Turnout Gear Moisture Barriers

The primary purpose of the moisture barrier is to protect the firefighter from water and what NFPA refers to as the "common liquids": chlorine, battery acid, aqueous film-forming foam, gasoline, and hydraulic fluid. Then it is additionally tested for blood-borne pathogens. The other purpose of the moisture barrier is to allow perspiration to move away from the wearer, also referred to as "breathability." The moisture barrier is typically a bi-component membrane, or two layers, in different combinations of polyurethane and TEFLON® bonded to a substrate.

GORE® PARALLON™ Liner System material sample
While CROSSTECH® moisture barriers provide the highest level of breathability in traditional turnout gear, the new GORE® PARALLON™ Liner System offers the next level of performance. The new level of breathability and the enhanced thermal protection are only achievable with this unique multi-barrier liner system that replaces the moisture barrier and thermal liner in conventional gear.
CROSSTECH® BLACK material sample
This moisture barrier has earned a well-deserved reputation for being the best in the world. As the inventors of liquid-resistant and breathable ePTFE films, W.L. Gore & Associates has spent three decades improving this critical technology. Widely recognized for being the most protective and the most breathable in the widest range of conditions, BLACK is the latest and most durable CROSSTECH® barrier yet.
CROSSTECH® 3-LAYER material sample
For those who want the highest durability in the most rigorous situations, CROSSTECH® 3-LAYER moisture barrier provides the best durability/THL/TPP combinations possible.
STEDAIR® GOLD material sample
STEDAIR® GOLD is the light and more flexible moisture barrier that is part of the PBI Lightweight Gold™ System using a PBI®/NOMEX® blend spunlace substrate for maximum thermal stability and flexibility.
GORE® RT7100 material sample
For those who need premium performance at a value price, GORE® RT7100 moisture barrier provides an excellent alternative.
STEDAIR® 3000 material sample
This barrier has earned a reputation for solid performance and durability at an affordable price.
While CROSSTECH® moisture barriers provide the highest level of breathability in traditional turnout gear, the new GORE® PARALLON™ Liner System offers the next level of performance. The new level of breathability and the enhanced thermal protection are only achievable with this unique multi-barrier liner system that replaces the moisture barrier and thermal liner in conventional gear.
This moisture barrier has earned a well-deserved reputation for being the best in the world. As the inventors of liquid-resistant and breathable ePTFE films, W.L. Gore & Associates has spent three decades improving this critical technology. Widely recognized for being the most protective and the most breathable in the widest range of conditions, BLACK is the latest and most durable CROSSTECH® barrier yet.
For those who want the highest durability in the most rigorous situations, CROSSTECH® 3-LAYER moisture barrier provides the best durability/THL/TPP combinations possible.
STEDAIR® GOLD is the light and more flexible moisture barrier that is part of the PBI Lightweight Gold™ System using a PBI®/NOMEX® blend spunlace substrate for maximum thermal stability and flexibility.
For those who need premium performance at a value price, GORE® RT7100 moisture barrier provides an excellent alternative.
This barrier has earned a reputation for solid performance and durability at an affordable price.
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