Biker kilt features and sizing

In 2010 a bicycle messenger contacted me to ask if I could design a kilt for cycling. Well, here it is! At first sight this rugged black cotton drill kilt looks like it has a pin-stripe design … but light it up with some car headlights and it reveals it’s special feature: almost 10 metres of reflective piping! Check it out! The other thing that makes this ideal for cycling is that the pockets hang independently from the legs so your legs can peddle and the pockets hang still.

Difficult to miss … making you easier to avoid.  So you make an impression when you get to your destination … not before!


The Classic Skilt is a narrow apron contemporary kilt with symetrical knife pleats and detachable pockets It fastens with press studs on the front apron and is held in place by a belt (not supplied) ‘Floating pleats’ offer a massive amount of waist adjustment on each side. They are fastened with velcro at the waist and a leather strap at the hip The front apron flops between your legs while sitting
Each Biker Skilt has reflective piping sewn into the edge of each pleat – in the region of 10 metres of piping in all Each Skilt contains in the region of 5.8 m (6.3 yards) of fabric Pockets attach with velcro and are held in place by a belt.  They look great on the sides or ‘sporran style’ at the front The pockets are 18cm wide – big enough for books and beer bottles. The pocket attaches to velcro over the top of the floating pleat prior to being secured by a belt


The off the peg Skilts are all a standard 22.5 inches (57 cm) long.  This length looks good on most guys.  Rather than the standard ‘on your knees’ approach to checking kilt length we recommend that you get a towel, fold it over so it 22.5 inches long, and then wrap it around you where you would like the waist band to be.  Look at your reflection from a fair distance or get someone to take a photograph so you can see where the length will be relative to your knees.  There is no ‘right’ length.  If you like it then that’s perfect.

The waists are very adjustable and the sizes overlap.  When deciding which to order please actually measure your waist at the place you would like the waistband to be.  If you don’t have a tailor’s measuring tape you can use the towel to wrap around you and then measure it flat.  (Do not assume that the size in your trousers are accurate … they usually flatter.)

Size Waist / cm Waist / inches Length / cm Length / inches
Small / Medium 80 – 97 31 – 38 57 22.5
Medium / Large 91 – 111 36 – 44 57 22.5
Extra Large 100 – 123 39 – 48 57 22.5

If you require a different length or waist size then please let us know … if we still have fabric on the roll we can make you one to order.

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5 responses

  1. Hello ! Great idea, it would become popular in bikers’ festivals 😀 Do you also sell in continental Europe?

    December 6, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    • Glad you like it. Yes we sell in Europe – but only through the web site.

      May 17, 2014 at 4:19 pm

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  3. Hello, I’am french. Can you make it in 50 cm length? If you can, how can we do to buy it and what time you need to send me it to Toulouse (south of France) .
    Thank’s a lot!

    September 7, 2017 at 11:17 am

    • Hi Maud,

      Thanks for getting in touch.

      Just order through the website as usual and put a note about your preferred length. We should have it with you in 6 weeks. Sooner if it is urgent.

      Sound good?



      September 7, 2017 at 3:50 pm

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