WJ Tested: ExOfficio Nio Amphi Short Review

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WJ Tested: ExOfficio Nio Amphi Short Review

WJ Tested: ExOfficio Nio Amphi Short Review

WJ Tested: ExOfficio Nio Amphi Short Review

Product Details:

  • UPF Sun Guard 30+
  • Treated with Repeloff for stain and water resistance
  • Microfleece-lined waistband to prevent chafing
  • Partial-elastic waist for comfort and mobility
  • Thigh cinches to keep shorts from rising in water and prevent sunburn
  • Built-in removable belt
  • Indestructible button system closure
  • Two flap-covered cargo pockets
  • Coin pocket in right hip pocket
  • Drop-in gadget pocket on right leg
  • Rear security zipper pockets
  • Full inseam gusset for mobility
  • Lightweight
  • Moisture wicking
  • Quick drying
  • Soft peach finish
  • Wrinkle resistant
  • Inseam: 8.5″
  • Sizes: 30-44
  • Price: US$65.00

Product Description:
The Nio Amphi Short will take you from river to lake to ocean. Always up for an amphibious adventure with protection from the elements built in, your Nio Amphi Shorts will be there for every fish and fish story to follow.

Best Uses:
Amphi Adventures, Backpacking, Boating, Camping, Everyday, Fishing, Hiking, Paddle Sports, Resort, Urban Exploration

Viv’s review:
First of all you need to know that those are not my hairy legs in the photo! But I did test ExOfficio’s men’s nio amphi shorts for this review. Why? Quite a few reasons, starting with the fact that the women’s just didn’t fit as comfortably on me as the men’s. I like shorts that aren’t too snug around the waist, are long enough in the leg (without being too long), are just the right width in the thigh area (without being too baggy or too snug), and it just so happens that the men’s version of these shorts fit my frame perfectly.

Whether I am travelling the globe or just off on a day hike, I like shorts that have useable and secure pockets. The men’s nio amphi short has plenty of pockets and everything in them stayed put during a multitude of activities.


  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Lots of pockets
  • Attached/included belt
  • Quick dry
  • Hand wash


  • Yet to find one

Bottom line:
The ExOfficio nio amphi short is ideal for travel and various outdoor pursuits. I know I won’t leave home in the future without a pair of these shorts as part of my gear!

This product was tested and reviewed by Viv Chapleo, Co-Founder of WAVE Journey

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