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It's no wonder TenCate is the industry leader in providing the best overall specialized personal protective fabrics for emergency responders. TenCate's fabrics are designed and engineered to provide the best overall protection available to protect emergency responders from heat, flame, and other relevant hazards. They combine decades of engineering expertise and customer feedback to ensure that no matter the emergency, you will have the right fabric that provides the best protection from today's dangerous environment.

TenCate Protective Fabrics develops and produces the most comprehensive range of proven, high performance fabrics used to make firefighter turnout gear.


The new AGILITY™ KEVLAR®/NOMEX®/PBO blend outer shell provides a step up in performance from the ULTRA™ outer shell due to the innovative ENFORCE™ Technology, while being lighter and more flexible.


CALDURA® ELITE features an inherently wicking facecloth that manages moisture well and enhances comfort. Its surface is slick which allows ease of movement and easy donning and doffing.


DEFENDER™ M ELITE SL2 provides a good balance of TPP and THL for excellent thermal protection and heat stress relief, as well as improved flexibility for greater ease of movement.


Using a blend of PBI® and DuPont™ KEVLAR® fibers, KOMBAT™ FLEX exceeds the toughness standards for which TenCate is so well known. Without compromising protection, this outer shell incorporates unparalleled freedom and ease of movement to get in, get the job done, and get out.


Stretch fabrics are the foundation of athletic gear in almost every active pursuit. Finally, stretch comes to the fire service – PBI® STRETCH is the first outer shell fabric certified for turnout gear. Made from a performance stretch blend of PBI®/KEVLAR®, it enables turnouts to have a body-contoured, less bulky fit while providing an unprecedented range of motion.

PBI® XT (formerly GEMINI™ XT)

TenCate PBI® XT combines the proven performance of PBI® with the advanced engineering expertise of TenCate. The thermal resistance of PBI® and DuPont KEVLAR® spun yarns are reinforced with a high strength filament grid.


This new KEVLAR®/NOMEX® blend outer shell is even lighter and more flexible but still delivers the strength and durability you need, due to the innovative ENFORCE™ Technology. If you’re in ADVANCE™ or similar outer shells, you owe it to yourself to check out PIONEER™.


QUANTUM3D® provides an excellent balance of THL and TPP performance as well as flexibility and ease of movement. QUANTUM3D® is thin and flexible with a slick, comfortable facecloth.


TenCate QUANTUM4i™ builds on the success of COOLDERM™ Technology facecloth and adds PBI® G2™ aperture spun-lace batting for greater air and moisture flow. The two lightweight layers trap air, providing better insulation.