Double-ply hood with 3" wide panel for contoured fit XL length covers chest, shoulders and shoulder blades Tapered back and notched shoulder design helps bib lie flat in front and back Flat stitched seams X-heavy 1/2" wide elasticized face opening Cover stitched bound drape Label is sewn down on all four sides for comfort and permanency UL Classified to NFPA 1971: Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting Current Edition.
Carbon Shield is a flame resistant fabric breakthrough based on carbon fiber technology; it is considered the ultimate high-tech fabric for thermal protection and comfort. During the torch test, after about 5 seconds, traditional FR fabrics combust, severely shrinking and charring. Carbon Shield remains dimensionally stable even after 90 seconds, giving you the extra time you need to get out safely. Absolutely melt-proof and doesn’t become stiff, Carbon Shield remains soft to the touch even after being exposed to fire. Carbon Shield weighs only 6.5 oz. /sq. yd. which is over 20% lighter than most NFPA compliant hoods, yet it still has an excellent Thermal Protection Performance (TPP) rating of 33 after 5 launderings. The fabric has great moisture regain and wicks moisture away from the skin to the outer shell, enabling it to evaporate at a rapid rate. The aspect of wicking moisture off the body not only offers a more comfortable garment but also improves protection. High arc-rating (ATPV 23.3 HRC 2) and superior protection from welding sparks and molten metal makes Carbon Shield™ a great choice for industrial applications as well as firefighting.