Built with 20 pockets and fireproof material they’ll see you through the end of the world.
- Outer material withstands black lava, flash fires, and chemical erosion
- Integrated system of 20 hidden pockets
- Warm and weather resistant
Even if a zombie apocalypse or killer asteroid never arrives, the Apocalypse Pants are built to see you through anything – whether it’s the end of the world, or winter.
Built from a material originally invented for NASA’s Apollo Program, they can withstand black lava, flash fires, chemical erosion and re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere – in case you ever need it. 5x stronger than standard firefighter gear, today the material is used by the US Army, the aerospace industry, and us.
The Apocalypse Pants are not only lined to protect you from the cold, but they’re also engineered with 20 hidden pockets that let you carry everything you need to survive. It’s what makes them not only the strongest, but the most practical survival pants ever made.
The Apocalypse Pants are insanely fireproof
In the late 1960s NASA needed something insanely fireproof. As the Cold War and the Apollo program gripped the world, the Department of Defence called up a scientist named Dr Marvel – we’re not making this up – and gave him an apparently impossible brief. Invent a fibre with no melting point. Marvel’s response was polybenzimidazole (PBI), a fibre of exceptional thermal and chemical stability. PBI retains its integrity after it is exposed to high heat, chemicals and abrasion – it won’t stiffen and crack, unlike other fire-retardant materials.
The fabric is incredibly strong
All fabrics have a tensile strength, which is the force required to snap their fibres. Firefighter uniforms are required to have a tensile strength of 450 Newtons/55mm. PBI has 5x that. Plus 10x the required tear-strength. We knew our Apocalypse Pants needed to be annihilation-proof. So we worked with a cutting-edge lab on the south coast of England – where its team of technicians and engineers helped us create the pants’ outer-shell using a combination of PBI and para-aramid, the stuff used to make ballistic-rated body armour. Our Apocalypse Pants offer incredible protection against heat, flash fire and arc flash, while retaining their flexibility and strength.
They repel chemicals
The Apocalypse Pants are a soft, breathable shield that thrives in hostile environments. The pants are chemical splash resistant, so they’ll repel oil, petrol, sulphuric acid, nitric acid and caustic soda. They’re also antimicrobial, UV resistant and high wicking. In short, they provide you with the highest level of protection you’ll find anywhere on Earth. That’s true whether you’re wandering a scorched version of it in 2047, or its current iteration in 2022. Zombies will hate them.
The material is tough enough to survive in space
PBI was so revolutionary it wasn’t just used to replace cotton in the Apollo cabin crew’s clothing and sleeping bags. It was used to coat its spacecraft too. When Skylab fell to Earth in 1979 the part that survived re-entry was the part coated in PBI. That’s because it can withstand at least 2,370°F, the same temperature as black lava. NASA still uses PBI today. As does the US Army, the aerospace industry and firefighting crews in America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the South Pacific. It’s what enables them to walk through burning buildings. It’s just never been used in civilian clothing before. Until now.
We’ve added enough pockets to store your life
You can never be too prepared for the unexpected, and it’s easier to keep track of your gear if it’s attached to you. Clothes, maps, spare batteries, a compass, duct tape, a sleeping bag, first-aid kit, crossbow, mosquito shelter, matches, a hatchet, soap, rope, a shovel, toothpaste, four litres of water and a signal mirror are just some of the items recommended by official apocalypse guidelines. You might also want to carry “gift” items for any unfriendly faces you meet along the way, plus your birth certificate, passport and a good book. That’s why the entire outer shell of the pants is covered with pockets.
The outside of the pants is lined with 20 pockets
You won’t see it at first, but the outside of the pants aren’t like any pair of pants you’ve seen before. Almost every square centimetre – which is about 6,800cm² in total – is lined with an integrated pocket system. There are 20 pockets altogether, with 8 down the back and 12 at the front. 18 of them close securely with hidden lockable zippers or metal snap fasteners.
The pockets are built to blend in
The pockets are so hard to see because of the minimalist way we’ve sewn them in, as well as the hidden zippers and snap fasteners they open and close with. These are engineered so that only a tiny amount of the zipper or fastener is exposed, while the rest is concealed behind the material. It makes the pockets hard to spot unless you know they’re there, and it also increases the surface area of the pants protected by zombie-proof fabric.
How the hidden pocket system works
The pockets use almost all of the available space on the pants to help you carry as much stuff as possible. At the front there are 2 open side pockets, just like you’d find on normal pants. Underneath these there are 10 more pockets which are a bit less normal. Four hidden zippers on the outside of each leg open up 8 separate pockets. And at the ankles there are 2 small stash pockets which close with snap fasteners. At the back of the pants you’ll find 2 large pockets which close with snap fasteners and are protected by storm flaps. And there are 6 more zipped pockets that run down the back of the legs.
You can use the pockets to stay warm
More pockets give you more options. So if your main problem is keeping warm, you can stuff all the pockets with extra insulation. What you use depends on how much of the world has been reduced to rubble. If you’re still in your house, the cladding around the boiler is the best bet. Cushions, bedding, sofas, and your bed itself can all be cut open to rip out the insulation. If you’re already on the run, old newspapers work to trap multiple layers of air. Out in nature you’ll find straw and moss are both good insulators. Or if you need to get rid of heat, you can open up the giant leg vents at the hem to cool you.
What if there’s no zombie apocalypse?
In the event that there is no zombie apocalypse, these are still some of the strongest, warmest and most practical pants ever made. They’re lined with a hard-wearing but soft Cordura which keeps you comfortable in the cold, while the pocket system adds another layer of lining for insulation. And the tough, weather resistant outer shell will handle harsh conditions with ease. So you can either keep the pants in perfect condition in your bunker or under your bed while you wait for the end of the world to arrive, or you can break them in pre-apocalypse.
What the pants feel like to wear
Walk down the street wearing the Apocalypse Pants and you might look like you’re on your way to take on an army of the undead, but you’ll feel like you’re wearing a regular soft, comfortable pair of pants. Because you are. The problem with most protective clothing is that it naturally retains water, even if it feels dry. Once water heats up it vaporises. That’s why one of the most common and nastiest injuries for firefighters is steam burns. But the ‘moisture regain ability’ of the Apocalypse Pants is extremely low, which makes them incredibly comfortable to wear.
They won’t show the dirt
The mix of PBI and para-aramid gives the Apocalypse Pants their colour. Neutral colours like this are great for blending in with a devastated landscape, making it easier for you to stay out of sight. It also works well with dirt. Some things look awful after living in the elements. The Apocalypse Pants won’t. Because even if everything else around you has gone to shit, there’s no need to let your standards drop.
Wear them with the Apocalypse Jackets
Our Apocalypse Pants are designed to be worn with our Apocalypse Jackets, which are built with the same engineering and the same materials. The larger jacket comes with a longer fit, a snorkel hood, and storm flaps that protect you from the worst of the weather, as well as the undead. The Lightweight edition is like its little brother. It’s lighter and shorter, and based on the original workwear jackets.
SIze + Fit
The Apocalypse Pants are designed with a regular fit. If you’re on the borderline between two waist sizes, we recommend going for the smaller size.
|Fits waist||71 - 76||76 - 81||81 - 86||86 - 91||91 - 96||96 - 101|
|Fits waist||28 - 30||30 - 32||32 - 34||34 - 36||36 - 38||38 - 40|