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    GORE-TEX CROSSTECH® PARALLON® product technology

    A revolutionary system that provides a new level of breathability beyond what is available today, and it maintains thermal protection better when gear gets wet.


    Explore the high-level protective benefits of this technology



    Since it offers the lowest resistance to the transfer of sweat vapor through it, the GORE-TEX CROSSTECH® PARALLON® liner system offers the most breathable performance.

    When laminated to a flame-resistant material, the technology has been proven to withstand high heat exposures and still deliver excellent breathability and reliable protective performance.

    GORE-TEX CROSSTECH® PARALLON® product technology is engineered for penetration resistance to pathogens found in blood and body fluids.

    The durably waterproof GORE-TEX CROSSTECH® PARALLON® liner system resists liquids and water from entering from the outside.

    The ultimate in thermal protection with unparalleled breathability.

    The performance of traditional turnout gear usually requires a tradeoff between thermal protection and breathability. Increasing one typically means giving up some aspect of the other. Now it’s possible to achieve unparalleled levels of breathability, while also preventing serious drops in thermal protection that can occur as your gear gets wet, particularly from sweat. This new level of breathability and enhanced thermal protection is only achievable with the GORE-TEX CROSSTECH® PARALLON® liner system — a unique multi-barrier liner system that replaces the moisture barrier and thermal liner in convention gear.

    Ideal for
    The technology has been developed with real-work situations in mind, so that hard-working professionals in challenging environments can stay protected, and simply focus on their important work.

    Certified to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100, Class II

    NFPA 1971:
    Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting

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