Keeping a cool head under fire is what being a firefighter is all about. There's no time to be distracted by poor fitting and uncomfortable safety apparel... and nobody understands this better than PGI does. Every part of your firefighting gear is critical and must provide you with complete confidence. KING COBRAknit firefighting hoods from PGI are the perfect addition to the rest of your protective ensemble, completing the vital shell of protection for you and your crew.
The KING COBRA hood series has been engineered to maximize protection. Features such as heavier elastic in the face opening, which stretches 25% more than conventional hoods, makes for easy donning and a snug fit around face or SCBA mask. Their unique COMFORT-PLUS lining reduces fatigue from heat stress by wicking moisture off the skin while offering exceptional flame and thermal resistance. Only state-of-the-art flame-resistant fabrics are used assuring permanent flame and heat protection even after years of use and repeated laundering. Seams are sewn twice with heavyweight 100% Nomexthread, reducing the likelihood of failure and maximizing bursting strength. Longer front and back drape design makes sure the hood stays tucked in even during the most strenuous activity. For additional peace of mind, all KING COBRA hoods (construction and fabrics) are Underwriters Laboratory classified to meet or exceed the NFPA 1971 - Current Edition.
Thank's to PGI's COMFORT-PLUS liner, KING COBRA hoods are amazingly soft and breathable. They've taken two proven flame resistant fiber work horses- DuPont's NOMEX and Lenzing Fiber's LENZING FR and blended them together to create an exceptionally durable and comfortable flame resistant fabric they've named COMFORT-PLUS. The COMFORT-PLUS liner wicks moisture away from the skin more effectively than other flame resistant fabrics making KING COBRA hoods feel cooler in hot environments and warmer in cold environments. All seams are flat-stitched so they won't dig into your skin or bunch up. Seamless chin area and improved patterning ensure the ultimate in comfort, fit and protection. Rib-knit fabrics, which stretch and recover 35% better than typical hood fabrics, give the KING COBRA hoods superior fit while maintaining the original shape better even after repeated laundering.
CLASSIC style hood is designed to provide double layer coverage of the neck, upper chest and the top of the shoulder blades. Shoulders are contoured to reduce bunching of the bib. To ensure the hood stays tucked in, they've made the hood 3" longer in the front than NFPA requires.
Please note: The bottom edge is not bound with binding. It is a sewn edge only.