SHIELD - For those who want to play all out - you're covered • Sperical lens for maximum peripheral vision Quick-switch lens replacement system - Low profile rigid armor with swivel-hinged throat plate - Clear-vision Thermocured Anti-fog Lens - Durable scratch resistant hardcoat - High-density face foam for superior fit and comfort - Zero-slip silicone pro strap, flexible sun visor and carry bag - Conveniently fits over glasses. Clear Lenses.
The VForce Shield Mask is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
JT(everything under 60 dollars)
Many of the low end of other companies
A-5 With CP one piece barrel, drop, crossfire airtank (co2 is scary).
Polished internals and other odd custom stuff.
Excellent mask overall
It gets better, but not by much
I used this mask a couple of times instead of my armor.
It basically improved on the weakest points of the armor.
It almost never fogs, its is very comfortable, and it hardly impairs your vision.
This mask is perfect for most players, reasonably priced, very durable, and just a good product.
This is a great mask if you dont want to spend too much on a mask, but dont want to sacrifice quality.
9 only because there is better.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, October 1st, 2005 at 8:22 pm PST
*Fits good and firm
*Visor is eay to install
I bought this mask to replace my old brass eagle for a day at my uncle's house near the woods. We were planning on an all-day thing so I needed a mask to last and my old mask....well..... So, anyway, I got to my uncle's and got a lot of looks from my cousins. We played for hours and this thing didn't fog up on me once! We even played at night which didn't work to well but this mask was even decent in the dark. I think it's tinted a little so you can see in the bright sun. Anyway, I now play a lot of airball and it doesn't make a difference. This mask still performs great.
Overall, this mask kicks butt in all types of weather and conditions. This is a great buy for someone who wants reliability for a great price. I give it a 9.5 but since I can't I'll give it a 9
9 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, January 15th, 2006 at 8:18 pm PST
Smart Parts ION
14" Evil PIPE Kit
Empire Reloader Hopper
72ci 3000 psi tank
Awesome Field of vision
None that I found
I bought this mask after using aJT Nvader and my god what a difference for only $15 bucks more. The field of vision is huge no more tripping on things and can see guys on either side of me. Only fogged once on me on a rainy cool day other than that has NEVER fogged on me. Very comfortable as long as you don't get the "rental" model they sell. Cleaning and changing lenses are a breeze.
Can't really beat this mask for the $35-40 I highly recommend this mask. The only mask above this one is the Profiler
Paint some how seems to find a way in into the bottom_of_the_lens...
I always use 32 degrees anti-fog on my mask the night before the game. I have never had any problems since I started doing this. The "Thermocured Anti-fog Lens" is just a sales pitch. Ignore this and go buy some anti-fog. This is still a great mask. I don't know how this compares to the Vantage mask. You might want to check that out since it is newer.
Here is my only warning:
DO NOT GET THIS MASK IF YOU HAVE A COCKER!!!
If you are a cocker shooter that plays tight, you are going to have problems with your gun hitting the mask.
I have an Impulse and a DM4 so I don't need to worry about that.
I am giving it a 10...
Before you buy this mask, check out the newer V-Force masks and see how they compare. This is an older design so the newer ones might be even better!
I like this mask alot. Since I am of a superior intelligence (har-har) my head is a bit biger than most fellows. This mask covers my head nicely. In fact, it just about covers the whole thing. The lens is a bit tricky at first, but when you get the hang of it, its a snap (nice pun, eh?). Its got good vision, plus it fits well over my glasses. Since I sweat a hell of a lot, (I'm a big guy) my masks usually slip around a bit, but this one stayed snug and didn't fog.
One thing, though. I took a direct hit to the part that covers my ear. Hurt like a son of a gun. I didn't think it would be that flimsy there, but it sure did hurt.
I highly recommend this mask to all players...especially those who sweat a lot because I do, and it has not fogged up on me yet. It is extremely comfortable, and the protection is amazing! (Plus it looks cool). I personally have not yet installed the chin strap because I have not needed it since the head-strap does its job. Also, I left the neck protector off, but I'm planning on installing it before the next time I play. The field of vision is extremely good, especially compared to my old JT mask. Also, the green color blends in well in the woods. I think I'll give it a 10 because it has impressed me so much. Now I just need to figure out how to take off the lens for that easy cleaning.
Again, I highly recommend this product. The only flaw I found is that I have yet to figure out how to take off the lens for cleaning, but then again, I have only played with it for a couple of times. Its a great mask and I'm glad I bought it. The biggest problem for me playing paintball is that I sweat a lot and I live in the south, so anti-fog is a must, and this mask pulled through for me.
JT Pro Flex
Some VERY BAD JT mask that came with Canadian Tire package
Veiwloader Eveolution 2 hopper with Y board ACS Bolt
rocking trigger frame
20" progressive barrel
14" tear drp
VERY EASY to change lens
hard to take off visor and put on
no fan yet avaible for V-force
This is a very comfortable mask and feels very secure and snug. I also liked the field of vision on this mask you can see everything you would if you had the mask off. Also it is VERY easy to take the lens on and off which means easy cleaning when it comes to those head shots =(. You just snap back a flap and push down and out and the lens is out! The opposite way back in.
This is a great mask for anyone who is new to the sport and wants to step up and also to anyone who would like a little more protection... like the throat guard... like when I got shot in the neck at Srgnt.Splatters OW!!!!!! i still have a scar lol
Kaner barrel kit
Center Flag inline reg
E2 Blade frame
CP rail drop & function mini drop
Center Flag 70/4500
VL Evolution 2 w/ Z board
St!ffi barrel kit
DYE: drop & grips
CP: trigger, feedneck & ASA
VL Evolution 2 hopper
Chin strap...kind of goofy
This i sa nice, comfortable mask to wear all day...it has the pivoting neck gaurd, that drops down from the chin portion of the mask, and pivots up when you look down...and it really protects your throat, (the second worse place to get shot).
The plastic used to make this mask is not the hardest, cheapest grade like some of the leser mask companies use. The back portion of the mask, by your ear, uses a higher quality soft & pliable plastic (like the grade used to on the Profiler) that's soft on your ears.
The lens is the same anti-fog lens that is used on the more expensive Profiler...is fairly easy to pop out to change to the tinted version, for bright sunny days, or the yellow tinted goggle, for low light situations. The vision you get with the lens is unbelievable...when you have the mask on and the lens is clean...it's hard to see the lens itself...that's how good the vision is...the lens optics are great and the curve of the lens enables you to keep you glasses (or sunglasses) on and still be comfortable.
The strap fits well and does not seem to loosen up after a while of play (for now)...the chin strap is kind of goofy looking to me but if you like that sort of thing it's another saftey feature to help keep the mask on your head as you dive into the snake.
Great mask...comfortable, excellent vision & optics...I got it for $27 (eBay)...I can't conplain. For the price is a good deal...if you dont to step up to the $75-$80 Profiler or DYE Invision.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, May 18th, 2005 at 12:11 am PST
FIELD OF VISION
easy lens removal
There is no fan available.
This is an excellent mask system. The ridgid mask provides maximum protection. It is very comfortable for us folks with big heads. The field of vision is unmatched. I have 2 of these and love them both. It is not so great for back players because it is 100% ridgid so there is little chance of getting a lucky bounce, and there is not a fan available so standing in the back sweating can cause it to fog. That being said it is very fog resistant. The throat guard has save me much grief on occasion.
Great mask 9 of 10. It would be a 10 of but that is reserved for my beloved vents predator.