Protective Clothing

February 2023


Trends in ... protective clothing

‘Driven toward comfort, performance and style’
In today’s world, “you might see a person wearing his or her FR uniform off the jobsite and not even realize they’re wearing FR workwear,” says Michael Batson, director of product development for True North Gear. This is because “both garment function and fashion are being elevated at the same time.”
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Flak jacket

The Elements Flak Jacket is a fusion of DragonWear’s Elements and IronShield FR fabrics, designed to provide workers weather protection and durability. This hooded hybrid offers CAT 3 protection that combines the features of a versatile, hooded outer layer with a built-in fleece balaclava.
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FR shirt

The Carhartt FeatherWeight FR Shirt features GlenGuard FR fabric to provide workers with added comfort and durability. Lightweight, fade resistant and moisture wicking to help keep workers cool and comfortable throughout the day, the 5.3-ounce fabric weight shirt is ARC 2 and UL 2112 certified.
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FR jean

Each pair of FR jeans is made of prewashed, heavyweight cotton denim for a comfortable feel and fit. They come fully equipped with five-pocket styling, “W” stitching on the back pockets and a safety orange ID patch on the outside for high visibility.
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AR/FR long-sleeved T-shirt

Made from a 4.6-ounce, inherently flame-resistant FRMC fabric, the Women’s Layer 1 Long Sleeve T-Shirt features a contoured silhouette to fit women properly, as well as excellent stretch, tagless labeling and a flatlock center back seam for comfort.
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M-GARD garments with AeroDex technology integrate new fibers and yarn wrapping techniques for up to 30% lighter protection. These garments allow body heat to dissipate while delivering ANSI Cut Level A7-A9 protection.
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Bug-repellent cargo pants

These men’s cargo pants have been treated with permethrin to protect against mosquitoes, ticks, ants and more. The built-in Environmental Protection Agency-registered application is effective through 70 washings and compatible with FR finishes.
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FR knit shirt

This lightweight FR Flex Knit combines the crisp, professional look of an office work shirt with the comfort of your favorite T-shirt. Spandex-blend fabric allows it to stretch freely.
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