Defender® M

TenCate Defender® M was engineered to closely resemble more traditional, non-flame resistant fabrics that combat professionals were already familiar with so the transition would flow smoothly.

As an everyday performance fabric, Defender M is lightweight and breathable and uses TenCate Coolderm™ Technology to wick moisture and perspiration away from the skin, minimizing discomfort in high-heat environments.

Defender M is available in several weights and constructions, including a variety of woven fabrics, stretch woven fabrics, laminates and knits for garment design options.

wdt_IDProductNominal WeightConstructionCoolderm™ Technology
1Defender® M 300 Woven Fabric3.0 osy (100 gsm)Woven (plain)Yes
2Defender® M 500 Woven Fabric5.0 osy (170 gsm)Woven (plain)Yes
3Defender® M 550 Woven Fabric5.5 osy (185 gsm)Woven (plain)Yes
4Defender® M 650 Woven Fabric6.5 osy (220 gsm)Woven (ripstop)Yes
6Defender® M 550 STATICSHIELD5.5 osy (185 gsm)Woven (twill)Yes
7Defender® M 600 RAINSHIELD (DWR)6.0 osy (205 gsm)Knit (Jersey)
8Defender® M 600 RAINSHIELD (LAMINATE)6.0 osy (205 gsm)Woven (plain)
9Defender® M 620 with STRETCH Technology6.2 osy (210 gsm)Woven (twill)Yes
10Defender® M 11000 RAINSHIELD with STRETCH Technology11.0 osy (365 gsm)LaminatedYes
12Defender® M 550 Knit Fabric5.5 osy (185 gsm)Knit (mesh)Yes

TenCate Protective Fabrics offers protection for warfighters and peacekeepers — by land, air and sea. As the world’s number one manufacturer of inherently flame-resistant (FR) fabrics, TenCate Protective Fabrics has the honor to work with the world’s leading militaries to develop and enhance textiles that will protect and assist armed forces around the world.

TenCate Protective Fabrics was the first company to supply FR fabric to the U.S. Army for infantry uniforms.