In highland wear, Irish customers often get the short end of the shillelagh with a bright green shamrock slapped on a Scottish sporran. At USA Kilts, we wanted to change that. We designed a range of sporrans, from the ground up, with the Irish market in mind.
Our Irish Economy Sporran is a USA Kilts exclusive design. Don't let the price fool you... this sporran is real leather and is made by Celtic artisans! It comes with a proper sporran chain and is fantastic quality for the price. If you're looking for a classy, inexpensive Irish sporran, this one's for you.
The waist measurement needed is the actual waist measurement, not your pants size. Typically, your pants will be 2 to 4 inches smaller than your actual measured waist.
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- Pleased with sporran JBM481
Price Value QualityThe sporran is very well made. I'm very pleased with the quality. It will go well with the kilt I just received. (Posted on 10/28/2019)
- Amazing Jace M
Price Value QualityGreat quality sporran! Looks great with my casual kilt and feels very well made! Great value and great customer service! (Posted on 7/15/2019)
- Quality John
Value Quality PriceNicely constructed, good product for the price. (Posted on 7/3/2019)
- Great Sporan Gunner Bob
Price Value QualityWell made product to display my Irish heritage. (Posted on 5/15/2019)
- Irish Day Sporran Dan
Value Quality PriceGorgeous day sporran with very nice leather can't wait to wear it out. (Posted on 3/11/2019)
- Very happy KEVIN
Price Value Qualitylooking for day sporran? this is it at a great price, awesome (Posted on 3/11/2017)
- Great Tim
Quality Price ValueVery nice and looks very good great value (Posted on 2/19/2017)
- Excellent Anne
Price Value QualityVery Pleased (Posted on 8/12/2016)
- Positive Warr
Quality Price ValueGorgeous construction and material; great full leather and sturdy chain. Beautiful sporran, overall: can't wait to wear it in! (Posted on 1/31/2016)
- great scotty
Price Value QualityJust what we needed!! (Posted on 12/25/2015)
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- Made in Scotland
- 100% Leather
- Measures 8" high X 7" wide X 2.75" deep
The Sporran (Gaelic for "purse" or “Pouch”, pronounced /Spor' en/) is a pouch that performs the same function as pocket on the kilt. It's where the kilt wearer stores their keys, wallet, etc. The sporran hangs a few inches below the belt buckle (typically 3”), directly over the wearer's 'manhood'.
Made of leather or fur (or a mixture of the 2), the ornamentation of the sporran is determined by the formality of dress worn with it. The sporran is worn on a leather strap or chain, or in the case of larger men, from 'sporran hangers' which suspend it from the belt. It is essentially a survival of the common European medieval belt-pouch, superseded elsewhere as clothing came to have pockets, but continuing in the Scottish Highlands because of the lack of these accessories in traditional dress.
There are several types of sporrans. Day Sporrans, Semi Dress Sporrans and Dress Sporran are the most common styles. There are also other styles, including Hunting Sporrans, Full Mask (aka Head On) Sporrans and Horsehair Sporrans.
Day sporrans are typically worn casually, during the day (before 6 PM). They are made from all leather and have a flap on the top. They are typically “D”shaped with the flat part at the top.
Dress Sporrans are typically worn formally (after 6 and for formal events like weddings). They are made from fur (Bovine is most common in the US) and have tassels on the front and have a metal cantle (semi circle of decorated metal at the top) on top. They are typically oval shaped and open in a “V” from the top.
Semi Dress sporrans are a cross between the Dress sporran and the Day sporran. They are half leather (the flap that closes the top) and half fur (the front 'face' of the sporran). Typically they have 3 (and sometimes 2) tassels on the front. They are typically “D” shaped with the flat part at the top. While some consider them to be “a jack of all trades, master of none”, they can be worn to both formal and casual events.
Hunting sporrans are a full leather sporran with no tassels on the front. They are preferred by many pipe bands for the lack of 'drumming' done while walking (no tassels = no drumming). While it's not clear where they acquired the name “Hunting Sporran”, it is generally accepted term that is meant to differentiate them from the typical “day sporran”.
Full Mask sporrans are the fur sporrans which have the head stuffed and mounted on the flap. They can be worn formally and casually, though due to the price, most are reserved for formal occasions.
Horse Hair sporrans are most typically worn by pipe bands with a 'military' look. While they have been worn by civilians in years past (1800's), current fashion is to relegate them to pipe bands and military personnel.
This sporran is a stock item available for immediate shipment. In the rare instance that we're caught between shipments, we will let you know within 24 hours.