FORT WORTH, TEXAS (January 10, 2017) – Dickies®, the world’s leading performance workwear brand, and INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand, a leader in durable, long-lasting fabrics, have teamed up to create the Dickies Pro™ with CORDURA® military-grade fiber technology collection. Crafted specifically for the skilled tradesman working in severe weather conditions, Dickies Pro™ with CORDURA® fabric is lightweight, durable and six times more abrasion resistant*.
Dickies Pro™ with CORDURA® fabric collection includes the following garments:
- The Field Coat is built with multiple pockets including tech-friendly components and square quilted Thinsulate™ DWR (durable water repellent) insulation for lightweight warmth to cut through the most bitter wind and rain.
- The Bomber Jacket features military-inspired interior camouflage print, a removable insulated hood, a headphone stabilizer bungee, adjustable tab cuffs, and reflective accents to dial up visibility.
- The Ripstop Pant is designed to withstand gale-force winds with reinforced stress points for added durability, cargo pockets designed for specific tools and double knees to accommodate kneepads.
The collection is built with the latest in fabric and apparel technology to help it stand up to the most challenging weather conditions. The CORDURA® military-grade component is INVISTA’s patent-pending T420HT fiber and cotton-rich ripstop fabric that combine to form the latest-generation CORDURA® NYCO (nylon/cotton) fabric technology. CORDURA® NYCO fabric provides innovative performance, lightweight comfort, and exceptional abrasion resistance. With the further addition of FLEX (2 percent spandex), the collection notably features a special tri-blend construction. As two proven brands in the workwear arena, Dickies® and the CORDURA® brand have a combined 145 years of innovation, and are synonymous with durability, functionality and performance.
“We know that our extreme weather workers can face some of the harshest challenges on the jobsite, from severe cold to high winds, to rain – often times all three at high elevations,” said Brian Sheedy, SVP Merchandising & Design, Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. “We designed this collection with CORDURA® fiber technology in order to redefine the ultimate extreme-weather workwear to meet the reality of our workers’ environmental demands.”
“The heritage of the CORDURA® brand dates back half a century when we first began developing fibers and fabrics for the military,” said Cindy McNaull, global brand and marketing director for CORDURA® brand. “These battle-proven technologies have since evolved to bring military-grade durability, abrasion resistance and strength to other rough and rugged industries like workwear. We are excited to collaborate with Dickies® as it debuts the first workwear collection with our latest generation nylon 6,6 CORDURA® T420HT fiber technology.”
Outdoor Retailer Winter Show attendees and media can preview Dickies Pro™ with CORDURA® fabric collection at booths #10043 (Dickies®) and #39213 (CORDURA® brand) in Salt Lake City, Jan. 10-12, 2017. Dickies Pro™ with CORDURA® fabric workwear collection will be available for purchase in Fall 2017 on www.Dickies.com.
*Based on 2016 Dickies testing with a comparable 8 oz. 59% cotton/39% polyester/2% Spandex blend.