Original Supertrousers Mens

Workwear trousers that might just be the best trousers on the planet? Durable, stylish, comfortable, NZ made.

Availability: In stock

NZD $229.00

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If the colour or size you want is not showing, we are probably out of stock. Email or call us to find out when they will be here or to place a backorder.

These might just be the world’s best general purpose trousers and they’re made right here in NZ. These trousers can handle a shortcut through the gorse, nailing up some framing, or fitting the chains on the access road. On the flip side they are just as sweet for waiting for your fix at the local coffee cart, stylin’ at a BBQ, or sitting in the office dreaming of better things. There are two types of people out there, those who love their Supertrousers, and those who haven’t bought any yet!

If these are a bit baggy for your liking, check out our slim-fit version – they're not your super skinny hipster jean; you can still build a house in them. If you're after some full-featured, work-specific trousers, Trade Supertrousers might be for you. If your legs run hot, check out our Supershorts.

If you are on the taller side, you may need to order our unhemmed Extra Long Supertrousers 

For shorter inseams, add 'Hem Shorter' to your cart and specify a length in centimeters.

Antelope is the brown - classy, like your favourite high-cocoa chocolate. Ocean is a blue - not quite a light denim blue, but close enough. Olive is a subtle green - the colour of a light green stuffed olive (you know the ones). Black is black is black. All very serviceable colours. Note that all the colours will lighten with use and washing as the natural cotton content of the fabric won't take a dye fixative in the same way as a 100% synthetic fabric.

Supertrousers come in two fabric options. C-Canvas is the classic, hardwearing Cactus canvas. Premium C-Canvas is newer, just as hardwearing, but with a more comfortable finishing weave, so requires less breaking in time.

If the colour you select has 'Premium' in the name it's the new Premium C-Canvas, if it doesn't have 'Premium' in the name, it's the classic C-Canvas. Easy as.

  • Exclusive 12oz C-Canvas and Premium C-Canvas are super durable and great to wear
  • Made by happy people who’ll be even happier if you buy some
  • Handle tricky manoeuvres with the articulated knee design
  • Casual styling which can handle almost any social situation
  • Clothing related embarrassing situations are minimised by YKK zips (because they’re the best) and bar-tacks at all stress points
  • Phone pocket for easy access to your digital companion
  • Construction backed by a lifetime warranty on materials and workpersonship


  • Colours: Antelope, Ocean, Olive or Black
  • Fabric: C-Canvas or Premium C-Canvas
  • Weight: 780 grams (Medium)
  • Supertrousers Colour Swatches


  • Use mild detergent or pure soap (preferably one that's nice to the environment)
  • Our canvas has a water resistant coating which can shift and discolour through the initial break in period
  • For best results handwash until the garment is broken in - machine washing is fine after this
  • Washing inside out will minimise lighter coloured creases on the outside of the fabric, but won’t remove stains quite as well
  • Drip dry without creases (it won't take long as the polyester in the fabric doesn't hold much water)
  • Close zips while washing (they'll last longer)
  • If you get attacked by a pig and the fabric gets holed while saving your reproductive potential send them back and we'll patch ‘em for a small fee
  • If you are still not sure, give us a call or flick us an email



If you are on the taller side and think you need longer Supertrousers then you need Supertrousers Extra Long.

If you are short in the leg and would like these hemmed then you need to add Hem Shorter to this order.

The best way to find out if you need different length Supertrousers is to measure your inseam (from your crotch to the floor) and compare the measurements to this sizing chart. 

Custom Length

  • Custom leg lengths are available from -10cm shorter to +10cm longer than our standard length
  • Refer to the sizing chart to gauge whether you require a custom length.
  • The leg lengths of the standard Supertrousers fit 95% of people just fine, but for those of you who need them longer or shorter we can customise. 
  • If you would like your Supertrousers hemmed to be shorter then you need to add Hem Shorter to this order where you can specify the length.
  • For longer Supertrousers you need to go to Supertrousers Extra Long and then specify your length in Hem Longer.

  • Please note that custom length shorts and trousers cannot be returned so please choose and measure carefully - call or email us if you are not sure.


Scrub bashing extraordinaireReview by Tim
I have been running these trousers since 2010 for cycle trail design and construction in Central Otago and they always meet the challenge. Super durable, hard wearing, not afraid of gorse, briar and matagouri with barely a scratch. Just spent 5 days cutting a track in the Kawarau Gorge through head high scrub and the trousers are looking untouched.

The best money can buy for sure and they just get better as they age like all good pieces of equipment.
(Posted on 2/03/19)
These will last a lifetimeReview by Chris
I ordered Black Premium Supertrousers and I'm very impressed. Here's a quick rundown:

- Build quality is superb no matter how closely you inspect those.
- These are built tough. Double stitches wherever needed, tough fabric, etc. For the same money you could buy 10 pairs of jeans from K-Mart but Supertrousers will probably outlast all of them.
- They feel great when worn. However, you probably don't want to wear them with +30 degrees.
- Sizing is more on bigger side. I squat/deadlift and my thighs are more on thicker side, yet these pants feel 'spacious'.
- It takes few days to be worn in.

Overall, I would 100% recommend those. Just make sure to get sizing right and you'll never have to buy another pair of pants again. I'm very surprised that Kiwis have figured out how to build most durable pants in the world but can't figure out that marrying first cousins is not a good idea :D

Best wishes from Australia,

Chris (Posted on 3/09/18)

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