Black is the darkest colour, described as the result of absence or absorption of light. Natural part of the background and nocturnal surroundings, it is commonly associated with darkness and secrecy - no surprise since it provides such an excellent camouflage during the night. Utilized in military clothing and kit by many armies worldwide, either as a standalone colour or part of the camouflage, it became a symbol of various Special Forces, so-called black ops. Moreover as one of the most functional colours it is also used in everyday items. Black outdoor and tactical clothing, combat gear and quality camping equipment from over fifty top brands are available at Military 1st, the UK based online store. We offer a wide range of warm jackets, fleeces and soft shells, army uniforms, combat trousers and tactical shirts, work and combat boots and other footwear, along with advanced tactical vests, chest rigs and professional MOLLE webbing, and a massive assortment of useful accessories for anglers, campers, hikers, hunters and gym goers. All from such renowned brands as 5.11, Direct Action, Flyye, Helikon, Highlander, Magnum, Maxpedition, Surplus and more.