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CORDURA® Brand and Crye Precision Bring
Lightweight Comfort to Latest Mil-Spec Uniforms (1/22/18)
INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand and Crye Precision have collaborated to create a new generation of
military uniform fabric technology powered by the long-lasting durability of CORDURA® fabric
combined with lightweight comfort and added mobility. Made from Crye Precision’s proprietary
VTX™ Ripstop material constructed with stretch CORDURA® NYCO fabric technology, the latest G4
Uniform represents the next generation of combat apparel. It will be featured in the latest
installment of the CORDURA® brand’s ‘Meet the Maker’ series, which highlights the two brands’
“We are excited to once again be working with Crye Precision on the cutting-edge of military fabric
technology,” said Cindy McNaull, global CORDURA® brand and marketing director. “The goal of our
Meet the Maker series is to highlight the power of collaborative problem solving with our brand
customers, and celebrate our shared values. This latest installment with Crye is a testament to
passionate innovation and our long-term durable bond.”
The G4 Uniform features a slim-cut design for reduced bulk and enhanced wearer comfort under
body armor. INVISTA T420HT patent-pending high tenacity fiber technology helps optimize the
pants and sleeves for lightweight strength, and zippered shoulder pockets leave room for essential
“From uniform fabrics to heavy duty plate carriers to backpack fabrics, CORDURA® brand is the gold
standard for nearly our entire line,” said Gregg Thompson, co-founder of Crye Precision. “We’ve
been working with CORDURA® fabric since our very first G1 uniform, and we continued to use it in
our AC uniform and G3 uniform after that,” added Johanna Bloomfield, lead designer at Crye
Precision. “For G4, we wanted to create a fabric that was lighter and stronger than our current
The G4 uniform’s VTX™ Ripstop fabric construction offers multiple benefits when compared to
standard 50/50 NYCO Mil-Spec material. Driven by a 17% lighter weight and 4x more breathable
material, its comfort properties are key for consumers who are often wearing uniforms for long and
demanding periods of time. In the field, its practical technologies include 3x higher tear strength
and 60% faster drying fabric.
“The most rewarding part of the job is knowing that the products you’re designing are being used in
the real world by end-users that are rappelling, climbing over walls and fast-roping out of
helicopters,” said Brad Thomas, retired special forces and product manager at Crye Precision. “Our
new G4 uniform and fabric is so reliable, the servicemen don’t have to think about it. And I don’t
think we would have had the success that we have had without CORDURA® fabric.”
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