Kestrel – Two Piece Lightweight Protective CBRN Oversuit

The Kestrel is a highly comfortable and highly protective two piece CBRN oversuit harnessing much of the technology used in the Phoenix Lightweight Protection suit. At around 30% lighter than conventional systems, it provides qualified CBRN vapour protection with the added benefit of water/oil repellence and fire retardant coatings, thus making the Kestrel an extremely versatile CBRN protection system for use in multiple CBRN threat environments.

Features and Benefits

  • Conforms to NATO standards
  • High protection
  • High air permeability
  • Greater comfort and low physiological burden
  • 20 times launderable
  • 20 year shelf life
  • Compatible with a range of accessories
  • Fire retardant and water/oil repellent
  • Stand alone garment or overgarment
  • Rugged and durable
  • 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 demonstrable 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.

Further details: OPEC CBRNe Protective Suit_Kestrel

French translation: OPEC CBRNe Protective Suit_Kestrel_French Translation

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