Anatomy of Shell Garments: Garment Construction

Apologies for the delay in bringing you issue five. The crew at Unleashed Tactical Equipment have been running full tilt on multiple fronts, and its taken a little more time to get these latest issues done right. Thank you all for your patience, and continued support (particular thanks to Soldier Systems).

The construction of the actual shell garment can have the greatest effect on how it performs. New technologies being used by manufacturers present a leap forward in how these garments come together. In this issue we will examine what these technological leaps actually mean for user comfort and garment performance.

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Previous Articles:
Anatomy of Shell Garments – History
Anatomy of Shell Garments – Components
Anatomy of Shell Garments – Construction
Anatomy of Shell Garments – Testing



7 responses to “Anatomy of Shell Garments: Garment Construction”

  1. […] Anatomy of Shell Garments: Garment Construction « BFE Labs says: 21 October, 2010 at 1:03 pm […]

  2. Ian Wendt says:

    I’ve been following this series from it’s beginning and while I was very interested in it initially, I must admit to being a little disappointed with how it turned out. Not only was it very short, especially in the later releases, but it really skipped lightly over a lot of issues. It would have been nice to see some more in-depth discourse on more than just waterproof/breathable shells. More specificity and less generalizing. I really expected more coming from an industry “insider”.

    • BFE Labs says:

      The Unleashed crew has been working pretty hard on varied fronts, and I know they did the best they could to still get it out in a timely fashion. The pressure of trying to keep up a weekly series can do that sometimes.

  3. Dave Green says:

    @ Ian Wendt

    Sir, thank you for the comments. The series was originally designed to be a short overview for shell garments. However, we found that this task would require significantly more time than we anticipated…there was just too much marketing smoke and mirrors from the manufacturers that we had to cut through. For example the article on components originally run to 12 pages that we had to cut back

    We would argue that within the pages there are some real nuggets of inside information. As in the most recent article, how many are aware that they can lose over 2 sq ft of functional garment area due to seam sealing and more if you include bonded accessories?

    If there is something specific that you think we have missed or would like more information on, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll be happy to put it right.

    Thanks for reading the articles.

    Dave.

  4. […] Previous Issues: Anatomy of Shell Garments – History Anatomy of Shell Garments – Components Anatomy of Shell Garments – Construction Anatomy of Shell Garments – Testing Anatomy of Shell Garments – Garment Construction […]

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