NextGen PBI/Lenzing FR® with Comfort Plus Liner Firefighting Hood


PGI builds off the winning performance of their Cobra Ultimate hood line to create Cobra NextGen hoods featuring an innovative design that combines exceptional fit, superior performance and unsurpassed comfort. UL Classified to NFPA 1971 Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting – Current Edition.

The Sure Difference:

Cobra Sure‑Fit hoods incorporate a 3" wide center panel rather than the traditional center seam, which allows PGI to contour the hood to the shape of the head for improved fit and comfort. Additionally, Cobra Sure‑Fit hoods have a little extra fabric (ease) built into the design which improves the hood’s thermal resistance from flame and heat due to the extra space adding a layer of air between hood and head and reduces the likelihood of the face opening pulling away from the SCBA mask when head is rotated.

The Comfort Plus Advantage:

A lightweight, high performance lining made from flame resistant Nomex® and Lenzing FR® fibers that deliver an exceptionally high TPP rating. Softer and more breathable, this liner is designed to keep the wearer cooler, drier and more comfortable.

Fabric Description:

PBI is an extraordinary fiber that doesn’t burn in air. Blended with Lenzing FR®, this fabric is the most comfortable flame resistant hood fabric on the market. Even though fabric is incredibly lightweight, the proprietary Comfort Plus Liner offers an exceptionally high TPP rating.


One size fits most


NextGen hoods are available sewn with either color-coordinated (matching) or color-contrasting 100% Nomex® thread.
Embroidered Patches
100% Nomex® embroidered patch. 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
Thermal Protective Performance (TPP)
  • As Received
20.0 (min)40.7
  • After 5 Washings
20.0 (min)39.0
Hood Material Burst Strength
  • PBI/Lenzing FR®
225 N408 N
  • Comfort Plus
225 N374 N
Flame Resistance Test

After Flame (Wales x Courses) – PBI/Lenzing FR®

  • As Received
2.0 sec0.0 sec x 0.0 sec
  • After 5 Washings
2.0 sec0.0 sec x 0.0 sec

Char Length (Wales x Courses) – PBI/Lenzing FR®

  • As Received
100 mm30 mm x 20 mm
  • After 5 Washings
100 mm18 mm x 19 mm

Char Length (Wales x Courses) – Comfort Plus

  • As Received
100 mm39 mm x 38 mm
  • After 5 Washings
100 mm33 mm x 38 mm
Cleaning Shrinkage Resistance Test

Hood Measurement

  • After 5 Washings
-5%-0.7% to 0%
Heat & Thermal Shrinkage Resistance Test

Hood Measurement

  • As Received
-10%-1.5% to 0%
  • After 5 Washings
-10%0% to 0.4%
Limited Oxygen Index (LOI)
  • PBI/Lenzing FR®
Not Required33
  • Comfort Plus
Not Required29
Seam Breaking Strength Test 181 N806 N
Melt or Drip When Exposed to FlameNo Melting or DrippingNONE
Arc Thermal Performance Value (ATPV)
  • Double Ply
9.4 cal/cm2
  • Triple Ply
20 cal/cm2
NFPA 70E Hazard Risk Category (HRC)
  • Double Ply
  • Triple Ply

Product Line

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