Turnout Gear Thermal Liners

The thermal liner provides a majority of the thermal protection from the ambient heat in the room. The more thermal lining there is, the less heat the firefighter will feel. The less thermal lining there is, the more heat the firefighter will feel. Thermal liners consist of a face cloth and batting. The face cloth can be spun fiber or a blend of spun and filament fibers. The filament adds slickness to the face cloth, which makes it comfortable to wear and work in. The batting can be a one-layer product like a felt, called needlepunch, or multiple layers of spunlace that are made by using water jets to entangle the filaments of the fiber, which is lighter and more flexible.

CALDURA® ELITE NOMEX® NANO material sample
New NOMEX® NANO dramatically reduces the weight and bulk of current turnout gear systems, helping to give firefighters increased mobility and better range of motion. What’s more, NOMEX® NANO features improved total heat loss (THL) compared to typical thermal liners with similar thermal protective performance (TPP), which helps reduce heat stress. Quilted to CALDURA® for remarkable flexibility and light weight. Recommended for use with TenCate outer shells.
QUANTUM4i® material sample
PBI® blend apertured batting provides improved thermal protection and lighter weight. COOLDERM™ Technology face cloth provides active moisture wicking, evaporative cooling effect, and flexibility. (Only available with PBI Lightweight Gold Systems)
QUANTUM3D® SL2i material sample
A special waffle design is built into one of the batting layers to trap more air without adding weight, and the new face cloth weave is inherently wicking.
CALDURA® ELITE SL2i material sample
This thermal liner has been our most popular when used in combination with many of our high-performance outer shells and our latest designs. The new face cloth helps you slide easily in and out of your turnout gear and the quilted liner is remarkably light and flexible.
DEFENDER® M ELITE SL2 material sample
DEFENDER® M ELITE SL2 provides superior moisture management and comfort. The face cloth utilizes the same fiber blend as used in uniforms worn by the military.
DEFENDER® M ELITE NP material sample
Combining the superior moisture management and comfort of the DEFENDER® M ELITE face cloth with the proven protection and value of a single layer KEVLAR®/NOMEX® needlepunch blend batt, this new offering makes older technology thermal liners like ARALITE® series obsolete.
GLIDE ICE™ NOMEX® NANO material sample
New NOMEX® NANO dramatically reduces the weight and bulk of current turnout gear systems, helping to give firefighters increased mobility and better range of motion. What’s more, NOMEX® NANO features improved total heat loss (THL) compared to typical thermal liners with similar thermal protective performance (TPP), which helps reduce heat stress. Quilted to the latest low-friction GLIDE ICE™ face cloth for optimum comfort. Recommended for use with Safety Components outer shells.
GLIDE ICE™ PBI® G2 material sample
GLIDE ICE™ PBI® G2 offers a slick, flexible face cloth with an FR® rayon blend for improved hand. Quilted to two apertured batting layers blended with PBI® fiber to reduce weight at equivalent thermal protection. (Only available with PBI® Lightweight Gold™ System.)
GLIDE ICE™ material sample
Low friction, flexibility, and comfort all rolled up in one.
New NOMEX® NANO dramatically reduces the weight and bulk of current turnout gear systems, helping to give firefighters increased mobility and better range of motion. What’s more, NOMEX® NANO features improved total heat loss (THL) compared to typical thermal liners with similar thermal protective performance (TPP), which helps reduce heat stress. Quilted to CALDURA® for remarkable flexibility and light weight. Recommended for use with TenCate outer shells.
PBI® blend apertured batting provides improved thermal protection and lighter weight. COOLDERM™ Technology face cloth provides active moisture wicking, evaporative cooling effect, and flexibility. (Only available with PBI Lightweight Gold Systems)
A special waffle design is built into one of the batting layers to trap more air without adding weight, and the new face cloth weave is inherently wicking.
This thermal liner has been our most popular when used in combination with many of our high-performance outer shells and our latest designs. The new face cloth helps you slide easily in and out of your turnout gear and the quilted liner is remarkably light and flexible.
DEFENDER® M ELITE SL2 provides superior moisture management and comfort. The face cloth utilizes the same fiber blend as used in uniforms worn by the military.
Combining the superior moisture management and comfort of the DEFENDER® M ELITE face cloth with the proven protection and value of a single layer KEVLAR®/NOMEX® needlepunch blend batt, this new offering makes older technology thermal liners like ARALITE® series obsolete.
New NOMEX® NANO dramatically reduces the weight and bulk of current turnout gear systems, helping to give firefighters increased mobility and better range of motion. What’s more, NOMEX® NANO features improved total heat loss (THL) compared to typical thermal liners with similar thermal protective performance (TPP), which helps reduce heat stress. Quilted to the latest low-friction GLIDE ICE™ face cloth for optimum comfort. Recommended for use with Safety Components outer shells.
GLIDE ICE™ PBI® G2 offers a slick, flexible face cloth with an FR® rayon blend for improved hand. Quilted to two apertured batting layers blended with PBI® fiber to reduce weight at equivalent thermal protection. (Only available with PBI® Lightweight Gold™ System.)
Low friction, flexibility, and comfort all rolled up in one.
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