The Elite HeadShield is one of our newest additions to the JT® family of protection and safety. The full coverage style goggle system is like no other entry-level goggle on the market. This totally original and industry first brings together all-around protection with comfort and innovation. The fully adjustable rear occipital plate is designed to cradle the users head at the same time as it keeps it totally protected against the possible random paintball striking you from behind or from on top. Ideal for the first time players or those just looking for added protection. JT® is always on the forefront of innovation and this is just one more creation from the company that cares.
The JT JT Headsheild Goggles are newer, so they should be commonly available, both new and used.
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JT Headsheild Goggles
Protects entire head
Easy to adjust
Gets very hot
hard to clean
changing lenses is a pain
I got this mask when I first started playing paintball with my Tippman 98, i was happy with it, but when i started playing more and more i started to get very annoyed. whenever i go out after a rainy day and there is humidity, even with defogger they fog up like crazy. also, whenever i get hit on the mask and paint splatters on the inside, it's extremely annoying to try to clean the paint out of all the vents.
This is a pretty average mask, but if you're just getting into paintball and you can deal with a bit of discomfort and a lot of defogger, its an okay mask for the price.
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Protects your head
Nice foam protection
Rarely ever fog
Can get really hot
Pulls hair sometimes
Hard to clean due to all the vents
These were the first pair of goggles I ever actually used when I went paintballing. i had bought the tippmann 98 package which came with the gun itslef, 20 ounce CO2 tank and a mask which i found to be ugly, and uncomfotable.
I found this mask at my local Canadian Tire and picked them up. They were a little over priced at 50$ but I thought they were cool and bought them. Ever since buying these, I have never looked back!
They are first of all, very durable. I have been shot countless times in the mask and they stand up to me hitting my head off trees and everything else as well. They have nice foam padding on the inside around the eyes which I like and the rest is a nice soft plastic. It is slightly adjustable and fits most players heads. If you have a smaller head though it may be a little loose.
It is a little difficult to clean when paint gets in every nook and cranny of the mask. There is a lot of vents which are designed to keep you warm but the mask can still get scorching hot. If you have a vents system then I would install it.
I have only ever had one issue with fogging out of all the years I have used this. It definitely does ruin your paintball experience but it is something that shouldn't be whined about since it rarely ever happens with these goggles.
It did the odd time pull on my hair when I would go to take it off but it would let go real easy. Its just a pain to have your hair yanked on.
They look cool, perform well and never fog. Definitely pick them up if you have the spare cash lying around. I give them a nine since they have always worked well for me. Never many issues.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 at 7:46 pm PST
Dye i4s (Tested)
JT Proflex (Tested)
DM8, Dye Rotor, 4500psi 1.1l Pure Energy Tank.
(spare) Tippman A5, Response Trigger, Ricochet R5 Hopper, OPSGEAR M107 Shroud, Total Freak Kit with 14'' All American Front, Walther Red Dot scope, Lapco Sight mount, and a CAR15 6 position stock. + Remote Line
Full Head Protection
Field of View
These were the first pair of goggles I ever owned and I keep them as a spare set, or goggles I lend to friends.
Lets start with the good. Getting hid in the head is no longer a worry with these, I've actually had shots hit the top of my head and not even notice. I think they look absolutely awesome (nb I have mine in the camo), especially with a pair of the smoke lenses. The spectra lens does give a fantastic field of view, no glare on the front of the goggles from the nose area like the i4's do, and even if you stretch your field of vision you'll never see the sides.
The foam on these is really heavy duty stuff. Over the 3 years I've owned these it's still in great shape. Couple of tiny chunks missing from it but that's about it. Really thick, really comfortable, and it doesn't fall of readily.
The issue I take with these mostly is that they get VERY warm after playing for a while. They are completely covered in vents and gaps to let the heat out on literally every surface except where the lens is; however, this does little to stop you being baked alive inside of that helmet.
As with nearly all JT goggles in their line, the lenses are abysmal to try and change and require a little brute force to remove properly. No quick release here.
As well as that, I take issue with JTs thermal lenses anyway. I always find they break stupidly easily. When cleaning the lens by itself NEVER EVER EVER let water hit the black foam connecting the thermal section to the thicker plastic part as if so much as a drop gets through the foam into the air gap, they're ruined and not worth playing with. That water will stay in there and then cause them to fog up VERY quickly in the future.
I clean my goggles after every time I play and I have broken more lenses cleaning them than anything else. Because of the awkward method of removing the lens and the need for a little force to do it, I often end up loosening or breaking the thermal part of the lens off in my hand as I try to remove it.
It's not impossible to make good quality thermal lenses, it's just that JT hasn't managed it yet.
The only other minor detail I will mention is that these may not be suitable for people with large heads. I'm 6' and the bottoms of my earlobes hang out of them. It's not a huge issue, and I've heard of other people having the same problem. They could just be a little bigger around the ears.
And getting them on if you have long hair can be an issue.
They're a great pair of goggles if you're careful with the lenses and dont mind the heat too much.
As I said, I keep them as a spare set and often give them to my friends to play in who are afraid of getting shot. The extra head protection really helps sometimes too.
Tipmann A-5 w/ 14" Werks Barrel, Allen 350rd. Hopper
Full head protection, comfortable fit
It can be somewhat frustrating to put on (with glasses anyway)
I bought this mask because I wanted something that wouldn't pinch my glasses together when I was wearing it. I've had terrible painball experiances just because the mask I was wearing was uncomfortable. I then wore a full head shield from some manufacturer I can't remember and I fell in love. So when I was looking for a full head shield and I stumbled upon this little beauty for about $20 less.
Buy it if you want full head protection and a comfortable fit