Respirex International

GTL Lightweight Suit


The fully encapsulating GTL is a Type 1A - ET single use gas-tight suit designed to protect the emergency responder against toxic, corrosive gases, liquids and solid chemicals.

The GTL suit is manufactured in Chemprotex™ 400, the latest Respirex material, which is a high performance chemical barrier, multi-layer nonwoven fabric, in a high visibility yellow colour. This suit represents the  latest in Gas Suit protection and is lighter in weight than suits currently available.

  • Fully encapsulating design to allow breathing apparatus to be worn inside the suit
  • Heavy duty 122cm (48”) long gas tight zip, fitted to the right hand side of the suit - flap with a hook and loop fastener fitted to cover the teeth of the zip
  • Adjustable internal support belt and bat-wing sleeves for optimal wearer comfort
  • Flexible, multi-laminated, anti-mist visor giving clear undistorted vision
  • Seams welded and taped for maximum performance
  • Kemblok™ chemically protective laminated glove welded to the suit material with an elasticated over sleeve to prevent splash entering the supplied neoprene outer gloves
  • Integral socks with outer splash guards
  • Tested to EN464 prior to despatch for leak-tightness
  • SOLAS 1974/1988 Reg. II-2, 

The Respirex GTL gas-tight suit can be used the PermaSURE® toxicity modelling app, allowing emergency responders to quickly establish the maximum safe working time with a given chemical based on real world conditions. For further details on PermaSURE® please click here.

Also available as an ESD suit suitable for ATEX environments;
Dust Ex atmospheres: ZONES 20, 21 & 22
Gas Ex atmospheres: ZONES 1 & 2

Chemprotex™ is a registerd trademark of Respirex International Limited 



Suitable for emergency team use the suit is approved to EN943-2:2019 Type 1a ET, and has been tested for the 15 chemicals listed in EN943-2:2019.


Maintenance Free

Maintenance free for first seven years. An inspection and pressure test at year seven extends the shelf life to ten years.


  • TYPE 1 EN 943-2:2019 (ET)
    Gas-Tight Chemical Protective Clothing
  • SOLAS 1974/1988
    Reg. II-2,

Material Resistance

  • FINABEL 0.7.C
    Chemical Warfare Agents
  • EN14126:2003
    Protective clothing against infective agents 


Product Sales Sheet:

GTL Chemprotex 400.pdf

GTL ESD Chemprotex 400.pdf


Product Instructions:

GTL User Instructions


CE Certificate:

CE 701013.pdf

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