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Tactical Duty Kilt

Average rating of 94%

(90 Reviews)

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Purpose Built

A standard kilt says you're a man. A 5.11® Tactical Duty Kilt says you're a bad man. Built from lightweight, all but invincible Taclite® ripstop fabric, with reinforced triple-stitching and a TEFLON® finish, the Tactical Duty Kilt is durable and comfortable. Featuring front slant pockets, TDU-style cargo pockets sized for multiple magazines, and belt loops sized for a 1.75" Operator Belt, this kilt packs a punch. Whether on duty, at the range, or in the woods, you'll have the freedom and firepower man was made for.



  • Durable, comfortable tactical kilt
  • Enhanced range of motion and storage options
  • Ideal for the range, casual wear, and the Highlands



  • 6.14 oz. polyester/cotton Taclite® ripstop fabric
  • Triple-stitching at seams and major stress points
  • Reinforced front slant pockets
  • Interchangeable TDU-style cargo pockets sized for AR magazines
  • Belt loops sized for 1.75" Operator Belt
  • Mounted D-rings
  • TEFLON® finish

Product Reviews

Ratings and Reviews


(based on 90 reviews)

94 %



By Lee


The Tactical Duty Kilt is a magnificent piece of gear! Exceeded my expectations and beyond. I purchased the TDK in 36W Black, and I was grinning from ear to ear once I put it around my waist, thinking about where I would wear it first. Perfect fit. I could wear it with a belt or without, though I will likely wear a belt if my shirt is tucked in.

I definitely will be purchasing two more TDK in the remaining colors at first chance. Pockets are large enough to hold my phone, wallet, and keys. I may still purchase a 5.11 pouch for additional storage.

5.11 exceptional quality was clearly evident throughout the product and that is why I will be making additional purchase. QUALITY.

I hope they will be stock when I am ready to make my next purchase. Job well done with the Tactical Duty Kilt. Bravo Zulu.


Excellent Quality - Excellent Price

By tnstaafl


I have three kilts, one of which is a TDK. All three are good kilts, but my TDK is by far the best in price vs performance. Stoutly made, excellent stain resistance. Will be buying more; want a black/46, so as soon as they're back in stock...


The Best

By robert


Gunna jump in here and say this is the best kilt. Sizing seems like American pants size. If that was suggested, I missed the memo. Most kilts are measured at the navel. I'm 36 around, ordered the 36, which measured 39 around at the navel where the kilt rides. With the belt, that's not a show stopper, but a bit big. Should have sent it back, but I got it now....and in fall and winter, with more clothes ( wool boxer briefs, heavier shirts), it'll be fine
Awesome design: great fit and hang, good snaps and function. I've sewn two kilts, gone through two canvas work style kilts, and currently own four other kilts from three other companies. Aside from the wool kilts ( which I love three seasons, from a Minnesota company, but don't generally do carpentry work in) this 5.11 is simply the best. The snaps keep you covered, running, biking, swimming, climbing. ( not recommended for cartwheels) The removable cargo pockets are awesome when you want them, or not. The material is great: cool enough, cleanable, and mine is not yet covered from wood glue in the shop. The trouble with cotton canvas kilts for summer work and play is that as cotton wears in, it gets stiffer; so my cotton work style kilts soon looked like a reserve chute deployment, all puffing out and stuff. This 5.11 doesn't do that: it just hangs really well, dries quickly after swimming, always looks great One of my other running kilts is from a popular mountain gear company, a quick dry material. Not a bad kilt, but no belt loops makes it less than optimal. Gotta have the belt for multitool, at the minimum. Slash pockets are great too: ear plugs and pocket Gerber. Really can't recommend it enough, and good luck getting your choice. I missed the multicam this spring due to 36 selling out immediately, only to find out a 34 is probably my size, if the 34 also is 3 inches larger around the navel, like the 36 sized kilts was. Better buy your two best guesses in terms of size, and send one back to be sure of the fit.
Current heat wave in North Central Washington makes kilts mandatory in my world. Who needs the rubbing and chaffing? (Well, there is a place for rubbing, but not when running). I tell some of my friends my balls are cooler than theirs; other people who ask about comfort I say that them the average ambient temperature of my groin area is reduced, compared to any other clothing. I'm learning to be more polite.
cheers, bob


Great product wish battle brown would come back

By Gage


I managed to order a tdu green before they started running out of my size (30) but I wish I would've been able to get a battle brown and black before they ran out of those great product really well made and perfect for the tactical Scotsman just wish they would've produced them longer.


