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Blacks est 1863
Compass

We live and breathe the outdoors, from simple walks and technical hikes, to arduous expeditions and intrepid exploration. Our aim has always been to make the outdoors as accessible as possible to everybody, ensuring that they have the right clothing and equipment for wherever their adventure takes them...

Original Blacks bag
Original Blacks bag
Original Blacks bag

Steeped in history, it hasn’t always been smooth sailing for us at Blacks, but that is where we started.

In 1861 Thomas Black set up his own sail making business on the Clyde River. Using the same materials and expertise he had developed equipping boats and ships, he deftly turned his hand to crafting tents and shelters that epitomised the quality and workmanship we still stand for today.

From our nautical based beginnings, we’ve grown to be one of the most recognisable names on the high streets in the UK. We’ve evolved to a point where our extensive range is available online, meaning we can equip likeminded enthusiasts with the best clothing, footwear and equipment across the world.

We are Blacks and have been since 1863