Pick of the Day: Columbia Men’s Silver Ridge Convertible Pant

Wear these as pants or zip them into shorts. Perfect for hiking or going anywhere with unpredictable weather!

What Is It: Pants that convert into shorts with an easy zip-off feature.

Why It’s Smart:

• Perfect to pack for hiking or anywhere that the weather is unpredictable

• Comes in a variety of colors

• Durable fabric

• Adjustable waistband

• Fits men and women

• Pockets with a zipper keep your stuff secure

Where to Buy: Available on Amazon.

(Photo: Columbia)

By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

Her stories have also appeared online at USA Today, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Yahoo, Boston.com, TripAdvisor, Buzzfeed, Jetsetter, Oyster, Airfarewatchdog, and others.

The Handy Item I Always Pack: "Earplugs. A good pair has saved my sleep and sanity many times!"

Ultimate Bucket List Experience: Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro.

Travel Motto: "Don't be boring."

Aisle, Window, or Middle Seat: "Aisle (when the first class private suite isn't available)."

E-mail her at cmorse@smartertravel.com.

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