tippman a5 e grip
14 progresive barrel
guerilla hpa tank
red dot sight
no fog at all none
turn it on AND BAM!! the fog is gone
None at all
I am a big guy i give off alot of body heat and every mask i would try within minutes there was fog so bad i couldnt see s!%*t no matter what i did so i decided to buy my own mask i paid like only 50$ for my mask its a cheap jt one and i got this fan for 40$
and i go to paintball no fog ever none i turned the fan off to check it out fog came turn it back on and the fog is gone within 30 seconds now i hear people talk s**t about this fan saying is so loud they can hear it from far away well if u are sitting in a quiet room ur gonna hear it but out in the paintball field no way people say it gives away ur postion not at all u can barely hear it 3 feet away and then some people say when ur wearing it you cant even hear what your friend is saying i heard everything that day i had no problem at all just put a bit of oil in the fan it gets even quieter this fan is just great you will never have fog it give you a nice cool brease through your hair and goggles
some people even complain that its so hard to install well they must be mechanically challenged it takes 2 seconds to pop it on and off this is definetly the best paintball thing i have bought
Its just great if you have bad fog problems or just hate fog get it it works perfect and like i said im a big guy i give off alot of heat running around and i get seveare fog but this cured my problem with that and it fits under the visor of ur mask so its hidden just see a little button
This fan rocks....when used with a thermal lens, you should never really have any fog issues. When there is fog, turn it on for about 30 seconds, and it is gone. If you have just cleaned your mask and there is water inside, it will dry it out! Also feels refreshing to have a breeze inside your mask.
You do usually have to take your gloves off to flip the small switch to operate it.
This fan is not loud. Yes, when it is three inches from your ear, it seems loud, but stand 10 feet away and you cannot hear it.
I have yet to expose my fan to heavy rain, but it is somewhat enclosed since it fits under your visor.
This baby costs like 30+ so it isn't cheap, but if you have fog problems, get it. Honestly, you should get a thermal lens first, then if problems persist, get the fan. I have both just to make sure I am 100% fog free all the time.
Not all that fast to install and uninstall, but isn't too bad.
It works. It is very small and light. If you hate fog, get this and a thermal lens.
14" J&J S2 Ceramic Barrel
Extreme Rage Overdrive Modified Electric Hopper
Heavy Duty Remote Coil
20 oz tank
Stranj 6 + 1 harness
6 Stranj Locking Lid Pods
Jt Proteus Mask with Vortex 2 Fan
Great at removing fog in 10 - 20 seconds
Easy to install.
Just a little noise out of the package. A little oil will fix that.
Well I like to play year round and lately my Jt Alpha elite would fog up so I decide I needed a fan. I read all the reviews on this fan before I purchased it. So I ordered this fan from ebay for 25 bucks. I got it and right out of the package the fan was a little loud. From reading other reviews most of them said to add a little oil to the fan and no more noise. THIS IS SO TRUE!!!!!!!!! You must oil the fan to reduce the noise. After doing that I installed the fan on the masks in under 5 minutes. I dont know what the big fuss is about installing the fan but I had no problems at all. I put my mask on and ran around the house 3 or 4 times stopped and waited for the mask to fog. As soon as it did i hit the switch and it was gone in 10 - 20 seconds. Wow!!! What a relief since I play year round and Now no more fog for ME!!!!!!!!!! My daughter got me the Jt proteus for fathers day. Just put the fan on it and same story. NO FOG FOR ME!!!!!!!
This fan is a great purchase if you wear glasses or play in humid conditions. I got mine off ebay for 25 bucks.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, June 21st, 2006 at 6:38 pm PST
Home built computer cpu fan direct wired to 9 volt snap on, Battery and fan mounted on the visor. So Quiet YOU hardly know it's running, but clears the mask in seconds.
Tippman 98 custom with Flatty, response and drop, PMI Traccer pump with 7oz tank -stock
Small professional looking unit.
Damn this is so LOUD! out of the package.
I thought this was the answer to the poorly designed PROTEUS (aka fogmaster 2000) but it was so loud out of the package. The answer from a paintball forum was to unscrew the body of the vortex and add paintball oil to the fan, then wow, so quiet.
So must be something with a few bad batches not being oiled properly.
Great idea, but my homebuilt job beats the mofo out of it hands down.
5 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, March 29th, 2006 at 11:50 am PST
Can blow air in or suck air out
Reverse setting (air out) does nothing
After using my Prowler (Skull) for a while, i decided to upgrade my old Flex 7 with soft ears and this Vortex II.
