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29 Nov 11

Ergodyne Introduces Redesigned N-Ferno® Balaclava with Hot Rox



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St. Paul, Minn. (November 29, 2011) – Ergodyne announced today the expansion of their N-Ferno® Extreme Warming Product Line to include the new, redesigned N-Ferno® 6970 Extreme Balaclava with Hot Rox. This technologically advanced cold weather mask combats the damaging effects of cold air, controls moisture and warms to the core.

Cold air presents a serious threat to the body’s vital organs and systems. Helping prevent rapid loss of body heat, the new Hot Rox balaclava captures heat from each exhaled breath and brings it back to our body’s core — easing breathing and allowing workers to maintain full lung capacity in the most extreme winter conditions.

How does it work? Once comfortably in place, the air leaving the mouth is directed through the chambers of the Hot Rox module, storing the heat and water vapor from the exhaled breath. As the wearer inhales, the cold ambient air travels back through the chambers of the Hot Rox™ module, picking up the stored heat and water vapor, so the air is humidified and warm as it enters the body.

“The new 6970 Extreme Balaclava with Hot Rox is a revolutionary, patent-pending technology that will change how workers feel about another eight hours in the ice box they call work,” said Tom Votel president and CEO of Ergodyne. “Increasing worker safety and productivity, the new balaclava will be available just in time for the imminent deep freeze.”

The N-Ferno® 6970 Extreme Balaclava with Hot Rox will be available December 2011 at all authorized Ergodyne distributors. For more information, visit https://stage.ergodyne.com, email tenaciousnation@ergodyne.com or call 800-225-8238 // (651) 642-9889.

Key Features

  • 2-piece, 320g fleece design envelopes the face, neck and head
  • Built-in heat exchanger provides warm air for inhalation in even the most extreme conditions
  • Form-fitting design prevents eyewear from fogging
  • Adjustable mask with hook and loop attachments
  • Removable face mask
  • Patent pending
  • Easy maintenance: Machine Washable
  • Long Length, Black
  • One size fits most


About Ergodyne

Since 1983, Ergodyne has pioneered the development of products that Make The Workplace A Betterplace. What started with just one product has grown into a line of top flight, battle-tested, Tenacious Work Gear®; all precision crafted to manage the elements, improve productivity and provide protection for workers on jobsites the world over. The current lineup is extensive and constantly growing: ProFlex® Hand Protection, ProFlex® Knee Pads, ProFlex® Supports, Skullerz® Head Protection, Skullerz® Eye Protection, Trex™ Footwear Accessories, Chill-Its® Cooling Products, N-Ferno® Warming Products, GloWear® Hi-Vis Apparel, Squids® Lanyards, Arsenal® Equipment Storage Systems, and CORE Performance Work Wear® and SHAX® Portable Work Shelters.