Massif Releases New Gear In Navy!

The Elements Jacket First Responder looks like a comfortable softshell.
| February 21, 2022
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Massif the massive purveyors of FR gear have added a color some of us have been waiting for ages for. That’s right Navy blue, what did you think we were going to say some sort of camo? The new First Responder line has several pieces in it including the Elements Jacket in the featured image.

With over two decades of experience creating
pioneering flame-resistant (FR) apparel for the U.S. Military, Massif® is today announcing its new First Responder Collection. Massif is returning to its roots in search and rescue (SAR) innovation with a dedicated new true navy blue colorway, bringing its proven flight-ready apparel to Helicopter Emergency Management Services (HEMS) and Law Enforcement (LE) personnel. The collection is built around Massif’s revolutionary 2-Piece Flight Suit and ElementsTM Jacket – First Responder and also includes the surprisingly affordable lightweight and midweight Inversion Base Layers. Flame-resistant fabrics and uncompromising performance apparel are essential for keeping people safe in the world’s most challenging environments. Born from highly functional flame-resistant SAR clothing and tested through years of military experience, there is no one better to answer the call than Massif. After years of being selected by DOD as the pinnacle of FR gear in aviation, Massif is now offering the same benchmark gear to those who have desired commercial colorways for use in their respective communities.

Two piece flight suits are all the rage since no one likes the wedgie an coverall style one gives you.

Two piece flight suits are all the rage since no one likes the wedgie an coverall style one gives you.

The flagship piece in the true navy blue First Responder Collection is the years-in-the-making 2-Piece Flight Suit. Designed around direct user feedback across multiple military branches and aviation platforms, the Massif team wanted to enhance the capabilities of the modern aviator and aircrewman with innovative design features unique to their garments. Long-awaited and overtly requested by HEMS and LE, this suit includes an original patented attachment system that allows flexibility and movement between the pants and jacket while still aiding coverage in flash events. Mesh-lined pocket configurations give the jacket enhanced heat-stress mitigation and quick-drying capabilities that have transformed the comfort of the garment, and naturally, the user.

The Inversion Base Layers are super breathable and comfortable. We have been using the Tan 499 ones for a couple years now. Looks like we need to get some Navy ones now.

The Inversion Base Layers are super breathable and comfortable. We have been using the Tan 499 ones for a couple years now. Looks like we need to get some Navy ones now.

Massif didn’t stop with the 2-Piece Flight Suit when designing and implementing this new collection, and also launched true navy blue FR Inversion Base Layers in lightweight and midweight options, as well as its battle-proven Elements Jacket. Each of these pieces perfectly integrates with the 2-Piece Flight Suit and together allow for effective layering options to support any aircraft, job or mission. Inversion Base Layers offer superior moisture management and next-to-skin comfort using a proprietary fabric that excels in stretch and recovery. Engineered with a tri-blend yarn system that provides unparalleled performance across multiple environments, these are the perfect complement to pair with the 2-Piece Flight Suit.

On the other end of the layering system, the Elements Jacket – First Responder is a high-performance softshell made from Battleshield X fabric featuring WINDSTOPPER ® technology by GORE-TEX LABS. This helps the user stay warm, protected and comfortable in some of the world’s harshest climates. This extremely durable, highly breathable garment offers multi-directional stretch, excellent wear resistance and a superior warmth-to-weight ratio. Its functional design is engineered to withstand extreme conditions and is ideal for those that need to remain on the scene during an emergency.

“Massif is dedicated to keeping people safe, including those that are called on to protect and support others in an emergency,” said Christine Collins, Vice President and General Manager at Massif. “The 2-Piece Flight Suit is pioneering our push into the First Responder space. We are dedicated to protecting all of our customers that work in the most challenging environments including on land, or in the air.”

Like I said above we have had the Inversion Light Weight Base Layers for ages now and are really impressed. I am actually typing this wearing the long sleeve as we speak. I have two different combat shirts and some of the Inversion stuff and have been incredibly impressed with the comfort and breathability of everything I have gotten so far. I highly recommend you check them out.

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