I've seen the product for quite awhile but when it first came out i could only find it for 30-40 bucks, and i honestly didn't feel that the product was worth that much. Instead i tried a variety of other loading methods and products and this was the results of those:
The bag with the drawstring opening:
Although it held alot of paint, it was a real hassle to cinch the opening down around the pods and then have to squeeze the bag to get the paint out. I was always worried that i was going to break the paint when i was squeezing the bag, and the drawstring opening doesn't work well, and i always ended up spilling paint.
Pouring paint out of the bags they came in:
This is a no brainer, you always spill paint.
Scooping paint out of a bucket:
Takes time, i occasionally would spill some paint.
So when i saw the price of these drop to $20 i decided it was time to try these out.
I realize that the container is the same as many you see in wal-mart and other stores, but this container has a special lid that only allows the paint to be taken out of the container when there is a pod hooked up to it. Your not going to find that with a 5 buck walmart container with a screw off lid, YOU WILL END UP SPILLING!
This loader works just like the video on the website, it fills the pods quick, there is no spills, and the spring activated door does not chop paint when you pull the pod out.
I use a 6+1 harness and it takes me about 4 seconds to open my bags and pour the paint in this loader. Then screwing the lid on takes about 5 seconds. and finally it takes me about 1 minute MAX to load up my 6 pods and be ready to play. If that's not fast then i don't know what is.
Plus unlike leaving the rest of your paint in an open bag or bucket, this container is totally sealed, nothing is getting in to your paint, that's always a good thing.
Update: I've been using the Pod Loader for About 2 months now, and the lid is already falling apart. The cloth covered rubber bands kept falling apart and i had to replace them with traditional "rubber" rubber bands. The sliding "trapdoor" has cracked, and the glue that holds the 2 layers together and to the lid has begun to wear out, and the lid is almost falling off.
I'm going to have to pull the whole thing apart, and either re-glue it, or put some screws into it before the whole thing falls apart on me.
I'm going to have to say that this product is not very durable and requires alot of upkeep.
Great product, works like a champ, even though i had to put washers on the posts to prevent the rubber bands from flying off occasionally i think its worth $20. If it went down a little more to $15 i know more of my friends would be buying them as well, but what can i say, i'm a gadget freak and i had $20 bucks to blow.
Update: Due to the fact that this product wears out quickly, i'm going to have to give it a 6.
9 out of 10 because i had to install the washers to prevent rubber band from coming off.
6 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, July 14th, 2004 at 4:17 am PST
Quick loading, keeps paint dry, easy to store, see through conatiner.
This has to be the smartest loader I've seen come out. When I saw this one at a field near where I live, I had to get one. Now, they have different pod loaders out there such as the bag that you have over your shoulder and u have to squeeze it when you want to stop the paint so the paint doesnt spill.. Now, people said to me why I spent 30 bucks on it, and when I showed them, they f*****g freaked! The mechanical sliding lid is what sets it apart because it opens when you want it to open and keeps paint in instead of falling out. Needless to say about 7 of my friends have bought one and they love it as do I.
Its awesome, it saves you time if you are in a hurry and it loads pods to the top without spilling instantly.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, November 11th, 2003 at 7:44 pm PST
* Dye Xcel Barrel
*Everything that game with the gun
*Planning to upgrade ASAP during winter
Really Fast Loading
This product is great for teams who needs to fill there tubes fast and I mean Fast. It a great product, easy to carry, holds alot of balls and saves you time. Theres nothing else like this product. It wont break balls when putting paintballs in your tubes.
Just think, if you had 100 pods and it takes about 5 secounds to fill each up, it would take you
about 2 and half minutes to fill them up. If you use your hand and fill your tubes up it woulds take forever. so buy it
I say you should buy this product, not just one buy a few and save time on reloading the tubes.