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Para‑Tek FR Tri‑Blend

Lightweight yet excellent Thermal Protection Performance. Vertical char length is the lowest we've ever seen averaging less than a half inch in both directions after five washings. Highest arc rating for a lightweight hood. UL Classified to NFPA 1971 Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting – Current Edition.

Physical Properties:

Material Weight6 oz. / 204g
Outer ColorsBlack, Gray or Color Block
Thread ColorsBlack (Red or White Available with Black Hood)

Test Results:

Thermal Protective Performance (TPP)
  • Initial / After 5 Washings
32.4 sec / 34.8 sec
After Flame
  • Initial (Warp x Fill)
    After 5 Washings
0 in x 0 in
0 in x 0 in
Char Length
  • Initial (Warp x Fill)
    After 5 Washings
0.5 in x 0.8 in
0.4 in x 0.5 in
Heat and Thermal Shrinkage
  • After 5 Washings
Fabric Burst Strength432.6 N
Seam Burst Strength807 N
Melt or Drip When Exposed to FlameNone
Limited Oxgen Index (LOI) ASTM D 2863‑9531
Arc Thermal Performance Value (ATPV)33
Hazard Risk Category (HRC)HRC 3



NextGen hoods are available sewn with either color‑coordinated (matching) or color‑contrasting 100% Nomex® thread.


100% Nomex embroidered patch. Minimum order 25 each.


High resolution multi‑color transfers. Minimum order 100 each.