Archive for the ‘FR’ Category

The LEGEND (All-Weather) Over-the-Calf Compression Merino Wool (FR) Tactical Boot Socks

Friday, November 10th, 2023

We are pleased to launch our newest LEGEND® (All-Weather) Compression Merino Wool Tactical Boot Socks. They are very similar to our very popular mid-Calf (FR) version with the exception that  they are Over-the-Calf (OTC) and are 4” longer than our #1 selling Mid-Calf sock.

The new LEGEND® (All-Weather) OTC Compression Merino Wool Tactical Boot Socks are the result of the testing, evaluations, collaboration and joint efforts of the LEGEND® Product Development team and the US Military. The end result is an Over-the-Calf sock that meets or exceeds the requirements, set, to become an updated combat boot sock candidate.

The mild graduated compression helps to reduce tired, achy feet.

• High content Merino Wool wrapped in nylon for softness.

• Dense terry cushion on sole of foot, arch and along the entire length of leg.

• Exceptional Mild Graduated Compression (8-15 mm Hg) for reduced Warfighter foot fatigue.

• Exceptional moisture wicking (feet stay dry), odor resistant and temperature regulating.

• Zero-Friction toe (no seam) to help prevent blisters.

• Optimal sizing and fit.

• Extremely durable.

• Certified Flame Resistant (FR).

• Maintains fabric thickness after 50X machine washes under harsh conditions.

• Excellent elastic recovery (they stay-up)

• Perfect for Warm & Cold Weather Conditions

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FirstSpear Friday Focus – Scrap FR Shirt

Friday, October 27th, 2023

The Scrap FR Shirt stands out not only for its flame-resistant properties but also for its lightweight and breathable design. Made of an advanced aramid blend, it offers full protection against open flames and hot brass while keeping you cool and comfortable. This revolutionary combination makes it perfect for outdoor activities in hot and humid weather conditions. The Scrap FR Shirt features various pockets with breathable mesh for drainage, standard FS IFF Oval Fields, organization features within the pockets, and security straps that keep the sleeves rolled up.

Cut for shooting, moving, and being active, its slightly longer tail aids in protective overlap and concealed carry requirements. Moreover, the Scrap FR Shirt is machine washable and has minimal shrinkage, making it a durable and long-lasting investment for any active individual. This advanced shirt has a zippered front opening reinforced with webbing sewn buttons. Unzip the front and button up for added ventilation. The shirt also has a breathable mesh at the bottom and back of the front pockets, armpits, and across the entire back yoke. These features make this shirt extremely comfortable and highly ventilated in hot and humid conditions.

Visit FirstSpear to find American Made kit and accessories, Built For The X.

Warrior East 23 – EWOC Hood

Thursday, July 6th, 2023

Coming soon from Massif is the EWOC Hood.

Offered in an FR variant which will be made from the same Flame stretch material used in Elements jacket and a non FR-version which incorporates Sargeant Fleece.

The EWOC features a pull back hood and integral balaclava.

Units and agencies can procure products seen at Warrior East by contacting ADS, Inc.

ADS Federal Range Day 23 – Massif Flamestretch Sock System

Thursday, June 8th, 2023

This is the Massif Flamestretch Sock System. Consisting of two socks, the Massif FR sock is worn over a Darn Tough Merino wool micro crew lightweight sock as a liner. The Massif Flamestretch fabric is highly breathable and traps heat to keep your feet warm, while Merino’s properties for moisture management are widely known.

It is currently worn under drysuits in applications where FR is critical.

Approved by NAVAIR

Authorized by the United States Coast Guard

USAF Authorized Safe-To-Fly

Units and agencies can procure products seen at ADS Federal Range Day by contacting ADS, Inc.

Multifunctional Flame Retardant Fabric with Comfort at its Core by Carrington Textiles

Wednesday, May 31st, 2023

Adlington, United Kingdom: Flamestat 250, a flame retardant fabric with antistatic properties developed by global manufacturer Carrington Textiles, is a product which main attribute is its lightweight features while maintaining the company’s usual high standard in protection and performance.

At a weight of 250gsm, and with a high cotton content in its composition, Flamestat 250 provides a soft handle for comfort to the wearer, while the polyester in it offers durability and strength.

Regarding the reasons that drove this development, R&D Manager, Kirsty White, explains: “We are able to adapt quickly to market requirements, and as we have been seeing a growing trend for wearer comfort which has transitioned from workwear to flame retardant fabrics, we created Flamestat 250. We also wanted to develop a lighter weight quality to complement our Flamestat 290 without impacting product performance.”

Flamestat 250 is the latest addition to the Flamestat family, industrially launderable and guaranteed to last the lifetime of the garment due to its robust construction. With 75% cotton, 24% polyester and 1% antistatic, this fabric’s flame retardancy is to the standards EN ISO 11612, EN ISO 14116 index 3 and EN ISO 11611; while its antistatic properties are to the EN 1149-3-5 standard.

