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Topic - Outdoor companies and the military

SteveoS - on 14 Sep 2013
Having bagged a free ticket to this years DSEI and as a cheap day in London, I went along. Now of course there where guns and missiles everywhere but I never expected to see Patagonia and Arcteryx tags on camouflaged clothing.

I understand there is a market for quality gear for soldiers across the world but from a company as peace loving and environmentally sound as Patagonia? Arcteryx to be fair to them have their camo gear easily accessible online but Patagonia only have this:

I know a few of you have heated opinions on armed forces (from reading Syria threads etc.) so what do you think of companies providing for armed forces? Would you boycot them? Question their ethics? Bear in mind DMM have a tactical version of their gear who also had a cool stand this year.

I also found MMI Outdoors who make a brilliant 1 man side entry tent that's 'squaddie resistant' tough.
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