SOS Shorts Mens
SOS Shorts Mens
SOS Shorts Mens
SOS Shorts Mens
SOS Shorts Mens
SOS Shorts Mens
SOS Shorts Mens
SOS Shorts Mens
SOS Shorts Mens
SOS Shorts Mens

SOS Shorts Mens

Cactus has gone soft... and we're okay with that.

Regular price $219.00

Cactus's answer to 'softer' shorts. These have been through some rigorous wear testing and we have come to the firm conclusion that they are the ultimate summer go-to shorts for biking, tramping and heading to the beach. 

The SOS's are the shorts version of our SOS Trousers. The same cut and fit, only shorter. 

They're made from a lighter, polycotton drill fabric, which has mechanical stretch and is super durable - and our idea of durable is based on the Cactus Supershorts so we don't make that claim lightly. 

Great features like quick drying fabric and mesh pockets, ideal for water drainage post jetty jumping. Triple stitched crotch. YKK zip and of course they come with our lifetime warranty on faulty materials and workpersonship. 

Available in any colour, as long as it's slimming black.

Made right here in NZ. 

Please note: In June 2020, the fit of the SOS was changed. Please check your size against the size chart if you are re-purchasing.

If the size you want is not showing, we are probably out of stock. Email or call us on 0800 122 682 to find out when they will be here or to place a backorder.

• Polycotton Drill (60% Polyester, 40% Cotton) with mechanical stretch.

• 330g (size M)

Waist (cm) 71 76 81 86 91 96 103 110
Waist (inches) 28 30 32 34 36 38 41 44
Leg Inseam (cm) 30 30 30 33 36 39 42 45
Leg Inseam (inches) 12 12 12 13 14 15 17 18


Please note that the measurements are of the actual garment size so this means that when you measure yourself you'll be wanting a size that measures a bit bigger than your body.

Measure around your waistline, keeping the tape comfortably loose.


  • The leg lengths of the standard SOS Shorts fit 95% of people just fine, but for those of you who need them shorter we can customise. 
  • If you would like your SOS Shorts hemmed to be shorter then you need to add Hem Shorter to this order where you can specify the length.  Please note: you cannot return hemmed shorts.
  • 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.