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Menohl Monday, February 9th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month17 of 17 people found this review helpful.

More than 5 years
Products Used:
Scott Vectra Regular Single Lens
JT Elite Fog Resistant Lens (Non-Thermal)
Vforce Morph Regular Single Lens
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: No Fogging
Weaknesses: Nothing i'd call a weakness but installation can be slightly difficult.
Review: When you are playing one of the most annoying things that can happen to you besides having a marker malfunction is to have you goggle's fog up so you can't see.

I have experienced this with several masks and lenses though out my years of playing paintball.

My most recent mask i've purchased is the Elite Headshield mask from JT USA and its a good mask, but it would fog occasionally on me.

I purchased the Vortex Fan, but as winter set in, even the fan could not keep up from the fogging that was directly due to the temp diff outside to the temp inside my mask.

I finally broke down and bought a thermal lens, and that was the best decision i ever made. The next time i played after receiving the mask, it was 30-33 degrees all day. Every other person on the field experienced fogging on and off throughout the day, but i never experienced fogging once! The inside of my lower face guard was soaked with sweat from my breath, but the lens held its ground like a champ.

As for durability, the first game i played i took a paintball right between the eye's, and the lens held up just fine, no cracking, or signs of cracking. I just pored a little water on it, wiped it off, and was back in business quicker than my fellow players that were wiping the fog off their lenses.

As to the weakness, not that its really a weakness and i'll explain why. Elite Lens's are not the easiest lenses to get into the goggle frame, it takes a little might and allot of patience. But i don't mind this because its just as hard if not harder to get them out, and it makes me feel safe to know that there is NO WAY that the lens could fall out during play. Also when you first receive the lens, there is a lens protector over the inside lens, i installed the lens first and tried to take the protector off once it was in the goggle, i couldn't do it, i had to take the lens out again, remove the protector then put it back in. So i'd recommend taking it off first and saving yourself some time.

Conclusion: It fits snug, its very durable, and you won't fog no matter how cold it is outside, i can't think of a better advantage to have over your opponents if they don't want to spend a few bucks for one as well. I know for a fact that 2 of the guys i played against recently are in the process of getting masks with Thermal Lenses so they don't get schooled by me again just because i had the sight advantage.
10 out of 10Last edited on Thursday, March 18th, 2004 at 10:42 am PST

Review Comments
winchester1894 Wednesday, December 6th, 2006 | 10:31 am PST
Hey, what lense fits in the JT Proteus, i think the spectra lens's do, but i want to know before i buy one, any info would be greatly appreciated.

JChan819 Tuesday, December 26th, 2006 | 3:48 pm PST
It is the Spectra's. The Elite lense's only have a field of vision of 190*. Spectra's have 260*. The review on the Proteus tells you this, yo.
Last edited on Tuesday, December 26th, 2006 at 3:49 pm PST

BIGA14 Monday, June 18th, 2007 | 4:55 pm PST
So stupid question but these did work in your headshield thanks in advance

kamikaze333 Tuesday, January 1st, 2008 | 9:28 am PST
Anybody know the difference between thermal and single lens?

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