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V-Force by LION is different than other firefighter turnout gear because of its unique cut and design.



  • Balanced Protection

    Professional sports and military technology combined to create turnout gear that provides the optimum balance of comfort, mobility and protection.

  • Natural Movement

    Unique pattern mimics the natural shape of the body to support natural movement and reduce firefighter stress and fatigue.

  • IsoDri® Moisture Management System

    Standard with IsoDri® Moisture Management System. Absorbs less water and helps protect against compression burns, while having drier, lighter gear.

  • Superior Cut-in-Motion Design

    Balances the weight of the turnout, so it moves with the body for complete protection.

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V-Force® Coat

This coat is more comfortable than common firefighting coats, because it is cut much differently. The coat seams are not at the shoulders and sides, but at the back. Sides are contoured for less bulk, while raglan sleeves provide free movement.


V-Force® Coat With Optional Bi-Swing Back

Find an even greater range of motion with the V-Force® Coat with Optional Bi-Swing Back. It features inverted pleats in both the outer shell and liner system that expand as your arms move forward. The result is no tugging, binding or bunching of material.


Belted Pants

A low-rise waist with belt loops and a 2-inch Kevlar® belt with a quick-release, thermoplastic buckle.


Ultra-Low Rise Pants

Reduced front rise to sit comfortably on the hips like a pair of jeans without sacrificing thermal protection. The widened crotch gusset allows enhanced mobility, and the waist height reduces bunching and wear and tear from wearing pants too low.


Lumbar Support Pants

Orthopedically designed to provide adjustable mechanical support when lifting, bending forward, standing or performing emergency rescues.


High-Back Pants

Offers a 5-inch back panel extension above the waist. A unique hook and loop support pad attaches LION’s V-Back™ Suspenders to the pants.


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The Difference is in the Details

V-Force Coat

  • V-Fit Elbows – allows unrestricted natural arm movement with cutouts, shaped pieces and darts.
  • Contoured Sides – a tailored fit that moves with the body.
  • Viz-a-V™Trim Pattern – A distinctive, high-visibility pattern that follows the body shape.
  • Comfort Collar (and optional Throat Tab) – designed for a smooth transition and comfort at the base of the neck, proper interface with other PPE and continuous thermal and moisture protection.
  • Ever-Dry Reach System with Wrist Shield – Securely seals the coat to your wrist for no-gap protection. The thermal liner and moisture barrier travel with your wrist to minimize exposure to water, steam and flame.
  • Semper Dri - Reduces water absorption in coat cuff waterwells and yoke.
  • Extended Cuff - Extra length over back of hand for additional protection when reaching or pulling.
  • Extra Yoke Thermal Protection - Semper Dri™ in yoke reduces water absorption and enhances thermal protection.
  • Streamlined Storm Flap - Reduces thermal build up, bulk and working weight.
  • Zip-In Liner – quick and easy removal and reinstallation for cleaning and inspection.

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V-Force Pants

  • V-Fit Legs and Knees – offers free and easy movement via cutouts, shaped pieces, and darts.
  • Radial Inseam – eliminates bulky crotch seams for comfort and can help extend the useful life of the turnout pants.
  • Knees with Lite-N-Dri™ Cushioning – Standard two layers of water-resistant cushioning provides additional thermal protection in a high compression area. Additional layers of Lite-N-Dri and Silicone available
  • Semper Dri™ - Repels water in the bottom of the pant to help keep working weight low and help prevent wicking of undesirable liquids up the pant.
  • Kick Shield – helps protect high-friction area on pant.

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A Cut Above the Rest

V-Force's innovative design features excel in working with the natural contours of the body, not against them.

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