This page was printed from

No sweat: Tactical response shirt takes the heat

May 1st, 2009 / By: / Advanced Textiles, New Products

The Vancouver Whitecaps move into a refurbished world-class soccer venue in 2010, and BC Pavilion Corp., Vancouver, B.C., hopes its retractable roof will give fans an intimate yet light-filled experience. The gathered synthetic roof fabric will effectively limit the capacity of the stadium to 22,000 seats, but allow end-zone draping to be removed for future growth.

The shirts are constructed of Cordura® Baselayer, a 60/40 cotton-nylon fiber blend developed by fiber and polymer producer INVISTA, Wilmington, Del. The blend reduces burn injuries by charring instead of melting when exposed to heat. The fabric is durable, abrasion-resistant, lightweight, breathable and manages moisture well, a comfortable option for tactical operators frequently in uncomfortable situations. The Tru-Spec shirt features a mock turtle neck, gusseted sleeves for easy movement, zippered sleeve storage, no shoulder seams and padded elbow patches, all minimizing rubbing, chafing and abrasion. The shirts come in two high-performance fabric options in sizes from small through 2XL. For more information about the TRU line, visit Learn more about Cordura Baselayer at

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Comments are moderated and will show up after being approved.