March 16, 2018

Ripstop: Workwear Innovation

Ripstop: Workwear Innovation

Ripstop fabric is commonly used for outdoor gear and military equipment. Its lasting durability is ideal for any application requiring wear-resistant material.

What is “ripstop”?

Ripstop fabrics are woven fabrics using a special reinforcing technique that makes them resistant to tearing and ripping, preventing them from spreading beyond the first interwoven square, hence the name “ripstop”.

Ripstop technology for the benefit of workers

Many specialized garments such as pants, shirts, jackets and hats are made of ripstop materials. From military equipment to uniforms, including summer apparel, ripstop helps preserve the integrity of clothing.

The importance of fabric

Ripstop polyester/cotton: The leading fabric for federal agencies and activities requiring increased tear resistance. Durable and tough against frequent commercial washes, ripstop polycotton garments resist discoloration, tears and abrasion. Suitable for any climate, apparels made of this material are breathable in the summer and windproof in the winter. It offers the utmost in sustainable performance as well as improved durability compared to all other materials commonly used for making work clothing.

Kosto ripstop work clothing

Kosto offers lightweight and comfortable work shirts and pants made of ripstop polycotton. This workwear is lighter and more breathable than traditional polycotton garments, more robust than duck canvas, providing excellent resistance to commercial wash.

Ripstop polyester and cotton work shirt (VHK051)

  • Ripstop 65% polyester and 35% cotton (170 gms) 
  • 100% polyester mesh
  • Light and comfortable fit, ideal for summer
  • Mesh inserts at the back and under the armpits for improved ventilation
  • Button on upper sleeve to roll it up
  • Quick-dry
  • Two pockets with flap on front and pen divider
  • High-resistance thread
  • Bar-tacked at all stress points
  • Complies with AATCC195 Grade 3-4 test

 
Ripstop cargo work pants  (VPK850 / VPK851)

  • 65% polyester and 35% cotton (170 gms)
  • 100% polyester mesh 
  • Elastic waistband
  • Light and comfortable fit, ideal for summer
  • Elastic waistband that can stretch up to 2 inches for enhanced comfort
  • Mesh insert at the back of the leg for improved ventilation  
  • Quick-dry
  • Buttoned waistband
  • Multiple utility and tool pockets
  • Regular size adapted to North American standards
  • Relaxed fit
  • Complies with AATCC195 Grade 3-4 test

Ripstop is the most comfortable polycotton on the market. The KOSTO ripstop workwear is lightweight with high cut and tear resistance compared to thicker fabrics. Even in the worst working conditions, ripstop prevents the accelerated wear of the work garments. Don’t hesitate to contact our specialists for more information.

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