The primary purpose of 5.11 Tactical is to create hard-wearing clothing to enhance the safety and performance of law enforcement, military and fire-fighting professionals. Clothes are always high-quality, durable and great value. However, in creating this tough-wearing line, they unwittingly also created a whole new range of stylish and desired clothing for the modern man and woman. The first trousers were originally made for rock-climbers; intended to resist rips and tears on mountains, without hampering flexibility. With a tactical slash and strap pocket design for essential survival items, the 5.11s were intended for wear in the most extreme conditions. Now the company produces a range of clothing, footwear, accessories and apparel for those concerned with both fashion, safety and performance.