BarriAire Silver Particulate Hood Comprehensive Coverage

Extended Bib with Nomex® Nano Flex Sure‑Fit Panel and Face Opening


Particulate coverage throughout entire head including Sure‑Fit panel at crown. Front and back bib extends particulate barrier coverage beyond critical areas as identified by NFPA – Maximum Protection. UL Classified to NFPA 1971 Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting – Current Edition. Certification to the NFPA 1971, 2018 Edition Option for Particulate Protection – Current Edition.

Fabric Description:

BarriAire Silver Laminate FR Composite: An innovative lamination process, which covers only 50% of the material, allows for great air permeability and flexibility. The pore matrix created by the Nomex® Nano Flex fiber allows moisture absorption three times faster than PTFE laminates. The materials and lamination process creates a fabric that has unparalleled particulate efficiency, comfort and protection.


One size fits most


Embroidered Patches
100% Nomex® embroidered patch. Minimum order 25 each.
Ink Heat Transfers
High resolution multi‑color transfers. Minimum order 100 each.

39707-00-1690XX EU Declaration of Conformity - 2020
39707-00-1690XX EU Certificate - 2020



Test Results

Fabric Performance ValuesRequirements NFPA 1971
2018 Edition
PGI Test Results
Particulate Efficiency
  • Lowest Average as Submitted
  • Lowest Average after 10 Washings
Viral & Bacterial Filtration Efficiency
  • Viral Filtration Efficiency (VFE)
  • Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE)
Air Permeability
  • As Received
N/A12.26 cfm
  • After 100 Home Launderings
N/A11.60 cfm
Thermal Protective Performance (TPP)


  • As Received
20.0 (min)23.0
  • After 5 Washings
20.0 (min)24.8
Total Heat Loss (THL) 325 W/m2479.1 W/m2
Hood Material Burst Strength 225 N711 N
Flame Resistance Test – Laminate

After Flame (Wales x Courses)

  • As Received
2.0 sec0.4 sec x 0.4 sec
  • After 5 Washings
2.0 sec0.4 sec x 0.4 sec

Char Length (Wales x Courses)

  • As Received
100 mm8 mm x 7 mm
  • After 5 Washings
100 mm6 mm x 7 mm
Cleaning Shrinkage Resistance Test

Hood Measurement

  • After 5 Washings

Face Opening Measurement

  • After 5 Washings
Meets RequirementYES
Heat & Thermal Shrinkage Resistance Test

Hood Measurement

  • As Received
  • After 5 Washings

Face Opening Measurement

  • As Received
Meets RequirementYES
  • After 5 Washings
Meets RequirementYES
Seam Breaking Strength Test

Laminate to Laminate

  • Location: Back Panel
181 N832 N
  • Location: Bib Attachment
181 N630 N
Melt or Drip When Exposed to FlameNo Melting or DrippingNONE


Fluorescent Aerosol Screening Test

FAST UV-light photographs without Nomex® Nano Flex (left) and with Nomex® (right) illustrating after particle exposure for the test subject’s head and neck; bright yellow areas show were particles penetrated the ensemble.

High Magnification Fiber Comparison

Nomex® Nano Flex is an elastic nonwoven made of submicron continuous and inherently flame-resistant fibers. It is thinner and lighter weight than typical nonwoven materials. Nomex® Nano Flex is highly breathable and combines exceptional elasticity with superior particulate blocking performance.

Product Line

BarriAire™ Gold Particulate Hood

BarriAire Gold Hoods

BarriAire™ Silver Particulate Hood

BarriAire Silver Hoods

BarriAire™ Particulate Mask

BarriAire Masks

BarriAire™ Comfort Plus Neck Gaiter/Bandanna

BarriAire Neck Gaiters/Bandannas

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.).