Build Your Own Gear
How it works
Complete steps 1-2-3 to build and customize your gear
Step 2: Choose your fabric
Select one outer shell fabric, one thermal liner fabric and one moisture barrier fabric
Step 3: Choose your options
Select your reflective trim pattern & trim option and then customize with any additional options
Fabrics Protection, Protection & More Protection
Outer Shell: First line of defense to protect against heat, flame, cut, tear and abrasion resistance. Outer shell material is inherently flame resistant so the protective qualities will never wash out or wear away. The material is treated with a Teflon® finish to provide water and stain repellency.
Moisture Barrier: Second layer resists water and protect against body fluids and five common chemicals defined by NFPA 1971. The moisture barrier is also a key factor in managing the amount of energy transferred through the layers (total heat loss (THL) or breathability).
Thermal Liner: Third and thickest layer is a key factor in determining the thermal protective performance (TPP). This multi-layer material is comprised of a woven face cloth quilted to a batting of insulation. Most face cloths are treated with a wicking finish to enhance comfort by moving perspiration away from the body and spreading moisture for improved dissipation.
The performance of turnout gear is defined by a combination of design and material composition, so it is important that you consider these factors when deciding which garment styles and materials best meet your fire department’s needs.
Unsure as to which outer shell, moisture barrier and thermal liner composites to choose?
Call our Customer Service Department at 215-536-2991 x 1 for assistance.