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killcore Saturday, February 14th, 2009
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
JT Spectra Thermal mask
Brass Eagle Xtreme Vision 280
Marker Setup: Tippmann X7, Tippmann X7 UMP shroud, Tippmann X7 g36 collapsible stock, remote line, 90/4500 hpa tank,
Strengths: Extremely comfortable. Easy to put on the mask, zero fogging in heavy play
Weaknesses: Poor sealing on the edge of the PASGAT helmet.
Cost
Review: After waiting a month for this helmet I'm finally able to write a review. So first thing one will notice with this helmet is how milsim it looks. From the number of comments I get at the local field, you can tell everyone wants a similar setup.

In my package it includes the replace PASGAT helmet, neck protector, mask, 2 helmet covers (ACU and multicam pattern covers) instructions manual and a bag to carry everything! I wasn't expecting the helmet covers and carrying bag to come with the helmet, so kudos to Eye Tactical for including that in the package! It's a really great touch to the overall experience.

The helmet itself is a replica PASGAT helmet, very comfortable, but a bit hot after running around the field. While I have yet to see a real PASGAT helmet, I can tell you that this replica helmet that comes with the Eye Tactical CM110 helmet is lined with your standard white foam and then black soft felt padding. The only annoying thing when putting on the helmet is the sound of foam "squishing" around your head. If you can't stand the sound that foam makes when you compress it you might want to remove it and change it with something softer. But to say the least, when you get shot around the helmet, you won't feel it. The only way you'll know that you got hit is the the thudding sound of paint smacking plastic.

The other half of the CM110 is the mask itself. When you get it, you'll notice that it's specifically designed to fit over a PASGAT helmet. So if you have a REAL PASGAT helmet it will work perfectly with it. Will it fit with MITCH200x style helmet, I don't know. But I would assume so as long as there's a lip on the helmet. For the mask to fit it attaches onto your helmet lip and side ears. You then strap the buckle clip at the back of your helmet and it's done. The mask is held in place with friction and pressure from the helmet straps. Initially, I thought this wasn't safe, but after tightening the straps a bit more, the mask didn't move anywhere at all. Which is very important if you get this mask. Tighten the straps before you play. You do not want the helmet flying off if you get shot in the face multiple times.

So how does it perform in the field? Well, to say the least this is the most comfortable mask I've use yet. Since I wear eye glasses it's always hard to find a mask that fits properly with your glasses. With the Eye Tactical CM110 you can wear glasses and not worry about it getting mashed up into your face. Fogging is also not an issue thanks to the well ventilated side areas around the lens. At the worst case scenario you can breath in deeply and exhale slowly. By doing that you're already forcing fresh air from the outside over your lens. Since the mask has quite a few vent holes you would expect that getting hit in the face would mean eating a lot of paint. But that's not true. After getting shot several times in the head I have yet to taste any paint in my mouth. As well, with most normal masks, when you get hit in the head you will usually recoil back from the hit. Mainly because of the force traveling through the mask and into your head. With the Eye Tactical CM110 the force of a paintball hit to the head is actually absorbed into the helmet, leaving a less jarring sensation when getting hit.

The neck guard does it job protecting your neck. The only complain with the neck guard is the material. Since it's perforated nylon mesh, getting hit in that area means your neck guard automatically get dirty. And with the perforated material, it get hard to clean the paint in the holes until you get home to wash it out.

Pros:
- Very milsim looking equipment
- Extremely great for people with glasses
- 30 second lens changing system! no more paint between the lens
- Great head and neck protection
- no more jarring head shots

Con
- Perforated nylon material for the neck guard makes it hard to clean between games
- helmet gets toasty after running around.
- Poor sealing around the edge of the PASGAT helmet (nothing that some gluing can't fix.)
- Cost sadly
Conclusion: Overall, while it's pricey it definitely is a cut above all other mask out there. While one can get a replica PASGAT or MITCH helmet and a decent mask cheaper than the cost of a Eye Tactical it will not compare how easy it is to put on a Eye Tactical CM110 mask. For people wearing eyeglasses and who likes to play milsim you should definitely take a look at this mask before purchasing your next replacement mask.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

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