Using a measuring tape, measure the smallest part of your waist, not too snug, not too loose.
INSEAM: Measure straight down the inside leg from the crotch to the ankle.
Measure from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet.
CHEST: Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Twill weaves are characterized by small diagonal lines and are generally heavier than their ripstop counterparts. The higher thread count of twill weaves make them excellent at resisting wind, water and wrinkles.
Ripstop is a type of plain weave that integrates coarse fibers throughout the fabric in a grid pattern. This reinforced grid provides optimal protection against rips and tears while retaining lightweight characteristics.
This heavy-weight cloth manufactured in a twill weave is a very sturdy and long-life performer in the public safety community. The fabric blend balances comfort, durability and color integrity while offering wind and wrinkle resistance. It is slightly heavier than its ripstop counterpart and if torn, twill will not prevent a tear from growing like ripstop weaves do.
Propper is proud to offer Battle Rip®, our exclusive polyester/cotton blend manufactured in a ripstop weave for superior longevity. This all-season fabric is durable, comfortable and fade-resistant. These qualities, along with color integrity, quick-drying capabilities and tear prevention, make Battle Rip® our fabric of choice for the public safety community.
Cotton ripstop was once the fabric of choice for the original Hot Weather BDUs (HWBDU) in the late 80’s because it is lighter-weight, breathable, tear-resistant and comfortable. As an all-natural fiber, cotton will fade, wrinkle and shrink faster than modern synthetic fabric blends. Cotton fibers will also lose their strength under industrial wear and long-term laundering.
This fabric blend is widely used in public safety apparel due to its balance between durability and color integrity versus 100% cotton. The ripstop weave contributes to abrasion and tear-resistance. Choose 60% cotton / 40% polyester ripstop BDUs when heavy-duty wear is expected in warmer conditions.
This heavy-duty fabric provides excellent color integrity, shrink resistance and long-lasting durability. The addition of synthetic fibers make the material more rugged and quicker to dry than materials with a higher percentage of cotton fibers. The twill weave also contributes to wind and wrinkle resistance but does not provide protection against rips or tears.
Designed to meet the needs of law enforcement and military officers with function and comfort under heavy body armor in mind, the Kinetic Combat Shirt hits the mark. The body of the shirt is made of our industry best snag resistant 100% polyester with moisture-wicking, quick-drying and anti-microbial properties to keep you cool and fresh all day. The sleeves and collar are made of our NexStretch ripstop fabric, a polyester, cotton and spandex combination optimal for movement. This shirt comes equipped with convenient storage pockets, pen slots and loop fields for identification and insignia. Raglan sleeves with underarm gussets provide exceptional range of motion while reinforced elbow patches contribute to durability. The stand-up collar and 1/4 zip front are lined with a soft, breathable mesh to prevent abrasion and add comfort.