* 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.
Smart Parts Impulse with Tapeworm
Custom Products Roller Trigger
Shocker Clamping Feed Neck
Custom Made Drop
Redz Pepper Stickz
View Loader Vlocity Jr.
Easy to Change Lenses.
Easy to Breathe.
Nothing Else I Can Think of...
Ok, let me just start by saying that I am a rec player, so these haven't seen any tourney play. I do play around San Antonio, so these goggles have seen the Texas heat and humidity
Flexible- There are flexible parts along the bottom of the jaw and up to the ears. Unlike the Flex 7's there are little padded parts under the flexible parts that stop paintballs from bending the rubber and hitting your jaw.
No Fog- I have played with these things all day and not once have I had a fog problem.
Comfortable- Like I said, I have worn these for hours on end and they feel great, better then any others I have worn. Though, my experience in that field is limited.
Two Lenses- The Avatars come with both a tinted and a clear lens. I use the tinted one more often then not, and it does its job very well. Each lens is very well made and you even get a bag for the extra one.
Easy Lens Changes- All you have to do is turn the strap ends up, slip the lens out, put the new one in, and twist the strap ends back down. Easy as that, takes me less then a minute to do.
Easy to Breathe- I've read it here and heard it from people at the field, and there is no truth to the hard to breathe myth. The whole front of the goggles are full of holes, trust me I've tasted a whole lot of paint through these holes.
Price- The only real cons I can see is the price. I got mine new for around $90. It's not too bad if you think about the fact that you get a great goggle system and an extra lens.
This is the best pair of goggles I've ever used. Though some people may say that it's hard to breathe, its not hard at all. I think that these rumors surface when the Avatars are compared to goggles like the Flex 7's. I would gladly sacrifice a few holes for more protection of my face.
This mask is cool. I like the soft ears better but thats okay. This mask is the e-vent but a little more comfortible somehow. With a wide feild range of sight and a comrotible fit on most people its a great buy. They dont fog up either. You wont be dissopointed.
diablo mangoose 2 reincarnation and i have and viewloader revoluton with halo B w/ rip drive
Quest, halo b w/ rip drive v35 board, 88/4500 pure energy tank
Great vent positioning comfortible and looks great
Nothing at all
My girlfriend bought me this mask for my b-day i have had them for about a year now and have finally decided to right a review about them well lets get to it. the first thing i really noticed about this mask was the look i liked how it was compacte and well just looked plain bad ass. The second think i realized about this mask is how easy it is to change and clean the lens it takes about 10 if you get really good at it. Now after i put it on the first thing that came to my head was "dang this mask feels great" it wasnt heavy at all and every comfortable. i could basically wear it when i go to sleep. So the first time i took it to the field it was about 20 degrees inside a large building, now i was thinking this would be the realy test for the mask cuz most masks that i have owned would fog up after a couple of games. This mask never did that not even once i was so happy. The vents really helped it from fogging. So basically if you play in really cold weather or outside this is the mask for you.
Great mask easy to clean and change lenses, also great for cold weather and outdoor play.
I picked this up for around $100 and thougth it would be good. Right after my first game with it i knew it would be well worth the money. The mask stays in place on my head when diving and sliding into bunkers and stuff. That used to be a huge problem for me, bu tnow i don't have to worry about my mask being hung around my neck. I think this is due to the stap, as it has some sort of rubber on the inside that sticks to your head. Also, it came with a second smoke lens, that changes efortlessly in seconds, a visor and brow gaurd. Another thing im glad my mask came with is a microfiber bag for it and a smaller microfiber bag for the extra lens.
The mask gives you and excellent field of vision, with no blurry areas, as well as comfort when wearing it. I think it is basically the exact same as teh E'vents, regardless of he different sides, if you want a good pro level mask, I say go with the VENTS AVATAR!
2006 Shocker SFT
Clear Halo B with Rip drive
Evil 68/5000 tank
Field of View
A little hot sometimes.
I love my Avatars. When you put them side by side against a profiler, you notice a definite profile difference. Not a whole lot, but it could still save you from being barely hit. Side to side, you can't really ask for a better field of view. If I strain my eyes as far to the left and right as possible, my view is still not blocked. The foam is really comfy on my face and never gives me trouble. I feel like I could wear it all day. The cheek is pretty soft (in between a profiler and a proflex), so it will get bounces. The lenses are EXTREMELY easy to change out. You can change 'em in less than 2 minutes easily. It also comes with 2 lenses, a smoke thermal whatever one, and a single-walled clear one (the smoke has 2 plastic lenses to prevent fogging). These goggs don't fog at all with the 2-wall lens. When you breathe heavily, they let air in really easily, but not out. It feels kind of humid where your mouth is after a while because it's so close. It may be annoying to some, but it really doesn't bother me. The mask also comes with 2 visors, but they're kind of hard to put on (most people don't use them anyway). All in all, I love my mask.
