The Survival Switchback Utilikilt


If you’re ready for the ultimate in Utilikilt luxury and functionality, then the Survival is the Utilikilt you’ve been dreaming of. A favorite kilt amongst our hiking crowd, the Survival is basically the Original, the Mocker, and the Workman's, spliced together with a bunch of new features on top. It’s more than a Utilikilt: it’s a way of life.
$330.00

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Switchback Sizing Guide

Waist


Our waist sizes are dictated by a range. Please see table below to determine your correct size. Sizes are shown in actual inches.

Switchback Size Chart
Size
Smallest
Largest
Size 30
31"
34.5"
Size 32
33"
37"
Size 34
35"
39.5"
Size 36
37"
42"
Size 38
39"
45"
Size 40
42"
48"
Size 42
44.5"
51"
Size XXL
Coming Soon
Coming Soon
Size XXXL
Coming Soon
Coming Soon
Switchback Sizing Guide

Length

HeightLength
5'5" to 5'9"21.5"
5'9" to 6'2"23"
6'2" to 6'6"24.5"


*Please see our FAQ for a more detailed guide

Details

Details

Requested by adventurer and tattoo historian Vince Hemingson and worn by the original “Survivor” contestant Richard Hatch (O.K., he was naked most of the time, but he totally wore it on TV), the Survival is the most advanced Utilikilt we offer. It’s the Cadillac. Whether you’re climbing a mountain, planning a three-week camping trip into the Black Rock Desert, or just looking for a way to carry 20 bottles of beer, the Survival is the kilt for you.

The Survival features the deep internal slant pockets of the Mocker, plus a pair of detachable side-saddle cargo pockets (each with its own closure flap and belt loops.) They are constructed out of a luxuriously soft and supple 9 oz 100% cotton twill. These aren’t the Workmans, boys. These kilts aren’t designed to take a beating and come out on the other side and thank you for it. You don’t take your Cadillac off-roading like you do your Jeep. But wearing the Survival kilt is an experience all it’s own.

Detatchable Pockets

Each cargo pocket on the Survival can be pulled off and used like a belt pack. Wading across a river and don’t want to get your stuff wet? Pull off the cargo pockets, stuff the rest of the Utilikilt inside and toss it across to shore. Pockets stuffed full as you get to the airport? Pull off the pockets, drop them on the x-ray conveyor belt, and stride on through the metal detector. Each cargo pocket is equipped with elastic-rimmed gussets, so it’ll expand to fit all your junk, and fold right back to flat after use. Wear the Survival for awhile and you’ll be shocked at just how useful these removable pockets really are.

The two rear pockets don’t come off, but they are elastic rimmed and can hold a heroic amount of stuff. Wear your Survival Utilikilt and you might just leave that Hello Kitty backpack at home.

The Survival’s maximum capacity is 20 Bottles of the survival beverage of your choice. That’s six in the front slant pockets, ten in the cargo pockets and four in the back. With the Survival around your waist, you’ll never go thirsty.

OTHER FEATURES

  • Key clasp on the front of the Survival keeps your massive keychain out of the way and leaves room for more beer in the pockets.
  • Switchback adjustability feature 
  • Loop & Toggle Modesty closure system (closes the pleats up while still looking good)
  • Circular UK trinity logo (Form Follows Function) and “Utilikilts” printed in block letters below.

Reviews

Customer Reviews (3)

The Best Kilt for Living LifeReview by APAC Tech
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I use the Utilikilt for life, lots of hurtles thrown in especially work. I am a Theater Tech and the Survival Utilikilt has plenty of storage for tools and equipment. It holds up to the abuse of construction, load in, show, and strike. I have slowly converted many of the other Techs to Utilikilts it is becoming the uniform of the PAC. I am already looking to buy another. Cheers (Posted on 9/14/2017)
OMG! Sooooo worth itReview by Brent
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I've had a knock-off utility kilt for several years. But always wanted to graduate to the original. On a recent visit to Seattle I stopped by the store and was able to see these in person and try one on. The pictures on the site do not do them justice. The innovate design, the quality of construction, make Utilikilts so worth the cost.

The switchback design make the kilt not only comfortable but also adjustable. And the way it has been designed is simply incredible... The detachable pockets were also fully thought through, giving you the ability to snap them closed when detached while the kilt gives the appearance of having closed pockets even while they are detached. Its small touches like this that have me already considering a second kilt for "more formal" occasions only a month after the purchase of the original. (Posted on 8/25/2017)
Freaking awesomeReview by Mirzimid69s
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So I bought a DNKE kilt and the buckle broke the second time wearing it. Bummer. I was going to Denver comic Con and had no kilt to wear. But fortunately you had a booth at the con. I bought the survival kilt and haven't been sorry at all. I changed in the booth and haven't really wanted to wear anything else for the last week.

The fit is way better than expected. My wife asked me today if I was ever going to wear pants again. I told her no. I usually wear shorts all year round here in Colorado, but now I will have to see how a kilt is in Colorado blowing snow.

Thanks so much for making a truly wonderful product.. (Posted on 7/7/2017)

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Warranty & Returns

Warranty& Returns

Please remember, all sales are final, we do not give refunds. But within 90 days, we observe a full guarantee on craftsmanship issues, and will either repair or replace at our discretion. We reserve the right to charge a repair fee (minimum $10) and/or return shipping fees (minimum $15.75) if we determine that the issue is beyond normal wear and tear, beyond proper sizing or care issues, or beyond manufacturers defect. Likewise, we reserve the right to charge a laundering fee (an insulting $50: don’t send us dirty kilts, dammit! Seriously, it’s not cool) if the kilt sent to us is dirty, smelly, or otherwise in need of a wash.

To begin the return process, please send an email with your NAME, TELEPHONE NUMBER, MAILING ADDRESS, & A DESCRIPTION OF THE ISSUE/PROBLEM YOU ARE EXPERIENCING WITH YOUR UTILIKILT to: contact@utilikilts.com

Exchanges

Wanna swap colours, styles, or sizes? Check this:
We accept exchanges of new, unworn and unwashed kilts, within 30 days of purchase. Exchanges are subject to a $20 restocking fee. Customer is responsible for shipping to and from The Utilikilts Company RMA Department.

Non-Warranty Repair

Need your kilt fixed? We can help!
After 90 days: Customer pays for shipping to UK, repair fee (minimum $10) and return shipping (minimum $15.75). If you send us a dirty kilt, we WILL charge you a laundering fee of $50. Be nice and wash that thing before sending it to us. Our seamstresses thank you in advance. Follow the RMA instructions above to get the process started.