France Civil Defence

Assembly: 538 - Microrip

The French civil defence intervenes every summer to fight against forest fires in France and wherever it can be called in for reinforcement. Those missions have a significant physiological impact: intervention time, high ambient temperature, significant physical activity, etc. Besides breathability, the design in red, yellow and black is very important to them. They want to be recognised when responding to disasters abroad. We used the 538 Microrip complex, which has no membrane. More than 25 000 firemen are using that solution, which reduces heat stress and increases breathability.

538 Microrip - Jacket DSC

Material assembly 538 - Microrip

We are aware of the problems that might occur before, during and after fire interventions. You might be too hot before the intervention to begin with and it could be harder to evacuate perspiration efficiently. To solve those problems, we have created a light, resistant and very breathable assembly. It has a level two thermal protection.

Our solution with a RET < 9 m².Pa/w is rare in the market. After all, the lower the RET, the more breathable the fabric.

  1. Microrip Sioguard
  2. Quilted ISO’AIR® on techical 3D fabric
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Technical specifications

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Firefighter jacket
Reference: 1VBEF0PYM

As there is no membrane in the chosen assembly, the high breathability reduces heat stress very well. The special retroreflective prism striping performs well in all weather conditions. The microprismatic technology reflects three times better than a striping with glass beads in rainy weather. It also has a better abrasion resistance.


  • Straight collar
  • Anti-panic zipper under flap with touch & close fastening
  • 2 inset chest pockets with flap and touch & close fastening
  • 2 inset pockets with touch & close fastening + reinforcement at the bottom of the pockets
  • 2 loops to secure radio
  • Touch and close fastening (square 5cm x 5cm) for gradient
  • 1 Napoleon pocket
  • Raglan ergonomic sleeves
  • Sleeve narrowing by touch and close fastening
  • Reinforcement at shoulders and elbows
  • Molle-system at each side in the waist
  • H-striping + 2 stripes on each sleeve
  • Reflective and hi-vis striping in H-pattern. Two stripes on each sleeve (50mm and 75mm), 2-needle mounted
  • Fixed quilted lining
  • Knitted wind cuffs in sleeves
  • 1 inside pocket with zip closure
  • Zipper in back lining for inspection
  • Air tubes top back & front + on shoulders for additional air-layer
  • Wickingstrip at sleeve end and at hem

Certified to

  • EN 1149-5 : 2018
  • EN 469 : 2005 + A1 : 2006 / Xf2 Xr2 Y1 Z2
  • EN ISO 13688 : 2013
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