BarriAire Carbon Shield Particulate Firefighting Hoods

Constructed using advanced patented technology, Carbon Shield knit fabric is gravure (dot) laminated to DuPont Nomex® Nano Flex, providing the ultimate level of flame, heat and particulate protection without sacrificing breathability or comfort. With a Particulate Filtration Efficiency (PFE) of 99.92% before laundering/conditioning and 99.98% after laundering/conditioning, BarriAire Carbon Shield Elite Pro hoods offer superb protection against dangerous and toxic particles routinely encountered while on a working call.

Product Line

BarriAire™ Gold Particulate Hood

BarriAire Gold Hoods

BarriAire Carbon Shield™ Particulate Hood

BarriAire Carbon Shield Hoods

BarriAire™ Silver Particulate Hood

BarriAire Silver Hoods

BarriAire Gold Masks & Neck Gaiters/Bandannas

Product Line

BarriAire™ Particulate Mask

BarriAire Masks

BarriAire™ Ultra-Light Neck Gaiter/Bandanna

BarriAire Neck Gaiters/Bandannas

BarriAire™ Comfort Plus Neck Gaiter/Bandanna

BarriAire Neck Gaiters/Bandannas


BarriAire Gold Burn Tests

The flame protection of PGI's BarriAire Gold Rib Knit and 3-Ply Composite is tested at over 2000° F — the results speak for themselves.

DuPont Thermo-Man® System

The flame protection of PGI's BarriAire Gold hood surpasses the standard 3‑second test under ASTM F1930. This video shows how the BarriAire Gold hood stands up to the exponential threat in this 10‑second ASTM F1930 burn.

Donning BarriAire Gold Hood - Over Mask

Rib knit completely wraps the face piece, offering better stretch and recovery.

Donning BarriAire Gold Hood - In Channel

Designed for optimal fit within the fubber gasket of most SCBA masks.

Particulate Protection

BarriAire Particulate Barrier Technology products offer more protection, comfort and value. BarriAire particulate products combine two layers of proven flame resistant fabric and a middle layer of ultra-lightweight DuPont Nomex® Nano Flex fabric which blocks penetration of 96% (BarriAire Gold quilted composite) to 98.8% (BarriAire Silver laminated composite) of harmful submicron size particulates. BarriAire Gold quilted composite fabrics recently achieved Viral Filtration Efficiency (VFE) Rating of 96.8% and Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) Rating of 97.9%. BarriAire Silver laminated composite fabrics recently achieved VFE Rating of 99.7% and BFE Rating of 99.9% (VFE and BFE testing as conducted by Nelson Labs, U.S.A.).