Escape The Inferno Safely, With The EVAC-U8 Escape Smoke Hood

By Bruce Eaton

Safety is a big deal with me, hence my no-running-with-scissors policy. So when my house is on fire, I run for the hills, scissorless. But in order to do that safely, Coporate Security Supply offers the EVAC-U8? Escape Smoke Hood.

Constructed out of transparent Kapton?, the hood is heat-resistant and see through. The canister uses “complex technologies” (aka “the company thinks you’re too dumb to understand such things”) to filter out carbon monoxide and other bad stuff to let you escape to safety. It is $99 per canister. A bunch, but truthfully, you can’t price personal safety or that of loved ones.

[EVAC-U8?] VIA [SkyMall Magazine]

PS-Yes SkyMall, that magazine from the airplane when you fly domestic. Yes, I actually read it when I fly.

[Anyone else find this product strangely, uh, sadistic looking? -Ed.]

5 thoughts on “Escape The Inferno Safely, With The EVAC-U8 Escape Smoke Hood”

  1. I got one of these after 9/11 (I worked in a skyscraper in downtown Manhattan at the time). I never go anywhere without it – I got mine for $68, though, so shop around. If you actually have to use it in a fire, you send it back to the manufacturer and they send you a new one.

    And those “airline magazines” pay pretty well if you’re a writer, so read on.

  2. Interesting, but as far as I know, these things aren’t exactly a new invention. I saw this exact product (same pictures, no less) quite a few years back. I think I’d have a hard time remembering to take it with me.
    Think they’d let it through airport security?

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