* One piece dual molded mask
* Dark smoke thermal lens
* Micro fiber bag with 2nd lens (clear thermal)
* Dual density foam
* Includes brow shield and visor
* Color matched strap
* Color matched metallic logos
* Micro fiber goggle bag
The Empire Vents Avatar Goggles are newer, so they should be commonly available, both new and used.
Great ventilation, nice foam, light weight, excellent field of vision, looks sweet.
None. Are you joking?
When you wear this mask you feel like you aren't wearing a mask at all. It is so comfortable that I could probably wear it all day. Ventilation keeps you cool and field of vision doesn't block anything from sight.
I would absolutely recommend this mask to anyone, from a recballer to a tournament speedballer. It's a great mask and for the price is, in my opinion, unbeatable.
I honestly don't see how anyone could NOT love this mask.
Field of vision, clarity, anti-fog, breathes easy, weight
Low brow, padding
I bought this mask at the field last Sunday cuz I was kinda tired of my camo Flex 8. It came in a fairly large package for what seems to be a fairly compact mask. I was immediately surprised by the weight of the mask. It obviously weighs less than the Flex 8. It came with more than I thought as well. I expected the nice goggle bag and a brow shield but it came with 2 and an extra lens!!! (clear) The clarity of the smoked lens is amazing. It is noticably nicer than a clear lens on sunny days. Fogging is a non-issue. It breathes very well considering there is only a very small area of vents in the mouth of the mask. The field of vision is also much better than anything I have used/tested. Up and down, left and right, you really can see almost everything.
The only issues I had with the Avatar set-up was the low-brow and the padding. I'm sure it's all personal opinion, but I feel like the padding in the JT was much higher quality. Not to say the Avatar's was necessarily bad, but it could have been better. I neglected to attach either of the brows to my mask and noticed that the brow was a little low, again not an issue unless you enjoy catching paint on your forehead.
Not sure if it's totally worth the money but it is a very attractive, effective goggle system.
Well I've used other masks, my old one was a Flex, not as good.
3.5 oz Tank
Green/Black acid wash
Easy to take apart
Comes with extras
Less ventilation then other high quality masks
I just got the event this weekend, and I'm impressed. It's much better then my Flex. First of all its easy to take apart. My Flex nearly drove me insane! That means I can store it so much easier, I can change lenses easily too. The mask is very comfy to wear, and the material is soft enough to enable paint balls to bounce off the mask, unlike my previous hard material mask. The vision is great. It doesn't fog at all. I breathed on it really hard for awhile, no fog. However time will tell. But if the anti fog stuff goes away on one lenses, I still have another lens that came with the mask! Which is great about the mask, it comes with two sacks to store the mask and lenses in, and a extra lens. This gives you the best bang for you buck. My only problem with it is the ventilation. I tried on a profiler, and noticed much better ventilation. It gets really hot out and the mask doesn't really help much. However its better then other masks, but not the higher quality ones. However if I get hit in the mask, I'm not going be tasting paint, so its a trade off.
So if you are willing to pay 80+ for a mask, this is something I'd recommend. Its a great mask besides the ventilation, which makes me give it a 9. In every other regard of comfort and design, its top notch.
Smart parts ION
Q -lock feedneck
Progressive 14in rifled barrel
RPM Critical Trigger
DXS compressed air tank
View Loader Evulution 3 hopper
Thrse goggles are the best i have ever used. i got the all black ones that look elite. they havent fogged on me yet and the are soft so they deflect paintballs. they also come wit a carrying bag and an extra lens, and visor. if you dont like to get shot in the head, i recommend putting the visor on...but if you put the visor on that is more for the other person to shoot.
Get these goggles over any others. dont thin you have to get ones with fans or fancy stuff...get these!
Spyder Victor - Smart Parts 16 " Progressive barrel - Spyder venturi bolt - view loader 200 - hp bottle
bundle (2 lenses)
none that I have found
This one is just great, bought it 4 days ago and I love it. it looks like sub zero from mortal combat and its very comfortable. I had the Brass Eagle Extreme Vision 280 bevore and it's just not comparable, the avatar is much much better. the view is crystal clear, best vision ever. I must say that the price issn't just what you would call cheap... but hey, 2 lenses, and some more cool stuff are worth the price. if you are from around europe you might buy this thing at an american base field (dollar is just pretty cheap for us) and start enjoying it. That's about it, hope you find this at least a little helpful.
If you got the money and if you like looking good on the field this is your choice :)
Smart Parts Shocker SFT with Virtue
Halo B v35
dye throttle 45/4500
they look badass
field of vision
Lense Clips Rub Ears a little
Hard To Breath
Looks: I just bought this mask recently and may I say they look amazing. They are probably the coolest looking mask on the market besides the ones with the soft ears.
Comfort: These are comfortable, but not quite as comfortable as my vforce profilers, they just feel a little different. Also, I noticed that the lense clips sort of rubbed against the top of my ears, just enough to be annoying, but still comfortable mask
Lense Changing: These lenses are very easy to change, all you have to do is quickly pop the strap off and pop the clips out and your lenses are off. Again, not as easy as the profilers, but still easy.
