About Us

Hi, we’re Funky Pants. We’re called Funky Pants because we make pants and our pants are funky. Seriously funky. Not only are they seriously funky, Our Funky Pants are ridiculously comfy.

Funky pants started nearly 14 years ago when Tracy Harker was organising an Ocean Surfski Paddling Series in South Africa. Tracy was disillusioned by the paddle shorts available, not simply because of their lack of funk but also because of the fit. The result was a pair of ridiculously comfy, fully lined mid-thigh length, paddling tights. Success! These pants, although comfy, were not the funky pants you see before you now. A certain 'je ne sais quoi' was required.

After a few years of making plain colored Paddling shorts, Tracy decided to test the market with some brightly coloured, funky looking pants. Tracy's husband, Billy Harker, took one look at them and exclaimed, Tracy’s Funky Pants!  Now with the ridiculously comfy quarters, cycling pants, cycling bibs and tri-suits. Basically everything you need to be funky. Fighting boredom, one pair at a time. Heroes, right?

If you’re lazy, here’s everything in bullet form of our classic shorts:

  • Ridiculously Comfy
  • Fully lined
  • Fight Boredom one pair at a time.
  • Amphibious fabric.

Pronunciation: /ˈfʌŋki/
adjective (funkier, funkiest)

1. [Of music] having or using a strong dance rhythm, in particular, that of funk:
‘Some excellent funky beats.’
Modern and stylish in an unconventional or striking way:
‘She likes wearing funky clothes e.g: pants.’

2. [North American] Strongly musty:
‘Cooked greens make the kitchen smell really funky.’

funkily adverb
funkiness noun

(We didn’t think it was necessary to include the definition of ‘pants’). (That being said, if you do need the definition of ‘pants’, this is probably the place for you.)