GORE® Particulate Hood GEN2 Nomex Blend
Why a Particulate Hood?
As we continue to learn more about the harmful contaminants on the fireground, the need for protection against those particulate hazards has become even more crucial. Wearing a particulate hood as part of your turnout gear delivers the additional protection you need while on scene.
Why the GORE® Particulate Hood?
The level of comfort you get from the GORE® Particulate Hood GEN2 has been improved for a more natural feel without compromising protection. Its level of breathability helps reduce heat stress, enabling you to wear the hood longer at the fireground.
While exceeding the thermal protection requirements of the NFPA 1971, 2018 Edition, the GORE® Particulate Hood GEN2 also exceeds the Standard’s particulate-blocking requirements with a protective barrier that blocks more than 99.99 percent of potentially harmful particulates*.
This hood delivers reliable protection throughout the entire hood — even blocking smoke at critical seams more effectively than other particulate hoods currently available. At the same time, its construction is optimized to reduce interference with sounds and signals on the fireground.
This exceptionally reliable GEN2 hood retains its level of more than 99.99 percent particulate-blocking performance* even after laundering. Its unique inspection opening enables you to inspect the entire hood visually, inside and out.
The GEN2 hood has contrasting colors — white or black on the outside and blue on the inside, helping you to prevent cross-contamination.
The GORE® Particulate Hood GEN2 combines the expertise of the industry leader in comfort and barrier technology with the skill of one of the most respected hood manufacturers, Majestic Fire Apparel.
Air Permeability is a Two-Way Street
Products with higher air permeability potentially decrease protection against fireground contaminants because they can allow more air and particles to pass through a barrier.
Instead, products that combine high breathability and a higher particle-blocking efficiency deliver a better balance of comfort and protection.
With the GEN2 hood, Gore has achieved more than 99.99 percent particulate blocking*, while delivering improved comfort through high moisture vapor breathability.
No products, including garments and accessories, protect completely, even when new; their protective performance will decline with wear, tear, abrasion, and other damage associated with use. Gore makes no claims or warranties of any kind that the GORE® Particulate Hood prevents, reduces, or cures any health condition, including cancer.
*Particulates in the 0.1 to 1.0-micron range, per NFPA 1971, 2018 Edition
Hood only. The face mask is available separately.