For the Pros who need the edge - Sperical lens for multidirectional, max-peripheral visiion - Biomorphic, soft-flex armor resulting in a low target zone - Quick-switch lens replacement system - Built-in ventilation for increased air flow - Clear-vision Thermocured Anti-fog Lens - Durable scratch resistant hardcoat - Zero-slip silicone pro strap, flexible sun visor and carry bag - Conveniently fits over glasses.
The VForce Morph Mask is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
JT Nforcer = Great entry level mask but the lense simply doesnt stand up to rugged use.
Blk Spyder Imagine
Bandit Delrin Bolt
ANS High Rise
Dye Sticky Grips
CP Flame Drop
2 Piece All American Barrel
Bob Long Torpedo Reg
Just last month my old JT Nforcer gave out on me. The lense needed to be changed, but in the process of getting the s.o.b. out, I scratched up the lense pretty bad. The lense that I had in my Nforcer is the same lense that are in Proflexes. The lense wasn't that great. It was thermal but it still fogged on me and I found that it scratched very easily. Also, if it does scratch you might as well buy a new mask because it is impossible to remove.
The Morph simply made sense for me. It has the highest "credible" rating on pbreview. The two masks in front of it simply don't have enough reviews to make their rating count. When I recieved my Morph in the mail last month, I was very satisfied. Let me tell you why it is such a good mask and why it is better than all the others.
The V-force Morph fits nice and snug on your head, wrapping around the back of it and sitting firmly on your cheek bones. The foam is very nice, a little bit too thick for my taste but still really comfortable. Most of the mask's weight rests on the bone just below your eyes. It isnt very uncomfortable; it just takes some getting used to. You dont even feel anything other than the strap on the back of your head, a bit of the soft ear pieces and a slight pressure just bellow your eyes. When you breathe, your breath doesn't bounce off the mask back at your face like on JT masks. Instead, the large venting and distance the mask sits from your face allows the air to cool off quickly and dispell through the mask. This is one of the nicest features of this mask. It almost gets rid of the clammy cramped feeling you get with most masks. It is very easy to forget that you have the Morph on when you are in a game.
The vision is absolutely incredible. The lense on this thing is mammoth, many times larger than the JT lenses ( I compared the two side by side). Even though the lense sits really far from your face, it is still large enough to wrap all the way around to the sides of your eyes, past where you can see when you are looking straight forward. When you don't have the visor on your view is completely unobstructed when you look up. Also, there are large eye wells in the mask right below each eye which allow you to see the ground just infront of your feet when your head is in a neutral position. This is extremely helpful when running. The only part of the mask you can see when it is on is a small ridge around the lower rim. This is a stark contrast to JT lenses which impeded your vision far more.
The price on this mask is great and I would also like to mention that it is impossible to fog. The only thing I would have to say I don't like about it is that it is heavy in comparison to the Proflex and that the "fit" of the mask is slightly off. It seems that too much of this weight is placed right below your eyes which seems like it could get cumbersome. However, the thick foam there makes up for that.
I know nothing deserves a 10 unless it is perfect but I have to give this mask a 10 to compete with the other masks that are recieving 10's.
I would buy it if you are looking for a mask in this price range. It certainly was the right choice for me and I am glad that I didn't buy a JT mask again. It will improve my game a ton and I am looking forward to playing with it soon. This mask makes paintball so much more fun. Why not drop 63 dollars on it and buy it?
-if you liked my review be sure to say that it was helpful. Then I won't feel like a complete looser for writing such a huge review on a mask.
Quick Change Lense
Very Clear Vision
A bit bulkier than most masks
Minior rarity in finding the masks
This is a difficult review to write as how can one mask REALLY outdo any other? Besides, the fact that I have used JT Masks for about as long as JT has been making paintball masks with only brief forays into other companies, I was about a loyal as a person can be without being narrow-minded...
However, a friend of mine who I play with regularly bought a VForce Morph about 3 months ago... I noticed exactly how easy it was for him to remove his lense and clean his entire mask thoroughly... Being a bit narrow-minded, I must admit, I passed it off a a mere trick, something to attempt to take the focus off JT's "obvious" superiority...
About a month ago, I took a trip to Smart Parts to get re-certified on Impulse and to get certified on the 2003 Shocker. While I was up there I got to play a full day with the All Americans. I hadn't planned on playing while I was there and had not brought any of my equipment (including my JT Proteus) with me....
Of the equipment I borrowed, was a VForce Morph, a red one with a mirrored lense....
Here are 2 pictures of me playing with it....
I found that the mask fit VERY well... it was ALOT more comfortable than my Proteus which almost felt TOO close to my face... The Morph breathed VERY well and had great air circulation....
