The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of Product Use:
Less than a month
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Fast to open
Easy to load and unload
Can be tossed around
Could only find the clear pods.
When I went out a few weeks ago to pick up all my equipment for my first major paintball event with about 30 friends (29 of them ditched out), I went crazy. Buying everything that I needed. Gun, 20oz tank, 4+1 Harness, gloves, mask and pods. I was looking around the selection that Dicks Sportting goods has. While Dicks doesn't have a large selection to pick from, the do have some good stuff. The Pods they have are pretty good.
The JT Speed Pod cought my eye right away. I liked the fact that you had to pull the top down, instead of flipping a lid. There was an open packate of these pods in the store, so I started playing around with them. Tossing them around, dropping them, ect...ect...I did the same with the flip top pods, and every time, they opened up on me. I went with the JT Pods.
I like how the pods work as well. It's a 3 peice system. The bottom of the Pod is a curved hard plastic peice that fits to the main tube, the main tube holds your paint, and the top, where you open for loading and unloading. Around the top of the tuvbe are 2 rubber bands that keep it shut, and help to close it quickly if you don't have to use all of your paint. Now, should those bands break from wear or any other reason, there are 2 more at the bottom of the pod.
A few days later, I used them on the field...the real test to see if I spent my money wisely. And I did. I fell on my ass (And back) a few times, the Pods stood up to the attack of my fall. In one game, the one friend of mine that did show up ran out of ammo, I took a pod out of my harness and tossed it to him. He missed the catch, and my pod landed hard on the ground. Again, the pod held up to the damage.
Loading with these pods is easy. Take it out of your harness, grabbing the top, push down on your knee or on the ground, then pour the contents into your hopper.
If you're looking for a good pod, these are them. A lot of people give JT crap, but they do make some very good products. If these pods can survive me, then they've got to be good. I'm giving these a 10 because of the over all construction, and easy of use.
quote:Originally posted by Conor567 these pods are not very strong
I'll disagree with you. I've only had one crack on me, but that's because I landed real hard on it...I mean, all 200lbs of my fat ass landing on it when I slipped on some ice while play some winterball. And it still works. Other than that, I've only had to replace 1, and that's because I lost it due to my own stupidity of not checking my harness to make sure I had all 4 still.