What your turnout gear and an NFL uniform have in common

Of course your turnout is designed to protect you from things such as extreme heat and blood borne pathogens. But how comfortable are you in it? These days, you should feel as swift, cool and mobile as Adrian Peterson.

Okay, so we exaggerate a bit. But turnout manufacturers are taking turnout performance design seriously — and they’re turning to the NFL for lessons in seam placement and sleeve design. By moving turnout seams away from knee and crotch zones, manufacturers have increased your range of motion and mobility. Now consider the NFL jersey you throw on for game day. That same raglan sleeve design is now a part of the latest turnout gear — contoured and made of multiple pieces that make it easy for you to get the job done.

Ultimately, better turnout design and fabrics mean better performance, less heat stress and more freedom of movement. NFL field or burning warehouse — performance matters.