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SOFIC – WL Gore & Assoc Pyrad Combat Uniform

Ever since I was first introduced to WL Gore’s FR Pyrad self extinguishing fabric technology, I’ve been intrigued about applying it to a combat uniform. The beauty of Pyrad is that it is a treatment process applied to existing fabrics rather an entirely new one. This means that the base fabric retains its inherent properties. That includes strength and comfort. It’s a laminate rather than a simple topical spray, so the Pyrad isn’t going to wash out. In fact, testing shows that Pyrad fabric is more tear and abrasion resistant as well as colorfast than other fabrics, even after washing.

This garment, manufactured by The Italian brand Montura is made from a Pyrad fabric. In Europe, other garments are popping up as well such as this German uniform in Flektarn from Lindnerhof Taktik I saw during IWA.

Hopefully, we’ll see them here soon as well.



3 Responses to “SOFIC – WL Gore & Assoc Pyrad Combat Uniform”

  1. Lasse says:

    If this is the same Pyrad as I’ve seen tests from, then it’s a game changer- and not just in terms of FR.

  2. Grady Burrell says:

    Wild Things has sold Pyrad to the USCG for over a year now and we have had nothing but positive feedback and reorders. Zero returns and zero issues.

  3. wokka says:

    This will be the new UK aircrew rain suit and has excellent properties!!! Agree with the comments above! gamechanger!!