Dye Dark Cocker
WGP Prostock '05
CCI VSC Phantom
Field of view
No bounces. Limited field of view. I dont even want to know how to take this sucker apart. It is however very very cheap, you can pick them up for 10-20 dollars brand new. Great for the rec newbies, and they can take abuse. The foam is very cheap but gets the job done. Some may find it irritating, kind of like wool.
If you plan on playing more than once per month get something higher quality and more comfortable. Look for something with spectra lenses or equivalent.
Looks Cool (kind of)
Lens easy to replace
Tends to fog in humid weather
Replacement lens rather expensive
Simply the best mask for under $25. I have been playing woods ball for about 5 years and have used many types of cheap masks, this simply was the most protective and durable, the smaller hole make breathing harder, BUT you'll get used to it, the smaller holes minimize paint on the face too. In the summertime tends fog, but i do breathe quite heavy and sweat, so that understandable, with cheap anitfog cleaner helped the fogging, with out a doubt worth buying for any entry level player, can easily found for twenty bucks or less, eventually had to replace the lens, did myself with a Swiss army knife (to get the scratched lens out), no directions
Found on online for $16, cant go wrong when its that cheap, ENTRY LEVELERS BUY IT
20oz Pure Energy Co2
14" J&J Ceramic barrel
Great ventilation, good qualtiy foam.
None I can think of.
My friend got this mask, and I think its great. It fits quite good, and has better coverage than my mask. The foam is a little stiffer, but not by much. It has a really nice ventilation system. On the inside of the mask, there are plates with the same circles, but they are offset of the other hole by a little, so that if you get shot in the mask, less paint will get through to your face.
This is an excellent mask for the price.
My friend bought it for $16 at Wal-Mart.
Kingman Spyder Imagine
20 oz pure energy
14" sniper barrel
Viewloader Revolution Hopper
-Very good protection
Gets kind of sweaty and uncomfortable
hard to tighten during games
hard to clean
This mask is okay, but like i said, if u have been playing all day, the foam just soaks up sweat and gets very uncomfortable. It is very hard to take off the lens and stuff, the manual is kind of unhelpful. it has a great view and protection, which is very important, and i have only had this fog once when i was breathing very hard and it was humid out. Either mine is screwd up or all of them are hard as crap to tighen. During a game mine will kind of slip off my face- i cant see but it still covers my eyes- so i have to figure out how to tightn it.
This mask is probably about average. Its about 50 times better than all the rental masks ive used, but thats not much comparison. I cant say i would suggest getting it
7 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, August 25th, 2005 at 8:57 am PST
a full face motocross helmet- got shot in the forehead it hurt like a mother
ACS bolt/ bought seperatly
16" freak barrel w/teardrop tip
FBM Delrin Trigger
I bought this for sale on-line for 15 dollars-I couldnt resist I barely even checked the features much less read reviews. When I got it in the mail I loved it. It is the only mask used at the so I thought it was awesome. After about a month of using it my brother bought a Proto Switch mask that put the nVader to shame. I realized the nVader's lens is horrible, I can't see anything out of it. And when I try to clear it up a bit, it takes forever so I can't do it at the field I have to do it at home. So by the end of the day the resolution out of the lens's is horrible. The one I have is thermal and it tells you in the manual that you can't get the thermal lens too wet or rub it too hard.
I wouldn't get it, if you can save up for a Proto mask get it and be happy with yourself.
5 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, August 14th, 2005 at 5:59 pm PST
32 Degrees Head Case
Proto Switch EL
Kingman Spyder Rodeo
Shocktech Spring Kit
16" Full Tilt Ceramic Barrel
Ricochet 2K: Rhino Hopper
20oz. Co2 Tank
Good protection all around your Head
Hard to take apart.