Very comfy, small side-to-side profile, no fogging, great field of view, gets a little hot around the mouth after a little while. If I could give it a 9.5 out of 10, I would, but I have to round down, because I don't think anything deserves a 10. It'll have to be one heck of a piece of equipment before I give something a 10.
No fog, perfect vision, good feild of veiw, good ventilation, comfort
no fog whatso ever, perfect vision even though they are tinted, good feild of veiw, good ventilation, comfort is not bad, look really nice, come with a spare lense and goggle bag and two visors,(looks better with no visor). These googles are the best $80 i spent for goggle, dont fool with some bad ones that fog and make it less fun and annoying, just get the good stuff that never fogs and looks cool
Get these goggles, dont waste your money with fans or anything go for the good stuff, the avatars
raven goggles (crap)
proto switch el (almost as easy to clean up)
jt proflex (by far the best mask for bounces)
vforce profilers (very simalar but i like the vents better)
cp perfect drop
cp on/off asa
evo II y board
Field of vision
None so far
i have tried quite a few masks over the years, and i think that empire made one of the best masks with the vents series. the avatar vents are very well built. the lenses offer a great field of vision and the clean up of this mask is very easy. i bought this for about $80 and it came with two lenses, a bag for the mask, and a bag for the extra lens, a visor and a brow guard which i thought was a really good deal considering that profilers only come with one lens and no visor (even though i dont like visors). also, this mask has a very small profile and its pretty light weight. as for fogging, the tinted lens is thermal and i haven't had any fogging problems, but the clear one has only fogged on me a few times, and that only when i play indoors and the a/c wasn't on. if i have the clear lenses on for outdoor play, they don't fog on me. personally i think that people need to think about how they are breathing when they play. breathing heavily through the mouth gives a better likelihood that the mask will fog.
overall this mask has been very good to me.
-it cleans up very easily. its just a quick lens removal, and a good wipe down of the entire mask
-the proflex did a better job for bounces, but the fact that this mask is SO much more smaller in profile i think that it compensates for that
-for price it is about the same as a profiler, but you get more when you buy (2 LENSES!!)
this is a good mask, but my teamates have tried it on and some of them don't like how it feels on their face, its all a simple matter of preference and also how people have different shaped heads.
Works great for me, but do look at what best suits you as an individual.. but for $80 i think this is the best setup at that price
Friends Profiler, friends Proteus, stock Tippman mask, some Brass Eagle mask I got at a pawn shop.
Black ICD Promaster, Empire Fuel 46 45, smoke VLocity, cp direct mount on/off
Will never fog, good looking, very compfortable.
none, whatsoever. A little hard to find in May, but fine now.
Last year for my birthday my dad bought me a red vents avatar mask. He had to order then cancel the order from like 3-4 different sites before he got one. It comes in a cool looking carrying case, which I still store mine in for protective purposes. As far as performance they are great. Two of my friends use a profiler and a proteus, and both of them like my mask much better than theirs. They both say that their masks occaisionally fog, but I have never had that happen. One day it was kind of hot out and I was running a lot for a pretty long game. At the end I took off my mask and there was condensation on the vents in the front of the mask, and with the thermal lense it had never fogged. I wore it at a church retreat and it never fogged and it was a little muggy out that day. I am very happy with this mask.
I like this mask if you have the money and can find one. Buy it, you'll absolutely love it. If you don't have the money or can't find one get a proflex.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, December 28th, 2006 at 7:55 pm PST
When i first got them they had a protective plastic on the inside of the lense it foged in hot days after removing it they are perfect. they come with 2 lenses one tinted and one clear. i can change them in under 2 minutes unlike Dye goggles. they also are flexible enough to bounce shots.
Spyder Agressor XT
Aluminum ACS bolt
32 Degrees 16 inch carbon barrel
Halo Backman TSA LCD
Check It assault block
32 degrees spring kit
Polished and sanded striker
WGP Ergo Regulator
Anti Siphon Tank
Comfort, Field of vision, Easy Lense Change
Breathing difficulty, None other really
Well, for being the brand is called vents, I was a little dissapointed in how difficult it was to breath in. It is light years better then the crappy 20 dollar masks but i was expecting a little bit better out of a higer end mask. As for comfort, best I have ever tried. In my opinion it blows the Dye invision out of the water. The lense is huge so it gives a really nice field of vision. Another problem that i noticed is that your throat is fairly exposed. I didnt want to write this as a "weakness" because ive noticed most of the newer style high end masks are like this. The mask is really light and low profile, it never fogs and its extremely easy to change. WIthin 20 seconds you can have the lense popped out. It is a little pricy and hard to come by, but I will confidently say you will not be dissapointed with it.
I would recommend this mask to anyone, especially newer players that are thinking about going cheap with something by brass eagle. The mask is the most important part about paintball. So dont be a cheap ass and get something that you will be dissapointed with. The dye is nice too, but i think i like this a little more
9 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, September 26th, 2006 at 2:45 pm PST