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Rated4out of5bykilted hiker 8506fromElkommando kilt ExperienceWore it the next day after arriving. Even this day of the snow storm in NJ. I am wearing it. Like I said I practically wear it year around except at work. Don't know how my employer would react if arriving wearing my kilt.
The only complaint I have is the belt. The fabric belt is a bit to thin. I switch the belt with better one. And colors. Any way you can add 3 other colors (navy blue, kacki or desert sand color, and ninja black)?
But overall it is the best one I ever purchase. Wish you sell the original one too.
P.S I wearing opaque tights for this storm here in NJ.
Date published: 2014-01-01
Rated4out of5byWill GrfromGreat warm weather kiltI love this kilt. Next to nothing at all, this is as about as cool as you keep yourself on a hot day. The pockets are great and the snaps and belt make it the easies kilt I own for putting on and taking off. I would have gladly given it a fifth star if they had added a bit more material. The pleats are a bit narrow and do not go up high enough over the butt, causing the front to spread apart a bit when sitting down. A spot of care is needed to maintain one's dignity.
Date published: 2013-08-21
Rated5out of5byTrevortzfromThink outside the pants.Finally! A practical alternative to the long baggy shorts that seemed to be the only option for for guys. Great for beating extreme heat. Not heavy like a traditional kilt. Modesty snap great for avoiding "overexposure" Try it on, you'll never want to wear those long shorts again!
Why not offer it in a range of colours.
Date published: 2013-07-18
Rated4out of5byAtomyc WombatfromGreat for hiking in hot weatherI just finished backpacking the 41+ miles of the Maryland section of the Appalachian Trail this past weekend. It was in the low 90s ever day (thank goodness for shade) and high humidity. I wore this kilt all three days and hever had a problem with chaffing or anything 'below the belt'. I have run into a few AT through-hikers who wear this same kilt, so clearly I am not the only one who thinks it is great for this.
The only downsides are no protection of the legs (although shorts have this same issue) and you have to remember your modesty when sitting, moving around an such. This is an issue us guys are not as used to thinking about.
If you like kilts, you can't go wrong with this one. Now if only Mountain Hardwear would make more colors...
Date published: 2013-07-07
Rated5out of5byCWC-OutdoorReckerfromIncredible Freedom, Comfort--& a CautionThere is no question this is the freest, best ventilated bottom I've ever worn. I love this thing! My caveat is that along with the incredible freedom, comfort, and performance, you run the very real risk of exposing your nether regions to fellow travelers. Either make sure those you encounter are okay with that...or reject the code of the True Scotsman and wear a jock or any one of the many performance undergarments available through REI (see my other recommendations) to balance the benefits of a kilt and basic decorum.
Date published: 2013-07-02
Rated5out of5byOne ThingfromVery CoolI had the 1st kilt MH made back in 2004. It was okay, but looked like a skirt. This kilt is made much better and has a great look to it. I've worn one hiking over 2,000 miles and they're great to hike in for a number of reasons. My only problem with the kilt is just one color. Also, on mine I had to redo some of the stitching. Nothing big and I fixed it in 15mins. Overall, I love it.
Date published: 2013-05-22
Rated4out of5bykiltimabarfromGood, need more choicesComfortable to wear, but I would like to see it in more colors (khaki or green for example). I don't like the belt--I think it would be better to just eliminate it and provide larger belt loops so wearers could use whatever they prefer.
Date published: 2013-04-10
Rated5out of5byMajorMousefromGoing KommandoDont be chicken! If you're reading this then you're already thinkin' it. Go ahead and give it a try!
I'm a long hiker and pack as light as I can. That usually means just one pair of pants. The problem is that I'm none too fond of my own trail funk. After three or four days hiking in the rain, the trousers can get a bit musty. That drove me to give kilted hiking a try. I'll never go back. I tried just about every "Cargo-Kilt" out there and they were all way too heavy and way too bulky. I even made my own hiking kilt but it wasn't as good as the Elkommando. The fit is true to size, it's wonderfully light, it dries wicked fast and fits under my (Osprey Exos) pack belt better than any other pants I've worn.
Go for it! Oh, and there's the bonus that the girls LOVE guys in kilts! Just sayn'
Date published: 2012-09-19
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