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The Best Technology in Firefighter Turnouts

V-Force raises the bar for firefighter protective clothing by employing LION’s innovative V-Fit™ Design. V-Fit takes the best technology from combat and professional sports clothing and applies it to turnout gear. The result is the optimum balance of comfort, mobility and protection.

Just as NASA technology advancements were transitioned into ground breaking protective clothing improvements in the 1970s, LION’s V-Force® turnout gear has embraced innovations from today’s military and sports clothing. The result is an intricate set of turnout gear that is designed to flex and bend like the human body.

Maximum Comfort — the Difference is in the Details

The V-Force® is more comfortable than common fire fighting coats because it’s cut much different. The coat seams are not at the shoulders and sides, but at the back. This significantly reduces hem rise when you’re extending your arms. It also prevents SCBA straps from pushing seams into your body and causing discomfort. Fitted side panels provide a more tailored fit and better mobility. The pants are designed with a radial inseam which reduces tension and adds comfort to your gear.

Natural Movement

The coats' contoured raglan sleeves have a natural shaping. This combines with the V-Fit™ Elbow to promote free and easy movement. The elbow is made up of cutouts, shaped pieces and darts. This reduces bunching and the overall working weight of the coat. The elbow reinforcements are notched to give you superior thermal and moisture protection without impeding movement. The coat's cuffs extend over the back of your hand for additional thermal protection when reaching or pulling. Pants are made of contoured legs and knees that employ cutouts, shaped pieces and darts to enable free and easy movement. 

Reduced Working Weight

No detail has been overlooked. The streamlined storm flap reduces thermal buildup and working weight. The new Comfort Collar and optional throat tab are ergonomically shaped to improve comfort, interface better with other PPE elements and deliver continuous thermal and moisture protection.

It features a smooth one-piece transition at the shell/liner. 

There are no bulky seams or hook and loop to rub at the back of your neck. The liner attachment is at the top of the collar to allow for a natural break to use the collar effectively in the up or down position.

Custom Fit Begins With Custom Coat Length

Coat length is extremely important to the proper fit of turnout gear. Your custom LION gear begins with multiple coat and sleeve lengths, allowing you to choose your personalized fit.  

V-Force Coat Lengths (in inches)

§  29
§  30.5
§  32
§  33.5
§  35 

§  29
§  32

 V-Force and V-Force Bi-Swing Sleeve Lengths: Short, Regular, Long

V-Force Pants are available in these styles:

  • Hi-Back
  • Lumbar
  • Belted Low-Rise
  • Ultra Low-Rise