This was one problem that I severely had with my Proteus, not that much with my ProFlex or IZE.... They all had circulation problems (the Proteus being the worst) and that led to a reduction in the ability for the mask to resist fogging and in some cases, I actually had little waterfalls building up on the inside of my Proteus Lense....
The VForce didn't fog ALL day despite being very hot, and very humid (or it felt that way alteast, very similar to the hottest and most humid conditions that I have ever played in)... All my JT Masks would have started fogging at this point, maybe not alot but alteast enough where I would have switched masks or begun to be annoyed...
When I did get hit in the lense, I found that even with the quick change lense system, that the mask did not allow ANY paint or shell inside the mask... and when I went to clean the mask, it was tenfold easier to clean up perfectly than it was to get in all the cracks and crevices of my JT's... At the end of the average day, I wouldn't THINK about taking my JT lense out to make sure I got all the paint and shell out, but with the VForce, it's not more an inconvience than wiping down my hopper or gun...
I only had two problems with the VForce and both of them are so easily overcome that it's more of a momentary setback than a problem.
#1. The mask is a bit bulkier than any other mask I have used... This isn't a problem but the feel of the mask during play is something that may take a few games to adjust to correctly.. I had to change the way I held my gun just a little bit... Like I said, not even a problem...
#2. Rarity of finding the masks and lenses... Once again, not a problem, just I don't think enough people have realized the value of this mask quite yet.... Especially for how long it's been on the market.
Also, one thing to note, attaching the visor on the VForce is SO much less of a pain in attaching the visor... but the JT does get one point up in the fact you don't need orings to do it...
Upon my return, I was quick to order my Morph... and I am in the process of getting a dealer account for my store...
I'm greatly impressed by these masks... I have even ordered a second Morph that I am going to paint orange to use during those time I end up reffing (VForce needs to sell a stock Ref Morph, right now they have a Ref Armor)
Everything from the quick change lenses, to the great comfortability , and DEFINATELY including the great fog-resistance....
Now for the most part I have compared this with my JT's, and it's because I have little expierence with my former Raven mask as I did not find that it suited me at all... The Raven mask had problems with fogging and was too small for my face... I did like the sun-sensitive lense tenting and it does look interesting, but I value function above form... and with the VForce, if I want a tented lense, I can switch my lenses out in about 10 seconds...
That non-withstanding... These masks are great. Now I know alot of people are like how I was... Die-hard JT fans, but I encourage people to borrow one of these masks and just give them a shot... Give them a fully-open-minded shot and I'm sure that even if you don't switch, you will atleast be impressed in the quality and comfort that is to be found...
Now, the mask isn't perfect but the only problem or tidbit of the mask design itself... the orings holding the visor on, I am not going to dock any points because I think it's a better system than the JT and I can't think of any better way to attach it...
Now, one thing to note... there are some cases that I think the JT is a better mask, such as better availibility of replacement lenses... so I'm keeping my Proteus as a backup mask, but you can bet, that unless someone steals my VForce, you can expect to see my in my Morph on the field...
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, August 16th, 2003 at 8:57 pm PST
On those wet days when the humidity is sky high my mask is always the last to suffer from fogging problems. While my teammates (with all their JT and scott masks ) complaining they are having difficulty, I just chuckle away and can see perfectly. My top pros and cons for this mask
- by far the best resistance to fogging
- nice visor to add a little protection to the top of your bean
- very comfortable
- excellent field of vision, it doesn't block your peripheral vision
- your JT owning buddies will be RED when you tell them that it only took you 2 Min's to change out the lens.
- looks cool
- it doesn't need a cute little fan inside that amount to nothing more than a hassle.
- It doesn't offer alot of protection for the side of your bean, after you take a close range shot there you'll see what I mean. But there are options so its not a huge problem. I added a pair of JT's firm ear protections to mine and that helps plus you can just get a padded cap that also pretty much does the trick. If you play tournament ball your probably going to take one on the side of your head (its an experience) so you may want to consider adding some additional protection
Without a doubt this has to be the top mask on the market for resistance to fogging. The mask offers very good protection in the front direction, but is weak on side protection (there are options so its not a show stopper issue). Aside from that it outperforms other masks in just about every other category so I still rate it a 10
-Fits over glasses
-Ealsy to clean
-Easy change lense
I am a sweatty, sweatty pig and I wear glasses. So, I've always had problems with fogging. I've tried everything, anti-fog sparays, spit, JT thermal lenses, thermal inserts, dishsoap, both JT fans. They all sucked! But with these Morphs my fog problems are gone.
