BarriAire Gold Elite Pro Particulate Hood Critical Coverage

With Nomex® Nano Flex 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 from base of the neck and around entire head except for Sure‑Fit panel at crown. All critical areas of particulate penetration as identified by NFPA have particulate barrier. 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:

Quilted composite with PFAS-free durable water resistant finish on the exterior layer and a dual-technology antimicrobial and anti-odor finish on the inside layer with Nomex® Nano Flex between layers for excellent stretch, recovery and odor control. Highest air permeability of particulate fire hoods on the market at 23 cfm, approximately 3-6 times greater than PTFE laminated hoods. Averages 96% particulate efficiency for particulates between 0.1 and 1.0 microns. PGI quilted BarriAire composite fabrics recently achieved Viral Filtration Efficiency (VFE) Rating of 96.8% and Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) Rating of 97.9% (as conducted by Nelson Labs, U.S.A.). NFPA 70E Hazard Risk Category 4.


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.
RFID Sewn In Tag
Available for CE & UKCA certified hoods.
CE and UKCA markings on label
When ordering, please request “Option 47” to add the CE and UKCA markings to the label.

39708-01-194071 Declaration of Conformity - 2023
39708-01-194071 EU Certificate - 2023
39708-01-194071 UKCA Certificate - 2023




Test Results

Fabric Performance ValuesRequirements NFPA 1971
2018 Edition
PGI Test Results
Particulate Efficiency
Average as submitted and washed
Viral & Bacterial Filtration Efficiency
  • Viral Filtration Efficiency (VFE)
  • Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE)
Air Permeability
  • As Received
N/A23 cfm
Thermal Protective Performance (TPP)

Quilted Composite

  • As Received
20.0 (min)29.3
  • After 5 Washings
20.0 (min)30.8

Rib Knit

  • As Received
20.0 (min)30.2
  • After 5 Washings
20.0 (min)33.1
Total Heat Loss (THL) 325 W/m2401.3 W/m2
Hood Material Burst Strength 225 N614 N
Flame Resistance Test – Quilted Composite

After Flame (Wales x Courses)

  • As Received
2.0 sec0.0 sec x 1.0 sec
  • After 5 Washings
2.0 sec1.0 sec x 1.0 sec

Char Length (Wales x Courses)

  • As Received
100 mm18 mm x 17 mm
  • After 5 Washings
100 mm3 mm x 2 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)
  • Rib Knit
Not Required31
  • Nomex® Nano Flex
Not Required40
Seam Breaking Strength Test
  • Quilted to Quilted
181 N1064 N
  • Quilted to Rib Knit
181 N1325 N
Melt or Drip When Exposed to FlameNo Melting or DrippingNONE
Arc Thermal Performance Value (ATPV)46 cal/cm2
NFPA 70E Hazard Risk Category (HRC)HRC 4


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.


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.

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.).