The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of Product Use:
Less than a month
26 of 41 people found this review helpful.
Similar Products Used:
X-Ray, Invision, Morph
Tippmann A-5, 14" Dye Ultralite, Flatline barrel, E-Trigger, Pro Blade drop forward, vertical adapter, RVA, X-Core, Adco E-Dot
Small facial profile, fog free, comfortable, good protection, looks great!
Harder lens change, hard lower face, venting, cost
I picked up the mask a week ago and must say that the thing works great when I took it out this weekend! It has all the pluses that my Morph did but doesn't have the excess nose protection sticking out the front. Not that was much of a problem with the Morph but I know of a few people that found that more of an annoyance because of the added frontal and profile areas the Morph had. The low profile of the Profiler enables tight and close-up play and perfect for snap shooting.
It comes with the standard rubber visor but also comes equipped with a very cool looking VFlector, which is basically a soft rubber forehead panel so as to lessen the risk of getting a splat right above your brow. The soft rubber face is cool too but that is one of the weaknesses that I found with this mask. Comparing it to my Morph, the Morph's entire face was made of soft rubber helping a great deal with facial bounce. The Profiler is soft in the center but around the rims, it's way harder, as not to promote any bounce at all.
The lens changing seems to be a tad easier on the Morph, as well, because you don't have to worry about losing the clips that hold the lens in place and they seem a tad hard to pull off. The clips come right off the Profiler so don't lose them. The lens is the same ones they use on the Morph and Shield so I can still keep the same fog-free opticals from my previous mask. Thank goodness for the thermo-curing VForce puts on the lenses cuz the venting isn't as great on the Profiler with less air flow around the mouth area.
This is one of the better masks out there, in my opinion. Not really a must get at this point in time, especially with the price being what it is right now. But it's comfort, protection, and looks are what set it apart from the other masks out there. And believe me, you'll get A LOT of looks other players, as well. But, if you are a truly die-hard player, check it out!
8 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2003 at 11:50 am PST
Its not hard to change the lens at all for me, just dont follow the directions it gives you, put down a towel, set the mask on its side on the towel, and then wiht both hands pop the tab up... the profiler is better than that though blazed, its definately on the top 5 list of best masks.
once you get it down the lense is easy t put on and take off and if your having venting problems it's not the mask it's YOU, YOU need to learn how to breath properly when wearing your mask cuz if you dont no mask will help with that and i guess your talking about the plastic frame of the mask being hard... idk
lens changing doesnt make the mask good. what makes the mask good is how good it fits u and how much it protects ur face and ears. the lens changing time is irrelevant. just go home after a day of play and take a few minutes OR maybe an hour depending on the mask to clean the lens and pop them in and out.
Im not here to bash anyone, im just saying that the profiler is very nice, and if you know how its very easy to get the goggles in and out. ive never had a morph but compared to all of my other masks the profiler is the simplest mask to take care of.
I dont understand the people who say its hard to change the lens, I can get the lens out clean and back in in like 2 minutes easy. You can pull the ear protection section down so the tab holding the lens pops out easy, then you just pop the other side and the lens come out. Its just as easy putting them back in.