By reading the reviews of other members it has come to my attention that it is likely that I recieved a defective pair of googles, however this is my experience with them. What sold me on them was the field of view, I didn't particularly care for the look but I'm about winning and if I can see better I increase my chances of winning.
Well it went good, first day out on the field no problems they worked fine. However the problem arose when I got home to clean the googles. I dipped them in the bathtub of luke warm water and pulled them out. Well immediately the film on the inside started peeling. Now the googles are some what blurry because not all of the film was removed but a majority of it was.
In my mind this is completely rediculous. I have had numerous googles for years on end with no problems washing them the same way, however the first time I do it I destroy the lense. On a google system that costs $100 this is unacceptable, the googles are made to with stand being hit by paintballs and cleaned.
I took the googles back to the store and asked why this happened, they told me that I didn't clean them right (I needed to use a micro-fiber cloth and air dry the googles) and to read the directions. Well the directions say nothing about a micro-fiber cloth (it says 100% cotton soft cloth but I was using a bath towel so yea) and nothing about air drying. If this is the case with the googles why bother with such sensitive googles? If you're at a tournament and get hit in the mask and it needs to be rinsed clean are you going to have time for the lenses to air dry so that you can see again?
Obviously the system has worked well for others, I would say that my experience may be an exception but none the less it happened. The lenses are simple to replace and the field of view is excellent. The googles are not the most comfortable in the world (it seemed like the headband would not stay tightened and would slide down my head but it wasn't unbearable). I do not have any other complaints or compliments for these googles.
If I had the chance to do it all over again I would not have touched these googles.
2 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, July 10th, 2008 at 7:57 am PST
well you definitely aren't the sharpest tool in the shed. When you get the mask, the nifty little case that comes with it has a replacement lense as well as microfiber cloth that doubles as a carrying bag for both your mask and the replacement lense. Use that microfiber cloth to wipe whatever paint you have on your mask, after doing so it looks brand new again. You aren't supposed to dip them in warm water, otherwise the instructions would have told you to do so. If it isn't in the instruction manual at all....DON'T DO IT.
Last edited on Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 at 1:14 pm PST
I'm a little confused. What is a "google". I've heard of the search engine but have not heard af any paintball products with this name. Anyway, I'm thinking the reason the mask was packaged with a micro-fiber cloth was probably to clean the lense. This is one of the most humorous reviews I've read in awhile. Do you put your shocker in the bath with you too? Just wondering. If you buy a car and fill the gas tank with root beer would you blame the car for not working? No. Try using a little common sense before you review something based on your mistakes.
so if u thought that u got a defect why put it as a negative on the goggles. why not get the new pair and actually use them, then write a review. it does not seem fitting to say that u messed them up, and because of it they get a 2/10. think about it....my god... fail.
You are not supposed to submerge dual-pane thermal lenses in water. This can allow water to seep into the space between the two panes, and, as this poor fellow found out, destroy the lens. Use a damp cloth (100% cotton) to wipe off excess paint, and then use the microfibre bag to dry it.