I just received my 5.11 tactical utility kilt and yes it's great looking and it feels great But....even though I measured my waist and did not go by my jeans size, the kilt is way too big! I mean by a good 3 inches! (I tell my wife it's 6 inches of course) but still that's a huge difference. Just a warning to those who want to order this kilt. I have 6 kilts from other companies and this is by the far the worst sizing error I've had. I will try again...
The length is target long, i have to wear it above my navel to get the drop at my knee making it very uncomfortable to carry concealed because the weapon feels like it's in my armpit. The weight is heavy but breaths, I'm not worried about any accidental exposure. It feels rough until washed a few times but resist stains well
This is my 3d kilt from 5.11. I love their fit, comfort and price. With this kilt there was a small QC issue. On the inside there is a small tab with a snap to keep the flaps from, well, flapping. It was put on backwards and I have to twist it to close it. Using it is optional. What I really want is a kilt in Green Digital (Marpat) fabric. Come on 5.11, help us Marines!
I stated earlier that my 34" kilt was longer than my 32" kilt. It just isn't so! The difference is in where it rests around your waist. Please be aware of this when reading my review below (which cannot be updated) and when selecting a size. Since there is no crotch where it sits is more flexible, but it may matter. Measure with this in mind.
I own 4 32" waist kilts and just bought a 34" for when I am traveling and not keeping my weight at my target. I love them and use them constantly when I am traveling and the bulk of the time at home. The 34" adds something like a couple of inches to the length which is fine for me. I have used the original 5.11 cargos since they were Royal Robins and love them as well. With their elastic waist they always seem to fit. I was surprised that my new 34" waist kilt without the flexibility of the waist elastic fit as well as it does. I must be a 33" (6' tall and 170lbs) and can wear either. Note that I also have the Mountain Hardware kilt. It is very comfortable but lacks the slash pockets, the durability, and to my eye, the good looks of the 5.11 Tactical Kilt. It might prevail on the trail though with its built in and unobtrusive belt under your pack belt.
I bought one of the "April fools" kilts some years ago, and it has served me well. Looking to buy another soon. Remember, you have to measure like a traditional kilt, which is right below the belly button, to keep it from hanging too low.
Just got mine and it's great! Fits perfect, was hoping for more pleats but still really good.
So my first review a couple weeks ago I said I thought the inner apron could use more fabric in width.
I've checked out a couple of other kilts from other companies and the people at 511tactical give you way way more than the competition.
Love the kilt. Would seriously prefer snaps on the cargo pockets though. This is one awesome kilt, especially for starting out! Thank you!
Best article of clothing I have ever owned!! I work in a Tactical shop and we sell 5.11 gear and when i saw 5.11 had kilts, I had to get one. Best purchase ever! ( cant wait to get the Multi-Cam Kilt!)