Hard to Breath (depends)
Rough padding around eyes
This mask is pretty sweet. It has a very very solid feel to it. It probably will never crack or break but thats not guarenteed. The mask go's all the way behind your ears.... almost touches the other side! I really like the way it fits and it has a visor! Good for rain. It also has fog protection.... that is a must for all those who sweat on the battleground. The padding around the eyes seems to be rough so I just ripped mine off and put on some soft padding from snowboard goggles. Sometimes it is to be hard to breath. Most of the time not.... maby it's me. The price is great and it is well worth the money. It is also sold about everywhere. That makes life easier.
Go out and buy this mask... it is a good deal and looks really cool....dosent look g** at all....I like it. IT is a bit of a noob magnet
Good all-around mask
Good for newbies
Beter than others for the price
Hard to breath
Hard to change lenses
Hard to breath
Slips around (kinda)
If your looking for an average mask that will keep you safe for a fair price this would be good for you. Its little more stylish than other masks in this price range (I got mine for about $25) but youll want to upgrade to a new mask eventually. Though not as good as the Proteus of a V Force, it does its job. The main concerns of mine are that it fogs too quickly for my tastes. I mainly play speed ball and if i play several rounds in a row i need to take a break because i start getting hit by invisble people in the fog. Breathing is a slight problem but no reason not to buy it. If your looking for something that will allow you to change lenses youll want to stay away from this. I have had trouble with slippage oon my head, though its never come off, and it does become a little uncomfortable.
If your looking for a mask for a low-mid experience player you cant beat the price but dont be surprised if you begin wanting more after a few months of play with it. I give it a.....
Hard plastic=Good protection
chespest thermals that won't fog
decent field of vision
Hard to clean
Hard plastic = no bounces
Foam is uncomfortable
This mask is excellent for someone looking for a cheap thermal lens, or anyone looking for something with an mask with a little more protection.
on the other hand I wouldn't recommend this mask to anyone serious about the tournament scene.
The downsides of this mask are:
-it's hard to clean, the little grey platictiky things although they may look cool are hard to clean paint from.
- the foam on the inside is scratchy and will probably be uncomfortable to most people, although in a game you don't relize it after a day of paintball you look like a racoon cause of the mark it leaves. This problem can be solved by going to Wal-mart or fabric store buying soft foam for 1.00$ and supergluing on top of the the stuff already their.
- one thing that annoys me is the strap doesn't hold it's place. you'll tighten it and it will work itself loose over the course of a game.
overall you get what you pay for and with other mask going for as much as 150$ don't expect the top of the line with all the bells and whistles. Instead expect a 30$ mask that will perform well and keep you protected and won't fog.
only soem scott ones that came with 98 custom power pack.
Tippy 98 custom, R/T, Lapco Bigshot Aluminum Beadblasted 14" Barrel, 20,12,and 9 oz co2
Pretty good facial protection.
Doesn't fog to much
looks neat to me
Fog a little.
These is a pretty good mask for the price. It says anitfog but i dont see to much of an improvement in them. They do cover more of your head, but liek i said above the mask lining is a little hard and coarse and does soemtimes leave a rash, but i dont mind. Great mask fro price but always coudl be better.
Good mask for price. If you want more protection, and i guess a litttle more fog protection get on of these. Good investment.
Dosen't fog in warm weather
crappy JT lense removal system
fogs in colder weather
For it's price this mask can't be beat, it protects just as much or more than any other mask, it looks cool and paint rarely gets inside it. On the down side however it does fog badly in cold weather, in warm weather it has yet to fog on me once (non thermal lense) and im 6'4 280 pounds, so you can imagine how hard I breath after a long run. Removing the lense in nearly impossible, I tried until my thumbs were raw then gave up on it, but its really not that big a deal, you just have to clean with the lens still in the mask. Also, I found the foam to be very comfortable and the strap grips really well, the mask has never slipped once on me.
great low priced mask for a beginner, also check out the V Force armor, I've heard good things about it too.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, December 13th, 2004 at 12:24 pm PST