About the Gen II Program
The Gen II system was created in conjunction with the US Department of Homeland Security, the Army’s Natick research center, and numerous other government agencies. The goal of the program was to develop garments that could offer optimal protection against the risks faced by modern wildland firefighters. Flame resistance was a priority, but a high emphasis was also placed on breathability to reduce the risk of heat stroke and exhaustion in warm environments.
The program set high standards, all of which are met or exceeded by the CrewBoss Gen II Garment System.
Tencate Style 469™ and 362™
This version of the Gen II Response Jacket utilizes an innovative dual fabric system to maximize protection and function. For the body we used Tencate Style 362. This light weight fabric is known for it's superior breathability characteristics, so it is only natural that you would find it where most of your body heat is generated.
Since extremities are more prone to burns on the fire line we needed a tougher, more protective material for the arms. For this we turned to TenCate Style 469, the same fabric that can be found in the CrewBoss Gen II Pants.
Both Style 362 and 469 were engineered for the optimum combination of thermal protection and durability while still providing unparalleled comfort. These rugged fabrics stand up to the toughest terrain, long hours and hard labor of real-world wildland firefighting.