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.) These aren’t the Workman Utilikilts, boys and girls. 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.
The kilt is constructed from a 6.5oz 100% Cotton Ripstop fabric in Black, Gray, Olive, or Coyote. They also come in a soft and supple 9oz 100% Cotton Twill in Tan or Basil.
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.
Yo! I've owned several Utilikilts, but hadn't pulled the trigger on a switchback yet. I've told myself that I would eventually get a Survival. Just got mine and the new design is rad! The pockets are sweet and detach, but the kilt looks super clean even without them on. The switchback is easy to adjust and fixed the only flaw I ever saw in the original design. You killed it with this one guys!
"The most comfortable garment I've ever worn.." worth every penny....
I beg to differ on the statement about it taking a beating. I've got three of these. Two are still wearable and one (after six years of beating) finally gave out on me. I recommend this style to anyone who likes ruffling it up out in woods or on the streets of your local pub.