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.
60% COTTON / 40% POLYESTER TWILL
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.
BATTLE RIP® 65% POLYESTER / 35% COTTON RIPSTOP
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.
100% COTTON RIPSTOP
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.
60% COTTON / 40% POLYESTER RIPSTOP
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.
65% POLYESTER / 35% COTTON TWILL
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.
The Propper A2CU Flight Suit Coat is an authentic, flame-resistant ripstop uniform coat approved for active duty military flight crews. This OCP Flight Suit Coat accompanies the OCP Flight Suit Trouser for the two-piece A2CU uniform. Advantages of this two-piece suit coat include greater ease of use and improved overall comfort due to the biswing back, mandarin style fold-down collar, and covered 2-way front zipper.
NIR-compliant Mandarin style fold-down collar with fastener tapes
Two tilted chest pockets for easy access with zipper closure
Covered 2-way zipper front with cloth pull
Bi-swing back improves range of motion
Angled upper-arm pockets with loop patches for insignia
Covered lower-arm pencil pockets with hook and loop closure
Adjustable waist belt with hook and loop closure
Right side MCG (Microclimate cooling garment) opening and pass through
Name, unit and rank loop fields across chest
Reinforced elbow and shoulder patches
For those looking for even more comfort and control, the right side MCG (Microclimate cooling garment) opening and passthrough ensure personal cooling and heat-stress mitigation are possible for optimal performance in the field.