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slowerpig81 Wednesday, February 13th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
1 year
Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
none that I can remember well enough (field rentals)
Marker Setup: Primary:
Tippmann 98 Custom Pro
APE Rampage Board
Cyclone feed system
Pure Energy 48/3000 HPA Tank
-or-
SC Black CCI Phantom
14" stock barrel
Rear Bucket changer
Stock class stick feed
Custom ghost ring

Secondary:
Tiberius T-8
2 mags, SpecOps holster, 4 8-rd tubes
Strengths: Looks
Comfort
Anti-Fog
Good Protection
Quick Change Lenses
Weaknesses: Not much, small gap between goggle and lens frame (see review)
Review: First off, I have not tried other masks, so I cannot compare this mask to others.

This mask is, like everyone else says, very comfy. The foam is very soft and thick. Occasionally, at the end of games I feel like I want to take it off, but I might just wear it a little tight because I tend to run hard and fall sometimes, and I like to be safe just in case.

Even with the single lens, it has good fog protection. It only fogged on me once with the single lens, and never fogged with the thermal lens. I live in St. Louis and it is usually pretty humid here (70%+).

Personally, I like the look of this mask. You may not, but you can obviously see from pictures. It comes in a good variety of popular colors, and you could always paint it!

It has a flexible plastic bottom, where there is black. It also comes with a removable visor.

Cleaning is easy, the mask comes apart in pieces:
Lens, lens frame, visor, strap, goggle frame (part with foam), and main goggle body (all the rest).

Lens changing is pretty easy. It can take a little finicking with the twist locks to get them to pop out, but it is no big problem.

Lens choices are many, I had a problem with a thermal I bought, the inner lens was separated from the main one, look out for this when you get a lens.

The mask has one design flaw: In the cheekbone area (on the outside of the mask), there is a small gap in between the lens frame and the main goggle frame.
I was playing in a building with a window, I looked out and a player that was not thinking shot me where I described (not on the lens, on the main part). This caused the main part of the mask to deflect while the lens frame stayed where it was, widening the gap between the two. Paint splatter shot up into my eye, and my eye got paint in it. Nothing major, just rinse my eye (which it was doing with tears, profusely) and the inside of the mask. I think that there should be some interlocking part that goes there to stop the gap, but this incident was rare and shouldn't have happened (player mistake). I am not saying you should stay away from this mask, it is still quite safe, just that was annoying.
Conclusion: This is a great mask, I recommend it. The small gap was a nuisance that one time (see review), though.

It gets a 9 because of the gap.
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, February 13th, 2008 at 6:12 pm PST
 

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