FABRIC GUIDE

Carbon Shield

Considered the ultimate high‑tech fabric for thermal protection and comfort. The fabric simply won’t burn in air. Additionally fabric has excellent moisture regain and wicks moisture away from the skin to the outer shell enabling it to evaporate at a rapid rate.

PBI/Lenzing FR w/ Comfort Plus Lining

PBI is an extraordinary fiber that doesn’t burn in air. Blended with Lenzing FR®, this fabric is the lightest, most comfortable flame resistant hood fabric on the market. Even though fabric is incredibly lightweight, at 5.7 oz./sq. yd, it has an exceptionally high TPP rating. By adding the Comfort Plus Liner to the PBI/Lenzing FR blend the Thermal Protection Performance (TPP) rating dramatically improves.

100% Nomex Meta‑Aramid

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

Nomex/Lenzing FR w/ Comfort Plus Lining

Developed by PGI in the early 1980's, this mid‑weight blend has become the most popular hood fabric in the market due to its ability to wick moisture away from the skin more effectively than other flame resistant fabrics keeping the wearer drier and more comfortable.

Para‑Tek FR Tri‑Blend

Lightweight yet excellent Thermal Protection Performance. Vertical char length is the lowest we've ever seen averaging less than a half inch in both directions after five washings. Highest arc rating for a lightweight hood.

Ara‑Tek FR Tri‑Blend

Similar comfort and flame and thermal resistance to the popular Nomex/Lenzing FR blend at a fraction of the cost. Where Ara‑Tek FR really shines is its durability and arc resistance.