Turnout Gear Outer Shells

The main purpose of the outer shell is to protect the firefighter from direct flame. It also contributes to abrasion and cut protection as well as some thermal protection. Different mills that manufacture outer shell fabric also engineer into their fabric additional attributes, like strength, flexibility, and abrasion resistance.

KOMBAT™ STRETCH material sample
KOMBAT™ STRETCH Stretch fabrics are the foundation of athletic gear in almost every active pursuit. Finally, stretch comes to the fire service – KOMBAT™ STRETCH is the first outer shell fabric certified for turnout gear. Made from a performance blend of PBI®/KEVLAR®, it enables turnouts to have a body-contoured, less bulky fit while providing an unprecedented range of motion.
KOMBAT™ FLEX material sample
KOMBAT™ FLEX balances protection with comfort and flexibility. Using a blend of PBI® and KEVLAR® fibers, it provides exceptional performance and durability.
AGILITY™ material sample
This new KEVLAR®/NOMEX®/PBO blend outer shell from TenCate provides a step up in performance from our proven ULTRA™ outer shell due to the innovative ENFORCE™ Technology, while being lighter and more flexible.
PIONEER™ material sample
This new KEVLAR®/NOMEX® blend outer shell is even lighter and more flexible but still delivers the strength and durability you need due to TenCate’s innovative ENFORCE™ Technology. If you’re in ADVANCE™ or similar outer shells, you owe it to yourself to check out PIONEER™.
PBI® MAX® material sample
PBI® MAX® is remarkably flexible, lighter weight, and strong. With the proven protection of PBI® and the strength of KEVLAR® Filament Technology, this shell fabric provides incredible flexibility.
ARMOR™ AP material sample
This lightweight shell fabric uses KEVLAR® Filament Technology for added strength and flexibility.
BRIGADE™ 750 (formerly DEFENDER™ 750) material sample
With decades of proven performance, BRIGADE™ 750 still provides basic protection at an affordable price.
ALUMINIZED PBI® material sample
For proximity firefighting environments where radiant heat is encountered, this fabric utilizes a reflective aluminized film laminated to a knit Para-aramid/PBI® blend fabric for thermal stability.
ULTRA™ material sample
This tri-blend from TenCate provides a step up in performance from their proven ADVANCE™ outer shell.
KOMBAT™ STRETCH Stretch fabrics are the foundation of athletic gear in almost every active pursuit. Finally, stretch comes to the fire service – KOMBAT™ STRETCH is the first outer shell fabric certified for turnout gear. Made from a performance blend of PBI®/KEVLAR®, it enables turnouts to have a body-contoured, less bulky fit while providing an unprecedented range of motion.
KOMBAT™ FLEX balances protection with comfort and flexibility. Using a blend of PBI® and KEVLAR® fibers, it provides exceptional performance and durability.
This new KEVLAR®/NOMEX®/PBO blend outer shell from TenCate provides a step up in performance from our proven ULTRA™ outer shell due to the innovative ENFORCE™ Technology, while being lighter and more flexible.
This new KEVLAR®/NOMEX® blend outer shell is even lighter and more flexible but still delivers the strength and durability you need due to TenCate’s innovative ENFORCE™ Technology. If you’re in ADVANCE™ or similar outer shells, you owe it to yourself to check out PIONEER™.
PBI® MAX® is remarkably flexible, lighter weight, and strong. With the proven protection of PBI® and the strength of KEVLAR® Filament Technology, this shell fabric provides incredible flexibility.
This lightweight shell fabric uses KEVLAR® Filament Technology for added strength and flexibility.
With decades of proven performance, BRIGADE™ 750 still provides basic protection at an affordable price.
For proximity firefighting environments where radiant heat is encountered, this fabric utilizes a reflective aluminized film laminated to a knit Para-aramid/PBI® blend fabric for thermal stability.
This tri-blend from TenCate provides a step up in performance from their proven ADVANCE™ outer shell.
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