Morning Pride® TAILS™ Turnout Gear :  The best just got better

Morning Pride Personal Protection Gear has been re-engineered using advanced patterning technology to provide a better fit, new features, and allow more range of motion and protection. The new Morning Pride® Tail Coat and Bunker Pants have added new ergonomic and safety refinements.

The new Morning Pride® TAILS™ retain the classic features and benefits of the original that you probably wear, but have been re-engineered to provide a better fit, new features, and allow more range of motion and protection.

Now, all firefighters, including larger and smaller sized responders, can expect greater comfort, mobility and safety on the fireground.


1STErgonomically correct design with firefighter’s range of motion taken into account.

Patterns used in the manufacturing of the garments utilize a kinetic cut design, not restricting body movement. This incorporates upper forward flex sleeves, and a Crotch Diamond. By not restricting body movement the garment allows the firefighter to move as their body does. This reduces stress on the body.

Upper Forward flex sleeves reduce coat rise and back binding. This keeps the coat from rising up and allows the firefighter to reach above and in without restrictions.

The Crotch Diamond allows the firefighter to keep their normal stride distance and further more reduces hobbling. When the knee is bent, the gear does not get tight and lift the pants.

2ndTrue sizing

Chest, Sleeve, Spine, Waist, Inseam and crotch rise garment are made to the exact size as measured.

3rd Facility

Morning Pride is a true custom made and sized gear. Their state of the art facility allows not only quick delivery but also delivers better quality control, and specification consistency from order to order.

Recent research on the importance of stress management as a protective clothing and equipment design goal

  • Stress management remains the overall goal of responsible protective clothing design
    • Annual NFAP and IAFF statistics consistently show stress in the leading cause of firefighter fatalities
    • In most years, stress causes more fatalities than other factors added together
  • Body of research has now evolved of the firefighter stress matrix
  • This research suggests nine key anti-stress design goals for the best in PPE design


Goal # 1- Provide insulation from the Heat of the Fire

  • As a by-product of calorie consumption
  • The higher the level of physical workload or the higher the resistance to motion, the more calories are consumed and the more by-product heat is generated.

Goal # 2- Reduce Resistance to Motion

  • Use better patterning
  • Use more flexible materials
  • Use combination of both

Goal # 3- Improve vapor transmission capabilities of the PPE system

  • This is why the NFPA and other standards organizations have chosen to require breathability (which facilitates effective sweat transfer) for clothing material composites
  • Permeable materials are good; choose material system with greater total heat loss values that still provide acceptable insulation
  • Impermeable materials are bad; NFPA and other standards no longer permit non-breathable materials in the main body of clothing

Goal # 5- Maximize sweat absorption capabilities of clothing layers next to skin

  • Use batts that spread moisture over a larger surface area, which facilitates quicker overall system drying
  • Liners that do not absorb firefighter sweat are easy to make (use the teflon used on shells)
  • Non-absorbing liners mean stressful heat carrying sweat stays on the body allowing a vicious re-absorption of that heat and prolongs full clothing system drying (including layers under the turnout)

Goal # 6- Design to maximize the efficiency of critical heat release body areas

  • No bibs or high waisted pants to double wrap the kidneys
  • Let the top of the head “breathe”

Goal # 7- Reduce PPE weight (especially at body areas away from the center of gravity)

  • Use less material
  • Use lighter material
  • Use combination of both

Goal # 8- Use the least surface dense materials possible

  • Avoid neoprene at flex points
  • Avoid Arashield where possible

Goal # 9- Compensate for trade-offs

  • For example – lighter liners are less stressful but also less insulated
  • Dead Air Panels compensate for those trade-offs by using spaced air to insulate light lingers at thermally loaded areas without real bulk or weight

Careful design can allow you to “have your cake and eat it too”

Morning Pride Features and Design

Kinetic Cut Styling

Built in bellows, no uncomfortable seams. Places pivot point outside shoulder. Minimal coat rise. No fighting your coat to do overhead work. Significantly reduces hem rise and sleeve retraction, allowing for greater range of motion and protection.

Forward Flex Sleeve

Patterning advances that resist resistance to motion, decrease interface area gaps/burns and increase garment wear life. Eliminates undesirable sleeve retraction when reaching up or forward.

