Behold! The 2005 JT Spectra Flex-8™, the latest evolutionary step in the JT Flex family. This all-new goggle system uses the most widely used goggle and lens combination in the industry (290 degree Spectra 2). The revolutionary exoskeleton frame is created using JT's exclusive state of the art "Dual-Fusion" technology, which allows the system to be structurally efficient while maintaining the softness, flexibility and ventilation winning players demand.
The JT Spectra Flex-8 Mask is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
Flex7s proflex invisions vents spectra line goggles
* I did have *
trinity ion body
ND roller wave trigger
trinity slim reg sleve
extreme rage LCD timer grips
SP Q lock
SP max flo _2nd reg before stock ion reg and after tank reg
spyder electra (ughh spyders) [bad trade]
custom a5 almost no stock parts
stingray II ice
*do have*: 98 custom, one of my oldest guns i kept with, in the attic somewhere
*Just Ordered* red pmr 68ci 3000psi and a halo b with rip
Light, comfy, good vision, thermal lens, not to expensive, stylish, good venting, small
Less ear protection then i want, low fore head
I just picked these goggles up from sports authority for 44 bucks on sale, i went home and tried em on and i have to say these are one of the most comfortable goggles i have ever tried on, the vision is great, very clear, light weight, the only thing i could feel was the back strap and the foam, i tried them on with my raven do-rag and they felt even better, my dad who wears glasses always has a hard time finding decent goggles that fit well over his glasses, he tried them on and they fit him just find right over his glasses. i love these goggles and am very glad i bought them
If you have 60 bucks and are looking for awesome goggles i would highly recomend these to you
- Field of view
- Fits glasses well
- Doesn't fog
- Could be softer
- Lens removal <--- Big time
I have the woodland camo full "head guard" version of these. I wanted to cover my bald head which it does quite well.
Strengths and weaknesses sum up most of it. I wear glasses on the field so I needed something that would be comfortable with them on. These fit the bill just fine. The lenses only fogged a little when it was cold and humid. I live in the greater Seattle area so "cold" is about 40Â° F and "humid" is it just rained but isn't raining. A buddy with profilers was fogging to a point he could no longer play but he was sweating like a pig so take that with a grain of salt. My glasses are a fogging problem with these and every other mask I have ever used so I ended up getting the JT Vortex II fan which works well and installs easily. The switch is accessible through a hole that is already in the visor so upgrading to a fan is insanely easy. Not many masks out there in woodland camo so props to JT for making a great woodsball mask. Coverage is great for me, my ear lobes do not stick out as others have complained of and my chin is covered. This mask is very comfortable, I can wear it all day no problem. It could be definitely be softer to promote more bounces but I am a recreational player and this isn't huge for me. My boddy's profilers are much softer and he gets bounces where I can't think of ever having one bounce.
My one real complaint is that the lens removal is an absolute pain in the posterior with this mask. Other masks on the market are much more easily taken apart and hold just as securely. In the life of mask you are going to have to take out the lens at the very least once or twice. More than likely a lot more if you switch out lenses for different conditions. If you do or plan to switch out lenses often I would look elsewhere for a mask. It is that big of a deal, especially when compared to other masks and the only reason I gave this mask the score I did.
Buy it if you are going to stick with a lens till it wears out. Buy something else if you are going to be switching out lenses. You might be able to get used to doing it but why when there are better solutions available to you at a similar cost.
Smart Parts Ion
Lucky Unitech 14' barrel
It DOES what a mask's supposed to do
Well a friend let me used his flex 8 and i loved it. it's really light, very breathable, and has a killer look. I bought one for me, and tryed it. Exactly like my friend's, it fitted perfectly, wich is a big deal for me, since I wear glasses. I've read other reviews that says that this mask doesn't protect your ears, i don't think so. Last week I was playing at my local field, and I was bunkered, the guy shot me 5-6 times in the ear and neck, the mask protected my ear like it was supposed to. My neck stills hurt tho. If u are getting shot in the ears, maybe u have big ears, or u are using it wrong. The only thing that I think I would change in this mask is the lense. I don't like clear lenses, with the glasses looks weird. I will get a chrome one soon.
If u want an inexpensive mask, tough yet comfy, i advise you to get this one, trust me, you will not get disappointed.
Very comforable, far better than any I have tried. Lens' have yet to fog up.
Needs more ear protection
I got this because I hated the one I had with a passion. I love the flex8! feels like your wearing a set of googles and thats it, doesnt muffler the sound, very good range of vision, VERY comfortable.
Everyone says their ears stick out... Mine stick out about 1/4in. Nothing Im going to worry about.
EDIT: got shoot in the ear lobe... That hurts a bit...
I recommend this to everyone I play with who hates their mask. Best 60$ I have spent on paintballing so far.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, January 28th, 2008 at 7:48 am PST
My friend raves about this mask, so I borrowed one weekend and it was doing great until I started sprinting everywhere. It had no fog at all, it covered all of my face and most of my head, so I wasn't worried about catching one right on the jawline, but once we got off the break and I started breathing hard is when I started disliking it. I was breathing and it would disperse all the hot air right back onto my face. Compared to the Profiler of Proflex it sucked. When I ref, I lay down on the field and then it was horrible because the hot air couldn't escape from the bottom.
