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Lord Manimal Tuesday, August 17th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Nearly Every JT mask ever made
Brass Eagle Junk
Nearly every 32 Degrees mask ever made
Marker Setup: Too many to list
Strengths: Comes in CLEAR
Supports com system; for scenario players this is KILLER
goggles are builtintomask
Weaknesses: Lens's difficult to remove
Thermal system double lens makes for glare between them
Review: The fit is incredible for "medium" heads, and aside from the "chameleon clear" not being chameleon at all, I have no real complaints. In fact just getting a quality CLEAR mask is rare in case you've never noticed. Mask is super flexible and the CLEAR mask is all one peice, not two like the normal chamelons.
Conclusion: Firstly, this review is on the CLEAR chameleon mask, not the one in the picture. Don't ask me why they market this mask as a chameleon clear; there's nothing chameleon about it in the least. It's just... clear!

The mask has a super good fit, which despite my love of JT products, isn't something that can be said for too many of their masks for people with "medium" sized heads. As an earlier review put it, it's more like wearing a helm than a paintball mask. The foam around the goggles is full and thick, and no part of the mask touches your face that isn't foam. They even put foam in the "cheekbone" area to keep it from touching your face. It has an ultra small profile that, like everyone else said a gazillion times, won't cover your neck. Personally, I try and keep my head as small a profile as possible, and if people are sticking their heads out far enough that someone has a shot at their necks, I think they need to re-evaluate their game. That being said, it has one of the smallest profiles of any of the dozens of masks I own/have owned, and has quickly become a favorite.

The thermal system I'm not so in love with however. It makes it obvious to your eyes that you're simply looking through two lenses at once. You'll occasionally see minor reflections of things behind you on the inner lense, which can be disconcerting. Or helpfull depending on your point of view. lol Just go stand in front of an empty fishtank and read a book through the other side. It's the same feeling. HOWEVER, since that feature is intentional, and many people seem to like it, I won't deduct points from my rating for a personal preference.

The mask seems to venillate very well, likely due to the "no neck protection" concept mentioned earlier, and I suspect that after you give this mask a try (ask to put one on at your local shop) you'll quickly decide that for the price, it's not only a bling bling, but it's a super comfortable, ultra light-weight, exceptionally well made mask that you can get some crazy good deals on. Check out:
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, August 18th, 2004 at 11:29 am PST
 

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