Hoods & Balaclavas

Motorsport hoods or balaclavas are required for most forms of competition and are worn under a helmet for comfort and to assist with fireproofing. 

Hoods/Balaclavas usually come in one size but there are larger versions available and multiple colours can be used to match your race colours. 

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Whether you're a professional driver or just a hobbyist, one thing is certain: safety is of the utmost importance. One of the key components of staying safe on the track/stage is having the right gear, and that includes a fireproof hood or balaclava.

Hoods are a critical (a required) component of any motorsport suit, they also help to keep the driver cool and comfortable.

Hoods are made of fire-retardant materials to provide extra protection in case of fire. 

Hoods and balaclavas are designed to provide full under-helmet fire protection and can help to regulate body temperature and increase comfort for the driver. The balaclava is usually made of a breathable and moisture-wicking material to help keep the driver cool and dry even in the most challenging conditions.

When it comes to choosing the right hood or balaclava for your motorsport needs, there are a few key things to consider. Firstly, you'll want to make sure that the product is made of a high-quality material that will provide the level of protection that you need. You'll also want to look for features like built-in drinks ports.

Additionally, it's important to choose a hood or balaclava specifically designed for motorsport use, as these products are tested and certified to meet the highest safety standards set by the FIA.

We offer a wide selection of motorsport hoods and balaclavas to suit a variety of needs and preferences. Whether you're a professional driver or a weekend enthusiast, we have the equipment to keep you safe and comfortable on the track. With various styles and features to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect hood or balaclava to meet your needs.

In addition to offering top-quality products, we are also dedicated to providing exceptional customer service. Our team of experts is available to answer any questions you might have and help you choose the correct hood or balaclava for your needs. So if you're looking for the best in motorsport gear, look no further.

What is the rule change with FIA balaclavas in British rallying?

For 2022 and onwards, all rally competitors must wear an FIA 8856 2000 or FIA 8856 2018 balaclava.

I need a balaclava with a drinks tube, can you help?

Our P1 AIR 8856-2018 balaclava has a drinks tube hole sewn into it, especially formulated for circuit racing.

Do balacalavas come in different sizes?

Our P1 balaclavas are all one size - but there is a LARGE size option if your head circumference is around 63cm and above.