Cotopaxi has the Summer Gear in Full Force

We are big fans of Cotopaxi here at Run Oregon. We have reviewed a variety of their items – from workout gear and socks to jackets, sweaters, and packs. They continually put out really solid outdoor and running gear, all while staying true to a commitment to social impact. We can get behind that.

See our other posts on Cotopaxi!

With summer in full swing, these two items from Cotopaxi are perfect for the dog days ahead.

Brinco Shorts

I am a shorts wearer by nature, and I hold out wearing pants in non-work situations as long as humanly possibly if I can. This has only grown during a COVID-19 world, where Zoom calls are the norm and I can only be seen from the waist up. Therefore, my work attire is often business up top and a party down below.

The Brinco Shorts are a multifunctional 5″ inseam short that begs to be worn in all settings this summer. Coupled with their UPF 50+ protection and wicking finish, they’re crafted with a blend of nylon and spandex (96% recycled nylon, 4% spandex). These shorts can handle anything you throw at them, from intense hikes to impromptu river dips, all while providing comfort and freedom of movement.

It’s probably not a true running short, but it can do so in a pinch. In just the last month, I have worn these as a swimsuit, hiking shorts, yardwork accompaniment, AND running short. They dry in a flash, thanks to the quick-drying fabric. No more soggy shorts sticking to your skin during those hot summer hikes.

The Brinco Short hav this casual and sleek vibe that’s perfect for summer adventures.

Do Good Stripe Dad Hat

In my work life, I am known as “Matt in the Hat”. My collection of headwear continues to grow with each apssing week it seems – and the Do Good Stripe Dad Hat is a simple and welcome addition.

It comes in three colors and is built strong. The 100% recycled polyester is up for the challenge – whether you are wearing to work like I do, or on a hike.  There is an adjustable strap at the back, allowing you to customize the fit to your liking. It’s simple, with a solid message, and gives a timeless look that never goes out of style.


In conclusion, the Men’s Brinco Shorts and Dad Hat are absolute must-haves for any outdoor enthusiast this summer. With their rugged construction, versatile specifications, stylish design, and practical features, they’re the perfect companions for your wildest summer escapades.

About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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