Founded in 1967, Propper is one of the leading gear and apparel suppliers for the U.S. Department of Defense, having met their evolving needs for nearly 50 years. Propper continues to design and manufacture gear for military, tactical, law enforcement and public safety professionals that works right, right when it’s supposed to.
We’ve been making high-quality uniforms and apparel for military, law enforcement and public safety professionals since 1967. Our clothing is on the backs of our nation’s protectors, so we don’t take our job lightly. It’s our job to provide you with apparel you can rely on. Apparel that is designed specifically for your needs and loaded with functional details that can stand up to the wear and tear that the job demands. PROPPER garments are built to last and built to work. When you purchase PROPPER products, you can expect authentic apparel and battle-proven durability.
As one of the largest official suppliers of apparel to the United States armed forces, PROPPER INTERNATIONAL has proudly manufactured more than 120 million garments for the U.S. Department of Defense - Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Special Forces. PROPPER also manufactures high-quality apparel for the commercial military, tactical, law enforcement and public safety markets.
Today, PROPPER remains committed to manufacturing the highest quality apparel for every customer we serve. We are one of the few apparel manufacturers to earn an ISO 9001:2008 quality rating from the British Standards Institute, which reflects our uncompromising system of quality assurance. This commitment has earned PROPPER a long standing record of success, as well as a legacy of functional, durable apparel.
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The Design Lab, located at the PROPPER headquarters, is dedicated to the research, development and design of new products. This 4,000 square foot think tank houses our product development team, multiple sewing stations, cutting space and more. They have the capabilities to take a garment from concept sketches to a production-quality finished product and handle all the steps in between. Our product development and global sourcing departments work hand-in-hand to bring these innovative prototypes to life.
DuPont™ Teflon® Fabric Protector repels stains and liquids, as well as dirt and debris. When liquid is introduced to the surface of the treated fabric, it forms beads that are easily wiped away.
NIR (near infrared) compliant garments are used by the U.S. Department of Defense to prevent detection by NIR image converters. These detection devices do not detect temperatures, but rather variations in infrared radiation. NIR-compliant uniforms allow the wearer to appear at the same radiation level as the surrounding terrain, making them more difficult to detect.
GORE-TEX® is lightweight, breathable, waterproof and windproof. It features a porous membrane layer and inner lining that allow water vapor to pass through, but not liquid. This unique fabric technology allows sweat to escape while keeping the wearer protected from the elements.
HALT (Highly Advanced Laminate Technology) is a layered, waterproof fabric that is breathable and durable. HALT fabrics feature a laminate membrane system in multiple layers to achieve waterproof, breathable performance. This gives outerwear exceptional resistance against the elements without adding bulk.
DWR (durable water repellency) is applied to breathable fabrics to reduce water absorption and decrease drying time. DWR beads moisture on the surface of the fabric, increasing comfort even in the worst weather conditions.