Performance Leader

TenCate Defender® M sets the standard for flame-resistant military fabric, having been specified by both the United States Army and Marine Corps as the uniform material for its ground troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Thanks to its patented technology, Defender M not only provides exceptional protection from flame and heat, but also offers the level of comfort and durability required in combat uniforms.


When Every Second Counts

When warfighters are exposed to blasts and burning fuel, life and death can be measured in seconds. Thanks to a proprietary blend of fibers including Lenzing® FR, the unique flame-resistant qualities of Defender M provide the warfighter with that extra margin of protection.

  • Defender M provides comprehensive protection during exposure to flames and high heat.
  • In the event of fire or explosion, Defender M quickly extinguishes.
  • Defender M does not melt or drip like some non-flame-resistant blends, which can stick to skin and intensify injury.

The flame-resistant qualities of Defender M are inherent to the fabric. They will not wash or wear out no matter how many times it is laundered or how long it is worn.

The Ideal Material for Troops on the Battlefield

Defender M provides the high level of everyday performance that’s essential in any uniform. It’s lightweight and breathable, wicking away perspiration, minimizing discomfort when the temperature soars. Its excellent resistance to wear, tear, and fading ensures a long, useful garment life.

Defender M is available in several weights and constructions, including a variety of wovens, stretch wovens, laminates, and knits. Independent tests have shown that the Defender M fabrics offer the best performance of any flame-resistant fabric on the market today.

Learn more and download Data Sheets on TenCate Defender M by visiting here.

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