Columbia Silver Ridge III Convertible Pants

Pants that stand up to the rigors of being an outdoor kid

Photo: Ivan Lasso

Brand: Columbia Sportswear

Model: Silver Ridge III Convertible Pants

Most lightweight, hot-weather pants get shredded by kids’ fabric-punishing maneuvers. But these convertible bottoms are made of a super-tough, abrasion-resistant nylon that let one 7-year-old scramble and butt-slide throughout California’s San Gabriel Mountains—without producing a single rip or hole in his pants. They also dried fast—within 20 minutes of a dunking—and an internal waistband adjustment cinches to fit slender bellies.

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