X-Long length covers chest, shoulders and shoulder blades Flat-stitched seams X-heavy 1/2" wide elasticized face opening Cover stitched bound drape Double-ply hood throughout UL Classified to NFPA 1971: Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting Current Edition.
Para-Tek FR™ is PGI’s proprietary Tri-Blend that leverages the benefits of three fibers – High Strength Para-Aramid, Lenzing FR®, and High Tenacity Nylon. Available in two colors, black and heather grey, PGI solution dyes all three fibers. The main benefit of solution dyeing is that the dye pigment is added to the polymer before the fiber is extruded into yarn. The color, therefore, is an inherent part of the yarn itself making it the most permanent dye method possible. The end result is a lightweight, breathable hood that offers exceptional flame and heat resistance and a high arc rating – ATPV 32 in black & ATPV 34 in heather grey (both HRC 3). When tested for vertical char length, the Para-Tek FR fabric had the lowest char lengths we’ve ever seen averaging 9mm (0.36”) in the wales direction and 12mm (0.48”) in the courses direction after five launderings. For comparison purposes, 100% Nomex® has more than four times longer char lengths in the wales direction and over three times longer char lengths in the courses direction. Thermal Protective Performance (TPP) results were equally impressive with a TPP rating of 331.5 after five washings. Only the PBI/Lenzing FR blend with our Comfort Plus™ liner and Carbon Shield – 39 TPP rating & 33, had a better rating. Para-Tek FR™ is a great value with its low initial cost and long wear life. The fabric has excellent breathability combined with high moisture absorbency – which wicks moisture off the skin so it can easily evaporate – making Para-Tek FR™ hoods very comfortable.