FORTIS

The Fortis combines a high mechanical resistance with excellent thermal protection.

Lightweight performance with confirmed longevity. The Fortis has been constructed to offer excellent heat resistance, breathability and insulating properties – thanks for its unique 830 Twin assembly. When Thermo-Man®  tested a 5 year old Fortis, it performed as well as a new suit. Used by thousands of firefighters across Europe. Available in Navy and Gold. 

 

 


FULL SPECIFICATION

The Fortis comprises several pockets, to accommodate tools and accessories. Reinforced elbow and shoulders. The jacket is clearly visible due to fluorescent and retroreflective striping with glass beads.

Details
Anti-panic zipper under flap with touch & close fasteningPre-shaped elbow
2 x waterproof pocketsButtons for braces
1 x gusset radio pocket on front flap with touch and close fastening and flapFixed aramid lining
1 x Napoleon pocketKnitted cuffs in sleeves with thumbhole
2 x loops to secure radio1 x inside pocket with zip closure
1 x fixed loop + 1 adjustable loop for lampAir tubes top back & front + on shoulders for additional air-layer
Touch and close fastening for name badgeWickingstrip at sleeve end and at hem
Round sleevesZipper in back lining for inspection
Shoulder reinforcement with foam and elbow reinforcementCollar with flap with touch and close fastening
Evacuation holesCERTIFIED TO
Perforated retroreflective stripingEN 1149-5 : 2018
Triple trim (fluo/silver/fluo)EN 469 : 2005 + A1: 2006 / Xf2 Xr2 Y2 Z2
Extended backEN ISO 13688 : 2013


FULL SPECIFICATION

The accompanying trousers have a standard waist with reinforced coated Kevlar® knees. The braces are fixed. Comprising additional pockets. The lower legs have high visibility striping.

DetailsCertified to
Front fly with zipperEN 1149-5 : 2018
2 x patched pockets with gussetEN 469 : 2005 + A1: 2006 / Xf2 Xr2 Y2 Z2
Hem reinforced with coated Kevlar®EN ISO 13688 : 2013
Elasticated waist
Adjustable and removable braces
Perforated retroreflective striping
Triple trim (fluo/silver/fluo)

830 TWIN
MATERIAL

 

Outer fabric

Twin

Outside: 98% aramid – 2% AST ; ± 225 g/m²

The Twin fabric has a specific two-sided construction, offering a long life span and a good mechanical resistance: it doesn’t break open after a flashover. Used daily by firefighters worldwide, its high performance is well‑established.

 


 

Moisture barrier

SIO-A.I.R. PTFE

100% aramid

The SIO-A.I.R barrier PTFE is a laminated a base layer of PTFE on a 3D felt of 100% aramid.

The SIO-A.I.R barrier PTFE is tested in accordance with the ISO 6530 standard (Protection against liquid chemicals – Test method for resistance of materials to penetration by liquids). It is waterproof, with a water column of more than 10 metres, even after it has been exposed to a temperature of 220°C for 7 seconds. It also passes the kerosene exposure test.

The membrane passes the ASTM F1671 test after 25 washes at 60°C, which ensures that a selection of viruses cannot penetrate the SIO-A.I.R barrier PTFE membrane.

 


 

Thermal barrier

Techweave

This 3D weave produces a fabric with excellent insulating properties.

The air channel system thus created makes it possible to achieve a level of thermal insulation never before achieved while improving the regulation of heat and sweat that firefighters generate while in interventions. Thanks to its aramid composition, this lining has a very good mechanical resistance.

This fabric improves the comfort of the firefighter thanks to its flexibility and lightness.

50% of Techweave is in direct contact with the skin, which makes Techweave very comfortable.