Just a little JT/Brass Eagle starter kit mask, although I did get thermal lenses for that one
E-99 Avant, SP Teardrop 14", Richochet AK
Great view, good fit, quick release system
This mask is awesome in every way. It not only looks like you are a paintball Darth Vader, but it is functional and comfortable as well. The version I purchased has thermal lenses, I have seen some retailers trying to sell them without, do yourself a favor and buy the thermal version if you are spending this kind of money on a mask.
The field of vision is very impressive, from side to side my peripheral vision was complete, no obstruction at all, up and down had only a very slight obstruction but you will find much worse with most other masks. I had no problems with the visor, it can be removed if one is so inclined. The chin strap is fine and well thought out with a little o-ring thing to secure the slack, it is just a simple snap clasp that goes under your jaw most of the way back, did not mess with my ability to speak or anything. Breathing is easy, it won't slip when properly adjusted. Just make sure that you set it so that the top strip of foam is where the pressure is and it isn't on your nose and it will fit very well and be very comfortable.
Hearing is unobstrcuted and the mask is very comforatable on the ears. At first it looks like you might not be able to hear well with it but this is not the case. I was able to hear normal voices and more importantly the sound of people moving around in brush and firing with no muffling or lack of positional sense
The quick release lens system is very, very nice. The lens is extremely secure when the system is locked but comes off very easily when unlocked. Getting the lens back on takes just a little more coordination but after the first time you will get the hang of it. The entire mask/lens cleans very easily due to the release system, it is amazing it took this long for someone to come up with the idea, be ready for a lot of copycat designs from other companies.
It has everything - good fit, good field of vision, and it cleans up very easily. And it looks awesome!
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, December 28th, 2003 at 11:58 pm PST