New materials really are at the core of providing truly new garments. Let’s face it, you can only make a combat shirt but so many ways. But when you add in a new fabric, possibilities become realities.
The same CORDURA brand that you know for making texturized nylon used in most of your field equipment has come out with a new fabric called Combat Wool. It consists of a blend of merino wool and nylon, intended to combine the comfort and durability of its base parts. CORDURA claims, through an independent study, that Combat Wool offers 10x better abrasion resistance, 2.1x better tensile resistance, and 1.4x better tear resistance when compared to 100% merino wool fabrics while maintaining the same look and feel. It is currently available in a variety of styles and constructions, including base/mid-layer knits, double face wovens, canvas, ripstop, twills, dobby, and stretch woven fabrics.