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Feel the Force, not the heat

Zoned mesh panels keep air flowing and enhanced stretch allows for increased movement.

4th March 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Dearborn, MI, USA


Carhartt, of Dearborn, Michigan, continues to innovate in the development of workwear for hotter days and harder work.

The new Force relaxed fit pocket t-shirt is designed to work when air conditioning isn’t an option, and features zoned mesh panels to keep air flowing and enhanced stretch to allow for increased movement.

It also benefits from an improved seam design for a more comfortable, distraction-free fit, with sun protection to a minimum of 25 UPF. In addition, it has a drop-tail hem for increased coverage and is available in multiple colour options and men’s and women’s sizes ranging from XS-XXL. It also has all of the recognised Carhatt features such as FastDry and Stain Breaker technologies.

“We know long, hot summer days can be tough for hardworking people so we have revamped our Force work shirt to withstand whatever the day may bring,” said Alex Guerrero, senior vice president and general manager at Carhartt. “When the temperatures break record highs, the t-shirt keeps those who work in extreme temperatures cool, dry and comfortable.”

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To ensure the new t-shirt was tough enough to handle rising temperatures, Carhartt turned to its friends at veteran-led disaster response organisation Team Rubicon, who have spent the last several months testing the shirt in the heat of emergencies around the world.

As the official shirt of Team Rubicon, more than 30,000 items have been sent to veteran, first responder and civilian volunteers who work to provide immediate relief to those impacted by disasters and humanitarian crises.

“Team Rubicon depends on the Carhartt Force shirts to stand up to even the toughest operations, from hurricanes to tornadoes to just about everything mother nature throws at us,” said Chris R., Team Rubicon volunteer from Fort Worth, Texas. “These shirts are as tough as the volunteers that wear them.”


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