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    Default The turnout gear thread

    Since pic threads are much better than polls, any one got a pic of your gear??
    No sets are alike. also included helmets.
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    We already have a helmet picture thread.

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    I know I am helping my capt with buying the new turnout gear for our station and wanted some ideas.

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    We've been buying Globe Extreme for about 3 years and have been happy with it.

    However, a Morning Pride Salesman showed up a couple weeks ago. We don't see Morning Pride in our area very much.

    We really liked the cut. It isn't as baggy as the Globe's are. To me personally, Globes are like putting on my winter coat and the morning pride was more like putting on my suit jacket (heavier or course). We put them on a scale and both jackets weighed the same. They just felt different when they were on.

    Because a large department about 75 miles away just signed a contract with Morning Pride, we can piggyback on their specs. Would save us money to switch to Morning Pride.

    We are seriously considering switching.

    I hadn't been involved in turnout selection before though. It is an amazingly complex process. Every material has it's plusses and minuses. Each manufacturer has a wide variety of combinations of outer shell, moisture barrier and thermal liner that all meet the NFPA standard. But each combination performs slightly differently.

    Do a lot of reading, try on a lot of different brands. Talk to a lot of people about how different materials held up for them.

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    Yeah my Dept has been buying the Globe G-xtreme for the past 2 years and a lot of people have been complaning about it being to baggie. We have been looking at Janesville and I have talked with some from Morning Pride. thinks for the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by kd7fds View Post

    We really liked the cut. It isn't as baggy as the Globe's are. To me personally, Globes are like putting on my winter coat and the morning pride was more like putting on my suit jacket (heavier or course). We put them on a scale and both jackets weighed the same. They just felt different when they were on.

    which one weighs less after you have been working in it? and which one weighs less an hour later.

    thats a better factor to consider. moisture(weight) retention and drying time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefighter8054 View Post
    Yeah my Dept has been buying the Globe G-xtreme for the past 2 years and a lot of people have been complaning about it being to baggie. We have been looking at Janesville and I have talked with some from Morning Pride. thinks for the help

    The change between GX-7 and Gxtreme is extra material in the back of the coat. the "expansion flaps" were made larger making the whole jacket baggier. Globe claims a better fit. They just made a bigger coat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeatherHed4Life View Post
    which one weighs less after you have been working in it? and which one weighs less an hour later.

    thats a better factor to consider. moisture(weight) retention and drying time.
    Good Point LeatherHed,

    I know we didn't consider it. Will have to try that out.

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    A shot of me, in G-Xtreme pants, and my PINK hood.
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