Testimonials

Photo provided by Alan Thwaits

Here's a photo of Alan Thwaits racing in a Running Kilt in Sarasota, Florida.

"I've just posted a review of my new RunningKilt on my blog. You can access the review page directly at:

http://barefootjourney.org/2011/02/20/kilted-at-last/

I've found it to be far and away the most comfortable running gear I've ever worn, and it's going to be my standard for all upcoming races.  Thanks for this excellent piece of kit!" and

"Scott, I wanted to let you know that my [second] Running Kilt arrived in this morning’s mail.  Thanks for the very speedy service.  Quite appropriately, today’s my birthday.  Your timing was perfect.  I’ll wear the new Running Kilt on this afternoon’s official birthday run.  Thanks again for adding to the pleasure of my running."
Alan Thwaits, Canada

"I recently bought a Running Kilt from you and have been on 8 runs with it so far.  I live in Mexico in the Sonoran Desert and heat is the problem here, even in the winter.  Conventional running shorts (and shoes) can quickly soak with sweat adn become very uncomfortable.  The Tarahumara had actually figured out running in the heat a long time ago.  Their running gear is very similar to a kilt, loose shirts, and durable sandals.  i will never use running shorts again!  I feel very free and much cooler in a Running Kilt, plus it is so light.  I run trails so I am by myself, but I left the house 4 times and my wife didn't even notice I was wearing a kilt, I finally pointed it out and she thought it looked great.  I love this thing!"  Che, Mexico

"Hi Scott,
My Running Kilt arrived quickly and I thank you very much.  I couldn’t believe it fit in a legal sized envelope.  It is very light weight and fits perfectly. It is the most comfortable article of clothing I have ever worn.  I wore it to lunch at a restaurant and no one noticed.  It allows unrestricted freedom of motion.  My wife and I went to a nature preserve in our area and did a considerable amount of walking, hiking, photography, and wildlife viewing.  I am not a runner due to knee surgery several years ago, therefore my Running Kilt will be used for a Hiking Kilt and serves that purpose perfectly.  
It is great for walking, hiking on flat terrain, up or downhill.  I had previously purchased other brands and types of kilts and the Running Kilt is by far the best suited for my needs and use.  My wife has a skirt made by another outdoor manufacturer, so we have similar outfits.  I certainly feel masculine wearing my Running Kilt, so anyone considering one should not worry about that aspect, looks, stares, or comments.  I am very confident wearing mine.  
I do need to be careful sitting or getting in and out of my truck as I do show some thigh.  It is not a problem unless one intends to be obvious.  I carry my necessities in a shoulder bag such as identification, medical information, water bottle, insect repellant, etc.  I use the bag to screen myself from any “wardrobe malfunction”.  When we were leaving  the reserve the wind was picking up in the parking lot and I was concerned about the breeze lifting my Running Kilt and I held it in place.  I really believe it was an over reaction on my part.  
When I first tried the Running Kilt I was very self conscious of my appearance in public and how people would react.  I was walking with short steps and standing with my legs together almost at attention.  My wife told me to relax, walk, and act normally as no one will notice.  No one has noticed or reacted.  
The Running Kilt is well made, the fabric and design are perfect, the fit is excellent and the length is optimum.  Any longer would restrict, and any shorter would make sitting more awkward.  My Rinning Kilt fits me at the top of my knees.  My wife likes it and says it looks good on me and said my legs look nice.  
Now, what else can I say?
Expect some referrals from me."  
Jerry, Southern California
"Hi Scott - I'm still enjoying the Kilt.  I just ran the Javelina Jundred.  I brought back-up shorts but wore the Running Kilt for the entire race.  The only issue I have had was in a 50k.  I had a bit of chaffing but that was from the support shorts.  Thanks."  Vagn


"Hi Scott.  Got the Running Kilt today and I took if out for a short run right away.  I loved it!  Thank you!”  Matt, Clifton Park, NJ

"Your Kilts hit the streets of Paris.  Thanks for the awesome piece of kit!"  Romain, Paris, France

"Hi Scott, I received the two Running Kilts I ordered off you late last week and they are absolutely fantastic.  Both fit extremely well.  I'm highly impressed by the quality and finish of the product, and just how comfortable they are to wear.  Thanks for producing such a great product.  Regards", Shane, Australia

