, who joined the family business and later took the helm of the growing company. When Neal suddenly died of a heart attack in 1970, Gert enlisted help from Tim, then a college senior. After that it wasn't long before business really started to take off. Columbia was one of the first companies to make jackets from waterproof/breathable fabric. The company introduced the breakthrough technology called the Columbia Interchange System, in which a shell and liner combine for multiple wearing options. In the early 1980s, then-60-year-old Gert began her role as "Mother Boyle" in Columbia's successful and popular advertising campaign.
The company went public in 1998 and moved into a new era as a world leader in the active outdoor apparel industry. Today, Columbia Sportswear employs more than 1,800 people around the world and distributes and sells products in more than 50 countries and to more than 12,000 retailers internationally.