I use a SIM-4 with a ton of accessories and a SIM-5 with a few accessories...
Durable (for what it is)
Should not be used in low-lighting
First of all, you should know what you're buying before you buy it. Several people have said things about these Skinz that are clearly stated on the website and they should have known about it beforehand and should not complain.
Okay, to get to the review...
These things look really nice! I did not find it hard to apply the skin to my lens and if you do, let your daddy do it for you (unless he doesn't have a steady hand either). It's probably a good idea to wait the three days for the adhesive to dry or whatever, but I played with it on my mask after not even two days and I had no problems. IT IS NOT HARD TO CLEAN if you use a simple spray bottle or even just a facet or hose. A few squirts and a bit of blot drying works just fine. They work very well in bright sunshine or normal daylight but I would not recommend using them in low-light situations. The "tint" that they give makes it difficult to see when it is dark. Otherwise, they are very handy during a normal day...it's nice to not have that bright sun in your eyes. The greatest thing about these skinz is that they cut down on glare by a good amount (not completely...they are a little shiny themselves). As we all know, the glare given off of masks is the number one factor in someone seeing you (unless you have one of the shiny markers...flat black for me, thank you). These things can take a hit from even thick-shelled paintballs and not tear or peel. I'm sure over time they will begin to wear out, and that is definitely the main weakness with these. Now, a lot of people ask about the visibility you get with these things. I must say that I was a bit surprised at how little it affects your vision. You really don't notice it even being on there after a few minutes. Your eyes adjust and I never had a problem finding others on the field. If you have a problem seeing through them, you might need some glasses or something...seriously.
I would have to say that for what this is designed to do, it is a very fine product. These Goggle Skinz are very cheap as far as paintball products go and it definitely serves a valuable purpose. Remember, you should always know what you're buying before you buy it. Don't complain about things that are stated by the manufacturers themselves...that's just ignorance on your part.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, October 14th, 2004 at 11:15 pm PST