As of the moment, I have no problems or concerns about this product.
My review of this product consist of 3 sections:
-My first impression of this product when it came in the mail was the sleek, cool design of the "drum" looking box. After taking it out the box, I noticed that the mask already comes in a velvet bag for protection. This bag has a great feel to it, and will definately keep dirt and debris off your mask, as well as keeping the lenses from getting scratched. Out of the bag, this mask has such a "futuristic" look to it. Almost like a cross between the Dye i4 and the Empire E-vent. I especially love the look of the double strap. Looks very promising for secured fit.
-My first time wearing this mask was around the house for about an hour. The very first thing you will notice, (or at least I did), is when you put this mask on your head/face, the padding of the ears is thick & comfortable. The padding around the lenses allows for easy fit over glasses and provides a "real seal" to your face to keep moisture out of your lenses area. The dual-strap system on the back really allows you to whip your head and run full speed without worry of your mask slipping down your face or bouncing around on your head. Next thing is the venting. Even after an hour of wearing it on my head without taking it off and doing all of my normal activities, it was like nothing was blocking my breathing. I AM REALLY IMPRESSED!!!!!
-First time playing with this mask, I was a little hesitant on the actual elements and stress my body, as well as the mask would go through. I had no issues hearing my team-mates or them hearing me. I didn't fog my lense on any match, and that is great considering the cold, moist air we were playing in. COLD + MOISTURE = FOG. This mask has absolutly snuffed any worries about fogging under elemental stress. I also took a couple shots to the face as a brave warrior. No paint on my face from the paintb splatter & no impact feel from the paintball.
My final recommendation of this product is that I am willing to support & recommend this product to every other player I know and will meet. I have also recommend this product to my local distributor and they are now going to start supplying this product. This product in my opinion will become one of the defining mask of the new era of paintball. Watch out for other companies following their footsteps with the dual-strap system.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, January 17th, 2011 at 9:20 am PST