This is reguarding the silver chome lenses. I was thinking maybe I just got a bad one, but after reading an earlier review maybe I didnt. After only 2 uses the mirrored chrome finish started flaking off. This happened in spite of all the proper care being given. Maybe I was hit by some sort of nasty paint that started the breakdown, but now after 4 uses, they are completely trashed. In spite of how nice they looked when new, I'm not going to plunk down another 35 bucks to replace them. I'll just go back to clear or smoke.
Due to my experience, I cant recommend them. Was a waste of money for me
JT Elite Mask with clear and also orange ant-fog lenses.
Tippman A-5 with all Tech-T mods except the hammer. Low profile hopper with quick release mod. Apex Barrel, E-grip, stock/sling, and coil/remote.
Strength of the tint
Mirror version prone to scratch
I was thoroughly impressed with this mask right out of the box. Clean fit, not too "alien", excellent vision. The tint also isn't too dark or light. I was able to play all day and night at a scenario game a couple weeks back and had no vision issues. Ton of positives for it's lightweight and breath-ability. Hasn't fogged on me yet. Great ventilation and doesn't get hot.
As far as negatives, the mirror (grey version for mine) is nice, but tends to scratch. I currently have a paintball sized ring/scratch on the lens from when I got shot from about 30 feet away. It's faintly noticeable, but I can see a blur if I try to look out that part of the mask. Luckily it's just below eye level, so It generally doesn't affect me.
In the end, I'd steer away from the mirrored version and go for something less prone to damage. I'm in the process of obtained one of the photochromatic lenses or just the standard gray lens for day play and maybe an amber for night play. I'll keep these for extreme sun, which is definitely possible for Florida summer play, but a couple more shots to the goggle and I would probably toss these.
Dangerous Power F8 Fusion
Halo B w/ rip drive
48/3000 Aluminum air tank
Easy to use
Fairly cheap price
Well, I just bought the Gold Mirror Lense for my Profiler that I have used for god knows how long, but it is still holding up. I felt like getting the lense, since my old one was oh so scratched up, and I could hardly see through it anymore! So I bought these lenses, played with them yesterday for the first time, and was completely impressed!!
These lenses reduces glare, never fog up (trust me, I breathed as I hard as I could, and it didn't fog up!) and look great!!
Since I just bought the lense, and am brand new to them, I was kinda scared, when I smudged it, and paint got on it, since it turned a purplish color, but as soon as I wiped it off with a clean microfiber cloth and windex, bam! it was all gone.
If you are looking into buying a new lense for your profiler and or grill, get it! Trust me, you will be definetely happy that you bought this product for sure, and it makes you look oh so much more badass out on the field, haha, people were even more intimidated by me.
I spent 30 dollars on these lenses, and they are amazing! Jesus, you have to get them, if you have profilers or grills, it will be the best 30 dollars you spent on paintball in your life! Get them!
proto 2005 matrix (silver-red), black 16" CP, STD LCD Reg, hybrid bolt guide.
halo B, 68/4500 PureEnergy
wide range view, very strong comfortable fit. Lens come off easy when you know how.
lens Preferabbly (mirror/chrome). Scratches almost easily.
I experience this to be true even on my very first paintball game. it was not a point blank shot cuz the man was pretty far away. but right when it hit my lens, a tiny but noticeable circular scratch appeared on my lens. when i purchased at least 2 more replacement lens for my profiler (gold, then smoke) the gold lens was way faster at getting scratched up by paintball shots. was pretty noticeable.
another story to help support this is that my friend working at a PBstore had several complaints guys who bought some chrome lens and had theirs scratched up fast on the first use and demanded their money back. his store couldnt give them a refund but they decided to stop selling the chrome lens
You should be careful when taking care of this mask when it's just lying around the floor (non-carpet).
I've had replacement lenses for a Dye Invision, Vforce Shield/Vantage and for assorted JT goggles (nVader, Proteus, Flex, etc.). The invision replacement lenses are really the only ones that compare to the mirrored lenses for the Profiler.
