Globe’s most affordable turnout gear, CLASSIX® delivers Globe quality at a value price.
The drop-shoulder design jacket and roomy, low-rise pants come with a long list of standard features to make this far more than basic gear.
NFPA-certified turnout gear
- Left Chest Radio Pocket, Right Chest Survivor Pocket
- Certified to NFPA 1971 (Structural Fire Fighting)
- Free-Hanging Throat Tab: Stays out of the way when not deployed.
- YOCCO™ Drag Rescue Device: Is easy to deploy when you need it, out of the way when you don't.
- TRIMTRAX® Thread Protection: Trim attached with cording that lasts far longer than conventional stitching.
- Dual-Action Cargo Pockets: With KEVLAR® fabric reinforcement inside
- Drop Shoulder Design moves seam beyond the shoulder for improved reach and reduced coat ride up.
- Shorter Collar for better interface with helmet.
- Double Sleeve Wells with NOMEX® wristers to keep water out and interface with all glove styles.
- Liner Access Opening for easy access between the layers.
- Double-Stitched Seams with 8 - 10 stitches per inch for a longer service life.
consists of three layers of materials – together called a composite – which is made up of an outer shell, a moisture barrier, and a thermal liner. This three-layer system was originally invented and patented by the founder of Globe over 100 years ago. Technology, design, and protection have obviously changed dramatically since those early days, but the original concept of making turnout gear from these three layers still provides the foundation of current turnout gear.
The purpose of the outer shell
is to protect the firefighter from direct flame while providing abrasion and tear resistance and some thermal protection. Outer shell fabric comes in a variety of fiber blends, weaves, and weights, which impacts break-open resistance, strength, abrasion resistance, flexibility, and durability.
The moisture barrier
protects the firefighter from water and NFPA “common liquids” (chlorine, battery acids, aqueous film forming foam, gasoline, and hydraulic fluid) and is also tested for resistance to blood borne pathogens. The moisture barrier is required to provide "breathability” – letting perspiration move away from the wearer. This layer is made from an engineered membrane laminated to a woven or non-woven substrate.
The thermal liner
provides most of the thermal protection from ambient heat – the more thermal protection, the longer it will take for the firefighter to feel the heat. Thermal liners typically consist of a lightweight woven face cloth lining facing your body quilted to one or more layers of insulating non-woven batting. The face cloth is made from a variety of fibers in spun (like cotton) form or filament (like fishing line) or a combination of the two. With more filament fiber, the lining fabric slides more easily against your body, which makes the gear more comfortable as well as making it easier to slide in and out of your gear. The batting is typically a one-layer needlepunch (like felt) or two or more layers of a spun lace (hydro-entangled) which is lighter and more flexible.
Image represents the style of the coat, not neccessarily the exact specs.