Made in America (Used to enhance ventilation in US Army Improved Tactical
Caution: This NOT a Ballistic Protective Material.
This material is only used to provide
ventilation in IOTV.
it offers NO BALLISTIC PROTECTION
This is the actual Mesh
used in the
US Army Improved Tactical Vest. This material is
actually a 3 dimensional, sponge like nylon mesh about 5/16" (8mm)
thick. It is composed of a "sandwich" of three interwoven layers.
The top layer is a 4mm Nylon Hex Mesh, the middle layer consists of
stiff nylon bristle, looped between, and woven into the top and
bottom layers. The bottom layer is a fine, 2mm diamond mesh. This is
an advanced textile product, and it performs very well in its
Both outer layers are relatively smooth and comfortable to the skin
when worn on top of common apparel fabric. The textile is woven in
such a manner that the ends of the stiff "bristle" of the inner
layer are isolated from coming through to either side; preventing
the ends of the "bristle" from creating an irritating abrasive
surface. The inner "bristle" layer is really the heart of this
material's functionality, it acts like a miniature mattress box
spring; distributing weight and pressure over a wider area.
This bristle layer maintains up to a 1/4" free airflow zone across
the entire area of the mesh. Note: this material meets military
specifications but does not have it's own MILSPEC number. This
material is a single component of a product which has been assigned
a MILSPEC number as a ncomplete system. Cut to order in One Yard
increments. No refunds after order is cut. One Yard = 54" wide
X 36" long (Approximately)
Old Model Number: #FIVM004