Out of the package, the fan is super loud. Someone else's review suggested oiling (paintball oil will do) which helped, although it was hard to get the oil in there (had to drip 4-5 drops in between the fan blades & tilt it to let it flow onto the fan shaft, then laid the Vortex upside down).
Despite it's initial loudness, it defogged ok. My homemade fan on my Prowler defogged quicker but it DOES have a 1x1 inch cpu case fan running on two 9 volts - think A/C for your eyeballs. My suggestion with the Vortex II is oil it then flip it on (air in NOT air out) before a game starts. The oil should keep it quiet & the constant air circulation should prevent any fogging.
Ok product, although JT charges too much for it. If you can, try to get it used or just make your own ( two 25x25mm laptop case fans hooked up to one 9V will fit nicely on the JT Spectra series).
I placed this item into my JT Spectra "Flex-7" IZE, and noticed a significant difference. The amount of fog was reduced by at least 70%, and I was cooled down by the fan itslef!!!!! The fan runs on a single "AAA" battery, and lasts (the battery) a very long time. It is very quiet, but the sound can get a bit annoying. They are easy to install, or to remove, so you won't have to worry about that.
A great buy, especially for anybody with a "Spectra Series" JT mask. It does it's job, and it does it well.
NOTHING - hard to mount, super difficult to replace batteries, ultra low air flow
LOUD - had to cut fan hole into my mask to make work - a little.
This fan is just above your one eye so only that eye gets some very "lil" breeze. It sucks your hot moist forehead/face air and blows it onto your glasses lens. You got to take your mask a part everytime you need to change the battery. If you wear contact lens it might help your inside mask face plate for one eye but forget it if you wear glasses!!! The fan CFM is way to low for any practical use with glasses.
I'm the old man x-Nam Vet and Sr. Engineer. All the current fan system that fit above the face mask are flawed as they take in your hot moist body heat and blow it upon my glasses/mask lens. They are all "LOUD" killing stealth sniper hearing/OPs. It is usually HOT/humid where I play and no matter what I do I'm plagued with severe mask/glasses condensation. No, low air volume fan works especially this one. All current fan systems stink as I suspect the designers do not where glasses just like I've found with mask makers.
Don't buy it you will be disappointed! They need to place the fan behind the users head (or on the belt - better) and use plastic >0.5" air-duct tubes attached to the head straps (to both sides) of the mask.This will remove most all the noise from near the face/ears. But you do not want to increase the rear weight on the head strap pulling the mask out of place on the users head. So place the battery in a belt pouch (allows for bigger 12V type battery) with an easy access 100% speep/powerd control (like a blower voltage potentiometer). Use a 2.5-3" BLOWER not a 1" mini-fan that has NO CFM - get >10CFM into the mask to each eye.
1 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, May 29th, 2006 at 6:06 am PST
Dye Invision Turbine Goggle Fans;
Proto Goggle fan;
Extreme Rage goggles with built-in fan
26 A-5s in various configurations with remotes, etc. (I loan out my stuff for people to use.)
4 Tacamo Type IIs
Really effective at preventing fog
Usually loud - see review
They are very effective at preventing fog. I and a lot of my friends sweat a lot. Without fans, we wouldn't be able to play - period. Never had a complaint from anyone about fog while using these fans.
Nevertheless, I own 20 of these fans, which I use primarily on the JT Nforcer goggles. Of those 20, only 5 are what I would consider quiet. That's 25%. On my Extreme Rage goggles with the built-in fan, 8 out of 8 were quiet. For my Dye Invision Goggle fans, 3 out of 4 were quiet. The Proto fan was noisy and useless.
The noise is so loud on the non-quiet JT fans that they are, by far, the loudest fans I have - so much so that some of my friends refuse to use them. The shrieking sound they make when they don't work right is just hard to get used to.
In short, they are a great fan; but, from my experience, you got a 25% chance of getting a decently quiet one.
Keeps your Goggles from Fogging up, Water proof, Fits all JT goggles,
this fan is extremely loud, I've had it on while my teammate is screaming in my ear and I could barely make out what he was saying. Sure, its not that loud 10 ft or so away, but thats no good when you're trying to hear what your team is saying.
It is somewhat difficult to install but doesn't require any special tools or anything and will not jar loose during play.
It is waterproof which I tested out a few weeks ago when I went playing in a heavy rain storm.
Will blow air in or pull it out at the flick of a switch (though determining which way is which is somewhat difficult)
The cons out weigh the pros on this one, so unless you don't plan on communicating with your team then I would not recommend this product