3545 S. Richey Blvd Tucson, AZ 85713 Phone: 520-290-3654 UPR Pro Shop
4453 S Rural Rd (1/2 block south of I-60)
Tempe, AZ 85282
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One more layer of protection with a Nomex hood means valuable extra time to escape the heat in case of a fire. UPR Racing Supply has SFI and FIA rated Racing Hoods, also known as a “Balaclava” are available from Alpinestars, Sparco Racing and RaceQuip. Racing hoods or Balaclavas come in different styles and are made from a variety of heat resistant fabrics. Also called “Fire Proof Head sock”, “SFI Nomex Racing Hood” and “Nomex Hoods”, they all perform a similar function which is to give you another heat resistant thermal barrier in your racecar. Sparco and Alpinestars both offer very breathable moisture wicking fabrics to help cool your body as the perspiration evaporates from your skin. Wearing a Hood or Balaclava under your racing helmet also preserves the integrity of the helmet liner by absorbing moisture.
All Racing hoods carry either the SFI 3.3 or FIA 8856-2000, or both. Certification requirements for racing underwear may vary among racing sanctioning bodies, so check your rule book before making a purchase. UPR Racing Supply can assist you in selecting of SFI Rated Underwear that can ship the same day. If you’re looking for Nomex Underwear in Tucson, stop by our Racing Supply outlet at 3705 S Palo Verde Blvd.