Needs more stretch in the armpits since it is form fitting
All in all this product is great. I have used it 10 times now and it does its job. It is nice and form fitting so it is not big and bulky keeping me a nice small target. The shirt does not bunch up. I am a snake player and always catch the brunt of the fire once I cross the 50 so in practice or open play this thing is great, I dont go home looking like I caught a disease. The only change I would do is add some stretch to the armpit area. Since it is form fitting I ripped the armpits seams doing a superman slide. Oh well just extra venting right.
If you love paintball but get tired of all the bruises by this product and forget about the others chest protectors. I am giving it a 9 due to the armpits not having enough stretch for full range of motion with out tearing the seems.
It's very comfortable, like normal t-shirt. It has lots of protecting pads, especially on the arms. Doest it work ? it depends, it's a lottery... When you get shot on the place where pads are situated (60-70% shots) it's okay, you fell the shot but you don't have bruises. If you're unlucky and get shot at places where are no pads, the result is just like without any protector. And one good thing at the end - I wash it after every game (3 times a week) and it's still perfect, so it's a solid work.
It helps, helps a lot because you feel more brave - you've got protector but you must remeber that it's not a perfect protector. For me it's worth to buy because i fell more self confident and i get 70 % less bruises then without it. I use it everytime while i'm playing paintball.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007 at 3:15 pm PST
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Comfort. Weight. Fit. BOUNCES.
Long-term durability concerns
Initially i was impressed by how light weight the product was. Overall I feel it covers a lot of area that is otherwise unprotected. I did not purchase this for the protection aspect, but more so for the possibility of bounces. Overall i feel it does that by adequately covering your shoulders and tops of your arms. Its a tight fit, but in that good UndeArmor type of way. The shoulders are a little bulky and takes a few minutes to get used to, but is by no means restricting your movement. My main concern with this is the durability. Due to the tight fit it clings to you after sweating. Be careful not to rip the seems. But with a little bit of care it has potential to last a season or two, if not more.
As a side note, the middle of your chest is somewhat exposed. This is of little concern to me however. If i ever expose myself enough to be shot right in the middle of the chest than i suppose i should be forced to feel the shot. There is no significant protection on the lower back or abs. this should not be a concern to those who wear a pack. i feel that that aspect of the design allows your pack to sit more naturally, and not feel bunched up. there is protection in the middle of the back for the occasional bunker... it happens.
All in all i would suggest this to someone looking for that edge in regards to getting bounces. I would even suggest it to someone who is looking for extra protection but doesn't want to wear a bulky vest underneath. As is the case with all padding, it has it's weak points . but in the end you will feel safer than you did the last time you got blasted.
Because i do not feel that this was designed as a true chest protector and due to the durability concerns i give it an 8, although i am tempted to give it a 9
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I got these from Canada, and when my friend took em out of the suitcase i was like, WOW THATS SMALL! I tried it on right away and it was a perfect fit! A bit too big but comfertable. Its a little bit stretchy so even if u gain a little weight it will fit! Its very very comfertable, cant even feel it on you and it has absolutely no movement restrictions! Has full chest and back protection as well as the shoulders.
Great buy for only $35. For those of you that dont want the extra bruising. Get one!