Super Hood

$26.95
$26.95

Availability: In stock

Product ID: 3372A

This visor-type hood was invented by a flight examiner to slide underneath headsets and not to interfere with eyeglasses. The broad, squared hood gives the pilot a complete view of the instrument panel and effectively blocks outside references. Constructed of heavy gauge plastic, Super Hood’s one-size-fits-all design and light weight (4 oz.) ensure a comfortable fit. VELCRO® strap provides adjustment to any head size. Works with or without a headset. Hood portion of this versatile visor c...

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This visor-type hood was invented by a flight examiner to slide underneath headsets and not to interfere with eyeglasses. The broad, squared hood gives the pilot a complete view of the instrument panel and effectively blocks outside references. Constructed of heavy gauge plastic, Super Hood’s one-size-fits-all design and light weight (4 oz.) ensure a comfortable fit. VELCRO® strap provides adjustment to any head size. Works with or without a headset. Hood portion of this versatile visor can be removed and clipped to the bill of your favorite baseball cap!
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Customer Reviews

3.9 / 5.0
48 Reviews
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Durability
3.8 / 5
Reliability
4.1 / 5
Performance
3.9 / 5
Ease Of Use
4.0 / 5
Value
3.7 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (7)
No (2)
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Better than Foggles
This is the second Super Hood I have owned; the first one lasted ten years but eventually got pretty banged up in my flight bag and after getting sat on in the back seat of the airplane. I like it much better than Foggles, especially since I wear glasses to fly. I wear the Super Hood clipped to the bill of my ball cap so that I can pull it off quickly with one hand when we reach minimums ("runway in sight") and can proceed to land without diverting my attention.
March 23, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
2 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Modification Improvement
I would like it if they just sold the white hood part. I toss the blue visor part aside and clip the white hood part to a ball cap. This is my 2nd purchase, my first one got sat on and cracked after 10 years of use.
March 12, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Not perfect, but better than foggles
It works better than anything else I've tried, so I would recommend it. However, I can still see out of the left window, which means I can still cheat. If I tape something to the side window, this won't let me see outside at all, which is much more than I can say for foggles. I might also try using this in conjunction with foggles, which might completely block my peripheral vision. It's a little bulky, so I can't keep it in my flight bag, but that's ok (4 stars). The blue visor that comes with it seems cheap and is uncomfortable (4 stars), but it is very comfortable when worn with a ball cap. It would be nice if they would drop the price by a couple of dollars and eliminate the cheap blue "golf hat" that the visor connects to.
February 3, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
I would recommend buying it
The blue plastic visor the hood mounts to is basically worthless but don't let that stop you from buying it. I use the hood with a baseball hat and it is great. Much easier to use that way. You can tug on the hood to pull it off the hat fast when you are in sight of the runway. The clips dont allow it to move at all during flight. Your safety pilot will be needed to take the controls when you put it on though. Both hands are needed. Like anything plastic use caution not to drop it on cold days. I would recommend it.
January 29, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Best Instrument Training Hood!
I have been using this hood in teaching instruments for the last 40+ years! I have tried other hoods like foggles, but they get scratched easily and feel more confining. I don’t use the plastic head band, I put the hood on the bill of a regular hat. That makes the hood very comfortable.
January 18, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Better hood
The hood portion can be unclipped from the plastic visor that it comes with, allowing you to clip it on to a baseball cap. Combine those two things, and you have a perfectly shaped hood, that is super comfortable, and has no issues with your headset.
January 9, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Durability
3 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
1 / 5
Ease Of Use
2 / 5
Value
2 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Needs some engineering help.
I love that the shield is so light. Almost undetectable weight, neck strain. But the head grips are so tight they hurt, and I get a headache after about an hour of use. The "padding" on the ends doesn't help. So I mounted the shield on a baseball cap. Much more comfortable. But the clips which hold the shield to the cap are so strong that it is hard to take the shield off the cap, and the clips tear the cap brim a little bit each time I put it on and take it off. So the cap will be shot after a month or so of use. Plus the shield visual space is so high that, when I raise my head to use the lower lenses on my bifocal glasses to see smaller items on my G1000 instrument panel, I inherently also see outside the aircraft, which defeats the purpose of the shield. Easy for me to fake shield use to the instructor. Not so sure how effective it is for teaching me to fly using instruments only.
September 21, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Durability
3 / 5
Reliability
3 / 5
Performance
2 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
2 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Not useable with my ANR headsets
I purchased this hood because I liked the way it could be removed without removing my headset simply leaving the visor on and removing the hood. I wear glasses with bifocals so I thought a hood would be easier to fit over them. I have Lightspeed Zulu headset and the head ban/visor interferes with the proper seating of the head set ear pieces. I tried keeping the visor high above my ears but it barely stayed on.
Very nice concept but problem with certain headsets.
July 9, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Beats Foggles
Clips to your hat. The visor only works on small animals and kids.
May 21, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
3 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Works Well!
Great IFR hood especially for those wearing glasses. My student uses it with a baseball hat. It works great. My only issue is that it was sent bent on the side. I tried to bend it back into place and the side broke. I purchased another one with a similar defect. It is still usable in flight though.
October 22, 2016
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