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The Paint Saint Wednesday, March 19th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
3 months2 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
PCS 20/20 w/ Fan
VL Armor
Many others I don't know the name of
Marker Setup: Kingman Spyder Pilot '05 w/ ACS
Empire ReLoader II
Pure Energy 3000 PSI 72 cu. in.
Stock everything
Strengths: Price
Camo
Lens
Availability
Coverage
Comfortability
Cleans Great
Grill
Strap
Weaknesses: Lens Removal
Foam
Face Size
Chin Strap
Too comfortable
Nose pressing
Review: I've tried many masks. None are as good as this. The lens is, as a fact, un-foggable. I bought this for myself after trying others' masks. I can't believe I got such a good product. Here go's the review.

Pros:
Price. As you'll see, this is an amazing mask. I'd pay even more for this mask than what I paid, but I'm glad I got it for such a low price. I got it online for $35. It's less expensive than many other masks.
Camo. It's got great camo, resembling that of which you would wear when waterfowl hunting. It's the best for the terrain I play airsoft in (sand; yellow, wild grass, lots of dead items). It also has a good hint of green in it, which works great for places that are more green.
Lens. I can breathe on it tons after holding in my breath in for a while, and it won't show the slightest sign of fog. I wore it to an eight-hour woodsball game. It was rather humid, and it was wet in some places. It never fogged. I never have used any anti-fog creme on it, though I do clean it with Plexus regularly. The lens also doesn't allow stuff to cling on it. The only obscuration I had when playing all day was it blurring - blurring, not fogging. I sprinted 1/3 mile with a flag, so I was sweating rather insanely. Just as I had reached my base it started pouring down the sweat out of the foam.
Availability. As far as I know, it's fairly popular among online stores. I haven't seen it in stores but I haven't looked. I like this mask so much I never have looked for anything else.
Coverage. It seems just about 1/8 inch to short near the chin, but I found it to be fine. Wraps well around the side of your head. I got my friend a more expensive mask for his birthday, and I can't stand it. This mask is exceptional if your head is a bit long.
Comfortability. There is a piece of foam just behind where your ear is on each side. I received three or four hits to the mask, all of them breaking. That may be a problem for you, but not for me. Anyways, I didn't know I had been fit until later I had removed my mask to possibly clean it. But, even then it was hard to tell. All three colors (orange, yellow, and neon green) blended in well, so the ref must not have noticed.
Cleans Great. The lens is extremely easy to clean once removed. It's a bit difficult to remove, but more of that later. It cleans easily even without being removed.
Grill. I got hit right next to over where my mouth is, and I didn't get any paint. Otherwise, it could possibly use some coating to make liquids from heaving breathing fall off. But, I don't really care.
Strap. It's nice. Doesn't move at all and is soft. Yet, it's still strong enough to hold well.

Cons.
Lens removal. It's easy enough to turn two nobs and pull off the lens, but it's harder to put back on. I guess I should say it's lens replacement. You can easily put back one knob, but the other (whichever side) is harder.
Foam. It's a bit more than wanted, but once you wear it for a while, it's fine. It gets soft easily (which is good- I'm talking about it being rough out of the package). Also, it could somehow dissipate sweat better.
Face size. The nose piece sticks out a bit from my face, but that may be just me. I just put the strap up higher.
Chin strap. It's kinda short, but I don't care. I never where it anyways. I have found no reason to. But, if you don't have it strapped, the padding (which is nice if you do use it) slips off slowly.
Too comfortable. If you are monitored closely, you may be called out for mask hits. I didn't feel anything the three or four times I was hit on the mask, so that may be a problem.
Nose pressing. If it does fit, it kinda squeezes your nose. Your nose needs to be very clear to wear it.
Conclusion: I love it. Buy it. Don't look for anything else. All the con's don't add up to the pro's. I won't need to look for anything else for any estimated three years to come. I highly recommend it to anyone, even if you sweat insanely.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

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