They have an anti fog coating on the inside of the lense. But I don't think this is the only thing tha makes them so fog free. I hypothesize that the spherical shape of the lense means that there is a larger volume of air space between your face and the lense. This large volume space allows for the heat and humidity eminating from your face and eyes to excape upwards, out of the vents, before making much contact with the inner lense surface. Also the larger space requires more heat and humidity to reach a point where fogging starts. Try fogging a mirror with your breath from an inch away, it fogs right away. Then try it from 3 or 4 inches away it is much more difficult.
In addition to the great periferal vision the the spherical lense provides I also love the tuffness of the lense. Have you ever noticed that after your first few games with a new lense you clean some spatter from your lenses and they are just never the same? They just stay kind of hazy - and never are as crisp and clear as they were when you unpacked 'em. Well with these Morphs I just spray 'em off with some water, dab 'em dry and whoa! They are crystal clear! I think it's because they are made of a harder polycarbonate mix than other lenses. The softer polycarbonate lense in my JT's more easily get what I call "micro-scratches" from dust, dirt, and even the shell fragments from broken paintballs. I also think the softer ones have bit of a porous surface that makes oils in paint harder to remove. Now, with these V-force's, I don't have to replace my lenses all the time because of "The JT haze".
Don't forget about the flexible jaw piece, like on the JT Flex series. This feature is great for Armothech WG's, and Tippmann 98's and A-5's with Proteam stocks because you can get a cheek weld close enough to the stock to use the sights. Very stable!
Almost forgot! These have great audio performance as well. You can hear great and your team mates can hear you yelling at them to "WATCH THE DAMN RIGHT FLANK!!!".
These are THE best!! Don't waste you time on the JT hype get Morphs when your ready to spend money on a real mask.
You know what? Fug-ed-about-it ! Just buy 'em - They're worth every penny!
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, May 1st, 2003 at 2:46 am PST
Proteus II (Costly, not as glasses friendly)
Flex-7 (Not good with glasses)
V-Force Shield (Made for narrow faces)
Tippman A-5 w/o RT
Remote Coil - 20oz CO2
Custom machined Front grip with front facing extension
Harris Bipod (mounted on extension)
Custom scope rail
Bushnell 3-9X40mm scope (With see thru caps, fixed 3x only, and foam wrapped)
Sue me... I'm a sniper and I don't want to a shoot off lot of balls with a R/T.
Softer guards (more bounce)
Price vs. performance
Hard to fog
Softer guards (more pain)
Some paint seepage
This is my mask which I currently use. I have a larger head that most of my friends and I've tried thier masks for a bit, but none has the comfort level of the Morph. The soft panels and front guard are good for deflecting/bouncing angled shots (more so than a rigid one) and the fit up with my glasses make this my mask of choice. If you asking what does he mean about a wider face and glasses fit, I have 52-22 frames and those with glasses know what I mean. If you have a narrower face I'd recommend the Shield. The only reasons I chose this over a Proteus II was 1) Price, and 2) Larger Profile.
The Proteus II fits just as well as the Morph for comfort , but the lower profile exposed my lower jaw line. I've been hit in the chin by paintballs while talking with the Morph and can only imagine how much worse the Proteus could have been. Another reason I bought the Morph is that it can mount the chin strap and neck guards of the V-Force Shield. I not that I say it is hard to fog. Many masks claim to be fog free, blah blah. The Morph has better anti fog than most I've used/seen, but I've fogged it slightly on my times out near the end of a full 7-8 hour day of play, but I'd prolly fog a Proteus w/fan too after that time. And of course the superb field of view has to mentioned. After a full day of taking several shots to the head I find a small bit of paint may seep around the lens edges but never has this been anything but minimal.
A 10 has to basically make me drool over the product, but this mask does what it is supposed to very very well. The cost and optional accessories combined with the performancemake this mask a great buy for anyone. Just remember to try on the masks before you buy to test the feel and fit.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, August 20th, 2003 at 6:28 am PST
Black Matte Outkast
*Dead On universal drop forward, black
rest stock outkast goodies
Easy snap in out lenses
Heavier than Vforce Armor
More trouble getting lenses back in than armor
Alright Good stuff
*Larger View, The lenses are bubbled giving you a greater area of view than the cheaper Armor mask.
*Easy snap in and out lenses, makes lense changing a snap. I can do it rather fast, faster than I could with any other goggles.
*Rubber/plastic design. The armor type was all plastic, very stiff, bounced balls like a flat board. The morphs have a great deal of rubber, provides less force against a ball if you get tagged on the mask. Possibly more bounces
*Bubble lenses. Because they are bubbled away, its harder for them to fog right off the back. The old armor had lenses right up to your face, flat.
