Propper Releases Odor Free Base Layers

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St. Charles, MO – Propper announces that they are now shipping new high-performance base layers for extreme use by military, first responders, and discerning civilians. The new mid-weight top and bottom layers are odor free, long-lasting, and constructed to perform in the harshest environments.

The secret is in the fabric. Propper base layers feature a Polygiene treatment that incorporates silver salt (silver chloride) into the weave of the fabric. Polygiene prevents the growth of odor-causing bacteria and fungi at the source, permanently! Not only does it prevent odor, it also extends the life of the garment by preventing bacteria from eating away at the fibers over time (think holes in socks).

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The performance of these garments goes beyond the fabric. Propper utilizes flat-lock seams to lay flat against the skin to avoid rubbing or chafing. These flat-lock seams are sewn offset from the shoulder for increased comfort. This is beneficial when carrying a bag or wearing armor that would ride on the shoulder and dig a traditional seam into your skin.

“Between the Polygiene treatment and modern construction techniques, Propper stands behind its commitment to build product right.” said Joe Ruggeri Senior VP of Merchandising and Product Development, “We won’t cheapen the product to reduce our costs. We always work to build in value.”

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These base layers fit “next-to-skin”, so wearers won’t have to size-up their tactical pant/shirt.

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9 Responses to “Propper Releases Odor Free Base Layers”

  1. Mick says:

    So this article says the silver anti-microbial stuff does not wash out…

    Is that always true for silver anti-microbial finishes? For example, just bought some XGO tan 499 performance tees (thanks for the 50% off coupon, SSD!) which has the same thing, but it doesn’t specify it’s part of the weave of the fiber, just that the shirt has it. Does that mean it will eventually wash out, like permethrin from an ACU?

    • Lasse says:

      Some technologies, like X-Static, has silver constructed into the yarn. This will not wash away (within the life of the garment). It is however, visible. You’ll see if it if it’s in your garment.

      Others, cheaper ones usually, have a “coating” which will wash away over time. A “permanent” treatment usually means that it lasts more than 25 washes (25 is pretty much an industry standard for permanent/lifetime). Would I be worried with Polygine? No, they have a solid list of brands that use their tech.

      • Mick says:

        See it how? Does garment become “shiny” after multiple washings?

        • Lasse says:

          No it will not become more shiney over time. We’re talking about a really thin silver filament or a staple fiber in most cases. It’s just visilbe up close, if you go and check out an x-static product you’ll know what I’m talking about.

  2. John says:

    I’m not s stinky dude but I’ve never found the silver stuff to do much good. Wool is where it’s at…

    • AlexC says:

      Are there any Wool Products that have the silver linings?

      I need maximum buzzwords. Merino Operator comes to mind.

      • Lasse says:

        Let me help your search: sustainable, anti-microbial, silver, nanotechnology, recycled, NASA, eco-friendly. You can trust me these things all work, I am in the industry as a snake oil salesman. Look to Kickstarter if you need products to buy.

        Or just use wool. Just give a proper wash ever now and then.

  3. .308 says:

    yes melt? yes drip? or no?

  4. djapo says:

    Will you have men sizes 3XL 4XL 5XL 6XL or just women sizes?come on guys make some real sizes do what no one else is doing.