I have been hiking in a kilt for the last couple of months. I find it close to hiking naked if on busy trails. At the trail head I stick my shirt in my backpack so all I am wearing are boots, gators, backpack and kilt. If I feel comfortable, I take the kilt off, fold it and hang it from the over the shoulder strap on the side. When I hear or see someone I quickly turn, grab the kilt and put it on. With practice it can be done in 3 to 5 seconds. Then I turn around again and continue past like nothing happened. I usually comment that I never see anyone on this trail and that either starts a conversation or we just pass with a nod or so. I recommend the Mountain Hardwear Men's Elkommando Kilt because I can cover up so quickly. Other features of the kilt are lightweight, two large pockets, a material that repels water and the belt is attached so it is all inclusive. I have tried one other kilt from Damn Near Kilt Em but there were too many fasteners to get the kilt on quickly.
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Hi Richard, I often go free walking with kilt too. I purchased a “Sport kit” which has velcro instead of the buckles and fastners. I find ithe kilt very comfortable and can be layed out to lay on when you want to relax and catch some sun.
I’ve had a look online and can’t get one of those kilts over here. How ironic is that, a man from Scotland cant buy a kilt HaHaHa