Both the Amber and Clear lenses.
Spectra Anti-fog lens on an old X-Ray
2003 Piranha Eforce
An old Piranha LB
-Huge amount of vision
-Hard to scratch
-Extremely easy to clean
-Amber lens fogged
-Gets tiny fractures from hits
Let me start off by saying that i love my profiler to death, it is by far the best investment i have made into paintball so far. Ive tried invisions, and all sorts of JT masks, but the only one i liked was the profiler
On to the Review
My profiler came stock with a Clear/lightly smoked lens, i like to replace my lenses every 6 months so i got an amber one to replace it. Needless to say im not terribly impressed with the new lens. The Clear lens didn't fog at all, ive played several games in a downpour and the lens didn't fog, but got a coating of condensed water, not fog, but big droplets running down the lens. The Amber lens fogs almost every time im on the field now, moving around gets rid of the fog but its really annoying and seriously takes away from the fun factor of the game. Ive also noticed that the Vforce lenses are harder to scratch but get the little fractures from paintball hits way easyer than other masks do
Needless to say im going to stick to the clear lenses from now on, maybe i got a lemon or something but i really just didn't like the Amber as much as i did the clear, not even mentioning the fog issue, plus the weird colour
Tippmann Custom Pro ACT
J&J 16' Full Tilt Ceramic
Vforce Profiler mask
Pure Energy 20oz Co2
Lens availability (clear, smoke or amber for different situations)
This review is for the amber lense
I've had my profiler for about 2yrs, and use all year. I have never really looked in my owners manual, but i did just for the heck of it. And it said, that if you breath on your lense, and it fogs up, that you should replace it. So i breathed, it fogged, and i got a new one. And I have never replaced the lense, until, I found out that you should replace it every 6months or unless it fogs up when you breath on it. I carefully chose the amber lense, since i live in Ohio, and its always couldy in the winter. And because, the amber lense supposingly makes things clearer and see shadows better in the woods. When i was playing, i had NO FOG WHATSOEVER. And i hope that its anti-fog coating will last longer then my other lense.
The price, is $20 dollars, its a little pricey, because the manual says that if u get shot in the face from 10ft to point-blank range, that you should replace it immediatley. And that would just suck i think, you get your new lense, and the first time you play with it, you get gogged and $20 is down the crapper.
Also, the cleaning thing makes me parinoid, since it sounds and is very tedious. The manual says, that you when clean the inside of the lense, to use warm water, rinse it carefully and slowly pat-dry it with a clean cloth, then let it air-dry. And while your doing this, if u even streak it, scratch it with a nail, or get more water, the anti-fog coating will go away faster then it should. But since, i'm a neat-freak when it comes to things like that, it can't stand it.
I recommend that you should get at least 2 new lense, such as a smoke, for sunny days, and a amber for cloudy. But the thing is, that my dealer told me that Vforce is coming out with a photocromatic lense, so that its clear, but when it gets sunny, that it starts to change into a dark lense. So its like those cool glasses, you walk out of a store clear, and they turn into sunglasses when you get outside. But the thing is, that its gonna be ex$pen$ive, cuz it literally is gonna be two lenses, so you probably pay double. And their trying to be able to make it fit a Grill and Profiler. So that will take some time. But other then that, i think that a new lense, is a worthy investment.
Spyder tp+ with aa 18" barrel remote pod pack 20oz on/off and delta 68.
Tippmann Custom 98 w/ 32degrees back stock and flatline barrel system
Tippmann A5 w/ solid stock and flatline barrel system
Depending on lens awesome for sunny days.
Easy to clean
Works awesome for sunny days (just like a pair of sunglasses). With the replacement lenses there is no need to buy another mask. great vision all around. has hit many of things and no scratches are there, great for fog resistance, blends in well with what ever is around you.
Ig you have a one of these masks, and you play mainly sunny days get a tinted lens cause there great
Clear Lense on Profiler. Same Just different color.
14" Teardrop Barrel
Shocktech Long Drop
Special Ops Commando Stock
Still fogs in harsher conditions like foggy cool days
I got the Amber colored lens from actionvillage.
They are the same as the stock clear lens but are yellowish in color. I am not sure if this color helped me at all but it did not hinder me at all. It makes everything look pretty cool.
I do still get fogging when I am playing on cool foggy days but that is fixable with a few simple changes such as running without the visor (increases ventilation). Also I put a CPU fan in my mask with a 9vt. This helps a lot with ventilation of the mouth area.