Apr 4, 2012

5.11 Kilts

Ambulance Driver posted this yesterday, and for giggles I put my name in the "notify me" box on 5.11's site.

If they are able to make and sell them at the listed price ($59.99), they are going to sell the snot out of these.

Well, today I woke up to an email from 5.11:

About a month ago our lead designer [...] came to me with the idea to have some fun on April 1st with a 5.11 Tactical Duty Kilt. "We've had a number of requests for kilts, so why not make one?"
Last week, when we reviewed the video footage of Roman leaping walls in the TDK - it was clear - we had achieved the goal of making a Kilt true to the 5.11 brand. There was a collective "uh-oh, we only have one kilt in inventory!" On Saturday, March 31st, I called 5.11 Tactical founder, Dan Costa, to tip him off. His response: "Be ready, you're going to sell some kilts!"

Indeed, the Tactical Duty Kilt launch was a success, so it seems the April Fool's Day joke is on us! Due to your positive response, we are pleased to announce that the Tactical Duty Kilt will become available for pre-orders soon on the following web page: http://www.511tactical.com/Tactical-Duty-Kilt.html. We don't plan to make the TDK an "in-line" product, so this is a limited time, web only offer. If you haven't already signed up for notifications on when this product becomes available for purchase, please do so now at http://www.511tactical.com/Tactical-Duty-Kilt.html and give us your name and e-mail address in the form located on the right-hand side of the page. We plan on sending out 1 more email to those that have given us their information to confirm size and color and other important ordering details.

5.11 Tactical Duty Kilts will be available in Black, Khaki, and OD Green (MultiCam will be offered at a slightly higher price) in even waist sizes 30- 40 for a very limited time - don't miss out. Remember we only have one in inventory today, so we'll need some time to make them for you!

(Emphasis mine.) Yeah, I'll be ordering a couple to supplant my Utilikilts for more frequent wear. And I'll probably order a multicam just because. Nothing says Scots Redneck like a camo kilt.

If you want one, head to their page and drop your email address in the box. If this turned into a line item for them, that'd be even cooler.

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