The Breeze between the knees.

By Kilt Klan Airsoft .J


Let me say I have run my 5.11 Kilt Though hell and back in a full year of use. And it's been the best year of games so far. The first Time I saw this kilt and saw heritage last year, but know I see friendship and a icon. That icon is sportsmanship and friendliness to put others before yourself. That icon is a group of guys running around, sliding,crawling,vaulting, and helping all thanks to a Great Product. Let me just say I loved the kilt so much as well as the rest of my team(Came to be because of the 5.11 tactical kilt) Inow a year latter are buying 2 more because I want different colors. While my 1st still runs strong. Seams still strong pockets buckles and more. Love it. The Side pockets are. Removable buy Velcro and 2 push buttons. I had 10 pounds before I herd the Velcro start to move. I had airsoft Glock mags (pot metal) 5 all around 2-3 pounds it still holds but I wouldn't run like that a sit slapping hurts 2 at max. The side pouches can hold 3 AK mags as well or two G36C mags. Witch is pretty sweet. I live inTexas and it gets pretty humid and hot 100+. Now normal paints don't allow airflow to your lower half witch raises your core temp. While the kilt as stated above there is a breeze down there, witch pared with a cold rag around your neck and head. Will keep you very cool. Now it also rains hear aswell and (shocker right?) but think about this its in the shape of a umbrella while its water resistant so the water doesn't dwell and has a way to funnel off away from your legs. Now because it is open it dries even faster and you don't feel as wet from it not touching your lower half. This thing has held up extremely well, From sliding on concrete, Mud, rain, a pocket fire( Enola gay smoke whent of in pocket was green inside)and, machine washable its held up very very well. This will last you a really long time. And CCL are fun with a drop leg under the kilt, new meaning to Flash Bang. Honestly I Give this a 5 out of 5 greatest clothing item ever. People always ask why the kilt? As a team we say "Becase with Balls like these they don't fit In trousers." Everyone always gets a chuckle. Honestly please buy this product I didn't sit here writing this to say it sucked I want to have you buy it Becase it is a great product!



By Brian


Finally got my first TDK and its awesome! I've been wearing it for three days in a row now and I love it. I have two traditional kilts, but I have to bring a slling bag for all my stuff, but with the TDK's pockets I'm always good-to-go!Too bad you guys dont have this in the Philippines where I'm at. I had to have somebody buy it for me there in the U.S. I hope someday I can order it at your stores here in Manila. I plan on buying more, cheers!


Awesome Kilt

By Jr


Love my Kilt. It will stand up to just about ANYTHING I put it around..Love it.
The ONLY Reason it's a "4" is the repeated inability to acquire the desired color/size I wanted.


Well built kit!

By Eric


I just ordered my 6th or 7th TDK, and I have others, but nothing as good at this price point! Now if I can get my hands on a Battle Brown TDK before they sell out, and get 5.11 to make matching sporran/pouch that would attach easily.....


Yeah Pockets!!!

By J.C. or G.I.C.


I LOVE THESE!!!! I'm a disabled vet, legs, back, shoulders. I agree with SSG ROD. Easy to get dressed when movement is limited. I now own 4. They are comfortable, durable, and easy to wash The design eliminated the need for a "kilt Pin" to hold the front panel down.
These are better then "Tactikilt" by far. Stay away from eBay imports!
They need to sell extra/replacement pockets accessory section. I know I would love to have a bunch of extra pockets. Perhaps a "CCW Tactical Sporran"as well.


Very Nice

By ifftster


I wear several other kilts, but this is my first 5.11 TDK. I am very pleased with the fit and feel of this kilt and it seems to be well made. The rip stop material makes it one of my lighter kilts and the large cargo pockets are a plus. I do miss not having a back pocket for my wallet, but I just slip it in one of the front pockets. The sizing of the kilt seems to match up with pant size vs the waist (traditional kilt). Definitely need another.

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