Frequently Asked Questions
Our products are designed to be cool, lightweight, wick moisture away from the skin and antimicrobial. They work as well or better in most cases, than your athletic clothing while being fire resistant and safe to wear in the car. In addition, TraqGear apparel is strategically engineered for driver comfort with no seams under the arms or on top of the shoulders.
Yes! All of our materials used in production of our garments are SFI Certified.
No. Just being “FR” or “fire resistant” is not the same as being certified. We tested military approved, “fire resistant” materials through SFI and they did not pass certification. We only use certified fabrics in all of our products.
Absolutely! Just one degree cooler can make a difference in driver comfort and focus. Our SuperLite materials used in the Race Pro and Race T are the lightest and most breathable fabrics on the market today.
Our fabrics are made from natural fibers and have a patented process for treatment. They do not melt or drip.
No. The treatment process is good for the life of the garment.
No. Placing flammable materials underneath your suit is a terrible idea. Even though flames may or may not penetrate your suit, heat transfer is a huge danger to the driver. Cotton shirts are combustible, flammable and will continue to burn once ignited. Polyester can and will melt into the skin requiring surgery to remove. SCCA’s Sportscar magazine states, “Wearing standard clothes under the race suit carries the risk of internal combustion next to the skin; while the race suit does not burn, you can trap the burning and heat build up against the skin”.
Modern day street cars use a large amount of plastics throughout the interior of the car. Plastic and rubber, which used to be derived from the rubber tree, is now made with petroleum and is highly flammable. The inside of a car can quickly become an inferno. Also, many new sport cars obtain high rates of speed and are high performance. Safety in all aspects is a great idea.
Race cars are safer than ever and we are better contained in the car than in previous years. However, that containment and connected creature comforts, while a good thing, makes it more difficult and time consuming to get out of the car. Therefore, if a race car catches fire there is a good chance you’ll experience extreme heat and/or flames. Imagine being on the straight at 130 mph and catching fire. How many seconds would it take to get the car stopped, unhook everything and get out safely? Racing is a dangerous sport and the responsibility to be safe lies with us drivers. Wear all the gear.