Extended Response Team (XRT) Suit
Deploy faster, stay engaged longer
You need to be able to respond quickly in the event of a CBRN or potentially hazardous chemical threat and remain engaged in the mission as long as possible without risking your safety. Wearing Extended Response Team (XRT) suits made with GORE® CHEMPAK® selectively permeable fabric, you can respond faster because the suits are quick-donning and do not require any additional taping. In addition, the fabric's breathable construction allows you to remain on duty for up to eight hours, and its durability gives added confidence about CBRN protection. During a recently documented wear trial, the suit stayed intact after being subjected to various rigorous physical activities for eight hours.
Certified as a fabric component to NFPA 1994 Class 3, GORE® CHEMPAK® selectively permeable fabric is liquid-proof, air-impermeable, and breathable. This long-lasting, breathable fabric is ideal for operations in the warm zone that potentially contain TICs and CWAs below levels not immediately dangerous to life and health (IDLH) – operations such as:
- Force protection
- Perimeter security
- Decon line operations
- Receiving ambulatory victims of a terrorist attack
- Safe escape from contaminated environment
Advantages of XRT
Enhanced comfort from breathable, lightweight fabric
Wearing the XRT suit with GORE® CHEMPAK® selectively permeable fabric enables you to stay involved in a mission longer without compromising your comfort, performance, or protection.
No chemical tape is needed in this form-fitting design. A zipper and sealed interfaces allow you to don the garment quickly and easily.
Stronger fabric and seams
GORE® CHEMPAK® selectively permeable fabric is a 3-layer construction of a unique, intrinsically stable, non-carbon-based laminate that provides high durability. During a recently documented wear trial, the suit stayed intact after being subjected to various rigorous physical activities for eight hours.
The integrated bootie system has allowed this suit to be certified with breathable leather boots, providing superior mobility during tactical and mass-incident responses.
Why GORE® CHEMPAK® Fabric?
GORE® CHEMPAK® Selectively Permeable Fabric
Liquid-proof and air-impermeable, this barrier fabric allows perspiration vapor to escape freely out of the fabric to reduce heat stress while providing limited protection against toxic industry chemicals (TICs) and chemical warfare agents (CWAs).
How To Buy
Certified garments available from Blauer and Lion
XRT suits certified to the NFPA 1994, Class 3 standard are available from Blauer Manufacturing and Lion Apparel. Blauer's suit is a part of their Homeland Defender™ series of products as the WZ9435 XRT suit. Lion's suit is called the ERS.
XRT Field Trial
W. L. Gore and Associates conducted a one day, eight-hour wear trial with law enforcement personnel. These end users evaluated the XRT (Extended Response Team) Suit made with GORE® CHEMPAK® Selectively Permeable Fabric in perimeter response scenarios. This trial characterized the durability of the XRT suit and its applicability for response teams.
GORE® CHEMPAK® products - XRT suit
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WARNING: No products, including garments, footwear, and gloves, protect completely, even when new; their protective performance will decline with wear, tear, abrasion, and other damage associated with use.