Kestrel – Two Piece Lightweight Protective CBRN Oversuit

The Kestrel is a highly comfortable and highly protective two piece CBRN oversuit. At around 30% lighter than conventional systems, it provides qualified CBRN vapour protection with the added benefit of a durable water/oil repellent and flame-retardant finish, thus making the Kestrel an extremely versatile CBRN protection system for use in multiple CBRN threat environments.



Features and Benefits

  • MIST tested in accordance with NATO AEP-38
  • Level C Protection
  • Air permeable
  • Greater comfort and low physiological burden
  • 20 times launderable
  • 10 year minimum shelf life
  • Compatible with a range of accessories
  • Durable water/oil repellent and flame-retardant finish
  • Stand alone garment or overgarment
  • Available in various colours and camo patterns

Lightweight and breathable, the Kestrel has been tested using the Avon FM12 respirator, and can be configured to suit many other types of respiratory protection. The Kestrel provides improvement in comfort at high and low temperature and humidity. Impact on body temperature at high humidity is also lower when measured against conventional overgarments.

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Material Composition

Outer Shell: Rip-stop polyester/cotton
Liner: 100% activated carbon fibre laminated to a
100% polyester protective scrim

Mass in g/m²

Outer shell material: 175 g/m² ± 10%
Liner carbon material (with 70g/m² carbon load): 134 g/m² ± 10%

Flame retardancy

Index 3

Materials chemical permeation

CWA – disclosure upon specific request
Other CBRN challenges: conditional terms may apply