Lightweight performance with confirmed longevity. The Fortis (formerly known as Belgium) 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.
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.
|Anti-panic zipper under flap with touch & close fastening||Pre-shaped elbow|
|2 x waterproof pockets||Buttons for braces|
|1 x gusset radio pocket on front flap with touch and close fastening and flap||Fixed aramid lining|
|1 x Napoleon pocket||Knitted cuffs in sleeves with thumbhole|
|2 x loops to secure radio||1 x inside pocket with zip closure|
|1 x fixed loop + 1 adjustable loop for lamp||Air tubes top back & front + on shoulders for additional air-layer|
|Touch and close fastening for name badge||Wickingstrip at sleeve end and at hem|
|Round sleeves||Zipper in back lining for inspection|
|Shoulder reinforcement with foam and elbow reinforcement||Collar with flap with touch and close fastening|
|Evacuation holes||CERTIFIED TO|
|Perforated retroreflective striping||EN 1149-5 : 2018|
|Triple trim (fluo/silver/fluo)||EN 469 : 2005 + A1: 2006 / Xf2 Xr2 Y2 Z2|
|Extended back||EN ISO 13688 : 2013|
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.
|Front fly with zipper||EN 1149-5 : 2018|
|2 x patched pockets with gusset||EN 469 : 2005 + A1: 2006 / Xf2 Xr2 Y2 Z2|
|Hem reinforced with coated Kevlar®||EN ISO 13688 : 2013|
|Adjustable and removable braces|
|Perforated retroreflective striping|
|Triple trim (fluo/silver/fluo)|
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.
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.
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.