TAILS™ System

Does not double wrap the trunk of the body. Frees up the upper legs for increased mobility. Ventilates the core of the body at appropriate times. Reduces weight, increases range of motion, and eliminates bunching when bending forward.

Full Range of Motion Crotch

Largest crotch diamond keeps crotch closer to body allowing freer movement. Enhanced mobility – like a pair of blue jeans. No seams in crotch = increased comfort. Elimination of torn out crotches. Provides four inches more of lateral range to prevent pants from binding, and increases comfort when climbing ladders, stepping into a truck, or moving up steep slopes.

Same Pattern Design in All Layers

3-Piece patterning. All three layers have the same patterning. Allows garment to work as a system. Allows features to be fully functional. Fine suit design. The outer shell, moisture barrier, and thermal liner feature the same ergonomic patterning to increase mobility, improve reach and comfort, eliminate binding and constriction, and reduce fatigue because all layers of the garment work in unison.

Ergonomic Design

Patterning the design of the garments after the shape of the body, and focusing on where the body bends and twists, allows the garment to mimic the human shape and conform to the body’s anatomical movements without bulk or excess fabric.

Dead Air Panels

These virtually weightless panels increase conductive compressive heat resistance (CCHR) in critical areas without restricting movement.

LTO Comfort Chinstrap

Provides enhanced protection and reduces neck and face irritation. Available in White or Black Nomex Knit

Articulating DRD

Unlike any other DRD on the market, it engages both underarms when the rescuer pulls from an angle, not just when the rescuer makes a straight pull.

Hybrid Wristlet

Durable and comfortable thumb locator option, doesn’t interfere with glove donning.

Dyna-Fit Suspenders

Dynafit suspender with quick adjust, padding and “rig friendly” options. “Rig Friendly” non-button suspender snap attachments have no mid-back hardware and comfortably stay in place because of an interplay of the suspender loops.

Angled Pant Cuffs

Reduce exposure at high wear area. Feature a cutout above the hem, eliminating extra fabric bulk. This improves your movement by decreasing the chance of stepping on or tripping over excess material.

Heat-channel Knee

Heat Channel Knees Up to 280 TPP 280 TPP = 5-layer Heat Channel Knee Elevates the knee off the heated surface, No restriction of movement and comfortable. Sewn on or Removable Design

BiFlex Heat-channel Knee

Uses five layers of protection in the primary kneeling area and reduced layering for less centered areas. Sewn on or Removable Design

Waterproof Wristlets

Continuous waterwell – minimizes the introduction of water to the firefighter at the wrist. Minimizes wicking at the wrist. Two double-layer Nomex® wristlets are mounted directly to the moisture barrier for a continuous liquid seal.


Double feld double stitched. Craq Spun Tex 90 Nomex thread All major seams on outer shell and thermal liner. Requires more material in seam (½”) for a stronger seam. The seam is stronger than the material.

Proprietary Zip-in Liner

Attaches the outer shell to the moisture barrier and thermal liner, completely eliminating the risk of gaps between the outer shell and thermal liner.

Double-felled Stitch in Major Seams

Double-stitched and double-felled seams on all three garment layers increases durability and decreases the risk of fabric or seams fraying.

Seam Guard

Reduces thread wear on the high-abrasion seam area and prevents the edge from folding or becoming caught on objects.

NEW for 2019

Honeywell Morning Pride® Gear Shield and Heat Stress Relief Package

Our renowned Morning Pride® standard configuration already significantly blocks a substantial portion of dangerous particulates from getting onto your skin. The Honeywell Morning Pride® Gear Shield package provides additional protection by further reducing the amount of nano-particles that can enter your gear. Our integrated particulate-shielding design addresses the key interface areas (helmet to hood to air mask, coat to pant, glove to coat sleeve, and boot to pant cuff), while maintaining breathability and encouraging air circulation throughout the gear to combat heat stress.

This design is intended to reduce your exposure to smoke particles with the associated fire gases and functions as one part of your department’s overall health initiatives, which should also include proper cleaning and maintenance of your gear, as well as good hygiene following fire ground exposures.