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.
A battle-tested Propper classic. Manufactured to the same standards as our traditional BDU, the Uniform BDU Trouser offers maximum durability with all the functional details you need at an affordable price. Unlike the traditional BDU pant, the Uniform BDU features a few improvements. The button fly has been updated to a modern zipper fly, and the fabric features an innovative ripstop weave.
60% cotton / 40% polyester ripstop
65% polyester / 35% cotton twill
Durable drawstring leg closures
Zipper fly with button closure
Felled inseams, outseams, and seat seams
Fused pocket flaps for clean, professional look
Adjustable waist tabs for secure fit
Make BDU trousers trusted by the military a part of your uniform — without breaking the bank. Propper’s Uniform BDU Trouser (formerly Genuine Gear BDU Trouser) features a zipper fly, adjustable waist tabs and fused pocket flaps for a clean, professional look. Military functionality and durability comes in the form of fade-, shrink- and wrinkle-resistant fabric complete with six pockets, felled seams and reinforced knees.