All around good mask, except for the breathing part, I give it a 7 because it has poor ventilation.
Tippmann A5:egrip,j&j edge barrell kit,remote, jt flex 8
looks sexy :D
I got this mask from sports authority for $50 and i am very impressed with it. it fits as comfortable as a proto switch mask and i love the soft foam that is very comfortable. it is also very secure on your head and there is no need to us the little clip strap i recomend this mask for people who dont want to spend $90 for a e-vent even though this mask is almost as good as mask twice its price.
Great field of vision
Thermal lens - no fog
Incomplete ear coverage
Pinches nose slightly
Difficult to remove lens for cleaning
I play only occasionally, going out a couple of times a year for the past few years. I finally got tired of playing with the low-quality field rental goggles that have tunnel vision and fog up, so I decided to buy my own mask, with field of vision and anti-fog being my primary criteria. I bought the V-Force Shield ($45) and my brother bought the JT Spectra Flex-8 ($60). We traded masks halfway through our game this past weekend to compare and I was pretty impressed with the Flex-8 until I tried to clean it.
Field of Vision: Great field of vision - you lose almost no peripheral vision.
Fogging: The Flex-8 has a dual-pane thermal lens and had no fog whatsoever. We were playing in pretty ideal conditions - about 65 degrees and low humidity in the woods.
Fit: This mask has a narrow profile and is very lightweight, which is good, but it also pinched the end of my nose slightly, which made it slightly harder to breathe and was irritating. Also, it does not have full ear coverage. My entire earlobe was sticking out underneath the mask.
Cleaning: The lens is very securely anchored in the frame. Very securely. A little too securely, if you ask me. There are 7 different tabs on the lens that go through much smaller slots in the frame to hold it in place. Taking them off is a pain and putting them back is even more of a pain.
This is a good mask, but not great. The fit and cleaning shortcomings really affected my review negatively. In my opinion, the V-Force Shield is a better mask for less money. Same great field of vision and no fog, but better fit and easier to clean.
Bob Long Defiant 2, Richochet 2kx, Crossfire 45/45
-CP Roller Mag Trigger
-Pure Energy 68/45
-NDZ ram assembly
-SP Voodoo Bolt
Not that pricey
Ear lobes stick out
Lens changing system isnt great
I bought my JT Flex 8 for $65, not cheap by any means but compared to other themals its not too bad.
In the looks department it scores high in my opinion, its look is definately JT but it stands out from other JTs and other masks in general. Especially in black and white, like how i got it.
The quality is very good, although the black plastic has a glossy cheap look to it.
The comfort is great, by far the most comfortable mask ive ever worn. the strap has thick beads of silicone, it doesnt slip at all. One small gripe here: chinstraps? honestly JT, chinstraps? i just cut them off, but that seems rediculous to me on a high end pair of goggles. as i said, the ends of my earlobe stick out a bit, annoying but not that bad. that is assuming you dont get shot in the ear.
performance wise im pleased, i used them for a 8 hour scenario and never had any fog all day. wish i could say the same thing for my glasses, but thats a different story. they never acted like they wanted to come off, even when i got gog'd. the angled vents seemed like a gimmick, but they worked faily well and i didnt get much pait in my face.
oh yeah, you get a goggle bag too. yippee
Overall im very pleased. i would reccomend this if you dont want to spend 80+ on a thermal mask
Viewloader Crusader with a smart parts 14 inch spyder threaded progressive barrel, VL200 hopper, 20oz CO2 tank with a backup 9oz.
Comfortable, lightweight, stops paint well, looks really cool, never fogs up
No ear lobe protection,
I got the flex-8 mask bought for my birthday from my buddy for around Â£37. Now onto the review:
Pros: this is a great mask for any level of player, after around 5-10 mins of play you forget your even wearing a mask! The padding around the eyes is extremely comfortable as well as the strap padding.
Cons: There is no ear lobe protection on the mask, so I would recomend wearing a bandana or a hat to cover most of your ears.
This is an excellent mask to begin with or to get for an intermediate level player. BUY IT YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!!!
Jt Elites, Protos, Dye I3's, Vforce Grillz, Vforce Profilers and SE's, Jt Proflex, E Vents...
Smart Parts Ion w/ L7 bolt, SP 360 QEV, Killa Detents, upgrade virtue eyes(green), Hybrid 45 grips(West Coast Killers), ND composite Roller Blade Trigger, Red Macro, ND clamping feedneck, Reds Pepper Stickz Barrel, Halo B w/ rip and speed feed, East Coast Killers Backplate, SP 48/4500 psi tank, Max Flow Micro, Dye Hyper 2 Reg, Red Firing can, Blackheart Board.
Shocker NXT-Manifold, Pulse, Freak Jr and Kit, Crossfire 48/4500
07 Borg w/ militia softwear and upped noid.
Dye DM6 w/ virtue board
It is a very comfortable fit, ok bounce, nice design, thermal.
The mouth piece is stiff, Doesnt come w/ any special raceway strap
I picked it up, bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla, I tried it on in my room, hated the chin strap so i cut it off, played reball with it, very comfortable, nice profile, nice design, good amount of bounce, But does not compare to Profilers(personal preference).
Pick them up if you have 70 bux to blow, if you have 80 get Profilers(personal preference)