5.11 Tactical is a rather reputable brand that is heard by many, but 5.11 started out as a mere clothing line of a boot and clothing company.
In the 1960s, California, a mountain climber Royal Robbins, as he was about to reach the top of a climb, he noticed that his trousers are very well designed for climbing, which then inspired him to start a clothing line specializing in clothing that came with better functionality and durability in the name of “5.11”, which came from the difficulty rating for a rock climbing trail developed by Robbins.
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2000s, the company was sold to Dan Costa and 5.11 became an individual company, renaming itself to “5.11 Tactical”. 5.11 Tactical pants soon gained popularity in the FBI Academy in Virginia, which then later leads to a market expansion of their products among law enforcement units.
直到2000年代左右，Robbins出售了5.11予Dan Costa, 並成為了一家獨立的公司「5.11 Tactical」。其中5.11所出產的戰術褲在維吉尼亞州的FBI學員間流行起來，導致了後來5.11在執法單位間的市場擴張出現。
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To this day, 5.11 Tactical offers a wide variety of tactical and outdoor commodities, from shirts and pants, to glasses, gloves and footwear with great comfort and quality that satisfies its users, from law enforcements to outdoor enthusiasts and casual everyday wearers.
5.11 – Always be ready.