We´ve reported a while ago about the release of the “Infiltrator Jacket & Pant” from Outdoor Research Tactical. These are new addition to their Cold Weather Apparel Program. Read about the full details HERE. OR Tactical goes new ways to integrate materials from GORE-TEX the first time used for military tactical garment.
What I´m going to talk about really quick is the so called “FLEX2FIT fabric”. This fabric is designed to offer weatherproof protection with the added benefit of durable stretch and recovery. A highly versatile material that reduces the number of jackets a war fighter has to carry into a conflict zone. It accommodates a wide variety of temperatures and conditions because it fits equally well alone or over insulative layers, thus removing the need to carry two or three jackets into battle. Durably waterproof and windproof, it’s also highly breathable.
Jason Rodriguez, marketing communications manager for Gore’s Military Fabric’s division said:
GORE-TEX® FLEX2FIT™ fabric is a new technology for military and consumer garment applications that is form fitting and enhanced freedom of movement. The durable weather protection it offers ensures the user and under layers remain dry and comfortable by leveraging the GORE-TEX(R) brand promise of durable waterproof, windproof and breathable protection.
He added that GORE-TEX® FLEX2FIT™ also reduces noise signature which is another great benefit.
Current, two major brands will be selling jackets and pants made from FLEX2FIT. First is Outdoor Research Tactical and second Beyond Clothing. I think we will hear a lot more about this fabric during the year and other manufacturers will step on the train asap.