Ruggedized Class 3 suit Respond Confidently During Tactical Entry or Search and Rescue Missions in Contaminated Environments

For CBRN responses that may include collapsed structures or confined spaces during tactical entry or search & rescue missions, you need a suit that can withstanding the harsh surroundings found in these types of events. Also, these types of large-scale events require extended hours in environments where heat exhaustion can often be an issue; therefore, having a garment that helps address heat stress can be very beneficial.

Made with GORE® CHEMPAK® selectively permeable fabric, the Ruggedized Class 3 suit delivers extremely durable certified protection in a highly breathable, form-fitting design that enables you to remain engaged longer in contaminated environments.

Typical Applications

Typical Applications
  • Technical search and rescue
  • Confined space rescue
  • Tactical entry
  • Physical security
  • Warm-zone patrol
  • Decon operations
  • Contaminated casualty transport and handling

Advantages of Ruggedized Class 3 Suit


Durable Protection

The Ruggedized Class 3 suit made of GORE® CHEMPAK® selectively permeable fabric delivers extremely durable certified protection, even after exposure to field contaminants such as seawater, sweat, and hydraulic fluid. And for requirements identified in a federal government project, this suit provides a minimum of four hours of permeation protection.


Excellent Mobility in Hazardous Environments

Reinforced and padded at critical stress points for a greater level of cut and puncture resistance, the Ruggedized Class 3 suit’s form-fitting, tactical design enables you to maneuver more confidently through tight spaces and rubble piles.


Longer Mission Time Due to High Breathability

Materials used in protective clothing can interfere with the flow of sweat vapor into the environment, which increases heat stress. The evaporative resistance test (Ret), included in the 2018 edition of the NFPA 1994 Standard, measures material breathability. This test determines the amount of resistance sweat vapor encounters when passing through a fabric: the lower the resistance value, the more breathable the fabric is. When tested for NFPA 1994 component certification, the GORE® CHEMPAK® selectively permeable fabric measured almost 2.5 times lower than the value required to be certified. Because of its highly breathable barrier, the Ruggedized Class 3 suit enables you to stay actively involved significantly longer than an impermeable suit does.


Certified Protection

This reusable suit made of GORE® CHEMPAK® selectively permeable fabric is certified to both the NFPA 1994, Class 3R Standard and the NFPA 1992 Standard. Ideal for tactical operations in CBRN warm zone environments, this fabric provides protection against

  • liquid and vapor chemicals,
  • radiological and biological particulates,
  • liquid splash,
  • blood and body fluids, and
  • emerging pharmaceuticals such as fentanyl.

This certification and its AEL/SEL qualifications make the suit eligible for grant funding.

How To Buy

The Ruggedized Class 3 Suit is available as an addition to Blauer Manufacturing’s Homeland Defender™ portfolio of chembio products (Model RC3).

Printable Literature

View a PDF flyer explaining the benefits and features of the Ruggedized Class 3 suit made of GORE® CHEMPAK® selectively permeable fabric.

  • GORE® CHEMPAK® Products - Ruggedized Class 3 Suit

For Immediate Release

  • Gore Announces NFPA 1994, Class 3R Certified Suit

    W. L. Gore & Associates’ Protective Fabrics Division has expanded its line of certified products for emergency responders with the addition of the Ruggedized Class 3 suit made of GORE® CHEMPAK® selectively permeable fabric.

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