Crafted with No Melt No Drip (Cordura® NYCO Extreme) fabric, the Recon X Collection is built to thrive in the toughest situations. Designed to withstand extreme environments and offer added protection against sparks and fire hazards you may encounter on the job. With stretch woven inserts, adjustable straps, and 37.5® Technology, you'll experience maximum comfort and performance during your intense missions. Available in Navy, Ranger Green, and Scorpion.
What is NYCO No Melt No Drip (NMND) fabric?
The Recon X uniform utilizes the Cordura® NYCO fabric. This fabric was designed for military combat uniforms, to withstand the extreme environments and conditions. These fabrics are specially designed to protect the wearer from melting or dripping in the event of a fire. They are made from a blend of synthetic fibers, such as nylon, polyester, and spandex, which have a high melting point and don’t drip when exposed to flames. This is important for industries where workers are at risk of exposure to heat or flames, such as military, oil and gas, and welding.
How is NMND different from Fire Resistant (FR)?
A fully synthetic fabric (100% polyester or 100% nylon) will melt and burn into the skin. Whereas No Melt No Drip (NMND) fabrics will flame, but won’t melt or drip on the skin. Fire-resistant (FR) fabrics, such as Aramid or Nomex, will not ignite, melt, or drip. FR fabrics are certified to meet the expectations of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 2112, which provides standards on flame-resistant garments for protection against flash fires. FR clothing is typically used in the Fire/EMS industry as they are often in scenarios with extreme heat or flames.
Why do we use NMND in the Recon X Collection?
No Melt No Drip fabrics are beneficial and utilized in the Recon X uniform because of its capabilities. These professionals enter the most intense and unknown situations but still need to be prepared. The benefits of this fabric come into play in situations where sparks may fly or debris from things such as flashbangs as it has the ability to withstand these encounters. This will allow the professional to pat out the debris and continue on with their mission, maximizing their performance.