latest breakthrough in barrier protection for firefighter hoods

VIKING’s new triple-layered hoods help protect your
​​​​​​​neck, ears and jaw area from dangerous particles

Between layers of comfortable viscose, we have added a paper-thin layer of DuPontTM Nomex® Nano Flex, which acts as a protective barrier against particles without compromising comfort.

Thinner and lighter than other FR materials, it’s a highly breathable, flame-resistant (FR) material with superior particle barrier performance.

Combining comfort and protection

The addition of Nomex® Nano Flex to a firefighter hood composite structure provides improved particle barrier protection in the neckline and upper jaw area that historically are known to be the most vulnerable and least protected.


VIKING nano flex model picture  Dupont
VIKING nano flex efficiency bar diagram

SEE THE DIFFERENCE

To test the barrier performance, wear trials were conducted with hoods containing the Nomex® Nano Flex barrier in between the viscose layers on one-half of the hood. After the wear trials, the hoods were turned inside out and inspected. Compare the amount of particles penetrating the hood with or without the paper-thin Nomex® Nano Flex protective layer.

VIKING Nano flex fire fighter  outside hood photo

outside of THE
hood

VIKING Nano flex fire fighter  inside out  photo

Hood inside out – this side with Nomex® Nano Flex

VIKING Traditional firefighter hood

Hood inside out with traditional layers

VIKING nano flex technology Nomex fiber fire fighter

Nomex® Nano Flex is a specialty nonwoven made of submicron continuous fibers which provides a superior protective barrier.

Heat and flame protection is inherent to the Nomex® fiber - it can’t be washed or worn away