In 1986, two young climbers were looking for gloves that would suit their requirements but couldn't find what they were looking for. So they began producing the first pair of climbing gloves and called them 5.11. From this humble origin grew one of the world's most well-known tactical clothing brands. 5.11 quickly became the leading supplier of high-quality tactical apparel to U.S Special Forces, Law Enforcement agencies, and NASA astronauts, providing apparel for civilians forced to deal with extreme weather conditions or dangerous situations. The 5.11 Tactical family continues to grow as new products are being designed with input from our customers worldwide to provide you with the best possible gear at competitive prices!