Firefighting Hood

January 2006
Fire Chief;Jan2006, Vol. 50 Issue 1, Special section p3
Trade Publication
The article focuses on King Cobra hood series from PGI Inc. The hood stretches 25 percent more than conventional hoods. It also has Comfort-Plus lining that reduces fatigue from heat stress by wicking moisture off the skin while providing flame and thermal resistance. Seams are sewn twice with heavyweight Nomex thread.


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