When we published our April Fool's Day post last week, the Survival Fashion Buyer's Guide, we got a few salty responses on social media because we didn't actually spend days compiling and photographing 25 of the latest glamorous tacticool outfits. As much we would've liked to devote our resources to an in-depth satirical guide, our editorial team simply didn't have the manpower to divert from our other serious projects. However, after much demand from their customers, the guys at 5.11 Tactical have decided to make their April Fool's project a reality — and the results are pretty entertaining.

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Back in 2012, 5.11 Tactical came up with an April Fool's Day joke about offering a tactical kilt. Much like our post this year, it was just a joke at the time. But then the company started receiving purchase requests from paying customers. So, they set out to turn this Tactical Duty Kilt (TDK) into a real product. For a limited time each year, the once fictitious 5.11 Tactical Duty Kilt is actually offered for sale through the company's web store.

“A standard kilt says you're a man. A 5.11 Tactical Duty Kilt says you're a bad man.”

The 5.11 Tactical Duty Kilt is designed for the man who's not afraid to flaunt his undercarriage, free from the stifling constraints of traditional pants. It's built from TACLITE polyester/cotton ripstop fabric with reinforced triple-stitching and a water-resistant Teflon coating. It features front slant pockets, as well as interchangeable TDU cargo pockets which can accommodate AR magazines.

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The belt loops are sized for a 5.11 Tactical 1.75-inch Duty Belt, and they include dual fixed D-rings. The Tactical Duty Kilt is offered in six colors: black, moss green, MultiCam, khaki, stone grey, and burnt brown. Sizes range from 28-inch waist all the way to a 54-inch waist. MSRP starts at $75 for solid colors, or $80 for MultiCam.

“The hiiiills are alive with the sound of gunfire…”

Like previous years, the 5.11 Tactical Duty Kilt will only be available for purchase this year while supplies last. For more information on the 5.11 TDK, go to 511tactical.com/kilt.

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