NextGen Comfort Plus Nomex® (Meta‑Aramid) and Lenzing FR® 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.

Fabric Description:

Developed by PGI in the early 1980s, this mid-weight blend has become the most popular hood fabric in the market due to its ability to wick moisture away from the skin more effectively than other flame resistant fabrics keeping the wearer drier and more comfortable.


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)27.5
  • After 5 Washings
20.0 (min)26.5
Hood Material Burst Strength 225 N374 N
Flame Resistance Test

After Flame (Wales x Courses)

  • 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)

  • 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 -0.3%
Heat & Thermal Shrinkage Resistance Test

Hood Measurement

  • As Received
-10%-2.4% to 0%
  • After 5 Washings
-10%-1.3% to 2.0%
Limited Oxygen Index (LOI)Not Required29
Seam Breaking Strength Test 181 N1265 N
Melt or Drip When Exposed to FlameNo Melting or DrippingNONE
Arc Thermal Performance Value (ATPV)10 cal/cm2
NFPA 70E Hazard Risk Category (HRC)HRC 2

Product Line

PBI/Lenzing FR<sup>®</sup> with Comfort Plus<sup>™</sup> Liner

PBI/Lenzing FR® with Comfort Plus Liner

Comfort Plus<sup>™</sup> Nomex<sup>®</sup> (Meta‑Aramid) and Lenzing FR<sup>®</sup>

Comfort Plus Nomex® (Meta‑Aramid) and Lenzing FR®

100% Nomex<sup>®</sup> Meta‑Aramid

100% Nomex® Meta‑Aramid

Carbon Shield<sup>™</sup>

Carbon Shield

Ara‑Tek FR<sup>™</sup> Tri‑Blend

Ara‑Tek FR Tri‑Blend

Para-Tek FR<sup>™</sup> Tri‑Blend

Para-Tek FR Tri‑Blend