The Lightweight Performance Hood (LPH) is a fire-resistant, no-melt, no-drip head and face covering that provides the Soldier with protection from thermal threats and minimizes heat stress in hot-dry climates while providing limited heat retention in cool climates. It is a one-size-fits-all item featuring a ventilated mesh top to minimize heat stress beneath the Advanced Combat Helmet. The LPH is anti-microbial, anti-odor, and moisture wicking, and replaces the Combat Vehicle Crewman Hood and Anti-Flash Hood. It is being issued at a rate of two per Soldier.
– July 18, 2011