Fire-Dex FXR Custom Turnout Gear Pant
FXR gear is the only gear in the industry utilizing Active Posture Design™ (APD). Designed together with the world’s best rock climbing and extreme sports clothing designers, APD is a collection of design elements that are specifically designed to minimize firefighter stress and fatigue.
APD focuses on achieving firefighter comfort and mobility through design rather than by oversizing the garment thereby reducing material and bulkiness. APD gets the firefighter in the ready position with design features targeting the center point of a typical firefighter’s full range of motion, thus eliminating the need to fight the gear.
Less Fabric, Less Weight
A dramatic departure from industry’s usage of “oversizing” of the gear (where firefighters move inside of their gear), FXR utilizes less material resulting in a much lighter garment.
Athletic Cut Pant
Mid-rise pant with angled leg design to fit in a forward firefighting position, allowing freedom of movement that extends beyond the knee. This ergonomic design is patterned to fit and move with the wearer, rather than adding extra fabric (and weight) for the wearer to move around inside the garment.
Replaces the standard 4-way seam in the crotch with a seamless gusset to reduce bulk and wear & tear. Having a gusset rather than seams where the legs meet decreases the likelihood of split pants and reduces stress, abrasion and wear on the liners.
In addition to the Athletic Cut pattern of the pant, pleats are added to the seams on either side of the knee to bend the pant into the natural shape of the leg, reducing resistance when bending the knee. Combined, these pattern features allow the wearer to move freely and the ability to step up without having to lift the pant leg first.