About Blacks | Part Of Your Outdoor Life Since 1863

We are Blacks. We are the outdoor experts.

We believe that it’s in the wild and inspiring natural landscapes that you become your best. Since 1863 Blacks has been there to awaken connections with our natural world and advocate a life lived beyond limits. Our mission remains unchanged: to provide customers with unrivalled expert knowledge, product and brands to inspire a life spent outdoors.

Challenges are meant to be tough. We deliver the gear and guidance to get you through.

Blacks History

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.

Every one of us has an explorer, an adventurer and an athlete lying dormant within. We want to coax that side out of you and put it front and centre.

Now part of the JD Group, Blacks has stores all across the UK that can service your every outdoor need. Our passionate, expert staff will be happy to help you select the right kit for your next adventure.

We are Blacks and have been since 1863

Blacks History

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