GORE® Particulate Hood Nomex Blend
GORE Particulate Hood - Protection + Comfort + Durability...at an affordable price
Your commitment to protecting people and property is woven deep into the fabric of who you are. The same is true with us — woven into every GORE® fabric is our commitment to keeping you safe.
For the certified protection you need, the comfort you want, and the durability you expect, choose the GORE® Particulate Hood — it’s what your job demands and what your dedication deserves.
Why a Particulate Hood?
As we learn more about the potentially harmful contaminants found at the fireground, the need for protection against those particulate hazards continues to grow. Wearing a particulate hood will give you the additional protection you need.
Why the GORE® Particulate Hood?
The GORE® Particulate Hood provides excellent particulate blocking throughout the entire hood — not just in selected areas. In addition, this hood exceeds current NFPA 1971 requirements for thermal protection.
The innovative design of the GORE® Particulate Hood integrates a particulate-blocking layer that stops 99.9% of particulates between 0.1 and 1.0 microns in size1
. This level of performance translates to improved protection against harmful contaminants found at the fireground when compared to traditional hoods.
As defined by the Particulate Blocking Test included in the proposed 2018 edition of the NFPA 1971 Standard
The unique design of the GORE® Particulate Hood delivers a more comfortable, natural feel like you get when you wear a traditional hood.
As with all products from Gore, this long-lasting hood is exceptionally durable, retaining its level of particulate-blocking performance for at least 100 wash cycles.
In the fire service, we have learned that washing turnout gear is one of the best ways to protect ourselves from exposure to harmful contaminants. Hoods are being washed more frequently, translating to a need for increased durability.
Particulate-Blocking Test Results
To ensure that the GORE® Particulate Hood meets this need for added durability, samples were washed 100 times, some at a verified ISP location and others in a home laundry. Samples from both sets were tested for their ability to block particulates using the Particulate Blocking Test included in the proposed 2018 edition of the NFPA 1971 Standard. In addition, samples were tested as received (new) and after the pre-conditioning requirements specified in the Standard – two cycles of ten wash/dry and one convective heat cycle, for a total of 20 wash/dry cycles and two convective heat cycles.
The GORE® Particulate Hood exceeded the Standard’s minimum requirement of 90% efficiency in this test across the entire particulate size range of 0.1 to 1.0 microns:
- As received (new): 99.9%
- NFPA 1971 pre-conditioning: 99.9%
- 100 at-home laundry cycles: 99.9%
- 100 laundry cycles at a verified ISP: 99.9%
The GORE® Particulate Hood combines the expertise of the industry leader in barrier technology with the skill of one of the most respected hood manufacturers, Majestic Fire Apparel.
- Inherently flame resistant
- No harsh chemical treatments
- Maintains performance values after laundering