I seem to get a lot of compliments from women (many of whom want to know where I got mine so they can talk their husbands into one), with a smattering of other kilt-wearing guys giving me a thumbs-up and a grin. They're all surprised at the affordability, and I turn them on to 5.11 Tactical.
I now have 6 kilts, 4 of which are 5.11 Tactical Duty Kilts (2 black, 1 khaki, 1 stone) - by far the best kilts in terms of number and usefulness of pockets, and excellent fit.
2 of my kilts are 42", 2 are 44" (ordered by accident due to poor memory) but I'm keeping them because they accommodate my IWB holsters better.
Features I love:
* Excellent dirt- and water-resistance
* Tough and long-wearing
* Good looking
* EXCELLENT value for money!
These are probably all I'll buy from now on, gotta get another khaki and maybe a multi-cam...
This is the first modern kilt I have had or worn. I absolutely love it. I wish I had pulled the trigger and bought one before the beginning of summer. I can tell you I will be getting a several more before next year. My only two problems is that they do not have a back pocket for my wallet, and button to hold down the cargo pockets would be nice. Still an amazing product. Sized perfect too.
I have 5 of these kilts (black, 2 OD green, camo, and just ordered the brown). They're great in warmer/hot weather, much more so than my Utilikilt or custom made kilt.
I use mine for anything from hiking to working on outdoor projects and chores, and they are bomb proof. Well designed, well constructed, and they look good to boot.
As I mentioned, I do a lot of hiking in these, and I have a non-profit that helps human trafficking. We'll do a benefit hike in the U.K. (The U.K. '3 Peaks Chalkenge...Hiking the tallest mountain in Scotland, England and Wales in 24 hours), and I've even turned some non kilt wearers on to doing the challenge in a 5.11 kilt. It's awesome! I've hiked 2,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, but my next attempt will be in a 5.11 TactiKilt.
Love these things! What started as a 5.11 April Fool's joke has turned into a legitimate cash cow, and we all benefit!
I love this kilt. I've read some of the issues with sizing and I think this is due because i'm older (and have a bit of a gut now) and the kilt sets slightly below my waist - meaning I could and should have ordered my correct size (38 waist). I ordered a 40 thinking I needed the extra room if it shrunk due to repeated washings, but so far it has not shrunk at all. I have to cinch my belt just a tad tighter and i'm fine with with this, although next time i'll be ordering a 38 instead of a 40. If your in Florida or some other sunny location, you'll love the 24 inch length - protects more skin from being sunburned while keeping ya cool. When I sweat like a hog in full sun, the kilt dries quickly. I also like the velcro on the pockets.., when the pocket is closed, it stays closed. I could have ordered two of these kilts for the price of one with another company. The material is as tough as nails and I have not experienced any issue with the "modesty" mentioned in some of the feedback. Only received one compliment from the women folk since it arrived, but I strongly recommend this kilt.
I have a couple of Utilikilts and more recently picked up a TDK. The TDK is great for hot days, as it is made of lighter material. It also has slash pockets, which most Utilikilt models do not have. It's also made of a material that dries fast, so it would be a great choice for hikers and backpackers who want to go un-bifurcated. Utilikilts are much "pleatier" than the TDKs, and do offer greater freedom of movement, and the UK Workmans is made of much heavier, tougher material, so the two different brands lend themselves to different types of activities. Plus, Utilikilts cost 3 times as much as a TDK, due to the construction and where they're made (PR of Seattle). The only minor complaint I have about the TDK is the use of hook and loop closures on the cargo pocket flaps. Buttons are more elegant, and don't make such a racket, plus you can open the pocket one-handed.
I got my first Kilt over a year ago.
Since then I have gotten 2) more.
I have not worn a pr of Trousers in over a year.
My Dress Kilt is from McPherson of Edinburgh in Scotland .That one cost is around $500.00, but it
is 8 yards of hand stitched wool.
When worn Regulation, a Kilt has only what the Lord gave you to start with. No matter which kilt you wear.You are regulation or you are not.
The fabric seems good quality, but the cargo pockets are only sewn on top so it flaps and you can't open them one handed and they are not as spacious as i like for cargos so I wonder also for the use of magazines in them (since I didn't try yet). The hands pockets are tight in my opinion.
I don't know if it was the camo or how much faster I was moving but I'm basically invisible with these on. It gets hot in Vegas but the slightest breeze was noticeable, bonus was I new the exact direction and speed of the wind for making adjustments. High winds are a problem so make sure you find a good place to get a Brazilian.
Well made and durable.
The size seemed a little on the large side. OK for iwb holster. I measured it and it was correct for size 38. 19 inches folded in half. Other kilts have straps on them to snug them at the waist. The sewn in pockets are use full. The detachable cargo pockets are a good idea. The snaps that hold the thing together are very positive. Fabric is durable. I wish the tags noting composition of the fabric and country of origin also gave instructions for care of the garment. Over all the kilt is a durable functional garment.
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