For years, firefighters, EMS, utility workers and members of the armed forces have endured flame resistant apparel that is bulky, uncomfortable and even dangerous as performance deteriorates over time. This summer, Polartec® offers a new solution with the introduction of a total layering system that provides certified flame resistant protection, combined with the proven comfort and functionality of Polartec® performance fabrics.
“After many years of development work with the US Military and work-wear markets, we are proud to deliver a truly innovative collection of flame resistant fabrics,” states Andy Vecchione, President of Polartec, LLC. “We have added flame resistance without sacrificing the comfort and performance Polartec fabrics are known for.”
The Polartec® flame resistant (FR) system includes next-to-skin base layer fabrics that wick and dry quickly, mid layers with stretch, lightweight thermal insulation layers and weather protection outer layers, all optimized to work together as a system. Compared to other FR clothing systems, Polartec offers durable, lightweight, breathable options that dry quickly and do not inhibit range of motion. Fabrics include:
- Polartec® Power Dry® FR
- Polartec® Power Stretch® FR
- Polartec® Thermal FR®
- Polartec® Wind Pro® FR
Polartec FR fabrics are tested in a state-of-the-art laboratory and pass relevant industry standards confirmed by independent testing. About Polartec® Polartec, LLC is the developer, manufacturer and marketer of Polartec® performance fabrics. Polartec® products range from lightweight wicking base layers, to insulation layers, to extreme weather protection and are utilized by the best clothing brands in the world. In addition, Polartec® fabrics are used extensively by all branches of the United States military including the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Special Operations Forces. For more information, visit www.polartec.com