Cobra™ Instructor Sure‑Fit™ Carbon Shield™ Firefighting Hood 39500-12-192098 - Front
Cobra™ Instructor Sure‑Fit™ Carbon Shield™ Firefighting Hood 39500-12-192098 - Front
Cobra™ Instructor Sure‑Fit™ Carbon Shield™ Firefighting Hood 39500-12-192098 - Side
Cobra™ Instructor Sure‑Fit™ Carbon Shield™ Firefighting Hood 39500-12-192098 - Back

Cobra Instructor Sure‑Fit Carbon Shield Firefighting Hood


Cobra Instructor hoods offer improved styling for better fit and coverage. Triple ply hood with double layer coverage of neck, upper chest, shoulders and shoulder blades. The tapered back and notched shoulder drape allow bib to lie flat for a more comfortable fit. Flat-stitched seams eliminate bunching and won’t dig into skin. A half inch wide elastic face opening stretches to full 17" to ensure a snug fit around most SCBA masks. UL Classified to NFPA 1971 Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting – Current Edition.

The Sure Difference:

Cobra Sure‑Fit hoods incorporate a 3" wide center panel rather than the traditional center seam, which allows PGI to contour the hood to the shape of the head for improved fit and comfort. Additionally, Cobra Sure‑Fit hoods have a little extra fabric (ease) built into the design which improves the hood’s thermal resistance from flame and heat due to the extra space adding a layer of air between hood and head and reduces the likelihood of the face opening pulling away from the SCBA mask when head is rotated.

Fabric Description:

Considered the ultimate high-tech fabric for thermal protection and comfort. The Carbon Shield fabric simply won’t burn in air. Additionally, this fabric has excellent moisture regain and wicks moisture away from the skin to the outer shell enabling it to evaporate at a rapid rate.


One size fits most


Cobra hoods are available sewn with either color-coordinated (matching) or color-contrasting 100% Nomex® thread.
Direct Embroidery
100% Nomex® thread embroidered on bib. Minimum order 25 each.
Ink Heat Transfers
High resolution multi-color transfers. Minimum order 100 each.


Test Results

Fabric Performance ValuesRequirements NFPA 1971
2018 Edition
PGI Test Results
Thermal Protective Performance (TPP)
  • As Received
20.0 (min)31.2
  • After 5 Washings
20.0 (min)33.1
Hood Material Burst Strength 225 N411 N
Flame Resistance Test

After Flame (Wales x Courses)

  • As Received
2.0 sec0.0 sec x 0.0 sec
  • After 5 Washings
2.0 sec0.0 sec x 0.0 sec

Char Length (Wales x Courses)

  • As Received
100 mm0 mm x 0 mm
  • After 5 Washings
100 mm0 mm x 0 mm
Cleaning Shrinkage Resistance Test

Hood Measurement

  • After 5 Washings
-5%-1% to 0.3%
Heat & Thermal Shrinkage Resistance Test

Hood Measurement

  • As Received
-10%-1.4% to 0.0%
  • After 5 Washings
Limited Oxygen Index (LOI)Not Required43
Seam Breaking Strength Test 181 N630 N
Melt or Drip When Exposed to FlameNo Melting or DrippingNONE
Arc Thermal Performance Value (ATPV)
  • Double Ply
32 cal/cm2
  • Triple Ply
54 cal/cm2
NFPA 70E Hazard Risk Category (HRC)
  • Double Ply
  • Triple Ply

Product Line

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