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Outer Shells

Protection and comfort

Protection and comfort

A firefighter’s outer shell is the first line of defense in dangerous environments. Make sure it can stand up to the challenge. TenCate Protective Fabrics engineers highly technical, inherently FR fabrics that serve as that first line of defense for firefighters all over the world.

With over 90 years of textile experience with breakthrough technology and first-to-market FR solutions, TenCate is the most trusted name in outer shell fabrics. TenCate delivers the protection firefighters need to face daily challenges as well as the mobility and comfort they need to make it all look easy. TenCate pioneered the modern outer shell as the first company to spin aramid fibers into FR fabrics in 1970. 

That same intrepid spirit of constant innovation is still alive at TenCate today and continues to be the driving force of how and why the best outer shells in the world are manufactured.

By focusing only on inherently FR fabrics designed solely for PPE, TenCate cuts out the noise and distractions and makes certain that the outer shell fabrics we engineer are as ready to charge ahead as the firefighters who wear them. Don’t gamble with firefighter safety. Make sure that the outer shell you choose performs that way it should in any situation. Choose TenCate.

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PBI® Outer Shells

Where technology and protection meet. PBI® has a great reputation among firefighters and is considered the cutting edge of thermal protection. Firefighters ask for it by name and TenCate Protective Fabrics delivers.

Product name Composition Weight (+- 5%)
PBI® Peak 5 Woven (Twill) 5.6 osy (190 gsm)
Kombat Flex Powered By PBI® Flex Twill 6.9 osy (255 gsm)
PBI® XT Woven (Modified Plain) 7.5 osy (255 gsm)
PBI® Stretch Flex Twill 7.2 osy (245 gsm)
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Nomex® Outer Shells

Durable Outer shell fabric that stands up to any challenge. A time-tested and trusted name like Nomex® ensures that firefighters know the level of protection they’re getting without ever asking. A name they know and a fiber they can trust.

Product name Composition Weight (+- 5%)
Agility® Woven (Twill) 6.6 osy (225 gsm)
Agility® Tactical Woven (Twill) 5.0 osy (170 gsm)
Pioneer™ Woven (Twill) 6.6 osy (225 gsm)
Brigade® 600 Outershells Plain 6.0 osy (205 gsm)
Brigade® 750 Outershells Plain 7.5 osy (255 gsm)
Advance™ Rip Stop 7.2 osy (244 gsm)
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Ready to protect your department with the latest flame resistant technology?

Find out which protective fabric perfectly matches your protective requirements and comfort preferences! Our Fire Service experts can help you make a confident decision.