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scud Monday, September 30th, 2002
Period of
Product Use:
6 months7 of 8 people found this review helpful.

More than 5 years
Products Used:
JT Invader, Proteus
Marker Setup: E99 w/ 88/4500 crossfire, teardrop and custom foregrip
Strengths: This mask does not fog up - I'm not sure how people in past reviews can claim to have fogged these, but they simply do not fog. After 6 hours of intense, sweaty speedball, despite all the perspiration there was no trace of fog - I even TRIED to breath "up" and see if they'd fog but they didnt - excellent fog-proof goggles.

Secondly: The 3 layer foam...YES, it makes a tremendous difference. On any other goggles, the foam gets sweated up, saturated, nasty, smelly and disgusting, not to mention, aside from uncomfortable, it causes major fogging, even on the Proteus! The Dyes will not fog, and a big reason is the 3 layer foam - it is more secure, MUCH more comfy and ALOT more fog proof than anything else I've yet seen out there including the Proteus.

Lastly - Periphery. This mask offers incredible periphery, it really has a big open lens that just lets tons of light in and lets you know whats going on in the game - nothing is more unenjoyable than paintball with a fogged mask - its frustrating, uncomfortable and just plain sucks. The Dyes really add comfort and excellent field of vision, which means you see more and play better by being more alert and aware of what is going on around you in the game.
Weaknesses: The only downside to this mask is that you can't use them with glasses - unless you have SERIOUSLY low profile glasses. The only advantage the proteus has over the dye is the glasses factor - there is alot more room beneath the lens, thus its easier to use glasses....BUT- that's the irony, despite more air space underneath the lens, the Proteus still fogs- EVEN with the fan (which honestly is so damned loud I refuse to use it).

If you do not wear glasses, the Invision is the absolute best choice.

Some people say they fear the lack of protection - I say this is false, it actually makes you play in such a way that gives you BETTER protection...The goggles lack of chin protection is designed to make you keep your head tucked in close to your chest- more compact and harder to see for your enemy - Smaller viewable area means harder to be seen and more stealth and more ability to move around unshot. If you're getting shot in the chin, you're doing something WRONG - stop sticking your neck out!!! tuck that head and stop being seen!
Conclusion: The price isn't even that bad - 65 bucks at PiratePaintball- you can't beat that, except for Ebay occasionally. This is absolutely the BEST goggle out there - I've used the Proteus and I'll take the Dye EVERYTIME. Also bear in mind, I'm not even a major Dye fan - in fact alot of their stuff is overpriced and not worth it, but in this case, they did their homework and literally just made the hands down BEST mask available. The only other mask that comes close is the Proteus, and the only reason I'd ever use it is if I needed to wear glasses - otherwise, DYE wins every time. The Invision is the best.

Ignore anyone that says it offers poor protection- it just means they're easier people to shoot on the field. This really is the best mask, and at 65 bucks, it is considerably cheaper than the 85/90 dollar proteus which fogs up! Again, I'm not of major Dye fan, but this is one of only 2 products which is truly believe deserves a perfect 10 - well done Dye
10 out of 10

Review Comments
Psycho7 Sunday, June 13th, 2004 | 8:55 pm PST
I wouldn't think of my glasses as low profile and I own an Invision an love it. I dont wear aviator sized glasses but I think this mask works great with glasses it slips over them nicely and doesnt jar them around like my previous masks.

nickiswack Sunday, October 17th, 2004 | 6:52 pm PST
I have never had a problem with any mask including this one, (which i own) while wearing glasses

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