Why Samurai Gore® Pyrad®?

Why Samurai Gore® Pyrad® ?


WEATHER conditions:

All benefits of the renowned GORE-TEX membrane in terms of 100% lasting windproof (>15.000 Pa), wind stopping and superior breathability (RET of 8,3). The outer shell parka can be combined with FR fleece insulation for higher cold resistance results.

Electric arc application :

GORE® PYRAD® offers a high level of protection from arc flash and open fire threats by balancing flame resistance, thermal insulation, and thermal stability, resulting in an astonishing 49,1 ATPV value. The unique technology self-extinguishes flames so that the fabric does not continue to burn longer than 5 seconds.

Stable char technology makes the parka to cover itself in a carbon shell when exposed to fire.



The incredible lightness of the fabric at about 1225 grams for our average sized parka (45% lighter than common electric arc class 2 parkas in the market-place), puts an absolute minimal burden on the crew’s back, having to deal already with several other PPE and tools…

The minimal absorption of moisture in rainy conditions makes the parka up to 50% lighter in wet conditions.

Waterproof (>15.000 Pa), windproof and highly breathable (8,3 RET)

Breathable for excellent transpiration moisture and heat-stress management.

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Durability & care

Abrasion resistant
The GORE-TEX membrane is cold crack resistant in extreme low temperatures
Easy clean & care@ 60°C.

Our long time experience with this product in various end use applications since 2012, shows that the life cycle of the garment is up  to 2,5 times longer than other conventional garments in the market. The high appreciation by the end-user leads to higher levels of care.


(Based on Laminate Gore-Tex Ebro)

  • Protective clothing against the thermal hazards of an electric arc. EN 61428-1-2 class 2(7kA), EN 61482-1-1 49,1 cal/cm²
  • Clothing to protect against heat and flame, EN ISO 11612 A1, A2, B2, C1, D3, E1, F1 clauses 7.2 – 7.6 (code letters B, C, D, E, F) tested with 120 g/m² aramide/viscose(50:50) lining
  • Protective clothing for use in welding and allied processes, EN ISO 11611 class 2 A1 clauses 6.8 – 6.10 tested with very light 120 g/m² aramide/viscose(50:50) lining
  • High visibility Clothing, EN ISO 20471 HI-VIS yellow/orange/red
  • Protect against rain, EN 343 class 3/3 – >15.000 mm water column – 8.3 RET 
  • Electrostatic properties, EN 1149-3/-5
  • Protective Clothing against Liquid Chemicals, EN 13034 Type 6
  • Rain Tower Test, EN 14360
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Shirudo Arc or Flame?

As your crew can be exposed to several risks (ARC flash and/or open fire), SAMURAI offers the same designs in two different fabrics, EBRO or SHANNON fabric.

The EBRO fabric, holds all relevant certificates, including the EN 61428, where the SHANNON fabric does not.

Given the substantial price difference (+20-25% for EBRO), this provides a savings opportunity where you can deploy the relevant level of protection instead overprotecting and, in consequence, over-spending”


Burn trauma, by open flame (burst) or arc flash, more than any other physical trauma, has a significant impact on the survivor’s emotional and mental  well being.  Minimizing 2nd and 3rd degree burns are paramount.

Severe weather conditions in terms of wind, cold water or a combination of both, are major distractors in terms of focus (cold stress), awareness and performance on the job and can lead to unsafe situations leading to non-compliance to the obligation to wear multirisk clothing all together and seek alternative clothing by individual initiative.

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Easy clean & care at 60 degrees in a general domestic or industrial washing machine. Up to 40 washing cycles (Shannon fabric). Dry out period lower than 180 minutes.

Fully waterproof even after many (>25) laundry cycles at 60°c

Industries & Applications

By all means, our garments are not exclusive to any specific area of deployment but in general, we believe that the best return on investment, or “return on safety”, if you will, can be found in the following settings:

  • (Petro-)Chemical plants
  • Offshore
  • Energy production and distribution
  • Contractors
  • Ports
  • Airports
  • Shipping
  • Security
  • Fire fighting technical rescue

Production - Tailor made

Besides our general range of styles, we provide the opportunity to our customers to take a seat a the drawing table and express their demands. Extra pockets? Snow gaiters on the trousers ?An extra drawstring in the waist or at the bottom of the jacket? Within the boundaries of the certificats and the quality level SAMURAI® stands for, we will accommodate at a unmatched minimal production volume of 50 units (!)