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Bumzors Monday, May 14th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
6 months
Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
First pair of "paintball pants". I wore jeans and shorts prior to purchasing these.
Marker Setup: Ion, 360 QEV, 14" Freak, Warrior trigger, T-Board, Sidewinder, Dynasty Body kit, Warrior feedneck.
A-5 with a Stock, new foregrip, and a 16'' J&J
Strengths: Looks
Venting
Sizing
Very Light
Good for Bounces
Durable
Pockets
Weaknesses: A little expensive, but worth it.
Review: I'll start off by saying these are probably one of the better paintball investments I've made in my 2 years of playing. I'd say marker, mask, pants. I used to play in the woods across from my friend's house weekend after weekend wearing jeans in the fall/winter/spring. But come summer, I would throw on shorts to stay cool (I sweat a lot). I could still wear a long sleeved shirt without overheating, but jeans in the summer would kill me. But since we played in the woods, I would come home with ticks and poison ivy and scratches because my bare knees would come in contact with everything as I kneeled, crawled, and ran through the woods. After pulling of 4 ticks and a solid 2 months of constant poison ivy, I decided I needed to sacrifice my 3 hours of comfort during the game for my months of comfort afterwards. I tried 1 summer game with jeans and threw that idea out the window. I tried windbreaker pants, but they ripped really fast.

While looking around in my local proshop waiting for my tank to be filled, I started considering getting a pair of "paintball pants". I searched through their selection and grabbed the cheapest pair: the Proto 06s. Went into the bathroom and tried them on. At first, I thought they were wayyyyy too big. But I noticed the straps on the side that act like a belt. Using those, I achieved a perfect fit. I also noticed how breathable they were and realized I may not need to give up game comfort or postgame comfort. I picked them up for $70 and used them that day. As I recall, it was 101 that day, probably 95ish in the shade of the woods. They worked wonderfully. I didn't overheat, they didn't tear, and I didn't bring home any ticks or poison ivy or scraped/bruised knees. Also, I could store my squeege in the side pocket and my car keys in the hip pocket (I don't put the keys in there anymore because losing them in the woods would be biggggg trouble, but you could store less valuable things in there like allen wrenchs and such). On top of that, I got tons of bounces and most of them didn't hurt. I took a few in the thigh that hurt pretty good, but I didn't even feel most of them beyond a slight push. But yes, the padding is excellent, the venting is amazing, the pockets are great, they don't break down easily, they're really lightweight, you can easily work around sizing, and they look really good. What more could you ask for?
Conclusion: Basically, if you're looking for a pair of pants and don't want to shell out the money for the Dyes, but don't want to go with something real cheap, go with these. They perform great for me and surpassed my expectations.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

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