Warwick Mills’ TurtleSkin


It’s unlikely that you’ve heard of Warwick Mills, New Hampshire, but they are the equivalent to M.I.T. in the high performance fabric business. The technology the company has developed over the years, and its application, is impressive.

Warwick Mills has a global reputation for high-performance applications of woven materials using fibers such as DuPont™ Kevlar® and Nomex®, Conex®, Twaron®, Spectra®, and Vectran®, and they are also ISO 9001:2000 certified. Were I to describe their product line, and current development, as cutting edge it could be said it’s tongue in cheek, but more accurately an understatement.

At SOFIC 2014 I had an opportunity to check out some of their product currently under development. Warwick Mills brands it TurtleSkin®.


In its present state of development this shirt is able to protect the wearer from the following fragmentation: 2 grain fragment at 700 feet per second and a 17 grain fragment at 1200 feet per second. The shirt is a woven fabric so it is least efficient against smaller sized particles. Achieving gains in weight reduction, breathability and comfort are all presently under development. Warwick Mills expects to have a marketable military product sometime in the coming year.

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2 Responses to Warwick Mills’ TurtleSkin

  1. 911gear says:

    Well, I don’t think it’s that easy to convince MIT customers with a product from some other brand. Since they are habitual of having the best quality and performance from branded fabrics, it can be highly tough for something new to prove its efficiency.

    However, the features products are looking beautiful and can be expected to be equally good. I’ll want to use a few of them and see how it goes!


    • I didn’t mean to throw you off. The MIT that I was referring to is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They do advanced research on a number of technologies. So the point that I was making is that Warwick Mills is doing advanced work with high performance fabrics. When you have a chance visit their web site. It’s very informative. I’ve included a link for you http://www.warwickmills.com/

      Thanks for visiting the site and your comment.


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