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AUSA 22 – GORE-TEX PYRAD Refueler Suit

GORE-TEX PYRAD is a flame retardant fabric; a self-extinguishing technology that provides durable protection against flash fire exposure while remaining highly breathable, water resistant, and windproof. It’s used to make the Fuel Handler 2-Piece Suit worn by Soldiers and Marines.

In one of the most effective displays I’ve seen, WL Gore & Associates have showcased an example of what this garment looks like after a flame test.

As you can see, the material chars, but remains intact and protects the wearer from direct burns. It is also self-extinguishing. In addition to FR protection, the wearer also benefits from a breathable, water and windproof GORE-TEX shell.

To see a video of GORE-TEX PYRAD in action, go here.

3 Responses to “AUSA 22 – GORE-TEX PYRAD Refueler Suit”

  1. Ray Forest says:

    That’s a cool display but they should have made it more authentic looking. The suit should be 3x the size of the display model and should be absolutely filthy. Then it would look like a fueler lol!

  2. Charles says:

    Gore-Tex has been trying to sell this for years and it’s a gimmick. There is no requirement for a waterproof shell. It’s expensive, hot and uncomfortable. Gore needs to move on from this.

    • SSD says:

      Yeah, there’s so much NOT a requirement for a waterproof shell (when dealing with liquids) that this is a program of record.