good amount of protection
Good for target practice
Fogs after ten minutes of use
lenses scratch easily
I bought this Mask as a package on ActionVillage. I thought it looked cool and i didn't know what I was getting myself into. The first day i played in the woods the masked fogged like crazy. I would have to find a big rock to hide behind as i cleaned my goggles every 2 minutes, this made for a bad night of paintball. I even tried using thermal spray on the goggles but i had no luck on delayed fog. My Friend has the same mask and he also has the same problems. The foam is also terribly uncomfortable and the stupid mask will keep slipping off your face.
Recently I decided to purchase a DYE invision and have been very satisfied with it's level of comfort and its High resistance to fog, The mask has never fogged on me and the lenses Don't scratch either. I would say, Don't even waste your $25 dollars on this 2terrible product and save it and buy a Dye, Vforce, or a JT Proflex.
Viewloader Evolution II
HPA 50 ci Worrgame Tank
Spyder Pilot ACS 2005
Tough to clean Visor made out of cheap plastic...it will bend!
Well, the best thing about the mask is really its price tag! I got mine for 25$ with the anti fog. I also have to say that I pick this mask because I thought it looked awesome.
The goggles doesn't get off easy which makes it tough to clean. Also, the gray covers you see on the mask with holes in it is a trap for paint and to get those off you have to unscrew them which makes it a pain to clean. If it wasn't for the anti fog on the lens I would put it in the sink with mr. Clean until the paint comes off. For those of you thinking why doesn't he take off the lens here's my answer: I haven't found the way to get it off yet and yes I have read the instruction.
I don't think you could get a better mask for under 25$
Custom Pro Basic (drop forward, double trigger, 11" barrel)
HPA 50 ci Worrgame Tank
Does not fog
Field of vision
No throat protection whatsoever
hard to clean
Paint gets in
Ok, I'd like to make something clear: I am not reviewing this mask compared to other "high end" masks (i.e. more than 40 bucks). I will only talk about my experiences with this mask, and this mask only. You take what you need from it.
The mask has a very solid feel to it: I don't think this mask will ever crack or break because or normal usage.
The lens also doesn't seem to scratch easy: I've played almost twenty games in thick forest while not paying attention to branches and there is not one blemish on the surface of the lens. Now, will this hold up? I don't know...
Now, I don't care what others say, but MY mask does not fog. My friends have noticed a little bit of fogging, but this was after some paint got inside their masks and on the lens. After a good clean up, no more fogging.
I got mine for 25$. How good is that? (EDIT: they are now selling them for 15$!!!)
The field of vision seems fine, but I have never played with better. I have noticed other masks with much bigger lenses, so I know it could be better. I would like a bit bigger range personally.
One thing that bugs me is that my throat is wide open: the mask stops directly on my chin line.
The grey areas are full of little holes that love to hold paint in. If you are a neat freak and love to keep your things squeaky clean, then this will be a problem. I don't mind much personally.
If you get hit in the face, then there is a big chance that paint will find a way in. There are ports below the eyes that permit an air flow, well these ports also let paint come in and it could potentially get into your eyes. Getting hit in the mouth area is a sure fire way of drinking paint as well... This complicates the cleaning part as well as you have to be very careful in how you clean the inside of the lens.
For 25 bucks (EDIT: now 15$), I don't think you can do better. Is this the best mask? No way! But you get a good mask for a cheap price. If you are willing to let a few things slip past,of course. My rating is based on a money versus performance ratio, not in comparison to other masks.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, February 7th, 2006 at 2:39 pm PST
Spyder Imagine - S
12 oz. pure energy tank w/ on-off valve
APP tank butt
Dye Sticky 3 Grip
14 in PMI Barrel
Easy to take apart
Silicone Grippers on Head Band
Foam is a bit rough on skin until its broken in.
If you are looking for a good mask on a budget, this is one of the strong candidates. I bought this mask for about 20 bucks and its a good mask. It is easy to strip down and clean, it RARELY fogs (and a little anti-fog spray will solve any problems), and it offers good protection. I have never had any soft of problems with it being too small and offering too little protection. The mask is also pretty lightweight, has a removeable visor and the head band has silicone grippers on it which work good with your head, but great with a beanie or a hat under it. It also has a chin strap, I dont use it myself, but it is fully adjustable and some people I know swear by using it. Other than that, the mask is good quality and can stand up to abuse well.
Good mask for the price, easy to customise to your liking (IE: Chin strap, visor, etc..), easy to clean, good protection. An all around well balanced mask for the price. Only problem that I can even think of with this thing is that the foam padding around the eyes, is a bit rough when you first get the mask, but will soften up after you use the mask about 3 times.
The JT NVADER is Ok for a begginer's mask and is good in price, appx. 30 bucks. The size of the mask is huge as in the ears and hieght of it. I would perfer the JT IZE system over this because 1) Its cheaper, 2) its lighter, 3) its the old style Flexes, and 4) it comes with the very nice Pro Foam that doesn't itch at all unlike the NVADER's. It has a small plastic shield at the top of the head for head shots and spiffy attachments so paint doesn't gt through for a face shot. Over all its and Ok mask for begginers.
Spyder rodeo wiht extreme rage agitated hopper. J&J cearmic one piece(yah it owns)
Cheap and easy to breath through
dosnt fog at all
In the review
For being only 25 dollars this is a pretty good mask. I do like the chin strap too beacause it keeps it in place. The one weakness is fixed over time it is the foam. It is alittle uncomfortable at first but once i used it and sweated in it and wat not it became fairly soft.I dont have any issues with fogging at all and belive it or not the visor does help because it has deflectd a ball or two.
Good for a begginer but the field of view could be just alittle better
2004 WDP angel 4 (navy to light blue fade)
nitro duck 45/45 x-tream adjustable tank
Blue Halo B
Pretty Good Protection
Hard to breath
Very Poor visibility
EXTREMELY hard to clean
I have used this product for some time now and I finally upgraded to a V-Force Profiler, let me tell you, my new mask is so light and the viewing angle is amazing, and to take apart and clean takes like 30 secs, dont buy the nvader, its hard to breathe in, you cant see well, and its wattt to hard to clean, save your money and buy the V-force profiler for 70 bux.
Kingman Spyder Imagine
20 oz pure energy
14" sniper barrel
Viewloader Revolution Hopper
-Very good protection
Gets kind of sweaty and uncomfortable
hard to tighten during games
hard to clean
This mask is okay, but like i said, if u have been playing all day, the foam just soaks up sweat and gets very uncomfortable. It is very hard to take off the lens and stuff, the manual is kind of unhelpful. it has a great view and protection, which is very important, and i have only had this fog once when i was breathing very hard and it was humid out. Either mine is screwd up or all of them are hard as crap to tighen. During a game mine will kind of slip off my face- i cant see but it still covers my eyes- so i have to figure out how to tightn it.
This mask is probably about average. Its about 50 times better than all the rental masks ive used, but thats not much comparison. I cant say i would suggest getting it
7 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, August 25th, 2005 at 8:57 am PST
48/3000psi PE HPA
Empire Reloader 2 old version
Fogs up easily, there big
I picked this mask up about a year ago for woods ball and was not real pleased wiht them. They were big and fogged very easily but for 30 bucks you have cant really expect much more. They dont take spectra lenses wich made it real hard to find a new lense. They were of quality you expect form jt's masks but the prolex's are much better. I would recomend spending the extra 20 bucks and getting a Proflex.