Turnout Materials


Firefighters carry a lot of weight on the job; their outer shell shouldn’t add to the load. TenCate scientists have engineered a 6.6-ounce fabric that that offers ease of movement and wear and the strength of a premium outer shell.

  • ENFORCE™ Technology provides the same strength and protection at a lighter weight
  • Lighter weight means firefighters can stay in the action longer with less chance of heat stress
  • Twill weave provides ease of movement and freedom to act fast
  • Innovative engineering delivers the durability that firefighters need on the job

AGILITY® is available in Light Gold, Dark Gold and Black Gold.


  1. Maximum protection in a lighter weight fabric
  2. Excellent strength after thermal exposure
  3. Less weight means less risk of heat stress

Westex® DH

Westex® DH makes an excellent choice for flash fire protection. With its uniquely woven blend, it provides outstanding breathability and optimized moisture management to keep the wearer cooler, drier and more comfortable. Westex® DH also retains an excellent after-wash appearance, with a low propensity forpilling and is available in navy and anANSI 107 certified lime/yellow. Excellent Performance Characteristics:
  • Breathability
  • Moisture Wicking
  • Color Consistency
Weight: 5.5 oz/yd2

Brigade™ 600

With decades of proven performance, BRIGADE™ 600 still provides basic protection at an affordable price.

  • Content: 100% NOMEX® IIIA
  • Weight: 6.0 oz/yd2 plain weave



Westex Synergy®

Westex Synergy® is made with 100% Nomex® IIIA. Nomex® is an inherent fiber and has been a leader in heat and flame protection for more than 45 years. Nomex® fiber helps FR clothing maintain its size and shape after repeated launderings for a professional appearance.


100%Nomex® IIIA


GORE®CROSSTECH®EMS Fabric has earned its industry-leading status by protecting against hazards at the emergency scene, including blood and other body fluids that could contain HIV, HBV (Hepatitis B), and HCV (Hepatitis C). Its proven durability, comfort, and heat stress relief make it the ultimate in protective fabric performance. You can trust the performance of GORE® CROSSTECH® EMS Fabric. It was developed as a result of Gore’s innovative thinking, and extensive testing. With over 35 years of experience in developing and improving barrier fabric, Gore is known for its extensive testing in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities.

Product Features:
  • The best combination of breathability and durability
  • 2-layer or 3-layer construction
  • Nonflammable options available
  • Penetration protection against blood and body fluids
  • Waterproof and windproof


The (Crosstech S/R) moisture barrier material shall be a 5.0 oz. per square yard two-layer laminate comprised of a bi-component membrane laminated to a liner fabric substrate.  The bi-component membrane shall be comprised of an expanded PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene, for example Teflon) matrix having a continuous hydrophilic (i.e. water loving) and oleophobic (i.e. oil hating) coating that is impregnated into the matrix.  The moisture barrier material shall meet all moisture barrier requirements of NFPA 1951-current edition and NFPA 1999-current edition.  The moisture barrier shall be used as a hung liner under a durable outer-shell material.  Further mention of “Specified Moisture Barrier” in this specification shall refer to this section

Segmented - Series 5600 Fire Coat Comfort Trim

It’s not a fabric. It’s not a tape. It’s not stitched on. It’s an integral part of your turnout gear. Partner with 3M to create a new innovation story. It has the best traits of any fire coat trim that 3M has ever made. New 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material — Series 5600 Fire Coat Comfort Trim doesn’t just change the way firefighters look, it’s much more flexible than standard trim. It’s durable and stitch free for lasting protection and may reduce maintenance. And best of all, it’s 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material, so you know it will help keep them visible and protected day after day, call after call.

  • Feel the flexibility. Flexible and less constricting for easier movement, especially in tight spaces.
  • Breathing is believing. This breathable trim meets NFPA stored energy requirements without any modification or additional layers.
  • Durable by design. Just like 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material — Triple Trim, you can trust it to be flame resistant and durable in extreme conditions
  • Light and bright. Reflective technology from 3M provides excellent reflectivity in low light and nighttime conditions to help keep firefighters safe and seen.

Standard - Series 9500 Fire Coat Trim

The original, premium, high visibility tripletrim depended upon worldwide for reliable performance when duty calls. We put our emblem of quality on every batch of Scotchlite reflective material – series 9500 fire coat trim to give you assurance it’s the genuine product. Protecting our trademarks is extremely important at 3M, and authenticating our product with the 3M logo is one measure we take so you always know you’re getting what you specified. We’ve been authenticating certain products with a printed logo on the back for years, but now you can look for the 3M logo on the front of our products, too.

3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material – Series 9500 Fire Coat Trim:
• Maintained its shape, appearance, flexibility, nighttime visibility and durability
• Provided exceptional nighttime visibility
• Maintained a brightness measurement of over 500 cd/lux/m⊃2;


ARA-SHIELD® (Black, Gold)

Polymer-coated DuPont™ KEVLAR® with matte finish for improved appearance and traction. This material is easy to clean, offers exceptional strength, is lightweight and double coated to prevent moisture absorption. It is a moderately priced alternative and easy to clean, but it is not as pliable as other reinforcements and like any coated fabric, can crack along stress lines.

Outer Shell Material (All Shell Fabrics are Available)

Self-reinforcements are soft and pliable, resulting in comfort and ease of movement, but in most cases they are not the most economical, water resistant or durable reinforcements. If selecting a self-reinforcement material, consider the weight and durability of the fabric.  Structural shell materials and NOMEX® fabrics are usually good choices.

Kevlar Twill

Ricochet highly recommends the use of Kevlar twill for all pocket reinforcements on structural fire garments. We can line the entire inside pocket (all four sides) or just the pocket itself (3 sides). Kevlar twill is light weight, extremely durable and the most specified reinforcement material used by the fire service.