Hike & Dive Shorts from RevolutionRace

If you’re looking for a pair of shorts that can handle both hiking and swimming, you might want to check out the Hike & Dive Shorts from RevolutionRace. These are hybrid shorts made from a fast-drying stretch material, ideal for a cool swim after a warm summer hike. I got to test them out on a recent trip to the river and here are my thoughts. (I wasn’t in the water very long because our rivers are REALLY COLD right now. I took these pics after a load of laundry. There is a stain on the left short leg, and that is my own fault. I’ve been wearing these almost daily and at some point I got something oily on them while doing work on the trailer.

Features and Fit

The Hike & Dive Shorts have some classic hiking features, such as an adjustable waist, enhanced belt loops, and several smart pockets. They also have a zippered thigh pocket and a back pocket with velcro for extra security. The shorts have a regular fit and come in six different colors: black, autumn, dark blue, aloe, charcoal, and black/lava. I chose the black/lava color, which has a nice contrast between the charcoal shorts and the red zippers and drawstrings.

The shorts are made from 77% recycled polyester, 15% cotton, and 8% elastane, which gives them a nice stretch and breathability. The fabric feels soft and comfortable on the skin and doesn’t chafe or irritate. The shorts I got are almost a little bit big for me but if I got the size smaller, they’d be a little bit too small. I’m 6’2″ and this morning was 218lbs, and I got a size XL. The tag says 35-36 and they’re slightly loose. But this has been an issue with practically everything I try on.. I’m always in-between sizes.

The drawstring has been sturdy. It seems almost unnecessary, but it really does help keep the shorts on you when you jump into the water.

My only complaint is that the button hole is a bit too loose, and the button has come out a couple times. The belt I wear may be part of the reason.

Performance and Comfort

The Hike & Dive Shorts performed well on both land and water. They were easy to move in and didn’t restrict my range of motion. They were also quick to dry after getting wet, which was great for avoiding chills or discomfort. The shorts didn’t sag or lose their shape when wet, either. They stayed snug on my waist and didn’t ride up or down, and I pared them with a belt by Arcade.

The shorts were also comfortable to wear for long periods of time. They didn’t cause any friction or rubbing, even when I was sweating or swimming. They also kept me cool and ventilated in the hot weather. The pockets were handy for storing my keys and phone and the zippers were smooth and sturdy. I didn’t take my phone in the water, though. 🙂


Overall, I was very impressed with the Hike & Dive Shorts from RevolutionRace. They are versatile, durable, and stylish shorts that can handle both hiking and swimming with ease. They are also made from recycled materials, which is a plus for sustainability. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a pair of shorts that can do it all. I would probably not use them while scuba diving, but they’re great for stand up paddle boarding days.

You can buy the Hike & Dive Shorts from RevolutionRace’s website¹ for $69. (This is not an ad, and I did not get any free product or anything from RevolutionRace.) They offer free shipping and 30-day free returns. Mine came from an address in Sweden and arrived within a week. You can also check out their other products, such as their RVRC GP Shorts², their Nordwand Shorts³, or their Trail Pro Shorts⁴.

¹: Hike & Dive Shorts Men Black | RevolutionRace

²: Men’s Outdoor & Hiking Shorts | RevolutionRace

³: Nordwand Shorts Khaki Men | RevolutionRace

⁴: Trail Pro Shorts Peacemaker Blue Men | RevolutionRace

Note: I did get lazy and let Bing AI write some of this for me, and I edited for accuracy.

We got a Vejo for Christmas and it’s been sitting in the box until a few days ago. I finally decided to unbox it and try it out. I have no unboxing pics or video, unfortunately, as it was recycle night and I almost forgot to take the can out as it is.

The unit looks like a thermos with a thick cover on it and it’s about the same weight. The cups look like the disposable k-cups we all love to hate, but apparently these cups are made out of a compostable material. I tried to check the website for more information but for some unknown reason, it decided to feed me information in German. Oops.

vejo website in German

Another blogger has way better photos than I do of the unboxing and mentions that the cups are made of corn. Either way, they are compostable.

You put water in the Vejo, put the cup in, screw down the lid, and press a button. It’s that simple. To my surprise, the product tasted WAY better than I thought it was going to. They’re about $2.50 a cup still which isn’t the cheapest thing around, but at this time it’s cheaper than some of the other options.

There are a few other benefits too.
* It’s portable. I can charge it, toss it in my bag, and take it to work with me. My big ol’ Ninja blender is way less portable.
* It’s USB-C chargeable. This means that it’s a lot easier to take camping with us and we can easily recharge it from our solar generator.

When we acquire something, the thought of “Can I use this in the trailer?” is always in the back of my mind. These little cups are a great healthy drink in 30 seconds with minimal cleanup.

We got ours free (again, as a gift – this is not a paid/sponsored post, and I have no relationship with the Vejo company) but current price is $130. Of course, they will sell you a subscription for the flavor pods. I tried the Tropical and Immunity Fuel ones so far and have been pleased.

My only complaint is that the USB-C slot is rather exposed and I worry about water getting in there while cleaning it. Otherwise, it’s a decent little device so far. I like it.

Speaking of that other blogger, I’m going to have to give this recipe a try. Those look good.

Update: The company has either gone out of business or is having some other difficulties. I ordered some replacement pods and after nearly 4 months, nothing had shipped. I had sent emails, tried to call them, and reached out on social media and never got a reply from anybody until I filed a complaint with Capital One. They told me they were switching suppliers, but I was going to wait and see what happened. Sure enough, more recently users on Instagram are reporting that they paid but never received anything. Sorry folks, but I think this one is going to end up in the scrap heap, unfortunately.

Thank you to the ham radio guys with a post from 2008 about this.

Check the gas cap. There’s a dial labeled “on” and “off” that you can turn. It can (and will) let you be halfway in between the two as well, which will let you get some fuel but not enough to keep it going. Turn it all the way to ON. I found this out the hard way and had dismantled and cleaned half the generator already. Oops.

honda e2000i fuel cap