Self-Extinguising Flame and Flash Fire Protection plus Comfort and Durability

GORE® PYRAD® Fabric Technology offers a high level of protection from arc flash and flash fire threats by balancing flame resistance, thermal insulation, and thermal stability. The unique technology self-extinguishes flames so that the fabric does not continue to burn. When bonded to traditional textiles, PYRAD-based products include attributes such as low water pick-up, reduced weight, abrasion resistance, and the production of FR Hi-Vis fabrics. Traditional non-FR textiles will continue to propagate flame, exhibit melting and dripping, and increase the potential of burn injury to the skin.

Garments made with GORE® PYRAD® Fabric Technology demonstrate low levels of burn injury prediction on PyroMan (ASTM F1930) tests, as reflected in the low incident of predicted second- and third-degree burn.


  • Waterproof, windproof, and breathable in a broad range of conditions
  • Fast dry-out time, low water pick-up
  • Lightweight, flexible, drapable


  • Enhanced protection against heat and flame threats
  • Maintains physical integrity after exposure to heat and flame
  • Self-extinguishing, including during exposure to flammable contaminants


  • High abrasion resistance and colorfastness
  • Resistant to cracking and tearing in low temperatures
  • Enhanced durability due to waterproof characteristics

GORE® PYRAD® Fabric Technology offers:

  • Enhanced flame resistance with state-of-the-art self-extinguishing properties
  • Unmatched physical integrity after exposure
  • Exceptional mechanical durability
  • Durable performance after exposure to JP-8, DEET, petroleum, oils, and lubricants
  • Increased flexibility for high visibility, antistatic, opacity, and printing applications
  • Colorfast performance to maintain camouflage or Hi-Vis properties


Test Method: Weight gain after wetting face textile with Suter test device

  • Water pick-up of face textile (oz/yd²)

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The Hardshell with GORE® PYRAD® Fabric Technology is approved and available for purchase through the following outlets: