We have proudly been manufacturing specialist garments for the Ministry of Defence for over 30 years and we are trusted to supply only the highest quality and most hardwearing protective clothing for our service personnel. We work with the MoD to develop the safest, most long-lasting and comfortable aircrew PPE on the market and are constantly developing solutions to ensure the best products possible are available for men and women on the front line. We have chosen a few garments from our defence and combat range to highlight our 30 years of knowledge and expertise working with this highly specialised sector.
Worn by the RAF Fast Jet Team these highly technical and highly certified flame retardant 2-layer GORE-TEX® Garments provide the ultimate protection in extreme cold weather conditions. GORE-TEX® Fabrics protect against the wet, rain and is windproof to prevent dangerous wind chill effects.
Cold Weather Aircrew Trouser These specialist military garments are fully seam sealed with proprietary GORE-SEAM® Tape to provide ultimate full waterproofness to meet and exceed the EN 14360 Protective Clothing Against Rain test with no leakage after extended use simulation. These combined qualities ensure superb wearing comfort while withstanding the highest water pressure and severe mechanical stresses such as when sitting or kneeling on damp ground.
The 98% Aramid / 2% Carbon 200g outer fabric and lining fabric conform to the International and European Standard EN ISO 14116:2008 Index 3 for Protective clothing - Protection against heat and flame - Limited flame spread materials, material assemblies and clothing. Index 3 certifies the flame does not spread, there are no flaming debris, no afterglow, no hole formation, the afterflame times of each individual specimen is less than two seconds.
In the harshest environments; in the foulest conditions we’re with you.
This 150g 93% Kevlar / 5% ParaAramid / 2% P140 Nomex® Comfort fabric flame retardant coverall is worn by an international flying display team. Our military uniforms are always designed with protection and safety in mind but we always have the wearer in mind too. Every item is designed to keep the wearer comfortable as they undertake their duties. With this in mind we look at cut, fit, fabric and weight to ensure every part and section of the garment is necessary and structured to provide the best and most comfortable protective clothing we can. From the position and material used for fastenings to the ergonomic design around stress areas, we ensure we only manufacture workwear that’s specified with certainty and can be worn with confidence.
In this garment adjustable waists, wrist and ankle cuffs provide a secure and comfortable feeling for the wearer. The area around the thigh and knee is designed for ultimate form and function. Three knee darts form an articulated knee that follows the legs shape for a more comfortable fit with a greater range of movement.
DuPont™ NOMEX® is an innovative meta-aramid fibre yarn non-combustible in air. It will not melt or drip and if it is exposed to intense heat, the fabric carbonises and thickens, leaving the wearer protected by a virtually impenetrable barrier. What’s more, NOMEX® brand fibre cannot be washed or worn away; as proved by durability tests which showed no deterioration of performance or durability (fabric strength, dimensional stability, and appearance)… even after 200 washes*.
*Independent tests carried out by DuPont™ 2005
Guided by research. Spurred on by development.
With more than 30 years of experience equipping the armed forces with combat protective clothing, Ballyclare Limited is one of the UK’s most well-known and widely respected producers of military uniforms. As one of the country’s foremost manufacturers of Ministry of Defence clothing, we are trusted to supply only the highest quality and most hardwearing specialist garments to men and women serving on the front line. We are the RAF’s preferred supplier for cold weather aircrew uniforms and have worked with the MoD to develop the safest, most long-lasting and comfortable military clothing on the market. We take immense pride in protecting the country’s fighting forces and relish what it means to have earned their trust.
At Ballyclare, we put all our military uniforms through their paces with rigorous testing, ensuring they meet MoD requirements and match the high standards we set for ourselves as a company. Ministry of Defence standards leave no room for error and demand impeccable levels of service. During all their stringent quality control procedures and frequent inspections they have never, we’re proud to say, found us wanting. After three decades supplying clothing to the armed forces, we can say with confidence we are one of the nation’s most trusted and respected manufacturers of military apparel. Every garment we design and create is made with the utmost care, which means when you work with us, you can do so safe in the knowledge you’re purchasing the highest-quality, safest military clothing available.