Flexablility: These are very very flexable on the sides. They seem like they would promote many bounces from some not so brittle paint. These are actually more flexable than the profilers.
Size: These are very very compact. I have found that with the profilers, they seem to stick out more when I head check, but the other team would be lucky to get a shot on these, because of the dip in on the sides.
Field of Vision: These have a pretty good field of vision, but I have found that when the sun is directly above you, the light comes through the slits above the lense and mess with your vision a little. Again, not much to worry about, it doesn't affect it much. The Profilers have a little better field of vision because of the Bubble vision, IMO
Anti Fog: The anti fog on these goggles are amazing. The lenses are double layered for better anti fog. I actually think that these are less prone to fogging than the profilers.
Sound: The sound on these goggles is terrible. You can hear yourself yelling extremely loud in these. I think it has something to do with the lack of holes in the sides of the mask. Also, your teammates can't really hear you that well. The profilers beat these in this category by a long shot.
Hard to Breathe: Again, a product of less holes in the mask, it is often dificult to breathe in these. And again, the profilers beat these in this category.
I would recommend this product, though I would recommend the profilers over these, but not by much. This is just a completely badass mask. So yes, I would recommend them. I'm going to give them an 8 because of the sound and the breathing, because communication is key to winning, and breathing is key to living, lol.
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion on the comments page.
Period of Product Use:
Less than a month
More than 5 years
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Fits like a dream
Easy to change lens
Visor hart to put on
I got these after using my X-fires for most of my playing. What really drew me in was the quick disconnecting lens system. I also wanted to upgrade to the 270* field of view style lens. I have been happy with my purchase and just like another reviewer stated if these were lost or stolen I would replace them with another set without thinking twice.
Fit: I have a big head.lol. I wear a 7 3/4" hat. These fit me well.
Quick change lens: If you have been fighting to get your JT's back into the goggle frame and are sick and tired of it, give these a try. I got hit in the left temple area this weekend and didn't even notice. I got off the field and took my mask off. Did the quick releases and dunked it in my bucket of water and had them cleaned and back on the mask before another player even made it off the field.
Field of vision: This goggle system has an awesome field of vision. I believe it is 270*. You basically cant see the sides of the mask.
Fogging: I have yet to have this mask fog up on me yet. I have used the dark thermals in the daytime and the clear non-thermals at night. No fogging ever!
Lens scratching: Most of this is user error. However, I feel that these lens are really easy to scratch. There is a lot of sand where I play and it is hard to keep it out of the mask. Both my lenses have wear marks and pitting around where they fit into the frame. Its not really that big of a deal because you don't look through that part any way. But they do scratch easily IMO.
Neck protection: These don't have much in the way of neck protection. I felt the X-fires had more but the trade off is more than worth it. I usually wear a scarf anyway so that helps. Just don't be supprised if you catch one in the neck one day.
Visor installation: Of all the good stuff about this mask system I can't for the life of me see why the visors are so hard to put on. I didn't/don't feel as if the visor even did anything so I took mine off. I know a lot of people don't use the visor anyway so this isn't that big of a deal. I had to use needle nose plyers to push mine through the "slats" in the top of the mask.
This goggle system are some of the best that I have seen and used. A lot of pro's use them so they must be good, right? The ones that I bought came with the dark thermals and the clear single pane lens. It also came with a hard lexan case for you to store them in. The Vents also came with a micro fiber bag that fits the goggle system and a smaller one for the other lens. I ended paying $99 for mine but I had to have them NOW! You can definately find them cheaper.
It overall is a pretty nice mask i like it better than the proflex and invision because this one has a wider vision so that ur perhiperal vision is awsome. It has mean looks to intimidate the noobs. It however fogs too easy and it isnt too easy to get it to be clear again i have to wipe it off for like 2 minutes straight to get it clear enough to play indoors, but in the summer if it isnt too humid than this system is awsome, the shaded lense is great and the fog on it is alot less noticable, the clear however is the only 1 i really have problems with. It fits great it doesnt slide up and down on ur face and overall is just great.
Didn't really try any other mask except for the Proto Switch EL, and this one is really great.
Spyder pilot ACS, Empire reloader 2, 20 oz C02
tippmann 98 custom, 20 oz c02, vl 200, J&J ceramic
evil omen, no tank yet or hopper
Prevents some breakage on mask
Hard to put back in case with all its stuff, it's a pain.
This mask is no doubt a very nice mask. I t blows away all other masks in the $60 price range. It is overall a comfy and safe mask. And, the anti-fog works great! It is no doubt a steal. And, it's only $65 dollars! Everything about this mask works great and it never cease's to amaze me everytime I play paintball.
I wouold reccomend this to anyone in search of a good, cheap mask.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, February 10th, 2008 at 12:07 pm PST