Fabric Specifications

Integrated – Expandable Soft Body Armor System Elite Level Gear
  Light, Lean, Mean, Flexible, FIre Retardant   Can be built with agency outer gear for a uniform look

Protective Fabrics

Aramid, a high density nylon fabric is the industry standard for protective fabrics used in spike and blade vests. Of the many aramid fabrics available in the market, Teijin Aramid USA Inc. meets the protection level demanded by ProWearGear.

Teijin fabrics have the proven quality to bring back officers safely.  For several decades, Teijin has been an industry standard for high quality ballistic and spike vest by manufacturers. The qualities of  these fabrics  include – foremost is their high level of protection against spike and  knife threats and they are inherently fire retardant. In addition, these fabrics are 100% soft, supple, bend and fold to easily follow contours of women’s and men’s body types and built to last the standard five-year life cycle of ballistic vests.

  • ULTRA – GUARD – a proprietary ProWearGear fabric, provides protection at a level greater than NIJ’s highest spike level, Spike Level 3, Standard 0115.00. ULTRA GUARD gives ultra strength and protection against brutal blades and spike for the ultimate in recoil with greater kick back to the knife’s impact to reduce internal bruising and trauma.  Ultra Guard is built for immediate action! It  allows quick, easy mobility and maneuverability when at work.ULTRA GUARD is effective protection from snakes, dogs, needles, glass,  cactus, razor and barb wire and fire.

 

  • The CLASSIC –  easily passed the highest protection test by the  National Institute of Justice at  NIJ Spike Level 3, Standard 0115.00.  This fabric protects against spike and is effective for many blade and slash threats, dogs, needles, glass, some cactus, razor and barb wire and fire.
  • Protective Panels are removable for cleaning, similar to ballistic panels.
  • Protective layers are integrated and expandable. Additional layers can be added to increase protection level from The CLASSIC to ULTRA-GUARD without purchasing an entirely newsystem.
  • Protective Panels

    •  available in multiple protection levels 
      • CLASSIC 1,2, and 3 are equivalent to NIJ Spike Level 1, 2 and 3 .
      • ULTRA-GUARD increases protection levels to the CLASSIC 1,2,3.
    • An Expandable and Scaleable system – where panels can be increased or decreased to meet low and high threat levels.
    • Removable panels are easily inserted into pockets on external carrier.
    • Removable panels are cleaned as current ballistic vest panels.

Colors

BlackNavy CoyoteRed Yellow Orange

Contact us if a color you need is not listed.

Visit the Products page to see colors that are standard and which are custom.

Outer Shell / Carrier Fabric

  • External Carrier

    • Strategically placed pockets hold removable protective panels.
    • Machine wash-dry carrier as a standard ballistic or spike carrier.

 T-SHIRTS

  •   mesh and jersey fabrics are soft to the skin; flat seam construction eliminates chafing.
  • T-shirt  available in
    • Option 1: “Cool Max” 100% moisture wicking polyester mesh; comfortable, quick drying; ultra light weight at 3.5/sq/ sq.yd. Colors: Black,  Navy;  Fabric: imported
    • Option 2: FR – fire retardant jersey knit; a blend of modacrylic-rayon yarns; ultra light weight 4.4oz/sq.yd. ; is inherently flame resistant and has “0” after flame or melt/drip during test method ASTM D 6413-11. It is HRC1 certified as defined by NFPA 70E. comfort and dries fast; Fabric Made in the U.S.A. Colors:  Black, Navy, Sand, Coyote Brown
  •  GAITERS: Cordura fabric; 1000 denier, high density nylon as used in tactical gear; optional: Fire-retardant lining;  Standard Color: Black; Custom Colors: on request; Fabric Made in the U.S.A.
  • JACKET:
    • Option 1: Maintain uniformity, use Agency Issued Jackets for external shell-carrier.
    • Hood-Detachable: optional: standard fabric or armored lining
    • Option 2: Commander fabric; 35/65 poly/cotton; 100% nylon lining; standard for police jackets; Color: Black; Custom Colors: on request; Fabric Made in the U.S.A.
    • Option 3: FR –  Fire Retardant Fabric for Shell, Lining,  Zippers; Color: Black; Custom Colors: on request; Fabric Made in the U.S.A.
  • COVERALLS
    • Option 1: Maintain uniformity, use Agency Issued Coveralls as external shell-carrier.
    • Hood-Detachable: optional: standard fabric or armored lining
    • Option 2: Commander fabric; 12 oz. 35/65 poly/cotton; not lined;  Color: Black, Safety Orange, Safety Yellow, Red; Custom Colors: on request;  Optional: Reflective Trim;  Fabric: and Trim: imported
    • Option 3: FR –  Fire Retardant Fabric for Shell and Zippers, Reflective Trim; no Lining; Color: Black; Safety Orange, Red; Custom Colors: on request; Fabric and Trim: made in the U.S.A.

Testing in the Real World

Field tests on ProWearGear fabrics confirm the following could not puncture these fabrics.

  • Spyderco Police and Gerber Tactical Knives
  • Cactus from Cholla to Barrel
  • Broken Bottles of Glass Shards
  • Security Fences from Barb to Razor Wire
  • Medical Needles from
    Hypodermic to Cattle Guage
  • Police Dogs at National Trials
    for Aggression Training
  • 8’ Diamond Back Snake
    No Venom Expelled
  • Fire Retardant test was
    No Drip No Melt