New turnout gear configuration
We are re-visiting our choice in turnout gear selection. We have been using the following combination for several years: Globe GX-7 with PBI Matrix, Gore RT7100 Moisture Barrier, and a Reprocessed Aramid Batting Thermal liner. We also have a few sets of Sperian Ultra Motion with the same setup for fabrics.
We have been happier with the fit and comfort of the Sperian, and one of their plants is in our hometown. We were just informed by an employee there, who is also a member of our fire department, that Sperian will stop making gear soon as they were purchased by Honeywell, who also owns Morning Pride.
I am mainly looking at Globe G-Extreme, G-Xcel, and Morning Pride gear. I'm not really here to ask questions on which to buy, or which is better. What I want to know is what would be the best configuration for us.
Lets assume that price is not an object, although we all know it is to a degree.
Here are my current priorities in order for turnout gear:
1. Comfort - lightweight, flexible, cooler in hot weather, breathable, etc.
2. Durability - a new set must last for quite a while
3. Thermal Performance - I rate this lower, because I feel that any modern gear offers enough protection, and we are wearing the gear for fires a lot less than other activities.
4. Price - We are willing to pay for good stuff
What combination of Outer Shell, Moisture Barrier, and Thermal Liner would you pick to best meet these priorities?