TLDR: They are made from the same base fabric, but ShieldTech is infused with odor & microbe-killing superpowers.
Let’s start with what’s the same. They’re both built from 1000 denier Cordura because:
👍🏻 Grown, woven, and dyed in the USA (super important)
👍🏻 It’s nearly impossible to tear.
👍🏻 It’s crazy abrasion-resistant. You’ll find versions of Cordura in products from motorcycle clothing to backpacks.
The Ironweave fabric receives a DWR (Durable Water Repellent) treatment. This treatment allows the fabric to stay breathable, but liquids bead up and run off. 1 point for the covers, 0 points for the spilled coffee.
ShieldTech doesn’t get the DWR treatment. Its treatment is leveled up and it’s infused with silver & copper ions and waterproof properties.
Back to the example from the beginning – if you’re part of a team that shares vehicles, ShieldTech is a great choice. If your vehicle is your own, Ironweave will give you the protection you need without the anti-microbial properties.
Is ShieldTech right for me?
ShieldTech is specifically engineered for:
👮♂️ Police, Fire, and EMS
👷♀️ Blue collar workers in hot climates
🚚 Delivery drivers
🤹♂️Fleets with crew vehicles or hot-seat vehicles
For example: if you are a one-man-band landscaper, Ironweave is a perfect option. It’s going to give you all the protection you need at a slightly lower price. However, if you are part of a landscaping crew that all piles into the same vehicle at the end of the day when you’re hot, sweaty, and dirty, ShieldTech is going to be the prime choice. It’s going to go to work killing the odors and microbes that come along with the shared vehicle environment. Fancy that.
Read more on the science behind ShieldTech here.