(2 reviews) Write a Review

As Warehouse Dayv described them, these SADF trousers look like you took a pair cargo pants to church. The pants are cut in the British style and definitely show their pedigree. Despite this, they are fundamentally a functional trouser with a ton of potential utility.

Each pair of trousers features two large cargo pockets on the sides of each leg as well as two slash pockets by the waist, a map pocket for pens and small papers at the top right by the waist, and two back pockets. The waist is sturdily fastened by two buttons, while a button fly prevents the noise and inconvenience of “zipper incidents.” Drawstrings at the waist give the option showing off your butt and legs, while drawstrings at the ankle cuffs assist in boot blousing. Like all SADF shirts, there are no exposed buttons to catch on gear or vegetation.   

The South African Defence Force produced these at the end of their Border War. Based on the info printed on the tags, these pants appear to be from the very last years (1990s).


  • 80/20 cotton/poly blend.

  • Five button secured fly.

  • Internal cinch cord belt.

  • Large belt loops for web belts.

  • Two spare buttons on inside waistline.

  • Hook and loop fastened right font pocket.

  • Button-secured back right pocket.

  • Two side cargo button-secured pockets.

  • Reinforced knees.

  • Cinch cord ankle ties.


All pants are unissued and still in the original plastic packaging.


2 Reviews Hide Reviews Show Reviews

  • 5
    Nutria Trousers

    Posted by JW on Jan 1st 2017

    So my 4th, 5th, and 6th pairs just arrived. I thought about posting a lukewarm review in order to perhaps preserve store inventory for my own personal benefit, but it is New Year's Day. I thought I'd start the year off right and do a favor for anybody who might be in the market for some new trousers (and is fortunate enough to see their size available.) Folks, these trousers are the "Real McCoy." I've been collecting militaria for a fair bit of time now, and few things I've encountered quite master the equilibrium of "cool factor" and practical utility. If you currently wear the "tactical" pants everybody seems to be making these days, at minimum you need a few pairs of these in your rotation, and at maximum, you might stop buying the latest offerings, altogether. These do everything that those do; however they look "tactical" and all business when they need to, but easily appear as a pair of pants from the shopping mall when you want to blend in & not broadcast "I conceal-carry." As helpful as the phot

  • 5
    Great Trousers

    Posted by Unknown on Apr 26th 2016

    Some of the best trousers available!