In particular I wanted balaclavas for our kits. I want balaclava that can be used "as required" rather than "in standard preparation". A fire fighter will take on protective gear through training and the knowlege of what is possible. But I'm looking for solutions on extrem fire rating days that allow me to deploy as conditions get worse. A progressive solution. I'm not a firies, so I'm not expecting the worse. I found what seem like good balaclavas, but they require clothing in advance. I want one that I can place in a pocket and use, quickly, when needeed.
Being an (not a firie) resident I do not think I'm going to dress in advance (it will be bloody hot!) and I do expect that conditions will change (worse case) rapidly.
Great products out there but I want one that has something like a velcro strip so I can slap it on as needed. (I'm a whimp so if hot I probably will not be wearing it until really needed).
The photo shows the one we got. Seems good, but I would rather one that did not need me to put it on before doning a helmet.
Balaclavas/Bandanas I have found: