CALDURA® ELITE is a leader in thermal liner fabrics, has a smooth, slick face cloth that allows you to move in and out of your gear with ease. Utilizing batts blended of DuPont™ Kevlar® and Nomex®, CALDURA ELITE allows you to select the proven protection and performance that best suits the needs of your department.

Unmatched wickability moves perspiration away from your body, keeping you drier and more comfortable.

What is ELITE?

Caldura® ELITE is our standard Caldura thermal liner but the facecloth has been put through a proprietary process to make it slicker, softer and easier to wear. This is a physical process and not a chemical finish or treatment. This is a running change and will be painless for the customer as well as invisible. It will not affect pricing and if they’re buying Caldura they will be shipped ELITE because it’s now all ELITE.


  • Comfortable, thin and flexible.
  • Excellent total heat loss (THL) for greater heat stress relief.
  • Slick face cloth: for easier donning and doffing
  • Durable: Resistant to snagging, pilling and abrasion
  • Inherently Wicking: Technology moves perspiration away from the body, spreads moisture for improved dissipation, comfort, and unmatched wickability.

Lighter weight outer shells mean less heat stress on the job. Getting in, getting the job and getting out are what matters. TenCate outer shells deliver the same great strength and protection but with less weight to slow you down.

Firefighters need the freedom to move freely on the scene. By engineering fabrics that allow ease of movement and enhanced comfort, TenCate makes sure that firefighters enjoy the best in comfort and protection.

Flexibility, range of motion and ease of wear are important on the job. TenCate fabrics deliver the protection you need and the comfort you want. Enhanced comfort means less heat and less stress and that means a safer wearer.

Additional information

Nominal Weight

3.0 osy (100 gsm)



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Coolderm™ Technology

Colors Available




Download Data Sheet

Click here to download the Caldura® Elite data sheet.
Click here to download the Caldura® Elite SL2 data sheet.