BarriAire Carbon Shield 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 barrier coverage throughout entire hood and bib for 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 Carbon Shield Laminate FR Composite: Carbon Shield is a flame resistant fabric breakthrough based on carbon fiber technology. The fabric simply won't burn in air. Besides providing outstanding protection against direct flame, the fabric exhibits low thermal conductivity – making it an excellent insulator against heat. 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. Your fire hood is an investment in your health and safety, don't compromise, BarriAire Carbon Shield Elite Pro hoods only from PGI.


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
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)24.9
  • After 5 Washings
20.0 (min)31.9
Total Heat Loss (THL) 325 W/m2395.3 W/m2
Hood Material Burst Strength 225 N745 N
Flame Resistance Test – Laminate

After Flame (Wales x Courses)

  • As Received
2.0 sec0.4 sec x 0.3 sec
  • After 5 Washings
2.0 sec0.3 sec x 0.3 sec

Char Length (Wales x Courses)

  • As Received
100 mm0 mm x 0 mm
  • After 5 Washings
100 mm0 mm x 0 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)
  • Laminate
Not Required55
  • Nomex® Nano Flex
Not Required40
Seam Breaking Strength Test 181 N665 N
Melt or Drip When Exposed to FlameNo Melting or DrippingNONE

Product Line

BarriAire™ Gold Particulate Hood

BarriAire Gold Hoods

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BarriAire Silver Hoods

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BarriAire Masks

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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.).