The 5.11 Tactical Duty Kilt

It started out as a April Fools joke and became a reality:

$60 over at 5.11.  It’s a pre-order right now, shipping September 1st. Order yours up today!

5.11 gave a ton of stuff away here on the blog a couple weeks ago… maybe they would want to give a few kilts away?  I’ll look into it if you guys are interested.

For the love of god wear some underwear underneath if you buy this.   No need to let the world know you operate in drafty operations.




Feargal April 28, 2012 at 12:38 am

and for the ladies ….. there is the Tactical Corset


Jesse Ingall April 28, 2012 at 06:33 am

So stupid…


Megalodon July 28, 2013 at 06:16 pm

*facepalm* Man up. ;)


Al T. April 28, 2012 at 08:10 am

Law Dog will be happy.


Toadstone April 28, 2012 at 08:13 am

This is very similar to the Utilikilt, which has been around for years. I do not own one.


NotWagner April 28, 2012 at 08:14 am

If I see any of you out and about in this, I will take a series of photos and turn you into a meme. It’s still a skirt, and chicks don’t tend to dig guys in dresses. Just sayin.


HMPlatinum April 28, 2012 at 08:52 am

I wouldn’t wear it because of the velcro “tactical” pockets.

The rest of your statement is poorly informed. Just sayin’.


Byron April 28, 2012 at 09:46 am

Wife loves me in a kilt, whether it’s a utility, dress, or great kilt. Sounds like somebody is typically jealous. Go ahead and deny it and start a whine fest…


bodhi September 28, 2012 at 02:31 pm

Its a kilt and chicks do dig guys wearing one!


spirit November 15, 2012 at 03:02 pm

Chicks may not like dudes in dresses, but kilts are magic. I personally am secure enough to wear them. Don’t hate because of your own issues.


Ta2ddude July 25, 2014 at 07:30 am

It’s not a SKIRT, it’s a KILT, a uniform of battle, a standard of dress through the ages long before pants were thought of. Don’t spout out your ignorance without any knowledge aforethought.


MrMaigo April 28, 2012 at 08:43 am

I still don’t get how you ‘relieve’ your self in a kilt.


HMPlatinum April 28, 2012 at 08:50 am

A lot easier than when you’re in trousers.


Critter April 28, 2012 at 09:04 am

the woman of the house forced me into my computer chair and pushed a credit card into my hand and made me type in the address to order one of these. she was emphatic.

i’m sure it’s because she would hate to see me in one of these.


John April 28, 2012 at 09:33 am

Somewhere, a shooting team will sport these suckers at their next event.


spirit November 15, 2012 at 03:04 pm

you do have to be carefull in the prone position, otherwise it violates family friendly rules.


Farmer Bob April 28, 2012 at 09:41 am

It’s only a skirt if you wear something under it.


McThag April 29, 2012 at 06:29 pm

Is it a skirt if I wear SHOES under it?


battlewagon April 28, 2012 at 10:05 am

I already smoke a pipe and wear vibram five fingers, a kilt would be way too much, not because it’s a skirt, I’ve heard they are comfortable as hell but I just don’t like being forced to interact with people all the time and people already bug me for info about the shoes or feel the need to tell me their grandpa smoked a pipe, constantly.


Dontshootmebro April 28, 2012 at 10:37 am

I don’t think it’s long enough to cover my “boa constrictor c@ck”


Jim P. April 28, 2012 at 11:59 am

Also available from Sport Kilt

For the love of god wear some underwear underneath if you buy this.

As Farmer Bob observed — the difference between a skirt and kilt is the coverage underneath.

I wear kilts every weekend during the fall when I go to the local renaissance festivals. Truly fun events for the whole family.


Jim P. April 28, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Oh, and at ~$60 I’d consider one. But if you can get a couple to give away, I’d gladly take one.


editor April 28, 2012 at 04:41 pm

Hey TOADSTONE – you beat me too it – I use to wear my UtilityKilt – loved the thing till people got scared I would get into a fight as some people tried to call it gay! (comfortable as hell) Now I just glower wearing my traditional Cornish Tarton kilt on St. George’s!


032125 April 28, 2012 at 07:05 pm

You can tell whether a Scotsman is wearing undergarments with his kilt, if he has dandruff on his feet.


hydepark April 28, 2012 at 09:00 pm

Wow, c’mon guys speak up proudly for your love of wearing dresses so we can make fun of you.


Jim P. April 28, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Gladly. I just hope you can tell me how insulting anything different from your “standard” is really helpful.

When that is clear, please feel free to insult me for wearing a kilt.


Ta2ddude July 25, 2014 at 07:33 am



Forrest April 28, 2012 at 11:46 pm

I’d try one. I’d bet they are extremely comfortable but as battlewagon already said wearing one in public would force someone to talk, interact, and meet new people and personally I don’t like a lot of the people I already know. Maybe at a Renaissance Fair where this wouldn’t be as strange, but I definitely wouldn’t be free balling in it.


DaveP. April 29, 2012 at 01:33 am

One note: if you’re gonna wear one, you’d better have good legs. Nothing worse than a fat man in a kilt.


Chris April 29, 2012 at 04:25 am

Am I the only one who thinks this video is a pure troll? Even if it is actually done by the 5.11 people themselves, the voiceover is kinda cheesy, as is the parkour, as is the bar scene, as is…ect.


ENDO-Mike April 29, 2012 at 11:27 am

It was an April fools joke. The response was huge, so they decided to produce it.


James May 10, 2012 at 07:07 pm

I love how it was a joke that backfired in a good way.


Dave May 2, 2012 at 05:23 pm

the only people I’ve had make smart-ass remarks when I’m in a kilt have been guys, and it’s usually because they can’t get their wives/girlfriends to stop flirting with me. I’d go for a giveaway.


Grayson May 6, 2012 at 03:30 am

Question: What, if anything, is typically worn under a kilt?

Answer: Nothing is worn – all of the equipment is in proper working order.


k.rollin May 7, 2012 at 05:20 pm

I wear a kilt on occasion, and when my girlfriend discovered this, she had me ask her mother for fashion advice, because she hated the boots I tended to wear with it. When I asked her mother what shoes I should wear with my kilt, her mother just said “shiny ones.”


Brian July 13, 2012 at 06:02 pm

Just got my first kilt not too long ago, and now I already have three… I think my girlfriend likes them but worried how much a chick magnet they actually are… just sayin’…


Hemmo Lompola August 4, 2012 at 09:11 am

I want that!!



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