*Antifog. The goggles dont use a antifog strip as far as I can see, some solution. Man it does the job better than anything I have ever seen.
*Clear lenses. These lenses are very clear, almost as clear as my eye glasses, crazy.
Alright, Bad stuff
*Heavier than the Armor design. The 80% rubber design adds some weight, give a little get a little.
*More trouble getting lenses back in than armor. Because of the rubber design, you have to bend it just right to get a lense back in, only takes like a minute to do thou.
-1 Some difficulty with lenses getting in,
These goggles are great, well worth the price. Lenses wont wear off for a long ass time if you treat them right. You wont even think your looking through lenses with how clear they are. I ever break these goggles somehow I will deffiently pick up a new pair. Blow the competition away.
Tippmann A5 with a 14" smart parts progressive, JCS trigger/Egrip, tapco SAW stock, BSA Red dot mounted on Lapco Offset sight rail, Scepter grenade launcher, Opsgear SIG magazine, Allen paintball remote, Flurry Vest. Female Palmers Stab....
SPyder Imagine - 14" J&J Ceramic, Evo2, 20oz CO2
Spyder Agressor - Stock
Where should I begin....
This is the 5th mask I have owned and thus far my favorite. The first thing I noticed is its great field of view. The lenses are large and clear with no distortion and I have had no fogging issues as of yet. In fact, I would have to say that VForce has the best lenses on the market right now. The mask is very lightweight and comfortable to wear and furthermore has great breath-ability. There is a wide assortment of replacement lenses in varying colors such as clear, smoke, mirror, and amber (my favorite). The best feature of this mask is the price. Comfort and vision wise I like this mask every much as well as the Profile, but the Morph is much cheaper. Anyway, I really have had no issues with this mask, no problems, no complaints. Get one...
Not as sexy as the Profiler, but just as good. Great bang for you buck mask!
Total Freak Kit
68/4500 Crossfire HPA
Can't think of any
I loved my Shield, and I really love this Morph! I like the fact that the lower part is flexible, and the throat guard that came on my shield will fit on the Morph as well. The vision is crystal clear, and there is plenty of ventilation in the mask. Covers my head the size of Texas pretty well too! I wear glasses, and this is easy to take off and put on with them on.. and comfortable as well. With newer goggles coming out, the price of the Morph keep dropping.. so it's well worth the moolah! One of the best investments in PB'ing is the goggle you purchase..so by all means don't skimp!
I'd recommend it to anyone. I wear glasses, and it is very comfy with them on. I'll probably build myself a little fan system for it just to keep more fresh air in.. but I'm really really happy with it's performance.
-All American 2002 Black
-IPI 3.0 ESP Trigger Frame
Anti Fog Lenses
Hard to get the Lenses in.
When i first got this mask, i put it on immediately. I loved it! I took everything out and put on the visor. It was even better with the visor on! My friend came over b/c i told him i just got my gun and mask. So he was over and he asked me to play in the woods, so i told him i would be right out as soon as i got my mask ( i had every thing in his bag). He thought i when delusional because i was wearing my mask. It is soooo comfortable i forgot it was on. It never gets hot in there b/c it is vented so well. The only thing i don't like (it happens with all masks) is when i get shot in the lenses, it leaves a little residue. I don't think that i'm going to get a new mask until it either gets stolen or broken.
Comfortable. It never fogs up. You don't even think you are wearing goggles it so clear and comfortable.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, May 25th, 2004 at 4:58 pm PST
Primary Eblade cocker , freak, Freeflow internals and front end, evo II Backup RF slider with ups
ez lens swap +anti fog
no forehead protection/minor
Great mask, very comfortable and easy to swap lens/clean them. Lots of space between face and lens so if you are a heavy sweater that usually gets the "waterfalls" running down the inside of the lenses these are the answer. I had a Proteus with thermals that would fog and get wet on the sensitive thermal side that is hard to clean properly. With the Morph you can pop out the lens in seconds douse the lens in water and clean all the areas of the mask itself pop the lens back in and you are golden. Forget about doing that with most other masks. The one thing I wish it had was a little more forehead protection. I wear a double knit cap but paintball always seem to find a small gap(between hat and mask) and ends up cutting/welting my forehead. Would be nice if they had a shield above lens might help with bounces also. Speaking of bounces the flexible material allows for a lot of bounces off the mask.
I love this mask, it is easy to clean, has great vision, does not fog and is very comfortable to wear. A little more forehead protection would be nice but that is minor. I like this mask so much more than my fan equipped Proteus that I have to give it a 10!!