Darley Armor AP™ Gear Pants with DRD
For at least two decades, fire departments choosing outer shells made of 40% DuPont™ Nomex®/60% DuPont™ Kevlar® have been limited to stiff and uncomfortable gear...until now. Utilizing the groundbreaking Filament Twill Technology™ used in PBI Max™, the new Armor AP™ fills the needs of firefighters who prefer improved mobility, durability, and improved protection at an economical price. Armor AP™- a 6.5oz. outer shell with absolute performance.
How does one achieve absolute performance utilizing the same fibers (meta-aramid, para-aramid) used Fusion™ and TenCate Advance™…and not increase the cost 25-50%? The answer lies in Filament Twill Technology™. Like PBI Max™, Armor AP™ is powered by DuPont™ Kevlar® filament in a twill weave. The result is a lighter weight outer shell (6.5 oz.) with improved comfort/flexibility, improved strength and durability, and equal to improved protection.
Most firefighters agree longevity in turnout gear comes from better tear strength. While some companies try to spin abrasion as the most important indicator of durability, turnout gear isn’t retired from holes due to abrasion. Turnout gear is retired when it starts ripping and tearing from “wear and tear” and UV degradation. DuPont™ Kevlar® filament allows Armor AP™ to resist tearing for a longer period of time than traditional outer shells like Fusion™ and TenCate Advance™…improving durability.
Protection and durability are important characteristics of any outer shell…but so is comfort and flexibility. Better comfort and flexibility lead to better mobility. Better mobility can make all the difference in a life threatening situation. Firefighters wearing Fusion™ and TenCate Advance™ don’t need to sacrifice mobility any longer…Armor AP™ is the answer.