Engineered specifically for EMS professionals, the Responder Parka gives you the utility, performance, and reliability to respond effectively. The waterproof, breathable construction keeps out wind and weather without heating you up during periods of high activity, and a blood-borne pathogen resistant* lining keeps you protected from environmental hazards. A three-way adjustable hood, hook and loop storm cuffs, a double storm flap, and an elastic corded hem keep out rain and cold, while a water resistant radio pocket and shoulder mounted mic loops keep you connected. Abrasion panels at the shoulders provide traction for a backpack or duty bag, a patch panel at the right chest secures your ID, and zippered pockets at the chest and sleeves are sized for EMS accessories. Reflective tape has been installed at the hem and sleeves to provide an enhanced visibility profile for night time or low light conditions.
*Blood-Borne Pathogen Resistance Disclaimer:
If indicated, an independent laboratory has tested this product and has found that the materials and seams provide passing results when tested in accordance with ASTM F 1671, Standard Test Method for Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing to Penetration by Blood-Borne Pathogens. It is important to note, however, that, even though garment materials and seams may satisfy the standards of ASTM F 1671, it might not provide an adequate barrier to viruses in all conditions and our products will not protect the wearer from all blood-borne pathogens and viruses under all conditions.
All end users will need to assess the specific hazards in their workplace in order to determine the appropriate types and levels of personal protective clothing and equipment that they might need.
To maintain proper performance, 5.11 products must be maintained in accordance with the care instructions on the product label.
Tappan fd, 13th Mar 2015
Reviewer: Billy Schaefer