Life Guard Hood


The Life Guard Hood blocks particulates to reduce exposure to toxins.

The Life Guard particulate resistant Hood is Honeywell’s latest breakthrough in safety and comfort for first responders. The Life Guard Hood is specifically engineered to protect your neck, and throat – which are highly sensitive to toxins – with a resilient, lightweight design that’s as comfortable as it is dependable.

Life Guard Hood Technical Specifications

Materials: Knit = Carbon/ Kevlar®/ Lenzing FR®, Composite – 6.0 osy Nomex®, PTFE moisture barrier, 4.5 osy Nomex®
Weight: Knit = 16.0 osy, Composite – 15.2 osy
TPP: Knit = 29, Composite – 24
THL: Knit = 371, Composite 364-386 W/m2
Life Guard Specification

Life Guard Hood Ordering Information

Life Guard Specification

Life Guard Hood Features and Benefits

Advanced Design
  • Revolutionary new hood concept designed by Honeywell’s top garment design and engineering team balances protection, comfort and utility.
  • Blocks carcinogenic particulates in both air and water, and the loose design promotes safe airflow around the head and neck.
  • Tough, proven materials increase resilience and wear life.
  • Lightweight materials maximize breathability and minimizes heat stress.

How it Works
The hybrid design gives protection where it’s needed most while optimizing comfort and utility. By replacing the traditional “sock hood” design with a lighter, looser, more breathable fit, the Life Guard Hood promotes the safe flow of air around your head and neck while a fire service-trusted moisture barrier blocks exposure to hazardous particulates. The result: an innovative hood that is lightweight, comfortable, and keeps you dry even after long hours of wear. It may look different, but the Life Guard Hood deploys just like a traditional hood and readily integrates with your self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and turnout gear to ensure the highest level of protection.

Why it Matters
New building materials have made structure fires far more hazardous. Modern synthetics release lethal gases and toxins when burned. Studies show that the skin and glands of the neck and face are especially prone to absorbing toxins, and some cancer rates have now been proven to be higher for firefighters than the general population. (See the Firefighter Cancer Support Network’s white paper on Cancer in the Fire Service for more info - click here).

Proven Performance
The groundbreaking particulate exposure test conducted by the IAFF in 2015 opened all of our eyes to the issue of particulate penetration through traditional hoods. Honeywell repeated this exact test with the Life Guard Hood with outstanding results. The Fluorescent Aerosol Screening Test (FAST) test demonstrated actual particulate resistance of the complete product in a simulated fire environment.

Traditional Hood
IAFF Jan, 2015
Life Guard Hood
Honeywell 2016

Knit Comfort Top without barrier
for natural ventilation

3-layer composite with seam sealed barrier to reduce particle penetration

MaskMate™ face opening

Knit only drape to avoid
excessive bulk

Call-out Hood