It prevents fogging but buy thermal lenses instead of it. It was a little bit difficult to install and visor touches the button permanently so it happenes the fan started when a branch touched my visor. I don't like the noise it makes and you won't hear anyone moving towards you. This product is intend for people who have a single lens mask and are fed up with the fogging but you're better of when you buy thermal lenses which are available for most single lens masks.
No other fan, that's kind of why I bought the fan.
Spyder Sonix(of course), 14" Progressive barrel, 32 degree venturi bolt, 47 ci 3000 psi Crossfire air tank, Gold Proteus mask with X-Wind fan, and normal hopper
It's compact and it has two fan motions.
I hate the cheesey plastic fan and how hard it is to install.
The fan works but I wish that it could just work a little better. The fan is cheesey and a lot of the wind doesn't get to you, but it beats taking off the mask because its fogging up so bad. But you risk getting your eye shot out. So I say for only 22 bucks this fan is worth it, even with thermal lenses. The battery isn't a pain to take out as most people have said, but I don't know whats the best mode for it. Is it better to have have it suck the air or blow it away?
For only $22 you should buy the fan. It's not loud at all and cools you pretty well. I havn't used it in battle yet but it has been hot here and it cooled me off. Its not as bad as the reviews. It should be at least an average of 8-9 on the review....but I have no clue why it's not.
Spyder Shutter (blue)
JT one-piece barrel
12 volt Revvy w/x board
68/3000 aci hpa
CP flame drop
JT nForcer w/x-wind
PJ 4+3 harness w/Java tubes
-not too loud (but it is audible)
-hard to install
-instead of fogging, sweat collects at the bottom of your eyes
I bought this a few months ago to stop my glasses from fogging. After struggling to install it (It's easier to install if you use an exacto knife to make the holes bigger), It worked great. With my luck, though, the first time I went out with it, I took two shots to the switch. Luckily, it didn't break. I'm not sure though, if the battery lasts for the 30 hours advertised.
If you have fogging problems or glasses, I would recommend this fan.
It gets a 9 because it's a pain in the butt to install.
Spyder Shutter with J&J ceramic barrel/venturi bolt
JT nvader goggles with x-wind fan
Reduces fog from goggles really well. This only costs $25.00. It is worth your money.
the annoying buzzing sound it makes and it is extremely difficult to install. Mine has not run out of batteries yet but i am going to hate putting this back on when it does.
Since I have bought this and thermal goggles i never have to worry about being blind in the field and missing a shot. I am extremely happy I bought this even though it makes an annoying buzzing sound but i got used to that after a while. I am giving this a 9.5 but since you cant pick that i will just give it a ten.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, January 29th, 2005 at 5:18 am PST
Vortex fan and homemade computer fans used to clear fog in gogle systems
Spyder TL+, Spectra Termal w/X-wind, Aftermarket bolt, thumb screws, foam barrel grip, 20oz butt plate, dye red dot sight, and barrel extension.
-Easy to turn off/on
-a little difficult to install: mabe this is like this so the product stays in place
-fairly loud: it has a motor so it has to produce some noise, not bad
-difficult to replace the battery
I cut a hole about the size of a nickel in the gogle system where the fan sets so it could move more air. If you have dry eyes, this may not be the thing to do for you because it may dry out your left eye. Play around, GOOD PRODUCT, I got mine for $25. WORTH THE MONEY
9 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, January 29th, 2005 at 5:29 am PST
C98 Response Trigger, Flatline, Rocket Cock, PMI Drop Forward,Double Trigger, PowerFeed, 14" Boomstick and a Revvy 12 JT Mask with the X wind
I had a REAL bad problem with my mask Fogging up but after getting the X-wind there were NO problems. I will clear your mask up in a matter of seconds. I did not find the fan that hard to install and you don't have to take the fan off to get at the batteries, all you have to do is unscrew the back and take the batteries out that way. it is also very strong...there is no paintball out there that is going to break this.
It was a little expensive for me to get in canada for some reason. IT also could be a little easier to install ( it wasn't hard just a little time consuming).
if you have a problem with your mask fogging up, you have to get this!!
Tippman ProCarbine with 12" Taso Stainless steel barrel.
This fan does get the job done, but it seems to take a while, before the mask is cleared well. It's small and easy to maintain and not too expensive.
If a paintball hits this thing, it will probably explode. There is also only a fan on the left side of the unit, which makes it harder to clear the right side of your mask. It only fits on certain JT masks, hopefully someone will make one that is more compatible with other masks.
If you are desperate for something to clear your mask, this is your best bet for now.
It helps players like me who wear eyeglasses. It is the only paintball mask fan that I know of. You can modify it to give it more power (see below).
For one thing, the little fan with just 1.5 volts of power only provides minimal fog removal. If you are sweating, the fog usually collects faster than the fan clears it. The other major problem is how difficult it is to install. Without exageration, it has taken me over 1 hour to install this thing at times, and it must be removed and reinstalled every time you take out the lense to clean it. Although they say it can take a direct hit, I got hit dead center on it and one of the support pegs broke off. Another one of the pegs broke off when I was removing the fan from the mask. The cost is also too high. When I bought it, it was 60$, but you can get it much cheaper now, but sill...
It is a shame that JT couldn't have put a little more thought into designing this the only fan available, however I was able to modify the fan. The fan comes with a two way switch, so I got he idea of hooking one side of the switch to a 9 volt battery. This involved changing the way the wires were run a bit and connecting a 9 volt battery adapter. I then mounted the battery on top with a little electrical tape (fits there pretty good). You can now switch the fan one way for slow speed (1.5 volt) and the other way for fast speed (9 volt). I was afraid the fan couldn't handle the extra power, but it hasn't burned out. The 9 volt. is really LOUD, but it is so powerful you only need to run it 5-10 seconds at most to completly remove any fog on lense or eyeglasses.
I will give it a 5 just because it's the only fan you can buy that's made to fit a pb mask (sort of). If you get it, you should modify it to give it more power. It only took me about an hour and a couple of dollars to do this. You just need minimal soldering skills.
Great fan, works hard at getting air in or taking humidity out (depending how you put the batteries).
the little metal pieces that hold the battery in place snapped, spent about an hour trying to solder them back on. They are a problem to get on and take off the mask in the beginning, you have to enlarge all the holes with an exacto knife.
They are great at what they were designed to do, although in the heaviest of humid conditions they dont work quite as fast. In my opinion, this is definately something worth purchasing if you play a lot in hot humid conditions,0 like Florida, California, Borneo, the Amazon etc.