5.11 Tactical Duty Kit

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5.11 Tactical Duty Kit

Post by Lobo » 26 Apr 2012, 17:07

All,
I told Blue about this when it initially came out and mentioned that I'll post it and any follow up, so here is the initial message that I got (as the message says it started out as a april fools joke)

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Friends in the 5.11 Tactical Community,

About a month ago our lead designer, Cory Nykoluk, 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?" Cory had enlisted our creative services director, Matt Frederick and our director of ecommerce, Brian Rogers. I gave the project a green light with the commander's guidance to make the "TDK" a true 5.11 product supported by a proper launch. Operational security was strict as only about 6 people inside 5.11 knew about this project. In fact, the only reference in meetings and e-mails was to "Project Caber."

Our close friend Kyle Lamb, President of Viking Tactics, was briefed and signed on immediately. It turned out he was about to attend a Dropkick Murphys concert. Perfect timing as band member, Scruffy Wallace, is a kiltsman who plays bagpipes and the tin whistle in a VTAC T-shirt. The final piece needed was an athlete/first responder to demonstrate the mobility of the TDK. Matt Frederick called Roman, a veteran duty sheriff and Parkour athlete and we were rolling.

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" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. 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" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; 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!

Thanks for your friendship, sense of humor and support of 5.11 Tactical. I'm signing off to place my Tactical Duty Kilt order!

Tom Davin
CEO, 5.11 Tactical
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I received a follow up email today
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Tactical Duty Kilt Update!

We want to thank you for the overwhelming response and support of the Tactical Duty Kilt. As mentioned in a previous email, we are going to make a limited run of the kilts. At this time, we would like for you to go ahead and reserve your kilt by placing an order on http://www.511tactical.com/All-Products ... -Kilt.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. We expect that your kilt(s) will become available for shipping by September 1, 2012. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate the purchasing of Multicam kilts at this time.

Please note, this is the only time we are going to make the Tactical Duty Kilt. The last day to place an order for your kilt on 511tactical.com is Thursday, May 3, 2012. If you happen to miss this opportunity, we will create a waiting list. All remaining inventory will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Don't miss this opportunity to get the Limited Edition Tactical Duty Kilt from 5.11 Tactical.

Thanks,
5.11 Tactical
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I would recommend that you follow the link to the video....... :lmao:

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Re: 5.11 Tactical Duty Kit

Post by Cyberfly » 27 Apr 2012, 09:19

It's not the first time that someone came up with an 'idea' for an April Fools Joke that became a Hot Seller.
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Re: 5.11 Tactical Duty Kit

Post by Rapier1772 » 27 Apr 2012, 12:16

Cyberfly wrote:It's not the first time that someone came up with an 'idea' for an April Fools Joke that became a Hot Seller.
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I'd have bought it
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Re: 5.11 Tactical Duty Kit

Post by Lobo » 27 Apr 2012, 18:21

Fly - true, wish I got in on some of them, but not with what Rapier put up :lmao: (Rapier - did you really buy that??)

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Re: 5.11 Tactical Duty Kit

Post by Rapier1772 » 27 Apr 2012, 18:30

I would have bought it, but it was an April Fools joke at Thinkgeek. They had a huge number of requests to actually make it but alas, it is not to be - yet....
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Re: 5.11 Tactical Duty Kit

Post by Lobo » 27 Apr 2012, 18:45

well, I did order the TDK :D

I was hoping to have it for fuzzys shoot, but it looks like that will show up next year

"Bother", said Pooh, as he centered the sights on Tigger.

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Post by f3rr37 » 27 Apr 2012, 19:09

Lobo wrote:well, I did order the TDK :D

I was hoping to have it for fuzzys shoot, but it looks like that will show up next year

"Bother", said Pooh, as he centered the sights on Tigger.
I wonder if my dad's gf would make some... :ponder:

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Re: 5.11 Tactical Duty Kit

Post by Lobo » 27 Apr 2012, 22:04

well, pull down the photos and the video so she can see, worst case I'll bring out my "real" kilt :lmao:

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Re: 5.11 Tactical Duty Kit

Post by Llagoud » 28 Apr 2012, 05:15

I'll need to dig out the leather gear and make a new kilt belt.
The one I made for my Utilikilt is 3" wide and this one will only accomodate up to 1-3/4".

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Re: 5.11 Tactical Duty Kit

Post by fooschnickens » 28 Apr 2012, 08:16

Soooo it's a utilikilt in khaki?

Great, more toolsheds to deal with.

