Seattle, Washington, January 18, 2016 – Outdoor Research, in collaboration with W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore), has introduced the Muzzle Brake Blouse and Muzzle Brake Pants – a new uniform concept using GORE® Advanced Combat Fabric – a high strength, durably fast drying, highly air permeable fabric that meets the no melt/no drip requirement of the Department of Defense. With more military personnel rotating through Pacific and hot climate regions, the innovative design of the two styles combined with the unique textile will assist with maintaining comfort, while offering optimal performance when exposed to the temperatures and humidity levels in these areas.
“The innovative GORE® Advanced Combat Fabric allowed us to create an advanced combat uniform that dries significantly faster compared to traditional nylon/cotton blend apparel, and retains its rapid drying properties, even after use in the field and subsequent laundering,” commented Ammi Borenstein, Director of Product at Outdoor Research.
Built using Hybrid Mapped Design, the Muzzle Brake Blouse provides optimal stretch, breathability and durability, where each property is needed most, ensuring comfort and protection from the elements in hot, humid, jungle operations. Woven, double-layer GORE® Advanced Combat Fabric that withstands rough terrain and abrasion, can be found on the elbows and forearms of the blouse, and on the knees and rear of the pants. Knit stretch panels at the wrists, underarms and yoke of the blouse, and crotch and back yolk of the pants permit dynamic movement.
GORE® Advanced Combat Fabric features a woven construction that blends a proprietary ePTFE fiber along with Nylon and Cotton fibers resulting in a lightweight fabric that offers soft hand and drape, while delivering optimum performance in temperate, hot, and tropical conditions.
“GORE® Advanced Combat Fabric is specifically designed for hot weather operations, while being suitable for temperate and tropical environments. The versatile construction offers the best combination of air permeability, fast dry time, strength-to-weight ratio, and no melt/no drip,” said Gore Product Specialist Tim Quinn. “This is certainly a very different fabric from any other product that Gore has made for the U.S. Military and tactical communities.”
GORE® Advanced Combat Fabric maintains the mechanical strength (tear, break) of traditional nylon/cotton material at a reduced weight, but offers a significant decrease in water pickup compared to the standard combat uniform/BDU. As a further benefit, it will not melt or drip in flash-fire incidents. GORE® Advanced Combat Fabric also includes nIR signature reduction, and it can be permethrin and antimicrobial treated, if desired.
The new Outdoor Research Muzzle Brake Blouse and Pant with GORE® Advanced Combat Fabric will be showcased at The 2016 SHOT Show, January 19-22, Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, both in the Outdoor Research booth #30406 and in the Gore booth #10370.
For more information, visit military.outdoorresearch.com/gov
About Outdoor Research
Outdoor Research® is Designed by Adventure®. We provide Innovation and Inspiration for the Relentless Adventurer. Based in Seattle, Outdoor Research was founded in 1981. We are dedicated to building the best performance outdoor apparel, gloves, hats and an array of other outdoor accessories informed by real-world testing. We develop innovative, functional, bomb-proof products that are beautiful in their simplicity. Visit military.outdoorresearch.com/gov to learn more.
About W. L. Gore & Associates
Gore is a leading manufacturer of thousands of advanced technology products for the electronics, fabrics, industrial and medical markets. Perhaps best known for its waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® fabric, the company’s portfolio features a diverse array of innovations, including everything from guitar strings to life-saving cardiovascular devices. Gore is headquartered in Newark, Del., and employs 9,000 associates in 30 countries worldwide. It is one of a select few companies to appear on all of the U.S. “100 Best Companies to Work For” lists since the rankings were introduced in 1984. Visit www.GoreMilitary.com to learn more.
Muzzle Brake Pant and Muzzle Brake Blouse are trademarks of Outdoor Research. GORE-TEX, GORE and design are trademarks of W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.