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5.11 Tactical Duty Kilt (TDK)

Discussion in 'EDC Clothing' started by ATF, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. ATF

    ATF Loaded Pockets

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    New from 5.11 comes the Tactical Duty Kilt.

    Features/Construction:

    - Front slant pockets with reinforced edges
    - Side cargo pockets positioned at same height as TDU cargo pockets for consistency in training.
    - Side cargo pockets hold 2 30 round AR magazines or 3 pistol magazines (1 of each version). Pockets can be switched from one side to the other.
    - 6.14-oz polyester/cotton blend with ripstop weave.
    - TeflonĀ® treatment for stain and soil resistance.
    - Belt loops sized to accommodate up to 1-3/4" Operator belt.
    - Front belt loop includes badge holder.
    - Double and triple stitched for durability.
    - Hidden interior pockets for back up weapon and/or wallet.
    - D-rings for attaching sporran.
    - Kilt design affords maximum flexibility and breathability, 5.11 Sport Boxer Briefs available separately, but not required.

    Watch a video of it in action HERE.
     
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  2. CatherineM
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    CatherineM Loaded Pockets

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    I knew a contractor in Florida who used to wear one because of the heat. Don't know if it was a 5.11 though.
     
  3. Forbes/hutton

    Forbes/hutton Loaded Pockets

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    An April Fool's joke.

    But if they made one I'd buy it.

    I'd kill some one to get my hands on one in my Clan's Tartan (the hunting green would work best).
     
  4. keymaster

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  5. dewildeman

    dewildeman Loaded Pockets

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    If it isn't true, it should be.
     
  6. FeebleOldMan

    FeebleOldMan Loaded Pockets

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    They'll make them if there's enough demand.. so send an email!

    That said, I don't think I'm manly enough to carry that off. :D
     
  7. Kilted1

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    I'd buy one too! Perhaps more than one. To get similar features from Utilikilt or Sportkilt would be like five times the price.

    Forbes, there's lots of them out there, you just have to do a bit of searching. Many makers can get tartans they don't necessarily show on their web sites. Depends on how obscure your clan is. Stillwaterkilts.com is the cheapest I've found starting around $30, sky is the limit from there.

    This is my favorite bit.
    Hate to tell 'em this but if there's anything under it, it ain't a kilt, it's a skirt.
     
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  8. Sailsmaker89

    Sailsmaker89 Loaded Pockets

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    Why not just get ye some cloth and make it lad.

    just a kilt with belt loops and cargo pockets.. pretty simple to make I'd think. several online patterns available.

    For the truly tactical you could MOLLE the side pockets on or add some to the front instead of lashing to the D-rings with 550 cord LOL

    John
     
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  9. mightywombat

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    Catherine: probably a Utilikilt. Utilikilt.com

    Sent from my phone. Ignore any typos.
     
  10. ATF

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    It turns out that 5.11 will really be releasing a Tactical Kilt.

     
  11. Kilted1

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    Signed on the "want" list. Thanks ATF!

    Sailsmaker, I'd love to make my own but my sewing skills, while not entirely absent, aren't quite up to the challenge. I would need a better machine too. I have thought about DIYing a kilt but when I think of the hours I'd spend on it, it really is cheaper to buy one already made.
     
  12. Synaptic Misfire
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    Synaptic Misfire Loaded Pockets

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    I've made a few kilts and they are not particularly difficult unless you want it box pleated across the rear, like 5.11 did theirs and then it is just time consuming.
     
  13. Forbes/hutton

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    Hidden interior pockets for back up weapon and/or wallet.

    There's an old joke about "what's worn under a kilt"
    A glock would really change the punch line!
     
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    My naughty bits would fall out!
     
  15. Condition1

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    if someone wore a kilt on a real construction site, it would only be once. they would not be in compliance, and would be sent home or to the store. plus, they would obviously be ridiculed. hell, 30 years later their kids would be ridiculed for being the son of the guy who wore a skirt to work.

    these days, you cannot even wear a t-shirt with the arms cut off, a tank top, tennis shoes, or shorts. they are all illegal here. work boots, long pants and 4" sleeves are all required. some jobs require long sleeves and no facial hair. even a woman could not wear a kilt.
     
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  16. tso

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    Now that would make for a interesting movie scene.
     
  17. DBR

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    I love the idea of a kilt. I dislike, intensely, the idea of a Yellowjacket flying up my kilt. :)
     
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  18. T.H.Cone

    T.H.Cone I am senor Fluffy, hear me roar

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    Lucky bugger!

    As for wearing them on a construction site as per Condition1, that's all true, especially if you work union due to insurance and what not. But if you are, say, a residential, nonunion carpenter on a small crew or are self employed, you could totally do it.

    I occasionally throw a sports kilt on after work when my bibs are soaked through due to perspiration. I like air flow on the way home. Is there some ribbing, sure. But if it gets too bad I can always just lay somebody off.
     
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  19. ProjeKtWEREWOLF

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    I've always wanted a kilt........I'm Welsh though. My ancestors were ridiculed by the Romans for wearing trousers!!
     
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  20. Kripto

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    you need to sew them on better then! Duct Tape might work as well. ;-)