Grey is the new Black in the tactical industry, with practically every gear and clothing company producing their own grey kit. The argument for it is simple; grey makes for a great neutral color that works very well in urban environments. But which shade of grey is the best? That’s a question MilSpec Monkey is looking to answer.
Monkey starting seriously looking into what makes the best urban grey due to a number of complaints resulting from MSM’s use of a warm, almost brown grey for their patches. Monkey took a look at various shades of grey being used by industry manufacturers, and found that, generally, they’re too cool, too medium, too “charcoal” to work well in an urban environment. To quote Monkey’s own article: “Although concrete starts out some sort of grey, the outside is a dirty place and dirt tends to be brown.”
Through his research, Monkey is looking to find a warmer, more natural grey for clothing and gear, and we’re eager to see where these efforts lead.
You can check out the full article, and more images, at milspecmonkey.com/index.php/articles-page/63-articles/454-a-real-urban-grey.