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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?

    Thanks.

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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.
    Crazy, but that's how it goes
    Millions of people living as foes
    Maybe it's not too late
    To learn how to love, and forget how to hate

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    • #3
      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?

      Thanks.

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      • #4
        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.
        Crazy, but that's how it goes
        Millions of people living as foes
        Maybe it's not too late
        To learn how to love, and forget how to hate

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        • #5
          Alright thank you much.

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          • #6
            No problem.
            Crazy, but that's how it goes
            Millions of people living as foes
            Maybe it's not too late
            To learn how to love, and forget how to hate

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            • #7
              Will your dept let you were anything you want?????
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZdEH...e_gdata_player

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              • #8
                Yes they will Fire49, so long as it meets NFPA (insert long number) requirements.

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