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Number of Reviews: 16
Average Rating: 7.5 / 10
Manufacturer Website: Click here
Suggested Retail Price: N/A

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Using information gathered over the years, Scott has created the ultimate goggle system. The best lens, face foam, mask, strap and now the best visor make up the HotShot. The best part is it seals the eye port without sacrificing fit and comfort. Over Glasses is not a problem. The newly designed Cool Lite facemask is second to none. It is lightweight, cool and allows the player to talk and hear easily. This system also comes with the all new Cool Lite visor offering style, fit and a 3-position adjuster.
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The Scott USA Hotshot Thermal Mask is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
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Auzzie-Phoenix Saturday, September 3rd, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month
Paintball
Experience:
Less than a month
Similar
Products Used:
JT mask, unknown paint bullet helmet (yes, the helmet was meant for paint tipped bullets used in tactical training)
Marker Setup: Tippmann m98
16" smartparts progressive ceramic
btpaintball sealed bolt system
laser sight w/ pressure switch
Strengths: Decently comfortable
Easy to clean
Weaknesses: does NOT fit over glasses
doesn't cover lower part of cheek/jaw
heat
Review: This is a decent mask in the low budget range. I have used this mask to play, and it is decently comfortable to wear. The lenses don't fog very much. I would still recommend a light coating of anti-fog for the inner lens. This mask follows in the footsteps of the majority of masks and ski goggles that claim they fit over glasses. This is one of the key weakpoints for this mask. The fact is that yes, you can fit glasses under the mask, but the experience is going to be very uncomfortable. When you take the mask off, your glasses go with it. This problem would be solved if even 1/4 of an inch or more was to be added for clearance at the sides of the goggle portion of the mask. The coverage area is decent, but a little lacking on the lower jaw portion.

The only real complaint that I can pose with this mask, however is heat. The mask gets warm very quickly, and on hot days it causes your face to sweat quite a bit, despite the ventilation it has. Meaning that once you start to sweat, it's going to get in your eyes. This can lead to a very uncomfortable situation making it very tempting to remove the mask so that you can wipe the sweat away from your eyes, as well as to rub your eyes to relieve some of the discomfort.

Scott would benefit from making a few small modifications to this mask. However, all minor problems aside, the mask fits very well when not wearing glasses, and is fairly comfortable provided that it's not very hot when you play. If you bought the m98 power pack, then the price was obviously pretty good (free inside power pack). The amount of fogging is fairly negligible. You should be able to play all day with this mask and not have any problems with fogging issues.

As mentioned in previous reviews and in the above text, the coverage of the jaw area is lacking a little but does provide adequate protection, especially if you're playing woodsball where the surrounding cover can pick up the slack where the mask leaves off.
Conclusion: I recommend this mask for recreational and woodsball play, especially if you're on a budget. The protection it provides is fairly adequate, and heat shouldn't be a major factor in cooler weather or in shaded areas as long as the outdoor temperatures aren't scorching. It would be nice if the mask actually fit over glasses a bit better, but contact lenses eliminate that problem. Fogging of the inner lens is negligible and doesn't really become a problem. The amount of fogging that you encounter is actually very little, and shouldn't be a deterring factor for purchasing/using this mask.
Rating:
7 out of 10
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ronbunkerz#2 Tuesday, July 19th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
NVader, kingman goggles
Marker Setup: black smart parts ion, with 48/3k crossfire hpa w/ black empire cover, stock barrel (best stock barrel ever), egg 2 w/ y-board
Strengths: Looks
Weaknesses: None
Review: I didnt use these goggles in a game but i wore them around the field when i was reffing. I liked these goggles but not as much as my nVader. They are far better than the kingman goggles tho. I love these goggles. I am thinkin' of gettin the V-Force profiler next month.
Conclusion: Get this if u want a cheap but durable goggle system.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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delta39 Sunday, July 3rd, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
3 years
Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Marker Setup: M4 MOD:
Tippmann 98 Custom
14 inch operator barrel
Small M4 handguard
3 possition carbine stock
M4 Carry Handel
Ricochet G2K Hopper
M16 Silencer Sling

Sniper MOD:
Tippmann 98 Custom
Flatline Barrel
3 pos carbine stock
Universal Bipod
Simmons reddot scope
Customized feed system

Other:
Remote
Tac Vest (w/ pack)
Knee/Elbow Pads
Urban Camo Jumpsuit
4-1 Harness
Thigh Rig: Dump Pack
20 oz & 12 oz CO2 tanks

BDU:
Tshirt
military-issue woodland camo cargos

Most importantly:
SCOTT Hostshot Thermal Mask
Strengths: Durable, glasses-compatable (i don't wear glasses, though), fog-resistant
Weaknesses: A small challange to clean, especially if paint gets inside mask
Review: Pretty decent mask, very good all-around. I got it w/ my tippmann 98c a few years back, and i still use it today. Once I was desperate enough to use it on my ski/snowboard trip- i used just the lense part and they....worked lol.

The sides press a bit too much into my head though...idk if it will for other people. once I was laying prone and some dude comes up at 10 feet and nails me in the side of the head. i heard bells ringing for 5 minutes.

It gets nasty to clean if the paint gets inside the lense, but I figured out how to strip the lense off the lense frame but it takes time.

Has yet to fog up on me, but it has at certain points.
Conclusion: Very decent mask for a beginner, i strongly recommend it.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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jcc22 Friday, March 11th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Jt Mask
Marker Setup: Tippmann 98 Custom
Strengths: It came in a package w/ my gun
Weaknesses: Visor is kind of shaky
NOT SAFE
Review: When I bought this mask I got it b/c it was thermal. When I put It on I found a big problem. The mask only covered half my face. It was great around my chin, eyes, and ears but my jaw and lower cheaks were showing .The next day I played w/ a friend w/ the exact same mask and he was shot in the jaw.
Conclusion: Only buy as a backup mask. Just in case.
Rating:
4 out of 10
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dye4metal Wednesday, March 8th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
2 years0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Dye Invisions, Vforce Profilers
Marker Setup: 2k2 Timmy w/ Tadao+
2k4 B2K 4 sale with mad ups
Strengths: 1. Dont Break
Weaknesses: 1.Fog
2.Strap Sucks
3. Flimsy
4.Get Paint in mouth
Review: I got these with my power pack. now that i play speedball alot and breath heavy and stuff these goggles are always fogging up so bad. and everytime i run around with tehm theyd fall down. it was just a mess with them. the worked but not efficently at all. itd have to be a hot day where they wouldnt really fog. and still they would. They get a 5 just because i had them for 2 years.
Conclusion: They worked. but they always fell down and fogged. It was time to move on.
Rating:
5 out of 10
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quietmouse Saturday, April 9th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
3 months0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
profiler,morph,vantage
Marker Setup: 98c
jj ceramic
20 oz co2
Strengths: A starting mask for newbies
Weaknesses: Plastic
Falls apart
Fogs very easily
Not durable at all
Review: I got this mask with the tippamann 98c package deal and I hated it the first time I got it. First, I couldn't figure how to put it together and when I did I had none left. The first day I played with my new gun I tried this mask out and it did fine the first 3 games and then it just fogged and fogged and fogged. I put pretty much a whole thing of 409 on it because I don't have the other stuff and it only helped one game and then I just gave up.
Conclusion: Whoever gave this a 10 doesn't play alot or they just don't know anything
Rating:
1 out of 10
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