Double-ply hood provides coverage of neck, upper chest and to the top of shoulder blades Contoured shoulders reduce bunching of bib Flat stitched seams X-heavy 1/2" wide elasticized face opening Cover stitched bound drape 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.