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Squirrelking Wednesday, November 9th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
cheap field rentals
Marker Setup: Custom Pro Basic (drop forward, double trigger, 11" barrel)
HPA 50 ci Worrgame Tank
Strengths: Solid
Does not fog
Price
Weaknesses: Field of vision
No throat protection whatsoever
hard to clean
Paint gets in
Review: Ok, I'd like to make something clear: I am not reviewing this mask compared to other "high end" masks (i.e. more than 40 bucks). I will only talk about my experiences with this mask, and this mask only. You take what you need from it.

PROS

The mask has a very solid feel to it: I don't think this mask will ever crack or break because or normal usage.

The lens also doesn't seem to scratch easy: I've played almost twenty games in thick forest while not paying attention to branches and there is not one blemish on the surface of the lens. Now, will this hold up? I don't know...

Now, I don't care what others say, but MY mask does not fog. My friends have noticed a little bit of fogging, but this was after some paint got inside their masks and on the lens. After a good clean up, no more fogging.

I got mine for 25$. How good is that? (EDIT: they are now selling them for 15$!!!)

CONS

The field of vision seems fine, but I have never played with better. I have noticed other masks with much bigger lenses, so I know it could be better. I would like a bit bigger range personally.

One thing that bugs me is that my throat is wide open: the mask stops directly on my chin line.

The grey areas are full of little holes that love to hold paint in. If you are a neat freak and love to keep your things squeaky clean, then this will be a problem. I don't mind much personally.

If you get hit in the face, then there is a big chance that paint will find a way in. There are ports below the eyes that permit an air flow, well these ports also let paint come in and it could potentially get into your eyes. Getting hit in the mouth area is a sure fire way of drinking paint as well... This complicates the cleaning part as well as you have to be very careful in how you clean the inside of the lens.
Conclusion: For 25 bucks (EDIT: now 15$), I don't think you can do better. Is this the best mask? No way! But you get a good mask for a cheap price. If you are willing to let a few things slip past,of course. My rating is based on a money versus performance ratio, not in comparison to other masks.
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, February 7th, 2006 at 2:39 pm PST
 

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