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Menohl Monday, November 24th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month21 of 23 people found this review helpful.

More than 5 years
Products Used:
None, never used a Fan before
Marker Setup: Tippmann 98 Custom
GTA Inline Expansion Chamber
GTA Double Trigger
32* Star Fire Bolt
J&J 14" Ceramic Barrel
Viewloader 12V Revolution w/ X-Board
JCS 3" Offset 3/8" Dovetail Sight Rail
NcStar 4X30 Illuminated Scope
Thunder Pig In-Line CO2 Gauge
JCS Combat Folding Stock
32* Coiled Remote
PMI 20oz. CO2 Tank
Strengths: Keeps the lens from fogging
Easy Installation
Easy Operation
Weaknesses: If you are wearing glasses as well, it will not defog your glasses
Review: I recently purchased the JT Elite Headshield (See my review on it for more info) and the only issue i had with it was that if i was running my ass off for awhile and then stopped to bunker in, my mask did fog. I decided to get my hands on the Vortex Fan to see if it could stop this from being an ongoing problem.

When i got the fan i found it was extremely easy to install on the top of my goggles. The unit hides completely under the visor with the exception of the Suck/Blow/Off Switch. I did cut a tiny notch in the side of my visor because when i switched the unit to blow it was pushing in against the visor and would sometimes spring back to the off position.

When i got it onto the field, i found that as long as i turned the fan on just as the game was beginning that it did its job and i never had fogging issues with my mask lens. The only issue i did have that day was with my glasses, because like an idiot i forgot to put in my contacts prior to heading out to play. I did occasionally sweat and fog my glasses, but the vortex fan is not made to defog your glasses, its made to defog your lens. Had i been wearing my contacts i would have had zero problems.

Some people have complained about the noise the fan makes, but after using the fan all day i can honestly say that you get used to the fan really quick and even forget its there after awhile. As for people saying that you will not be able to hear anything when the fan is on, that is complete BULL!!! Unless someone is whispering at you from 30 feet away you will have no problems. Myself and a buddy were bunkered down in a woods course as an ambush point and had zero difficulties communicating in hushed tones.

Update: 2 Months ago i purchased a thermal lens for my mask, so i felt that the fan was no longer neccessary. I quickly noticed that i was wrong. As the temperatures here in my local area spiraled up into the 90's i noticed that although i was not fogging up, the inside of my lens was getting covered in persperation and i was still unable to see. I put the fan back into my mask and set it to pull air out of the goggles and to blow it back over my head. The persperation in my goggles is no longer a problem. So remember even if you get a thermal lens, this fan is still a must have!!!
Conclusion: If you are having fogging issues, GET THIS FAN!!! I would recommend looking on ebay as i got mine there for $30 instead of paying the $60 store price.
10 out of 10Last edited on Thursday, May 13th, 2004 at 8:37 am PST

Review Comments
lilfreakwitagun Saturday, January 21st, 2006 | 7:54 pm PST
somebody loves woods ball.

good review

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