Archive for the ‘FR’ Category

SOFIC 18 – Kitanica American Hoody Features TenCate FR Fleece

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018


Kitanica’s American Hoody is made from TenCate 8 oz Single Sided FR fleece. Turns out, it’s a comfortable fabric. The hoody itself is made in USA and features a left sleeve pocket as well as zippered kangaroo pocket.

Warrior West 18 – Drifire Mechanic’s Coverall

Thursday, April 19th, 2018


Drifire has developed an FR Mechanic’s coverall. Made from their Foretrex fabric, which is not only FR but also wear resistant, moisture wicking and anti-microbial, the garment can be supplied in MultiCam, USMC Woodland and Desert MARPAT as well as USN NWU Type II and III camouflage.


ADS Ft Bragg Warfighter Expo – DRIFIRE

Friday, March 30th, 2018

DRIFIRE exhibited their newly improved FR Sports Bra and Boy Short. In addition to some design changes for increased comfort and support, they also introduced their Prime Fabric with increased stretch to the garments.

The Massif Story: Keep Going

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

TYR Tactical Tuesday – Huron FR Balaclava Hood

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

The Huron™ FR Balaclava Hood (HRN-BLCVA-FR) is the first of its kind, being both FR and in MultiCam print. It was designed to be flame-retardant, lightweight, moisture wicking and quick drying. It is treated with Ag47® Anti-Microbial finish.

There are two comm ports and wire routing sleeves on both sides of the hood. The HRN-BLCVAFR provides facial, head and extended neckline protection.


• Flame-Retardant
• One Size Fits All
• Two Comm Ports and Wire Routing Sleeves
• Patented blend of Modacrylic & FR Rayon
• Superior Acclimate® Dry Moisture Wicking
• Intense Quick Drying
• Ag47® Anti-Microbial Protection
• Durable, Breathable & Won’t Shrink

Massif receives NAVAIR approval on their Revolutionary 2-Piece Flame-Resistant Flight Suit, Paving the Way to Replace Outdated Legacy Gear

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Ashland, OR (01/17/2018) – Massif, a world-leader in flame resistant, high-end, technical apparel for the U.S. military has received NAVAIR (Naval Air Systems Command) approval for their new and revolutionary 2-Piece Flight Suit. Years in the making, Massif, a Pacific Northwest company located in Ashland, Oregon, designed their innovative 2-Piece Flight Suit from direct user feedback across multiple branches and platforms.


Armed with this invaluable user input, the Massif team set out to enhance the capabilities of the modern aviator and aircrewman with original design features unique to Massif garments. Intent on dispelling the age-old notion that the Flight Suit must be a standard one-piece, Massif’s designers came up with an athletic style garment, built from Burlington’s Sigma 4 Star™ fabric; certain to set the Flight Suit trend for decades to come.

Charles Sexton, Massif’s Government Sales and Business Development Manager, who worked with NAVAIR towards the approval had this to say about the recent Flight Suit news: “We owe this approval to our loyal customers within aviation, who demanded innovation of an outdated legacy item. Through years of detailed collaboration, we’ve revolutionized both functionality and performance with our new 2-Piece Flight Suit with the sole purpose of enhancing future mission capabilities of our U.S. Military aircrews.”

With flash fire events a potential concern on any jacket and pant separation, Massif engineered and patented a groundbreaking attachment system to connect the jacket to the pant. Neither the jacket nor pant has to be worn with the other in terms of sizing. Massif felt it important to allow mixing and matching of sizes for a better custom fit. This ingenious design allows flexibility and movement between the jacket and pant while still aiding coverage in flash events. The result is a more user-friendly, agile garment that allows men and women to handle their demanding jobs in comfort without sacrificing safety and performance.

To further ensure Massif’s technologically advanced garment met all the needs of the U.S. Military’s athletes-in-the-sky they designed the garment to mitigate heat-stress and enhance quick-drying capabilities by utilizing mesh-lined pocket configurations, yet more features of excellence and attention to safety that Massif is known for.

“We are honored to be able to support such an amazing customer. This approval affirms the dedication of the Massif team to continuously improve and innovate advanced gear that protects those who protect us each and every day.” Said Darci Knobel, V.P. of Sales at Massif.

Incorporating ergonomically designed seam placement, zippered lower legs on the pants for easier donning and doffing, durable ripstop FR fabric, and a modern, athletic fit, Massif left nothing untouched when revolutionizing the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps Flight Suit.

Finally, the Flight Suit, available in both Men’s and Women’s sizing, is one hundred percent Berry Compliant.

NAVAIR Approves Massif’s 2-Piece Flight Suit-Military

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Based on a recent compelling need from the fleet, NAVAIR pulled out all of the stops to quickly approve the Sage Green version of Massif’s 2-Piece Flight Suit-Military, for use within the US Navy and Marine Corps.

Manufactured from Burlington’s Sigma 4-Star fabric*, Massif developed a patented (U.S. Patent 9,015,864) attachment system which unites the two components together, allowing them to protect just like a flight coverall, leaving no exposed areas at the waist. This two-part system combines elastic loops found inside the Jacket with Velcro belt loops on the Pant which are passed through the loops.

In addition to using a great fabric, Massif worked with the user community to incorporate features across multiple branches and multiple platforms. There are lots of little details. For starters, it’s a good looking uniform, offering an athletic cut. They’ve also moved seams away from high wear areas at the shoulders, seat and down the front of the legs; areas that can irritate during a long crew day, particularly in hot environments.

There are different Velcro configurations for different user groups. All of the pocket zippers feature pull tabs and the left upper arm pocket incorporates a pen slot.

Another common feature for both jacket and pant are the mesh-lined pockets for heat mitigation. This also speeds up drying.


Finally, the lower legs feature longer donning and doffing zippers than I’ve seen on other suits.


2 zippered upper arm pockets
2 zippered chest pockets
Velcro cuff closures
3-point attachment system


Dual entry secure cargo pockets
Articulated knees
Secure calf pockets
Shroud cutter pouch on thigh
Leg zippers
3-point attachment system

*Sigma 4-Star passes the ASTM D6413/F2302 performance specification for flame resistance.

MDM 17 – DRIFIRE/Crye Precision Field Uniform in Woodland MARPAT

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

At Warrior West DRIFIRE officially unveiled their FR Field Uniform collaboration with Crye Precision. The initial model was in MultiCam, with additional patterns to come.


ADS Inc featured this Woodland MARPAT version in their booth at this year’s Modern Day Marine.


These Berry compliant uniforms are made with DRIFIRE’s durable and comfortable Fortrex fabric. It’s not only FR but also moisture wicking and includes odor control. They are offered in the full CP size range which is prefect for those who are running a uniform program. The uniforms are also available in MultiCam, Desert MARPAT, US Navy Types II and III (AOR 1 and 2) and NATO Woodland (that’s what we wore in the 80s and 90s for you whippersnappers).

DriFire products are available for unit and agency purchases through ADS Inc.