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Re: 5.11 Tactical Duty Kit

Post by Llagoud » 28 Apr 2012, 09:09

I don't expect the quality of a Utilikilt on these....not even close.
My 'Workman's Utilikilt' was around $250.
But I still want one. Can't go wrong for $60 even it doesn't have a powerdrill hanging strap. :laugh:
The Workman's was designed with the hard working man in mind. It comes in 12 oz. Duck cloth that feels just about tough enough to stop a nail gun. It features two exterior rear pockets and has two multi-chamber saddle pockets with room for all the nails, screws, tape measures, cell phones, wallets and beer bottles you could want.

The Workman's also features "The Grip" retractable side hammer loop. This sturdy and adjustable loop can hold everything from a ballpein hammer to a DeWalt cordless drill no problem, and will keep even the biggest tool tight and secure all through your working day.

The Workman's is sort of the mutant child of a Utilikilt and hardcore toolbelt.

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Re: 5.11 Tactical Duty Kit

Post by Lobo » 28 Apr 2012, 12:14

Llagoud wrote:I'll need to dig out the leather gear and make a new kilt belt.
The one I made for my Utilikilt is 3" wide and this one will only accomodate up to 1-3/4".

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Blue thought that you would want one :D
green, black or khaki?

you could always order a belt from a kilt site (my kilt set from edinburgh was $$$$$$, but worth it in the end), for this I will probable use a tac belt (maybe, will wait and see)

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Post by jgreenberg01 » 28 Apr 2012, 12:35

Llagoud wrote:I'll need to dig out the leather gear and make a new kilt belt.
The one I made for my Utilikilt is 3" wide and this one will only accomodate up to 1-3/4".
Accommodate only 1-3/4"? Really???

Oh, belt size. Never mind. Carry on...

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Re: 5.11 Tactical Duty Kit

Post by blueorison » 28 Apr 2012, 12:44

jgreenberg01 wrote:
Llagoud wrote:I'll need to dig out the leather gear and make a new kilt belt.
The one I made for my Utilikilt is 3" wide and this one will only accomodate up to 1-3/4".
Accommodate only 1-3/4"? Really???

Oh, belt size. Never mind. Carry on...

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I was waiting for your comment.
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Re: 5.11 Tactical Duty Kit

Post by jgreenberg01 » 28 Apr 2012, 13:04

blueorison wrote:
jgreenberg01 wrote:
Llagoud wrote:I'll need to dig out the leather gear and make a new kilt belt.
The one I made for my Utilikilt is 3" wide and this one will only accomodate up to 1-3/4".
Accommodate only 1-3/4"? Really???

Oh, belt size. Never mind. Carry on...

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I was waiting for your comment.
It's like you can read my mind.

Back on topic. Those are for real? I hate to ask a stooopid question, but when/where would one wear those? And I assume one would wear tactiboxers/tactibriefs (tacti-thong?) underneath?
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Re: 5.11 Tactical Duty Kit

Post by blueorison » 28 Apr 2012, 13:11

Greenberg;

people in certain states wear them anywhere. To the mall, outdoors, at work, and they could also wear them at the range.

The real um.. well, certain individuals (often) wear them hero-style. As in, nothing underneath.

If you did so in Austin, it would not be strange.

Then again, nothing is strange anymore, in Austin.
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Re: 5.11 Tactical Duty Kit

Post by jgreenberg01 » 28 Apr 2012, 13:17

Hero? Tacti-commando?
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Re: 5.11 Tactical Duty Kit

Post by Llagoud » 28 Apr 2012, 16:44

jgreenberg01 wrote: And I assume one would wear tactiboxers/tactibriefs (tacti-thong?) underneath?

Why? :ponder: That would defeat the whole purpose. :laugh:

Nothing but a Blue Ribbon here. :lmao:

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Re: 5.11 Tactical Duty Kit

Post by Lobo » 28 Apr 2012, 17:54

lets see, I wore mine for my wedding, plus numerious times in scotland (especilly on new years eve :D ). I've wore them in the states to events (not for shooting, that's what these would be for :lmao: )

I plan on wearing these to fuzzy's shoot next year (won't come in prior....*grumble*) :guns:

there is two ways to wear them:
-proper
- un-proper

I'll leave to you to figure out which is which :ponder:

but, all the lasses love it when you wear it proper....... :cool:

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Re: 5.11 Tactical Duty Kit

Post by Llagoud » 29 Apr 2012, 05:29

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I wore mine for my wedding
Me too. :thumb:

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