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    I was wondering if anyone might be able to provide me a little experience-based advice:

    I was looking into getting my own hood, since the ones that the department issues are the usual lowest bidder ones, and as a result seem to be a bit short on me. The other day I was masking up and managed to pull my hood completely out of my coat-- not that big of a problem since it was training, but it took unnecessary time trying to stuff it back down my coat (again less than ideal!) So any suggestions on lengthier hoods?

    I was looking on one of the websites and noticed PAC I, II, III, can anyone tell me the differences? It appears II, III are longer than I but does anyone have any experience? And are vented ones actually worth it?

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    The style I use is the Pac II longer in the front and back so it is less likely to pullout of my coat.

    I prefer hoods made out of either P-84 Lenzing or Carbon. I also prefer a 2 layer hood for additional protection.
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    Alright thanks. Maybe you can answer this for me: What is the difference in materials when it comes down to it for the user? I mean at the end of the day the only thing that matters for me is that I don't end up cooked like a Thanksgiving Turkey, so do they all provide the same level of protection or is something like P84 better than Nomex or PBI?

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    I have used Nomex, PBI, P-84 Lenzing, carbon and Kevlar blend hoods. Through my experience I overwhelmingly prefer the P-84 Lenzing and Carbon hoods in 2 layers. They have offered me superior protection and because of that I see no reason to change.
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    Alright thank you much.

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    Will your dept let you were anything you want?????

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    Yes they will Fire49, so long as it meets NFPA (insert long number) requirements.

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