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    Question Hoods

    hey this sort of off duty but sort of not. What hood do you prefer. Ventilated vs. Non Ventilated. What materials, pbi vs. nomex?


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    I don't think the ventilated hoods really make a difference. Simply because you have a helmet on your head anyway keeping heat in. Therefore I just prefer to wear the "non ventilated" hood, if I wear one at all.

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    One of those new befangled carbon hoods and sometimes a Reed Hood, it just depends on what info is given by dispatch weather or not the Reed goes on.
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    Preferences for materials:

    1) Carbon

    2) Nomex

    3) PBI

    Have used and still own non-ventilated hoods of those three types.
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    I beleive its a Nomex hood...with the Required Skunk design.
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    first choice carbon
    second choice carbon
    third choice PBI
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    I use the P84 Hood. It is a combination of Nomex and Kevlar, non vented and is the only hood I have found in 33 years that retains it's elasticity around the face for more than a year. It is an awesome hood.
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    I use a black carbon nonvented hood and have never had any problems wont change for the world.
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    What is a reed hood?

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    EXPVOL,

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