The LXFB99 is the first gear bag of its kind designed to protect firefighters from prolonged exposure to carcinogens and off-gassing from contaminated turnout gear until the gear can be cleaned and sanitized at the station. The bag is made with water and air tight TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) fabric and self-healing, water resistant zippers. All seams on the main compartments of the bag are heat welded, so there are no stitches that penetrate the bag to allow air or particulates to escape (think: moisture barrier on turnout gear). Since the fabric is waterproof, the inside and outside can be cleaned and washed out with a hose to remove any remaining contaminates after the dirty turnout gear is removed and washed.
The bag is designed with a main compartment to hold a full set of turnout gear including coats, pants and boots. A left-side compartment to hold a full-sized, traditional fire helmet with eagle and shield. Also a right-side compartment to hold an SCBA mask, jumpsuit, wildland gear or even a change of clothes. Finally, it has a small pocket on the front to hold personal effects such as a set of keys or a wallet.
The straps, handle and shoulder carry strap are stitched with silver reflective tape for easy visibility and safety on-scene. The front of the bag includes a screen printed silver “FIRE DEPT” maltese cross logo. The entire bag is covered by a limited lifetime warranty by Lightning X Products.
The TPU fabric is air and water tight, but the zippers are water resistant, so this prevents the assembled bag itself from being completely waterproof. It is designed to keep the hazardous contents of the bag in the bag, not to keep water out, and therefore should be stored like any other turnout gear bag, and not submerged or stored in the elements.
- Protects firefighters from prolonged exposure to carcinogens and off-gassing from contaminated turnout gear
- Water & air tight TPU fabric
- Heat Welded Seams (no stitching)
- Water resistant zippers
- Reflective webbing