Lite-N-Dri cushioning provides supplemental thermal insulation to LION turnout coats and pants in high-compression areas such as knees, shoulders, elbows, and yoke.
Most thermal insulators in today’s firefighter PPE deflect a little energy and then absorb as much energy as they can. When they’ve absorbed their fill, they transfer that energy. That energy transfer can be quick, explosive and unpredictable, especially when water is introduced into the “storage” system.
When parts of your protective envelope are compressed, you are more vulnerable to heat-related injury because the compression removes the insulating air from your thermal barrier.
Lite-N-Dri is different. It is impermeable to water and denser so heat transfer is much slower and your protection is greater.