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BarrieAire Gold Critical Hood

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BarrieAire Gold Critical Hood supplied by PGI Safety

BarriAire™ Gold Particulate Hood Critical Coverage – Extended Bib with Rib Knit Face Opening

Can less really be more? Only if it’s a COBRA™ BarriAire™ Gold Hood. Fact is, in wear trials firefighters found the weight, breathability and feel comparable to that of a traditional hood.

Additionally, BarriAire Gold Hoods are not loud like PTFE laminated hoods, which can adversely affect a firefighter’s ability to communicate and situational awareness. And, BarriAire Gold Hoods offer more protection from harmful particles and contaminants in the areas that pose greatest risk of exposure.

BarriAire Gold Hoods combine an outer layer of PGI proprietary gold FR fabric and an inner layer of ultra-lightweight, DuPont™ Nomex® Nano Flex fabric, which can inhibit penetration of many small size harmful particles.

BarriAire Gold Hoods combine superior comfort, increased protection and maximum durability. Your fire hood is an investment in your health and safety — go for the gold, BarriAire Gold Hoods only from PGI.

Particulate coverage from base of the neck and around entire head except for Sure‑Fit™ panel at crown. All critical areas of particulate penetration as identified by NFPA have particulate barrier. UL Classified to NFPA 1971 Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting – Current Edition. Certification to the NFPA 1971, 2018 Edition Option for Particulate Protection – Current Edition. EN13911: 2017.

The Difference is in the Details

  • Proprietary PGI gold FR fabric for excellent heat, flame and thermal resistance with superior tensile and tear strength for longer wear life
  • Lightweight with exceptional breathability, weight similar to hoods without a particulate barrier
  • Unlike laminated PTFE barrier hoods, BarriAire™ Gold Hoods are quiet and allow excellent hearing. Laminated PTFE hoods are annoyingly loud making a crackle noise with virtually every movement, adversely affecting communication and situational awareness
  • Uniquely quilted to stabilize and enhance particulate barrier durability
  • Exceeds industry standards of blocking 90 percent of particles between 0.1 and 1.0 microns in size
  • Inner fabric engineered to wick moisture from skin, through fabric, to outer shell where it evaporates for a drier more comfortable experience
  • Outer shell fabric features a proprietary DWR finish which allows hood to dry 2x-3x faster than non-treated fabrics, reduces build-up of toxic residue that is easily absorbed by non-treated fabrics and enhances the release of contaminates during washing
  • Fabric designed with a softer hand and is hypoallergenic making it more comfortable next to the skin
  • Built-in stretch and recovery, to better conform to the head and neck for true one size fits all sizing
  • Attractive gold color allows you to detect when the hood’s soiled and needs cleaning
  • Fabric is inherently static resistant
  • Generous cut with a little “ease” built into the design so the hood doesn’t fit skin tight — creates a layer of air between the hood and head which improves thermal resistance from flame and heat
  • Stronger, less bulky stitching — all sewing and quilting done with CRAQ SPUN® AR meta-aramid thread
  • Extra-long length (23″) front and back, ensures hood stays tucked-in even after laundry shrinkage

Fabric Description:

Quilted composite durable water resistant finish on exterior layer of jersey knit with Nomex® Nano Flex particulate barrier between the inside layer of jersey knit. Averages 96% particulate efficiency for particulates between 0.1 and 1.0 microns. PGI quilted BarriAire composite fabrics recently achieved Viral Filtration Efficiency (VFE) Rating of 96.8% and Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) Rating of 97.9% (as conducted by Nelson Labs, U.S.A.). NFPA 70E Hazard Risk Category 4.


  • One size fits most


  • Embroidered Patches
  • 100% Nomex® embroidered patch. Minimum order 25 each.
  • Ink Heat Transfers
  • High resolution multi‑color transfers. Minimum order 100 each.

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