Wildland Pants

Nomex Pants by Propper

Propper manufactures wildland fire pants that meet both NFPA 1977 & 1975 standards and are certified for use by the USDA Forest Service. When in need of flame retardant Nomex brush pants that are equal parts adaptable, durable, and affordable, Propper’s fire pants are the go-to for fire crews everywhere. Now available in sage green, stationwear navy blue, and a yellow overpant.

Dual Compliant Wildland Firefighter Pants

Propper’s Dual-Compliant Wildland Station Pant was built for those who serve both rural and residential properties and need brush pants that can pull double duty just as they do. UL certified to both NFPA® 1977 & 1975 standards, these navy blue station pants exceed strict stationwear requirements while also being certified for use by the USDA Forest Service on wildland brush fires.

Wildland Pants By Propper

Propper has evolved to meet the changing needs of wildland firefighters and first responders for over 50 years. All of our wildland firefighter shirts, pants, and coats are made with the level of care dedication we’ve put into our U.S. military uniforms since 1967. Quality fabrics and innovative manufacturing techniques are woven into each piece of our wildland firefighter uniform apparel for unbeatable form, function, and price.

Nomex Pants FAQs

Is Nomex safe to wear?

Nomex fibers are non-toxic and do not pose a safety hazard to the wearer. On the contrary, Nomex is an inherent flame resistant fiber that will protect the wearer without melting or dripping of the material. Flames will self-extinguish once exposed to Nomex and due to the inherent nature of its fire resistance, these effects will not wash out over time.

Why do wildland firefighters wear green pants?

Originally, forestry service wildland fire fighters wore the dark green spruce color as their signature color to distinguish them from the typical colors of urban fire departments such as navy. In recent years, the nomex pants changed to a lighter color of sage in response to wildland firefighter feedback. Forestry fire fighters operate often in hot, sunny conditions, and the lighter color, as well as lighter weight fabrics, help deflect some of the heat as well as allow them to move quickly through the rough, outdoor terrain.

Is nomex a synthetic fiber?

Yes, Nomex is a synthetic fiber that is made of meta-aramid. When used in clothing, such as Propper’s wildland fire pant for forestry service firefighters or the 27/P Flyers Coverall used by pilots and flight crews, the material is typically 92% nomex meta-aramid, 5% para-aramid, also known as Kevlar when branded, and 3% anti-static conductive fibers.

What is nomex made up of?

Nomex is a synthetic fiber that is made of meta-aramid that was developed by DuPont in the 1960s. Aramid is a type of strong, flame resistant fibers, and a shortened name for aromatic polyamide. When used in clothing, such as Propper’s wildland fire pant for forestry service firefighters or the 27/P Flyers Coverall used by pilots and flight crews, the material is typically 92% nomex meta-aramid, 5% para-aramid, also known as Kevlar when branded, and 3% anti-static conductive fibers.

Why is Nomex used for Firefighters?

Firefighter clothing, such as wildland pants are made with Nomex® brand fiber because they are an inherently flame-resistant material and will not melt, drip, or support combustion in the air when exposed to extreme heat and flame. This is because Nomex fire pants will not melt, drip, or support combustion, compared to 100% cotton options, and reduces the potential burn injury by about 50% when exposed to flame for brief periods.