BarriAire Silver Elite Pro Particulate Hood Comprehensive Coverage

With Nomex® Nano Flex Sure‑Fit Panel and Face Opening


Elite Pro hoods are specifically designed to improve comfort and provide greater freedom of movement while significantly reducing tugging or pulling away from the SCBA facepiece. Tapered back, notched shoulder drape and patterned bib perfectly interface with turnout collars and SCBA strapping. Designed to comfortably integrate with SCBA facepiece head harness and maintain proper seal with mask.

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 improved air permeability and flexibility compared to conventional laminated particulate hoods. The pore matrix created by the Nomex® Nano Flex fiber allows moisture absorption 2½ times faster than PTFE laminates. The materials and lamination process create a fabric that has unparalleled particulate efficiency, comfort and protection.


One size fits most


Direct Embroidery
100% Nomex® thread embroidered on bib. Minimum order 25 each.
Ink Heat Transfers
High resolution multi-color transfers. Minimum order 100 each.



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
Limited Oxygen Index (LOI)
  • Nomex® Nano Flex
Not Required40
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 material consists of nonwoven, submicron, continuous nano-fibers and is inherently flame resistant. 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.).