"I have used the Kilt several times, treadmill only, when I have company in the house.  It is working great for me, no recommendation for any changes.  Only problem is that I have to wash it each time, so to solve that I would like to order one more, then I can go an extra day and wash both together!",  Ron, Red Lion, PA

"Hi Scott, I received the Running Kilt today and tried it on.  It looks good and fits good!  Thanks for the prompt delivery."  Lou, Petersborough, Ontario, Canada

“I have ditched sweats or shorts around the house and it’s all about the Running Kilt”.  (Made his own using pattern)

"Hi Scott, the Running Kilt fits fine.  Thank you for shipping it so promptly.  It arrived this past Friday, two days ahead of Father’s Day. 
I enjoy a naked hike once in a while, and the Runing Kilt will come into play when I need to cover up on short notice.  A fellow naked hiker told me about your product.  Without a liner, the Running Kilt will be easier to pull on over my hiking boots".  Mr. W., Scottsdale, AZ
"Hi Scott.  I finally received the package.  I tried for a few km.  I was expecting more “air” underneath.  It was basically the same feel as with my short (net removed).  Also, people look more at my feet (bare feet) than anything else.  I will keep using it a while and let yuou know how it goes.  Thanks for inventing it." Jean-Yves, Mont Royol, Quebec, Canada
"First of all, thank you for the quick order and shipping time.  I must admit when I pulled the Running Kilt out of the packaging my first thought was, “Is this all there is?”  After years of wearing kilts for both casual and formal wear this is a different garment.  The length was good for me in the large size but my kilts are basically size large with a medium length.  For wearing around the house I was wishing for a traditional apron in front to stay modest while sitting on the couch, but that isn’t what this kilt is for. 
     After my first run on a humid and warm morning, I’m very impressed.  There is a fair bit of subtle design to the kilt.  I do like the stiffer nylon material as it doesn’t get caught in the breeze as easily as a microfiber would.  I run on overgrown trail most of the time and didn’t snag the fabric like I have on my other shorts. The wide apron keeps the kilt against your thighs instead of flying up.  I wore a pair of dry fabric boxer briefs which have always worked well for me but stayed noticeably cooler and dryer than with shorts and no chafing or riding up.  The other thing I did notice is that the lack of pleats kept the back down while running at speed.  I can see that even in colder and wetter weather the Running Kilt will be the preferred garment over tights.
     I do wish for more color and pattern choices, there really needs to be some kind of tartan pattern available, but I’m sure that will come as more kilts get sold and people discover what a great product the Running Kilt is.
Nice Job, Scott!"
Tom, St. Maries, ID
"Scott, I am very pleased with the running kilt that you sent me.  It fits great and is very comfortable.  It is well built and extremely reasonable in cost.  I have already recommended it to others.
It is crazy that so many men are hung up about wearing a "skirt".  Actually it seems more logical to me for men to wear a skirt-like item as we actually have something between our legs.  I find exercising and running in this kilt to be great.  Running in shorts ends up with a lot of sweat and smell around my stuff.  The fresh air keeps me going and makes me feel better when I am done.  Keep this up."
Joe, Anaheim, CA 


"Scott - After running my first half marathon in my new Running Kilt I have to admit that I enjoyed the freedom, circulation and no wedgies provided by your kilt design. My concerns about being noticed in a kilt where squashed because no one even noticed not even my friends until I pointed it out. I did make one observation that I hope you consider changing and that is the size of the hidden pocket. Although the pocket is big enough for my car key and key fob I wish it was big enough for my hotel room key instead. Nevertheless I am completedly converted and plan to run all my future races in my new kilt."  Mr. L, Culver City, CA


"Scott, You wanted to know how the large fit me, with a 33" waist.  It fits perfect.  I wanted to wait until I wore it a couple of times before writing back to you. I ordered it, after looking at it for months for one main reason.  I have a 4 day charity cycling event next weekend.  I primarily wanted it to be able to change into and out of my bike shorts discretely even if in public.  I also wanted to try running in them as I am also a runner.  I first tried them the other day on a three mile run.  I liked the cool feeling, but was afraid as it was a little windy that they would blow up and expose me as I was "commando" underneath.  Fortunately, it didn't happen.  I tried running in them again today, 5 miles.  Again I was afraid of being exposed, but it didn't happen.  The kilt is just long enough to get by running, but forget about sitting down in them unless you're wearing something underneath or don't mind "hanging out". All in all I'm satisfied.  I wish you and your business well."  Mr. R, Royalston, MA


"Scott - Wow...what a great investment.  It's one of the most comfortable garments I own.  Glad I found your site and made the purchase.  Wish you had other colors available.  I know you have patterns, but frankly, I'm all thumbs when it comes to trying to sew."  Mr. L, Kingston, WA.


