Cobra Elite Pro 100% Nomex® Meta‑Aramid Firefighting Hood

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NEW DESIGN! Hood developed to eliminate the tendency most firefighting hoods have of the bottom of the elasticized face opening pulling down off the SCBA mask gasket, creating a gap, when the head is tilted back to look overhead. Cobra Elite Pro eliminates this problem by reducing excess fabric between the base of the neck and the chin, allowing the hood to better interface with turnout coat collars by enabling the hood to slide up at the base of the neck when tilting the head back and hood is worn underneath turnout coat with collar cinched snug, rather than locking it down at the collar as current hoods do. In addition, the bib width was redesigned so that shoulder straps for SCBA frame harness systems won’t lock down the outside of the bib, which could cause the elasticized face opening to pull away from the sides of the SCBA mask, again creating a gap, when turning your head to the left or right.

Cobra Elite Pro was evaluated in multiple year-long wear trials and was the only model that didn’t pull off the bottom of the SCBA gasket when hood was worn underneath turnout coats with the collars cinched.

The Sure Difference:

Cobra Sure‑Fit hoods incorporate a 3" wide center panel rather than the traditional center seam, which allows PGI to contour the hood to the shape of the head for improved fit and comfort. Additionally, Cobra Sure‑Fit hoods have a little extra fabric (ease) built into the design which improves the hood’s thermal resistance from flame and heat due to the extra space adding a layer of air between hood and head and reduces the likelihood of the face opening pulling away from the SCBA mask when head is rotated.

Fabric Description:

Nomex® has excellent thermal stability and will not melt or drip. Fabric has outstanding strength, abrasion resistance and chemical resistance.

Sizing:

One size fits most

Options:

Thread
Cobra hoods are available sewn with either color-coordinated (matching) or color-contrasting 100% Nomex® thread.
Direct Embroidery
100% Nomex® thread embroidered on bib. Minimum order 25 each.
Ink Heat Transfers
High resolution multi-color transfers. Minimum order 100 each.

Features

Test Results

Fabric Performance ValuesRequirements NFPA 1971
2018 Edition
PGI Test Results
Thermal Protective Performance (TPP)
  • As Received
20.0 (min)27.1
  • After 5 Washings
20.0 (min)27.1
Hood Material Burst Strength 225 N716 N
Flame Resistance Test

After Flame (Wales x Courses)

  • As Received
2.0 sec0.0 sec x 0.0 sec
  • After 5 Washings
2.0 sec0.0 sec x 0.0 sec

Char Length (Wales x Courses)

  • As Received
100 mm39 mm x 39 mm
  • After 5 Washings
100 mm32 mm x 37 mm
Cleaning Shrinkage Resistance Test

Hood Measurement

  • After 5 Washings
-5%-1.0% to -0.7%
Heat & Thermal Shrinkage Resistance Test

Hood Measurement

  • As Received
-10%-1.5% to 0.0%
  • After 5 Washings
-10%-0.1% to 1.5%
Limited Oxygen Index (LOI)Not Required31
Seam Breaking Strength Test 181 N1394 N
Melt or Drip When Exposed to FlameNo Melting or DrippingNONE

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