How Drifire and Wild Things Protect Our Soldiers from the Elements

How Drifire and Wild Things Protect Our Soldiers from the Elements

When in precarious situations, the last thing we want the men and women serving our country to be worried about is their clothing. Being protected and comfortable in all conditions from extreme heat to cold and damp weather is critical. Drifire and Wild Things—two brands that sit within the National Safety Apparel (NSA) parent company—provide the gear and clothing needed for service people to stay focused on the job at hand.

The ADS team had the opportunity to connect with Markin Dornan, the VP of NSA Military, at the Warrior East 2022 Defense Expo earlier this year. Dornan noted how impactful it is to be an ADS supplier and to have the opportunity to network in-person at the event, especially in the wake of primarily virtual events over the past few years.


“These are the go-to events in the military space. Through Warrior East, Warrior West, and ADS, you get top contacts in the military,” Dornan said.

Widely used across many branches of the military—including special operations—Drifire and Wild Things protect servicemen and women from inclement temperature and weather. The two brands effectively pair flame-resistant fabrics with high-performance outerwear ranging from base layers up to extreme weather apparel. Dornan gave the ADS team a breakdown of how each brand protects soldiers from the elements.

Drifire: High-performance FR protection

Drifire’s flame-resistant clothing is made tough to endure even the most hazardous conditions. Not only is it 100% flame resistant, but the self-extinguishing fabrics also won’t drip or melt when exposed to flames, and the inherent FR doesn’t wear or wash out over time. Of course, the clothes are also moisture-wicking and offer inherent odor protection to help keep skin cool and comfortable no matter the situation. Drifire carries a wide variety of apparel, including flight jerseys whose equivalent is featured in the new Top Gun: Maverick movie, as noted by Dornan.


They also offer base layers, combat & field apparel, shirts, pants, and articles to protect the head and hands from high temperatures.

Wild Things: Your shell against the elements

Initially finding traction with extreme climbers, Wild Things’ lightweight yet tough gear caught the attention of the U.S Special forces in 2004. Since then, Wild Things has been known for its versatile cold weather FR protection. Whether it’s cold, wet, or windy, Wild Things has the range of apparel needed to protect soldiers across all branches of the military.

Wild Things offers base layers, wind shells, soft shell apparel, hard shell apparel, cold weather gear, and accessories for extreme temperatures.

Get the gear you need to focus on the task at hand

ADS is proud to supply apparel and accessories from Drifire and Wild Things. Contact us today to learn more.

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