latest breakthrough in barrier protection for firefighter hoods
VIKING’s triple-layered hoods help protect your neck, ears and jaw area from dangerous particles
The hood contains a paper-thin layer of Dupont™ Nomex® Nano Flex nestled between layers of knit which acts as a protective particle barrier without compromising comfort.
It’s a highly breathable, flame-resistant material with superior particle barrier performance.
Combining comfort and protection
The addition of DuPont™ Nomex® Nano Flex to a firefighter hood composite structure provides improved particle barrier protection in the neckline and upper jaw area that historically are known to be the most vulnerable and least protected.
SEE THE DIFFERENCE
To test the barrier performance, wear trials were conducted with hoods containing the DuPont™ Nomex® Nano Flex barrier in between the knit layers on one half of the hood. After the wear trials, the hoods were turned inside out and nspected for contamination. Compare the amount of particles penetrating the hood with or without the paper-thin Nomex® Nano Flex protective layer.
DuPont™ Nomex® Nano Flex is a specialty nonwoven made of submicron continuous fibers which provides a superior protective barrier.
Heat and flame protection is inherent to the Nomex® fiber - it can’t be washed or worn away