Gore-Tex Lined Sweater Evaluation

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Authors
  1. Beiko, K.
Corporate Authors
Canadian Police Research Centre, Ottawa Ont (CAN)
Abstract
As a result of a visit to W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. in Maryland in 1992 by one of the project managers in the Canadian Police Research Centre, it was decided that a field testing project would be of interest to the police community as a whole. A number of large V-neck sweaters were obtained and retrofitted with the Gore-Tex XCR windproof lining. Numerous police agencies in Canada were canvassed to ascertain interest and participation. The response was overwhelming. The project began in the Fall of 1992, and terminated in the Spring of 1993. No specific instructions were issued with the sweater. Departments were encouraged to follow their dress code, ie in some departments, a sweater can be worn as an outer garment. The comments were numerous and varied but the consensus was that the sweater performed best when worn as an outer garment. There seemed to be too much heat buildup when worn under a winter coat when activity levels were high.
Keywords
Police -- Equipment and supplies -- Evaluation;Sweaters
Report Number
TM-19-1993E;HV7936.E7;TM-19-93 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 May 1993
Number of Pages
8
DSTKIM No
CA031221
CANDIS No
530082
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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