BarriAire Gold Particulate Hood Critical Coverage

Extended Bib with Rib Knit Face Opening


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. EN13911: 2017.

Fabric Description:

Quilted composite durable water resistant finish on exterior layer of jersey knit with Nomex® Nano Flex particulate barrier between the inside layer of jersey knit. 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.).


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




Test Results

Fabric Performance ValuesRequirements NFPA 1971
2018 Edition
PGI Test Results
Particulate Efficiency
Average as submitted and washed
Thermal Protective Performance (TPP)

Rib Knit

  • As Received
20.0 (min)30.2
  • After 5 Washings
20.0 (min)33.1

Quilted Composite

  • As Received
20.0 (min)29.3
  • After 5 Washings
20.0 (min)30.8
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
Seam Breaking Strength Test
  • Quilted to Quilted
> 181 N1064 N
  • Quilted to Knit
> 181 N1325 N
Melt or Drip When Exposed to FlameNo Melting or DrippingNONE


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.

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.


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™ Gold Particulate Mask

BarriAire Gold 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 outer layers of proven flame resistant fabric with an inner layer of ultra-lightweight DuPont Nomex® Nano Flex fabric which blocks penetration of 96% of harmful submicron size particulates. 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.).