A Man In A Kilt, Is A Man And A Half

On April 1st 2012, we released a video showcasing a tactical version of a kilt. It originally started as an April Fools prank but the response to the video portraying a kilt made for today’s warrior was overwhelming. We then decided to produce the kilt with a portion of the proceeds being donated to charity. 3 years later the 5.11 Tactical Duty Kilt still remains popular and has generated a strong following. From soldiers stationed overseas to men from the Highlands we receive pictures and stories about the 5.11 Tactical Duty Kilt (5.11 TDK).

Here’s one of the stories from 2013:

“…We had a change of command on our base. The new Commander wanted a “meet and greet” and put it out to all seniors that this would be a casual meeting. So, when the Commander sat down at the table, I ran right up and sat next to him (KILTED UP). As a prior full-bird Colonel, my goal was to ruffle his feathers or pull a Klinger (M*A*S*H reference).

Without hesitation, he announces to all in the room (not just the table) that NO ONE is to mess with me as anyone that would wear a Tactical Duty Kilt to a first-meeting of his new boss, is ALLOWED to wear the kilt anytime, anywhere (within HR guidelines)!

So when 5.11 setup the new orders this April, a dozen mates ran an ordered up!!

Best to you and THANK YOU ALL AT 5.11 Tactical for supporting us over here (wherever here is; I disavow any knowledge of where I am currently stationed!)

PS: from that first meeting, my call-sign has been “Klinger”… *sigh* …whatev’…”

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The 5.11 Tactical Duty Kilt is available here while supplies last.

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Categorized in Gear, Guns, News Posted April 04, 2015 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Really digging your on line store. Regarding your kilts.. On some pages it says they are no longer available. Yet on the 360 site only the khaki is able to be purchased. Will there be more made? I am currently buying kilts from another company. I work construction in the solar field. As well as take surf trips and find the kilt a great conversation piece as well as comfortable and mobile. Your product looks more durable than what I'm purchasing Thanks Ron Barnett

Written by Ron Barnett

Posted August 29, 2015 at 7:30 AM