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snakexeyes Monday, August 23rd, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
1 year3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

2 years
Products Used:
Scott Rentals
JT Proteus Spectra Chameleon Gold.
Marker Setup: Tippmann 98 Custom OD Green
32 degrees Whisper Barrel
Lapco Front Grip
Lapco Sightrail
Target Sports Red Dot Sight
200 rnd Hopper
20 oz Tank
High Pressure Coiled Remote
Dead On Rear Velocity Adjuster
Strengths: Cheap
Good basic performace
Looks kinda cool
Weaknesses: Doesn't stay in place
Not much protection on the sides
Review: I got this mask in a package when I bought my 98C.

It's a pretty good mask for starters. It doesn't fog that much. Pretty good quality overall.
However the plastic it's made off is very stiff, and that may cause a 'deformed' mask if it get's stuck in a bag or during shipping. Also I think it'll break easier than my JT Proteus, because the JT has a softer plastic.
The plastic also reduces the comfort. It's not really hugging your face. Also the strap tends to slide of your head, so you need to wear something on your head like a hat to prevent that.
The protection on the sides isn't all that, I once had a paintball RIGHT in my mouth. A friend shot my from a distance while lying on the ground while I was running past him. Since the protection at the cheeks is not that low , the ball slipped under it and hit my cheek, resulting in a mouth full of paint!

But it's not all that bad. I used it for a year without much harm. Pretty good for the occasional play, but if you're getting serious with paintball I 'd rather recommend a JT Proteus or something like that.
Conclusion: Good mask for it's price. But it also has it's downsides. However if you're on a tight budget don't hesitate to buy it. Does not fog that much, looks pretty okay, but doesn't offer the best protection available and the comfort could be better.
8 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, August 31st, 2004 at 12:45 pm PST

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