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Why We Built This

Inspired by the classic board short, the versatile, free-ranging Vamos Short is just as ideal for land-locked exploration.

Why It's Different

Quick to dry and comfy to wear, the Vamos is a one-stop-short for all your active needs

About This Product


Inspired by the classic surf short but styled and dialed for the myriad of dry-land adventures, our extremely versatile, travel-friendly Vamos Short is ready to go—whenever and wherever you are. This do-it-all adventure short features a stretchy, quick-drying blend of nylon and Spandex for ample range of motion when you’re hiking, scrambling, or taking a quick dip along the way., The recycled polyester and Spandex waistband offers a smooth, next-to-skin fit and features an integrated drawcord to help dial in the perfect fit. The zippered back pocket secures a key or card and features an integrated drain hole.


  • Two drop-in hand pockets
  • Zippered back pocket with drain hole
  • Elastic waist with concealed drawcord


  • 85% nylon, 15% Spandex

Why You'll Love It

Moves with You

There’s nothing worse than a restrictive pair of shorts. The Vamos is made from a blend of nylon and spandex, which gives you ample range of motion.

Dries Quickly

Go ahead and jump in a lake or play in the ocean—the Vamos Short dries incredibly quickly. The all-day chafe is a nightmare of the past.

Details that Count

In addition to a smooth, next-to-skin waistband that won’t dig into your side, the Vamos Short also features a zippered back pocket to secure your house key or credit card.

Behind The Design

Our Giving Model

Cotopaxi ties its earnings to impact by allocating 1% of annual revenues to the Cotopaxi Foundation. The foundation awards grants to outstanding nonprofit partners who are carefully selected for their track records at improving the human condition and alleviating poverty.

Certified B Corp

Cotopaxi is B Corp Certified. This means we have passed rigorous standards of ethical conduct. Learn more about B Corp.

Behind The Design

About this Factory

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Manufacturing details:

The Vamos Short is produced at one of the most well-respected activewear manufacturers. Located in Cambodia, this best-in-class factory is revered for its sustainability and energy efficiency. Learn more about this factory.

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Product Reviews

Cotopaxi Vamos Short - Men's VAM-S20-ADM-M-S 842677183026 842677183026 56.00
Vamos Short - Men's has a rating of 4.7 stars based on 22 reviews.