I shoot a 2K5'd GZ, Excalibur, FL Viking, Texas Storm, Ripper, Ripper 2 and Ripper 3 Intimidators. I run a Halo or an Empire Reloader B (and now a Pulse) with a PMI Pure Energy or Crossfire Tank.
Easy to replace, reduce glare, relatively cheap.
They do scratch, can't clean the inside.
I've used many masks and replacement lenses over the years. I've stuck with the Profiler for the last 3 or so years now due to it's quality and durability. I switched to the mirror lenses in 2004/2005 due to the glare reduction that they provide. I've been very impressed with the product overall.
While they do scratch over time, they're no more prone to it than any other lens on the market. I play every weekend and these lenses have lasted several months in many cases. They are incredibly good and keeping the glare down (about the same as the Dye Invision replacement lenses) and are easy to install (unlike the Invision or Proteus lenses).
Cleaning the outside of the lens is straightforward. It's best done with a bit of water (spray bottle) or goggle cleaner and a microfiber cloth to prevent scratching. In a pinch I use a soft cloth with no ill effects. The only issue is the inside of the lens. The lenses aren't true thermal lenses which are double paned. These have a thermal treating on the inside of the lens that is incredibly good at preventing fogging. However, if you wipe the inside of the lens you're likely to tear away at that coating, which in turn enables it to fog. The best remedy is to dip the lens in water and let it air dry. This in turn will minimize damage to the coating and clean the lens. Still though, the ease with which you can take the lens off for cleaning makes for an easy clean up.
Fantastic aftermarket lens. The cost isn't too pricey (compared to similar lenses for other masks). Replacement is easy and the benefits such as reduced glare are amazing.
PMI X-Ray: not flexible as Morph, lense gets dirty easily, hard to find accesories
VL Orion, 20oz and 12oz co2, grav hopper
Blocks out lots of light but can still see in dark, Very menacing
I first bought this mask as a replacement for the X ray i had, the lense on it was very scratched and i couldnt get a new lense, i went to MR and they had cheap masks out, i tried it on and i realised that the Morph lense that was mirrored blue cut out a lot of light but everything was very visible
Very good lense, buy it, it will help you in tight situations
$20 Blue to Matte Black fade Ca$h Money Impulse
Matte freak back with silver AA front
Smoke Evolution II with Z-Board
SIlver Shoctech Mini-Drop with Silver On/off
Dye Throttle 45/45 n2 tank
Cash Money Goods.
The dark tint of the lense helps a great ammount on sunny days
Scratch?? like every other lense.
Allright, after buying this lense from www.punisherspb.com i thought i got the wrong lense, but it wasn't really a mirror lense. I called them up, and they told me its mirrored when its out in the sunlight. So i belived them or w/e, and i took it outside one day and put it in the sun, and the mirro was there. It wasn't a perfect mirror but it was relecting the image way more than stock. These gogles are amazing for sunlight, i played all day in the sun, and it wasn't to bright out or anything because of this lense. the extra tint really helps.
Buy this lense if you play outside becuase when it is sunny oiut, it will help your vision and also look sick as hell.
Blue Shocker with a Virtue, and Rip Trigger Hybrid Contract Killer Grips, and Spo Gear shell on a Halo B w/ ripdrive and a 68/4500 pure energy tank with a blue dye rhino cover
Clean easily (so did stock though) look great on my profiler.
None really, just be careful not to scratch them atleast badly.
I bought these lenses in mirror blue for my Profiler, it looks very nice on it, and it is different shades of blue/purple at different angles and how the light hits it. it is very nice though. i llike these lenses alot, and plan to keep mirror lenses like these if needed so. Also work like sunglasses, great for playin without getting blinded.
Get them if you are feeling like it, or need new lenses, great product. Rember: take care of them, but u should with any lense anyways.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, June 27th, 2006 at 11:47 am PST