News – DragonWear Elements Flak Jacket

by Brian Mullin on December 7, 2015

DragonWear has changed the landscape of the FR (Fire Resistant) clothing industry with a line performance work wear based on a unique layering system that allows for quick adjustments for activity level and changes in the environment. The Flak Jacket is a true crossover, accommodating both FR workers and the most outrageous adventurers. It was designed and created to provide superior weather protection and usability through an of fusion Polartec’s Wind Pro and patented HardFace FR fabrics.

Grams Thoughts

Having worked in the Oil Industry and occasional Search and Rescue forays, I know the paramount need for apparel that is tough, safe and wearable. Most of us require the same sort of toughness in our outdoor gear that gets cross-purposed for trail building and maintenance, rock removal, brush and tree thinning and fire mitigation. The Elements Flak Jacket is a high-tech hoodie that can be used for those rugged needs of the trail worker, yet still be used as a piece of apparel for mountain bikes rides in cooler weather. Not only will the jacket keep you warm and dry, but you can wear the jacket during on the ride trail work without worrying about damaging your typical biking apparel. I’ll be interested to see how the hood and integrated balaclava work and interface with helmets? Also, those up close and personal experiences with fire will feel a lot safer, even when it’s just sitting around the campfire.

The uber rugged and FR performance outerwear Elements Flak Jacket sounds like an excellent candidate for an outdoor adventurer that helps out with Search and Rescue, does heavy duty trail maintenance, fire mitigation and still needs a tough as nails jacket for mountain bike riding and hiking.


Features

Their new Elements Flak Jacket is a revolution in the FR performance outerwear market; an innovative fusion of Polartec’s Wind Pro and brand new, patented HardFace FR fabrics, this garment provides superior weather protection and rugged usability. This Dual Hazard Hooded hybrid is CAT 2 protection and combines the best features of a versatile, hooded outer layer with a one-of-a-kind, built-in fleece balaclava.

Specs

  • Available Jan 2016
  • Inherently flame resistant
  • Full zip hoodie with 3 panel hood construction designed for comfort under hardhats
  • Durable Hardface® fabric strategically placed in high wear areas for long-lasting durability
  • Elements™fabric provides excellent stretch for freedom of movement
  • Durable water repellency and wind resistant outer surface
  • Drop-tail rear hem and extra-long sleeves provide additional coverage when reaching
  • CAT 2, NFPA 70E, Arc Rating: 16 cal/cm2 (22 cal/cm2 Hardface, 16 cal/cm2 Elements)
  • Color: Steel Gray
  • Made in the USA

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