It may have started as an April Fool’s joke, but the advanced performance, superior breathability, and unmistakable style of the tactical kilt from 5.11 offers everything you need to keep your inner Highlander on his toes. The innovative design of our purpose-built Tactical Duty Kilt is easy to wear (simply wrap it and snap it), it stands up to surprise breezes, and it lets you show your friends what manly really looks like.
In 2012, we pulled what we thought was a great April Fool’s prank – we “launched” our tactical kilt by releasing a reveal video with no intention of actually producing the kilt.
Turns out, the joke was on us. As soon as we released the video, it went viral and people started asking us how to buy the kilt.
We started with a few thousand kilts, which flew out of the warehouse in no time. Because they sold out (and because there were still kilt-less people asking to order them), we ran a kilt promotion the next year…and the next…and, well, you get the picture.
Eventually we started producing the kilt without waiting for a promotion or special occasion. In fact, our customers have used their kilts for tactical training and even in first-responder bands – and the kilts have responded.
"I wish I had pulled the trigger and bought one before the beginning of summer."
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The tactical kilt, available in black, moss, multicam, TDU khaki, stone grey and a deep, burnt brown is packed with great features. Here’s a list of the specific details that customers love about our tactical kilts:
Aside from the comfort and utility, the best part of our tactical kilts may be that $10 from each sale is donated to FBINAA Charitable Foundation and We Salute You Veterans Foundation.
Great for the range, competing in your own kilt-off, or just about any activity that requires you to stay mobile and ready for anything while still looking exceptionally cool, a 5.11 Tactical Duty Kilt may be the best wardrobe decision you’ve ever made. Here’s why you need your own tactical kilt: