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One of the most commonly asked questions is before purchase, is what exactly is this kit made from and the answer is MTP, 100% IRR 1000D Cordura Multicam compliant 305gsm fabric.

Soldiers on the front line need quality stuff made from the highest fabric materials which need to satisfy stringent requirements of durability and infra-red reflectiveness as well as being fit for the required end product; we source everything we use in our goods from the UK suppliers which have satisfied relevant criteria as well as passed certification and in some cases is already used in issued kit.

All our military kit is made from UK sourced fabrics from contracted MOD suppliers.

The fabric for example used in our webbing is MTP in 1000D Cordura, the very specs themselves can be seen here, just so you know it’s the best you can get.

FABRIC SPECS – MTP Multi Terrain Pattern

 Description:      Dyed woven 1100 decitex texturised nylon, pigmented polyurethane coated with a water repellent finish.

Fabric:             Nominal 305gsm ± 5%, 1100 decitex texturised nylon, warp and weft.

Coating:          Hydrolysis resistant polyurethane coating with anti-bacterial additive.

Property Test Method Requirement Typical Result
       
Weave BS 2861   Plain Pass
Threads/cms BS EN 1049-2  Warp: 13.5 (min)
 Weft: 11.0 (min)
14
11  
Mass (gsm):
(a) Total (b) Base fabric (c) Coating  
BS EN ISO 2286 – 2   360 ± 25 305 ± 15 60 ± 10 360 – –
Width (cms)
 
BS EN ISO 2286 – 1  148 152
Tear strength BS EN ISO 4674-1 Method A Warp: 550N
 Weft: 525N  
700
650
Tensile strength
 
BS EN ISO 1421 Method 1    Warp: 2800N (min)
Weft: 2500N (min)
2800+
2500+
Resistance to water penetration:
(a) as received (b) after ageing
BS EN 20811:1992
    24hrs at 70°C at 95% humidity  
  65cms 40cms   90 60
Cold crack
 
BS 3424: Part 8 Method 10A  -20°C (max) Pass
Blocking
 
BS EN 25978 No blocking Pass
Abrasion resistance After 2000 rubs with 80 grade emery cloth, fabric side should show no signs of abrasion  Pass Pass 

Colour fastness BS EN ISO 105 Requirement Typical Result
a. To light (B02) Each colour   5 – 6 Pass
b. To water (E01) Change, across 3 test specimen colours 4 – 5 Pass
Staining, across 3 test specimen colours   3 – 4 Pass
c. To sea water (E02)   Change, across 3 test specimen colours   4 – 5 Pass
Staining, across 3 test specimen colours   4 Pass
d. To perspiration (E04)   Change, across 3 test specimen colours   4 – 5 Pass
Staining, across 3 test specimen colours   3 – 4 Pass
e. To washing (C06) C2s@60°C after 1 wash   Change, across 3 test specimen colours   4 – 5 Pass
Staining, across 3 test specimen colours   3 – 4 Pass
f. To rubbing (X12) Dry    
Across 3 test specimen colours   4 – 5 Pass
Wet    
Across 3 test specimen colours   3 – 4Pass  

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