Whether you're working a shift on a construction site or trying to stay alive in an emergency scenario, dependable gear matters. In either case, few items are more essential than the clothes on your back, since they insulate you from the cold and the rain, and protect you from cuts and scrapes. Dickies is one of the leading providers of work wear in America because the company understands the importance of durable clothing in hard-use settings.

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Dickies recently announced a new development that should provide even tougher apparel. Military-grade Invista Cordura fabric will now be used in its Dickies Pro apparel line.

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Cordura is often found on military gear and high-end backpacks due to its abrasion-resistance and light weight. In fact, Dickies says the new patent-pending T420HT Cordura nylon/cotton fabric is six times more abrasion-resistant than comparable cotton/polyester fabric. A small amount of FLEX spandex is also included in the fabric to aid flexibility.

The Dickies Pro with Cordura line consists of three new pieces of apparel:

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The Field Coat features Thinsulate DWR (durable water-repellent) insulation, plus a variety of pockets for carrying essential gear. Reflective accents aid visibility in low-light conditions.

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The Bomber Jacket has a removable insulated hood, headphone stabilizer bungee cord, and adjustable tab cuffs to seal in warmth.

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The Ripstop Pants have reinforced stress points and FLEX fabric for durable mobility. Cargo pockets add versatile storage space, and double knees can accommodate knee pads for job-site use.

Dickies announced the new Pro with Cordura line at the 2017 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market show, and says these items will be available for purchase in Fall 2017. For more info, keep an eye on Dickies.com.

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