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Thermal Barrier

Firefighter Protection Lives in TenCate Thermal Barriers



Comfort in Motion. Integrated wicking COOLDERM™ Technology offers enhanced breathability and moisture management to reduce the risk of heat stress. Increased fabric longevity stands up to repeated launderings and stays slick longer. A redesigned face cloth for better- sustained, long-lasting lubricity that slides on and off quickly and effortlessly for faster response times.



TenCate Caldura Elite thermal barrier maintains a leader position. TenCate Caldura Elite is a leader in thermal barrier fabrics, has a smooth, slick face cloth that allows you to move in and out  of your gear with ease. Utilizing batts blended of DuPont Kevlar and Nomex, TenCate Caldura Elite allows you to select the proven protection and performance that best.




Now TenCate Defender M protects firefighters with a thermal barrier. The TenCate Defender M SL2 thermal barrier is designed with the same fiber and technology used to protect U.S. Army and Marine ground forces in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2007. The unique fiber blend in the face cloth offers structural firefighters superior moisture management and exceptional comfort.




Engineered for Maximum Thermal Protection. It provides better insulation against thermal events and engineered for maximum lubricity for better ease of wear (Goldcheck™ Facecloth). It also features COOLDERM™ Technology that help keep sweat off the skin and moves it outward for increased comfort and evaporative cooling.