Typically, heavy and thick turnout gear helps provide a high thermal
protective performance (TPP). Unfortunately that contributes to heat
stress, by not allowing enough total heat loss (THL). As an industry, we
have been trained to think that you have to sacrifice TPP in order to
achieve maximum THL. We are offering a solution contrary to that
Fire-Dex offers the most lightweight, thin, and flexible fabric
composites with the highest THL ever seen in the fire service…without
sacrificing thermal protection or durability. Introducing TECGEN71, an
exclusive outer shell available in Fire-Dex Ultimate turnout gear.
TECGEN71 is built with a non PFAS water repellent finish. This
patented material is designed to reduce heat stress while offering high
performance levels in TPP, breathability, and an overall reduction of
composite weight. Features rip twill construction that puts the proven
strength of 60/40 Kevlar®/Nomex® on the face of the fabric, while
creating a super structure of the TECGEN® fiber inside. Twill Weave.
What is TPP and THL?
From the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FEMA, thermal
protective performance (TPP) “measures how well a fabric protects the
wearer against second-degree burns in a flash fire. The higher the TPP
value, the more thermal protection the fabric provides relative to other
Total Heat Loss (THL) measures breathability, or the ability of the
total composite system to allow heat and moisture to evaporate.
Breathability is a key factor in reducing heat stress.
Most turnout gear options focus on TPP or reducing the weight as it
is difficult to attain both measurements. TECGEN71 is different. The
lighter weight total composite system allows more breathability and
flexibility, yielding a 48% higher THL without sacrificing TPP or
Fire-Dex FX-R Turnout Gear Features
FX-R Gear is the only gear in the industry utilizing Active Posture
Design™ (APD). APD works with your SCBA to get you in the ready position
with less stress and fatigue. Designed together with the world’s best
rock climbing and extreme sports clothing designers, APD is a collection
of design elements that are specifically designed to minimize
firefighter stress and fatigue. APD focuses on achieving firefighter
comfort and mobility through design rather than by oversizing the
garment thereby reducing material and bulkiness. APD gets the
firefighter in the ready position with design features targeting the
center point of a typical firefighter’s full range of motion, thus
eliminating the need to fight the gear.
- 6.5 oz TECGEN71 outer shell material
- Stedair® 3000 moisture barrier
- Prism Pure thermal liner
- Coat Options: Right Flashlight Holder with Hook & Left Radio pocket with Mic Clip
- Department name on back (1 row)
- No Throat tab, NFPA Collar
- Hanging Patch, Hook & Loop Attachment, 2" Scotchlite Lime with Lettering (XL61)
upgrades: Fleece Lining on Coat Pockets, Foam in Cargo Pant Pocket
Flaps, Two Compartment Pocket divider in right Pant Cargo Pocket