Available in a range of colours that include high visibility yellow, black and navy, just to name a few, Flamestat 250 also provides electric arc and chemical splash protection to the EN 61482-1-2 and EN 13034 standards respectively.

Flamestat 250 is a perfect flame retardant fabric with antistatic for workwear jackets, trousers and coveralls in industries that require protection against flash fire and electrostatic discharge like electric vehicle manufacturing, oil and gas as well as engineering.

For more information about Flamestat 250, visit the Carrington Textiles’ website.

SOF Week 23 – Crye Precision G4 Aviation Uniforms

Monday, May 15th, 2023

Although Crye Precision‘s new G4 Aviation Uniforms were unveiled during SHOT Show, they’ve been working on them for awhile. In fact, they’ve already started delivering them to the SOF aviation unit they developed them for. Like with all things Crye, once other units saw them, they had to have them as well meaning these are becoming quite popular.

Since the uniform is intended to be worn for flight duties, it’s made from the same FR Commando Twill used in the FR G4 uniforms.

While outwardly looking like the G4 uniforms they are based on, you’ll find some aviation unique features like dual entry shoulder pockets, center front zipper and loop placement to accommodate ID. The pants also have a double seat, oversized patch pocket on the calf, zipper pulls, vertical zippered entry on thigh pockets, and a multi-tool pocket.

The G4 Aviation Uniform is offered in both Combat and Field cuts in male and female fits, in MultiCam, Black, and Ranger Green.

20 Years of Protection from Westec Insulation System

Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

            SUN PRAIRIE, WI – For two decades the patented Westec® Insulation System has been protecting training structures — both inside and out. Introduced in 2003, the burn room insulation system is designed to provide the best overall performance possible for burn room conditions in fire training structures.

            “Strong stainless steel wall panels line our burn rooms are tough enough to withstand the most strenuous training exercises,” says Aaron Adams, president of Fire Facilities, Inc. “Behind the stainless steel wall panel, a Westec® Insulation Blanket protects the tower from extreme temperature during training. Over the years we have seen how the innovative Westec Insulation System provides the highest level of protection for burn room conditions with minimal maintenance costs.”

            Hundreds of Fire Facilities structures have been manufactured with the Westec system and put into use by firefighters across the country during the past 20 years. Some fire training buildings, like those in Panama City, Florida; Wellsville, New York; and Hereford, Arizona were amongst the first to get Westec systems two decades ago. Others, like those in Bentonville, Arkansas and Cushing, Oklahoma, are getting their new structures with Westec systems this year.

Components of the Westec Insulation System

            There are six basic components of the Westec Insulation System. Each is designed to handle important aspects of performance during a live fire burn:

• Framing System – Insulated steel channels are designed to resist all imposed loads while allowing the system to flex under thermal expansion.

• Westec Insulation Blanket – A 2-inch thick blanket that is stable at temperatures up to 2300 degrees Fahrenheit. The blanket is unaffected by flame, heat, cold or chemicals.

• Stainless Steel Panels – Type 304 stainless steel is formed into rigid panels and provides unparalleled protection against impact and water pressure damage. The formed panels allow for thermal expansion across the width of the panels which are installed to expand freely along their lengths.

• Thermal Break – There are no screw penetrations between the framing system and the stainless steel panels, providing a complete thermal break. This barrier prevents the direct transfer of heat through the framing system to the building structure.

• Flexing and Sliding Connections – The connecting elements from the framing system to the stainless steel panels are made from Type 304 stainless steel and are individually designed to allow the walls and ceiling to expand freely across the length and width of the room.

• Corner Guards – All outside corners, doors and window openings are continuously protected with heavy Type 304 stainless steel corner guard angles.

            “Under intense heat, the steel channels flex, allowing the panels to expand freely,” says Adams. “This allows the system to maintain its integrity. In the long run the Westec system helps protect both the training structure and the burn room.”

Tested for Long-Term Endurance

            Designed to provide high performance for all burn room conditions, the Westec Insulation System has been tested for many situations. The impressive system is resistant to impact, rust and corrosion, plus direct flame impingement. Thermal performance and high temperatures do not affect the system. The stainless steel panels resist high pressure of hose stream along with freeze cycles.

            Finally, Westec incorporates a unique system of structural supports, stainless steel panels, and flexible elements that allow the configuration to move with the heat rather than resist it.

           “For 20 years we’ve successfully used the Westec system in our Fire Facilities training structures,” says Adams. “With a 15-year non-prorated warranty for temperatures up to 1850 degrees Fahrenheit, and minimal ongoing maintenance costs, there is no better live fire burn room liner system on the market.”

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SHOT Show 23 – XGO Lightweight Assaulter Shirt

Friday, January 20th, 2023

Made from FR Phase 1 which is one of the lightest most durable FR fabrics on the market, the ling sleeved Lightweight Assaulter Shirt joins the short sleeved version already on the market.

The fabric also features Acclimate Dry Moisture Management to wick sweat away from the body and dry rapidly as well as AG47 Silver Anti-Microbial to fight and eliminate harmful bacteria from your sweat, leaving you odor free.