Winchester Panoram: Came with my 98 Custom) Worst mask that I've ever tried on. I'm disappointed in you Scott...
Tested: DYE Invision, JT nVader, V-Force Shield
98 Custom with Flatline and Homemade Stock
A-5 with Rt and LAPCO Bigshot
Coming soon: PGP
Rubber visor and lower mask
Full face coverage
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Just a bit on the heavy side.
Not the most compact mask.
I bought this mask a while ago because my Winchester mask was poo. I have to say that the Switch is the greatest mask that I've ever used. In my first game with it, it performed better than I expected.
The lens is so clear that it feels like there's no lens at all. And it doesn't fog (unless it's really hot and humid like it always is here in Florida. The lens area is separated on the bottom from the lower part by foam. Removing it is so simple a 2 year old can do it. First you raise the visor. Then you twist the goggle strap connections forward and pull them out. Then the frame around the lens opens like it's on a hinge and the lens just pops out. The lens that comes with it is thermal.
The foam is heavenly. You can tighten the strap so that it's snug, but the foam is still able to contract like it's a spring and soften even the hardest blows. It also has foam on the ears.
The strap is also very smooth and I would imagine that it would be comfortable even for a bald guy.
Paint bounces off the rubber parts away from the user. It covers below your chin.
Breathing in is very easy. Breathing out is not as good but it's better than in every other mask. In the POS Winchester mask, even though it was very open on the sides and had large holes, you still couldn't breathe.
Looks: On the outside it has a very smooth look. Very few sharp corners. If you thought the pictures looked good, go to a proshop and see it in person, it's awesome.
The only weaknesses are that it's just a bit heavier than normal, and it's not very compact. It doesn't matter to me though, I play mostly woods.
I think this is one of the best masks out there. At most major online stores right now, it's about $64, a great price for the newer players, yet good enough for the pros.
Definately look into this or the V-Force Shield of you want the best mask for a good price.