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_ID Product Nominal Weight Construction Coolderm™ Technology
1 Defender® M 300 Woven Fabric 3.0 osy (100 gsm) Woven (plain) Yes
2 Defender® M 500 Woven Fabric 5.0 osy (170 gsm) Woven (plain) Yes
3 Defender® M 550 Woven Fabric 5.5 osy (185 gsm) Woven (plain) Yes
4 Defender® M 650 Woven Fabric 6.5 osy (220 gsm) Woven (ripstop) Yes
6 Defender® M 550 STATICSHIELD 5.5 osy (185 gsm) Woven (twill) Yes
7 Defender® M 600 RAINSHIELD (DWR) 6.0 osy (205 gsm) Knit (Jersey)
8 Defender® M 600 RAINSHIELD (LAMINATE) 6.0 osy (205 gsm) Woven (plain)
9 Defender® M 620 with STRETCH Technology 6.2 osy (210 gsm) Woven (twill) Yes
10 Defender® M 11000 RAINSHIELD with STRETCH Technology 11.0 osy (365 gsm) Laminated Yes
12 Defender® M 550 Knit Fabric 5.5 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.