"As you suggested, thought I'd pass along some feedback on my new running kilt. I've worn it several times now on runs (including a 10K race here in Portland yesterday) and really like it! Gotten lots of looks/positive comments, and several guys were asking me about it after the race, so I told them to check out your website.

Sure, some people will argue it's not a true kilt without pleats, but I like the styling (although I wouldn't mind one that's maybe another 1-2 inches longer). Also, have you considered making one out of a technical/drifit material? I think some guys might prefer that over nylon.

Anyway, thanks for the great product and quick service - I wish I had picked one up years ago! - Mr. W, Portland, OR


"I received my Running Kilt a couple of weeks ago and I really like it. It is very light and you hardly know you've got it on. The colour is also just what I wanted, so thanks for doing such a good job! I'll know where to go in the future if I need another one." - Mrs. B., UK


"I've enjoyed my Running Kilt in the hot and humid midwestern summer last year and hope to summon the courage to wear it with the local running club this year. I do not follow your advice of wearing anything under it, since that would both defeat the main benefit of the garment and, as any true Scot will tell you: "Nothing is worn under the kilt, everything under there is in fine working order!" - Mr. O, Chicago, IL


"When you wear a Running Kilt, you don't realize it's a kilt. It feels like running shorts, minus the chafing." - Mr. M, San Diego, CA


"I find Running Kilts very comfortable - no shorts riding up between your legs and the fact that there's no shorts makes your legs "feel free". Stretching in the Running Kilt is a problem, but I stretch in running shorts, and change into my Running Kilt before I run." - Mrs. P, San Diego, CA


"My son's Running Kilt arrived yesterday - he loves it!" - Mr. D, Mobile, AL

"Thanks for making a brilliant piece of clothing.  I went for a run in my Running Kilt in the countryside near my home, and it felt great. It takes getting used to because it is so light, it's almost as if I am not wearing anything, which at first is a little disconcerting." - Mr. B, UK


"It is very unique and I will be doing a review on it for next week's page update. Everyone I show it to is VERY impressed. You have a winner." - Mr. W, www.running.about.com


"My Running Kilt arrived yesterday. It's great. Wish they would have been available twenty years ago." - Mr. M, South Korea


"My Running Kilt looks great! I can't wait to take it into action. The scotty dog is really cute too!" - Mrs. M, San Francisco, CA


"The Running Kilt is great. I would like (the two additional ones I ordered) the same size as the first." - Mr. S, Tampa, FL


"I love my running kilt. It fits nicely, though next time I'll order one a little longer. Next time, I'd sew a Runningkilts.com logo on the back, too. In fact, if you have an extra, I'll sew it on for this race -- there will be hundreds staring for hours at the back of me, ha ha. Scott, thanks again, you went the extra mile for me in getting this together. I'll go an extra mile for you to promote it, Thx"
and
"Dear Scott,  Thanks millions for the running kilt. It worked out perfectly (in a 50 mile race). I loved it. I think I will order more, but will ask you put "Running Kilts.com" on the back, too. (lots of folks asked about it!)
Thx,"
- Mrs. P, Cincinnati, OH


"Hi Scott, I received my Running Kilt Friday September 27th and I like it. You really did a good job. I immediatly wore it ("freeballing"!) to hike on Saturday : it's great to stride along, to jump over any obstacle or to go climbing without any tight cloth on one's thighs. My legs "feel free".
Yours sincerely, - Mr. R, Paris, France


"It's Great! I've only gone out in public once so far with it on, and I got a few strange looks from the public, so it is worth it. Many thanks, we (our high school XC team) may order some more items from you in the future!" - Mr. L., UK

Send me your thoughts at scott@runningkilts.com

Some Kilted friends running the streets of Paris!

Title