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26th January 2018, Wichita, KS

New military fabrics from Cordura and Crye Precision

Invista’s Cordura brand and Crye Precision have collaborated to create a new generation of military uniform fabric technology powered by  the long-lasting durability of Cordura fabric combined with lightweight comfort and added mobility.

Made from Crye Precision’s proprietary VTX Ripstop material constructed with stretch Cordura NYCO fabric technology, the latest G4 Uniform represents the next generation of combat apparel. It will be featured in the latest instalment of the Cordura brand’s Meet the Maker series, which highlights the two brands’ longstanding collaboration.

Made from Crye Precision’s proprietary VTX Ripstop material constructed with stretch Cordura NYCO fabric technology, the latest G4 Uniform represents the next generation of combat apparel. It will be featured in the latest instalment of the Cordura brand’s Meet the Maker series, which highlights the two brands’ longstanding collaboration. (c) Invista.

“We are excited to once again be working with Crye Precision on the cutting-edge of military fabric technology,” said Cindy McNaull, global Cordura brand and marketing director. “The goal of our Meet the Maker series is to highlight the power of collaborative problem solving with our brand customers, and celebrate our shared values. This latest instalment with Crye is a testament to passionate innovation and our long-term durable bond.”

The G4 Uniform features a slim-cut design for reduced bulk and enhanced wearer comfort under body armour. Invista T420HT patent-pending high tenacity fibre technology helps optimize the pants and sleeves for lightweight strength, and zippered shoulder pockets leave room for essential gear.

The G4 Uniform features a slim-cut design for reduced bulk and enhanced wearer comfort under body armour. Invista T420HT patent-pending high tenacity fibre technology helps optimize the pants and sleeves for lightweight strength, and zippered shoulder pockets leave room for essential gear. (c) Invista.

“From uniform fabrics to heavy duty plate carriers to backpack fabrics, Cordura brand is the gold standard for nearly our entire line,” said Gregg Thompson, co-founder of Crye Precision. “We’ve been working with Cordura fabric since our very first G1 uniform, and we continued to use it in our AC uniform and G3 uniform after that,” added Johanna Bloomfield, lead designer at Crye Precision. “For G4, we wanted to create a fabric that was lighter and stronger than our current fabric.”

The G4 uniform’s VTX Ripstop fabric construction offers multiple benefits when compared to standard 50/50 NYCO Mil-Spec material.  Driven by a 17% lighter weight and 4x more breathable material, its comfort properties are key for consumers who are often wearing uniforms for long and demanding periods of time. In the field, its practical technologies include 3x higher tear strength and 60% faster drying fabric.

“The most rewarding part of the job is knowing that the products you’re designing are being used in the real world by end-users that are rappelling, climbing over walls and fast-roping out of helicopters,” said Brad Thomas, retired special forces and product manager at Crye Precision. “Our new G4 uniform and fabric is so reliable, the servicemen don’t have to think about it. And I don’t think we would have had the success that we have had without Cordura fabric.”

To experience the story behind the collection, view the new Cordura + Crye ‘Meet the Maker’ video here. Or stop by the Crye Precision booth #32408 at SHOT Show in Las Vegas, January 23-26, 2018. The uniform will also be on display at Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show in Denver, January 25, 2018 at the Cordura® brand booth #54037-UL.

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