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Military fabrics

Making a difference on the front lines


Generations of defense professionals — servicemen and women in the military and police industries around the world — rely on our fabrics for safety, comfort, and confidence.

As a global leader in inherently flame-resistant (FR) fabrics, TenCate Protective Fabrics enables these professionals to be great at what they do by creating fabrics that bring out the best in them.


Trusted by millions around the world, our engineers leverage over 30 years of experience protecting military personnel to design advanced textiles that offer wearers more comfort, more durability, and more protection.

Designed To Adapt

Improvised explosive devices (IED's) changed the battlefield forever. Defender® M was engineered specifically to take on the threat of thermal events in combat. It's the fabric of choice for all US Army troops deployed outside the wire.

Product name Composition Weight (+- 5%) PPE requirements
Defender® M 6.5 Ripstop Woven 6.5 osy (220 gsm)
Defender® M 6.8 Twill Woven 6.8 osy (231 gsm)
Defender® M 5.5 Mesh Mesh Knit  5.5 osy (186 gsm)
Defender® M 6.5 Jersey Jersey Knit  6.5 osy (220 gsm)
Defender® M 7.2 Stretch Jersey Stretch Knit 7.2 osy (244 gsm)
Defender® M Superfabric
Defender® M 6.2 Stretch Twill Woven 6.2 osy (203 gsm)
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Designed For Comfort

Engineered as a lightweight, inherently FR fabric for high humidity climates, Commando™ uses COOLDERM™ Technology for enhanced comfort. Active moisture wicking pulls moisture and sweat away from the skin with a quick drying time which means less irritation and greater ease of wear. Combine all of these attributes with a soft hand and sharp appearance and it’s easy to see why Commando™ is ideal for tropical surroundings.

Product name Composition Weight (+- 5%) PPE requirements
High Strength Commando™ Woven 5.6 osy (190 gsm)
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Make Any Condition Your Comfort Zone

Protection needs to live where it's needed most. TenCate Protective Fabrics has a range of base layer fabrics to keep end users safe from the skin out. Lightweight and easy to wear, these base layers provide comfort as well as dependable FR protection.

Product name Composition Weight (+- 5%) PPE requirements
Tecasafe® Plus Tech T4 Mil Knit 5.0 osy (170 gsm)
Tecasafe® Plus Tech T5 Mil Knit 5.4 osy (183 gsm)
Tecasafe® Plus Tundra 1000 Mil Fleece 10 osy (340 gsm)
Tecasafe® Plus Swiss Pique Mil Knit 6.7 osy (227 gsm)
Tecasafe® Plus 580 Mil Woven 5.8 osy (197 gsm)
Tecasafe® Plus 700 Truecolor™ Mil Woven 7.4 osy (251 gsm)
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Specialty Fabrics

The men and women who serve in the military have to face a wide variety of harsh and unforgiving environments. TenCate Protective Fabrics provides solutions that deliver the comfort, lightweight feel and inherent FR protection that can stand up to any climate.

Product name Composition Weight (+- 5%) PPE requirements
Alert5™ 8.5 Rib Knit Rib Knit 8.5 osy (290 gsm)
Alert5™ 7.0 Knit Mesh Knit Mesh 7.0 osy (237 gsm)
Maverick™ 5.0 osy (170 gsm)
Anchor Lite® Jersey Knit 4.5 osy (153 gsm)
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Ready to protect your crew with the latest flame resistant technology?

Looking for further advice on Military & Police fabrics? Or do you have other questions regarding protective fabrics? Please reach out to our product specialists. They’re always happy to help answer any questions you might have.