Supershorts Mens

Probably the toughest most stylish shorts on the planet.

Availability: In stock

NZD $179.00

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Supershorts - our original “free standing” shorts. Supershorts are constructed with our tough, comfortable C-Canvas. Not the cheapest material in the world but we’re yet to find a better material – its combination of durability and breathable comfort is what makes these shorts possible.

Antelope, Black and Olive are all made from our Premium C-Canvas, a durabe 12oz canvas with a softer finish. 

These will end up being possibly the most comfortable shorts you own - and they’ll stay that way for a long, long time; truly shorts that wear in, not out. If you need proof of the comfort and durability, James chose them for a 18,000km bicycle ride around the globe. We’ve got them framed up on the wall of fame here at Cactus HQ. Think a lighter weight pair might suit you better? Go and visit our SOS Supershorts. Don’t want to inflict your lower legs on innocent bystanders? Try our Supertrousers. Proudly made in NZ.

  • Proofed 12oz Premium C-Canvas for excellent wear-ability and unrivalled durability
  • Perfectly balances on the smart/casual continuum
  • When the going gets tough bar-tacked stress points hold it together
  • YKK zip – smooth and strong
  • Phone pocket
  • We can custom hem to what ever length you like - just add 'Hem Shorter' to your cart
  • Construction backed by a lifetime warranty on materials and workpersonship


  • Weight: 530grams
  • Fabric: C-Canvas or Premium C-Canvas


  • Use mild detergent or pure soap (preferably one that's nice to the earth)
  • 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)
  • Climbing over that barbed wire fence seemed like a good idea at the time, but you shorts paid the price?  Get them back to us and we'll restore their structural integrity for a small fee
  • If you are still not sure, give us a call or flick us an email


Custom Length

  • Custom leg lengths are available
  • If you would like your Supershorts hemmed to be shorter then you need to add Hem Shorter to this order where you can specify the length.
  • 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.


Great. Review by Jason
I purchased this shorts to use as work shorts as the current brand I was using were lasting 2 months before the fabric wore through at the thighs.

First impressions is a high quality Kiwi made item of clothing that has a lot of thought put into it and put out to the end user with pride and so it should be.

I like the double right hand pocket, allowing me to carry a leatherman wave with pocket clip in the smaller pocket with the main pocket covering the clip so it shouldn't catch on things and break.

The fabric is exactly what you want with workwear and is breaking in nicely so far.

These shorts are long, I took them to a tailor to get 150mm chopped off them. I don't really see that as a negative, people can just go for what they want length wise for $20 with their own tailor.

The one thing I would change would be to increase the size of the rear patch pockets, they only just fit my regular sized wallet and I think if it was deeper and wider it would be more secure. (Posted on 22/05/19)

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