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    Quick question, at the risk of looking like I have no idea what I am talking about...

    I was looking at hoods, and I noticed that some have a vent opening at the top of them. What would happen if for some reason you loose your helmet inside a structure? (I always keep mine strapped, but you know that Murphy can be a pain in the *****) Would that mesh opening allow heat to penetrate?

    Thanks for any insight.
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    Yes, it would.

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    That's what I am thinking. It seems like anything that would allow heat "out", would allow heat "in".

    Just wanted to make sure that I am not missing anything
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    On the plus die, you're skull would have an opening to lower in a candle.

    You'd be a man-o-lantern.
    Logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead.

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    Your gloves have an opening that allows your hand to get inside of it.

    If you somehow lost your bunker coat during a fire....would this opening allow heat to reach your hands?

    Just kidding.....I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakesdad View Post
    Your gloves have an opening that allows your hand to get inside of it.

    If you somehow lost your bunker coat during a fire....would this opening allow heat to reach your hands?

    Just kidding.....I think.
    But what if there was a mesh-vent on the top of your thumb to allow it to ventilate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny46 View Post
    On the plus die, you're skull would have an opening to lower in a candle.

    You'd be a man-o-lantern.
    You owe me for one keyboard...



    Had to wipe Coca Cola off my screen and keyboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakesdad View Post
    Your gloves have an opening that allows your hand to get inside of it.

    If you somehow lost your bunker coat during a fire....would this opening allow heat to reach your hands?

    Just kidding.....I think.
    Sort of similiar to those situations when you lose your bunker pants and hot stuff gets into the tops of the boots.

    "Man-O-Lantern" caused me to choke on a bite of hamburger.

    The mesh top is a stOOpid idea.

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    After clean up I can respond to the original post......


    Mesh is not good. I would rather sweat a little and protect the top of my head than be cool and crispy.

    Just say no to mesh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickey View Post
    After clean up I can respond to the original post......


    Mesh is not good. I would rather sweat a little and protect the top of my head than be cool and crispy.

    Just say no to mesh!
    Well, my original thought was "That seems like a very stupid idea, wouldn't it allow you to get burned?"

    Then I thought that maybe I was missing something, but it seems like my original thought was correct.
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    See..............................................

    That's what you get for thinking!!!
    Just someone trying to help! (And by the way....Thanks for YOUR help!)

    Aggressive does not have to equal stupid.

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    I have a mesh hood and I like it. It allows heat to escape from the top of my head. However If I was to loose my helmet, I guess I might burn the top of my head.

    The question one has to ask oneself is:
    How many firefighters suffer heat related injuries and deaths each year vs how many firefighters loose their helmets, and suffer burns to there heads.

    In my opinion over heating seems to be more likely then loosing a properly secured helmet. Therefore I choose to wear a mesh top hood. However wear what ever you are comfortable with, I'm not here to change anyones opinion. I'm just simply stating mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firedog21 View Post
    I have a mesh hood and I like it. It allows heat to escape from the top of my head. However If I was to loose my helmet, I guess I might burn the top of my head.

    The question one has to ask oneself is:
    How many firefighters suffer heat related injuries and deaths each year vs how many firefighters loose their helmets, and suffer burns to there heads.

    In my opinion over heating seems to be more likely then loosing a properly secured helmet. Therefore I choose to wear a mesh top hood. However wear what ever you are comfortable with, I'm not here to change anyones opinion. I'm just simply stating mine.

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    If you are wearing a "properly secured helmet", one with a inner liner most likely, how do you really recieve nay benefit from a hood that has a mesh vent at the top??

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakesdad View Post
    If you are wearing a "properly secured helmet", one with a inner liner most likely, how do you really recieve nay benefit from a hood that has a mesh vent at the top??
    I was kinda thinking the same thing but, whatever.

    You will get lots of ventilation off the top of your head inside a fire being all bundled up.
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    Just Buy A Reed Hood And Been Done With It. Then There Are NO Worries....:d :d :d
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    Quote Originally Posted by hfd838 View Post
    Just Buy A Reed Hood And Been Done With It. Then There Are NO Worries....:d :d :d
    well with that said just wear a bunker coat under your helmet.

    Nah... I wouldn't recommend reed hood. over kill..

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