The sac bee article is…well the Sac Bee looks to belittle the department at ANY opportunity. Not a political statement, just look at their archives. So they find any squeeky wheel and run with it. I " Contamination at home"
“Contamination at home” . If this truly is an issue, shame on the wearer. Metaphorically, I have never worn my turnouts home, and few decades on the job has given a few opportunities to do that!
@FireRx. Judging by the profile pic, on C301 you would LOVE single layer. The model I wore for a year and some change.highlights, more athletic fit, gusset in crotch and knees, reinforced knee, leg gauntlet, deeper front pocket, and honestly the cargo pockets are to die for!! (Pocket snack,manifest whatever). And nomex Kevlar blend.
As far as breathability, yes there was some clogging of the material pores from the usual daily offgas lol, but because of the cut and not having a SECOND pair of pants on ,airflow was great.!