Ratings and Reviews
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.
I own three TDKs, Brown, Green, and Khaki. I got the first one shortly after being hit by a truck while walking across the street and it made dressing so much easier that I keep getting more. I don't have full knee flexion so anything other than my Army PT Pants/sweats are difficult. I also wear a brace that is too bulky to fit under normal pants. I get lots of complements (although since I am female, my fellow females keep calling it a skirt...sigh). Now, if only I could convince my CSM that a multicam one is a legit part of the uniform.
Once I had it on, I didn't want to take it off. It is quite simply the greatest thing I have ever bought. I am very sure I will be buying another. I wore the khaki to The Ohio State University Spring Game. Got looks both ways, but I didn't mind.
I have one of the first run kilts. (I think the choices were khaki or black) I always get comments (good & bad) when I wear it. I love mine. I am going to have to get another one. I'm thinking the multi cam...
I have five now and love em. They are back in stock.
I love these kilts. I wear a (Utili) kilt at work and most days outside of work. I like the TDK because they're lightweight compared to the UK models I wear. They pack easy and look sharp. I tend to wear them in the warmer months.
Mag pouches in the pockets are convenient.
I am used to having back pockets and that may be my only gripe.
The Mandrake pattern looks great, this makes 4 TDKs for me. I may get another just because the price is right.
This kilt costs less than half of what a lot of Utilikilts go for, and give as much versatility, plus they have a convenient inner snap on the lower from to prevent the wind or foliage from flipping up the front pleat on you. Admittedly, kilts are not for everyone, and even some of those who like them will make the criticism that without the tartan pattern, it's not a true kilt. Roger, message received. I argue to the detractors that 5.11 has done a fantastic job making this piece of clothing accessible to everyone who likes tactical/utility clothing. I own two TDKs, and plan on buying this year's Kryptek run, after it caught my wife's eye. She decided it was high time I ought to consider a new kilt purchase. So, TDKs are durable, comfortable, and the ladies (especially the tattooed alt girls) love them. I wish 5.11 would carry these on the regular instead of a limited release annually.
I have had these for several years. Waist size runs true to 5.11 pants waist sizing. Just be aware they don't have the elastic or stretch in the waist band like some of the pants. Love them. You do have to make some manly lifestyle accommodations. Sitting down, elevated walkways and stairs, and windy days may require more attention than before! Don't worry. If you make a mistake someone will point it out. Consider boxers or briefs your first few times in public until you get the hang of it (pun intended)!
Love the TDK I am a Scot-American. I love being tactical and love wearing kilts. The marriage of the two is amazing!
Got my 1st the first year they came out. This easily became my favorite every day kilt. The fit was fantastic at the waist, very lightweight and mobile, and great for warm weather. Lots of great pockets as well! My only complaint is at 5'9", it runs a little long.