full head coverage
looks are great
not any to my knowledge
I have found that this mask is one of a kind. I always had to wear a hat with my mask to keep paintballs from nailing me in the head. That got seriousley uncomfortable quick. I love that the mast is sturdy, not to small, and has great protection. It also feels good on your head. It dosn't fog up easily, which is very important. Over all, this mask is a good investment.
I recomend this product.
Get the mask, save your head.
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Period of Product Use:
Less than a month
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Full Head Protection
Better Chin and Throat Protection
Great Field of View
The goggle foam could be of a better quality, but its not that bad really.
After buying the Tippmann 98 Custom Powerpack, I didn't feel i needed to buy a new mask because it came with the Scott vectre, i was wrong!!!
The Scott Vectre fogged considerably both for myself and a buddy, and we ended up having to rent masks from the field we were playing at. Also if you've never seen a Scott Vectre mask, it barely covers your chin when your mouth is closed, if you are talking and you take one to the lower face, you are getting it in the jaw.
As i was was walking around Wal-Mart one day to get some Blue Streak Paintballs (they rock, read my review on them if you want to know more) i came across this mask. I was quite interested in this mask because it was the first paintball mask that i'd seen that had full head coverage. I had to take it out of the box and put it on right there in the store. As soon as i put it on my head, i knew that i had to have this mask, not only did the top and back of my head now have protection, but the lower front portion went well below my chin to protect my jaw as well.
The 180* lens is also a big plus, the field of view is for lack of a better work, awesome. I had decided right then and there that i was buying this mask and finally looked at the price tag... $30 i couldn't believe it!!!
Less than a week later i was out at Mad Cow Paintball (Ceder Creek, Nebraska) to try it out. As soon as i pulled it out of my bag, all my friends started making fun of me calling me a wuss and saying that i was going to get way to hot in this mask, and that it would fog up real easy. Well after game one, when one of my paintballs landed directly on top of my buddy's head, he started singing a different tune.
As far as fogging, i only had one instance where the mask did fog up on me. In a woods course i had run all along one side of the woods to sneak up on the opposing team, and after 10 minutes of running me and my partner took up position behind a hill, and as soon as we stopped, my mask fogged on me, and i couldn't see a damn thing. Now i want to say that where we were hiding we had no wind in any direction and i was sweating my ass off from the run. As soon as i fell back into a slight clearing the wind whipped through my mask real fast and it unfogged. I never again for the rest of the day had a fogging problem.
I have purchased a Vortex Fan to combat the problem of the EXTREMELY RARE fogging when i'm sweating like fat albert on a tread mill, and will post my results of how it works when i test it in the field again.
UPDATE: I have now recieved my Vortex Fan and have used it out in the field, and it worked like a champ. It fits on this mask with no problems, i HIGHLY recommend getting it! For more info on the Vortex Fan, read my review of it under the mask accessories section
Newer Update: Since i live right next to Omaha Nebraska, its been getting really cold the further we get into winter, and the few times its been 35-40 I've been getting in a little paintball. Due to the weather my mask started to fog a little and the fan could not keep up with it, so... i bought a thermal lens for it and went out yesterday and played with the fan and the thermal lens in 33 degree outside temp, and the mask did not fog up on me 1 time!!! NOT ONCE!!! Everyone else i played with fogged horribly and even had to rent masks from the proshop because they had those crappy Scott Vectra's) If you want a cheaper alternative than the vortex fan, or have the fan and when its cold you still have some fogging issues, i seriously recommend getting a thermal lens.
As for durability, i took several shot throughout the day in the mask and the mask held up quite well. It took the complete shock of the paintball, and only allowed a slight amount of paint to follow through and actually splatter my head.
This mask is awesome, don't let people tell you that your a wuss for wearing it, just wait till they get cracked in the top of, or in the back of the head, and then ask them if they wished that they had this helmet. I guarantee you that they will say yes.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, March 18th, 2004 at 10:47 am PST
full head coverage
imo its pretty comfortable
odd when putting it on
i just got this mask and played for a day with it, and it never fogged up on me and it never got really hot. the foam is kinda crappy but thats the only thing i didnt like. good field of vision and it keeps your head safe. the x-fire was real bad the bottom of the mask was so soft that if you took a shot in the mouth the mask slapped you in the face. this mask is made of hard plastic so that wont happen
i like this mask much better than the x-fire (came with my gun) it was affordable and works great
9 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, December 5th, 2003 at 11:13 am PST
Full head coverage (no more "ouch!" when hit on the head)
Can fog up when not moving. May not fit larger heads.
Well I gave up my VForce Morph mask for this one. After getting hit on the forehead right above the visor (and leaving a bad welt even though I was wearing a hat), I knew it was time to get this mask. Several co-workers got it and praised it immensely.
I have a large head and had a hard time getting it on. I actually had to remove the back shell (which I think is useless anyway since it just covers the back straps), to get it to fit.
Also, you may need two hands to put on in the field. With my Morph, I cound use 1 hand.
One thing I did do was put my Crosswind fan in from my old JT mask. When I heard that the mask fogs when you don't move around, I put it in. My co-workers did say that when you move around, the mask does a great job of venting air to prevent fog.
For the price (I paid $35 at Sports Authority), the mask is worth it.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, November 7th, 2003 at 6:50 am PST