proflexes------better looks, better comfort,
proshield------ same as above but with better ears
basic spectra----better modular design, otherwise same
rental mask------- worse, no matter what it is
flex7---------------- better in every way. personally don't like
nvader------------- bit better, very similar.
etek 2 48/3000,torque,
trilly competition select fire
proflex with proshield ears
Good build quality
Keeps ya safe
This mask will do it's job, it will save your eyesight and protect your face from paintballs at 300fps. Nothing more, nothing less. The mask doesn't fog, it fits any size head, stops paintball. Being very similar to the spectras, parts are everywhere and the parts/lens quality is good. The mask isn't comfortable, being built with durability and functionality in mind. My field rents these out, these are made for fields, the foam is hard and uncomfortable but will last forever, the shell is great quality plastic and the lense is of great quality. This was my first mask, I've used it for two years, it's beat to hell but still works like new. JT may make terrible guns, but their masks are still well made.
If you buy JT, you pay for durability and a proven design, not lightweight and sleek looking headgear. Kinda like tippmanns of masks.
Buy these if your only other option is a rental mask, they do their job well, don't expect anything more. I recommend skipping this and getting the proflex/proshield series.
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion on the comments page.
Period of Product Use:
Less than a month
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Looks pretty cool
So much fog
i lost my spectra mask a month ago, so ever since then i was forced to use the alpha 2000 which has been sitting in my closet for i dont know how long.
its incredibly uncomfortable, the mask is so tight and its difficult to adjust the straps
it is decent while playing in the day time, not so much fog, but when playing at night it is impossible; i can NOT see at all, because the lenses fog up so bad.
spyder pilot 09 w/ eye , VL eyeforce, 20oz CO2, JT alpha camo , camo 4+1 pack
tippmann alpha black tactical, 16'' rifled barrel with M4 R.I.S shroud, remote feed, 20oz CO2, cyclone feed, x7 hopper, fore grip w/ built in bi-pod, JT camo dual lens mask, camo 4+1 pack, underbrush 3D camo suit
Camouflage makes it hard to see
Lens (see review)
Slightly large profile
This is a decent mask that is relatively cheap and will serve you well. I have the camo version and I played in the woods with my friend shortly after buying it, and he said after the game that he only saw my gun whenever I was shooting. The mask is very durable, and safe. This mask is not perfect but it is a quality product. It never fogs up on me
The mask, however has some drawbacks. Despite being durable, it is basically a disposable mask, since the lens in nearly impossible to remove, and I cannot find any replacement lens for it on any website. It also does not vent air very well because when I breath a lot it becomes very hot inside the mask. One I begin sweating I must make the strap very tight or it will fall off. It also has a rather large profile but I have yet to find that as a problem.
This an good mask, and its cheap but once the lens scratches you cannot replace it. I will soon have to replace this mask, and I actually don't want to.
1. Tippmann Custom Pro with R/T, Viewloader eVLution 2, '16 CP barrel, 48ci 3000psi pure energy tank
2. WGP prostock '04, eVLution 2, 48ci 3000psi pure energy tank.
Kind of bulky
Hard to put on w/ glasses
Fogs in prolonged games
I bought these from wal-mart for like 19.00 dolars, so very cheap. I put thse on with my glasses, and it took it a bit of adjusting, but they went on comfortably. I later went to field, and thse worked great. in speedball, these didnt fog. But in the longer woodsball, these fogged a little, but i could still see pretty good.
Also during games, on occasion (like 1/5 of the time), the paintballs will just bounce off. So......................YAY! Anway, great buy although its only sold at walmart, but they are pretty easy to find
This is great for rec-ball, and woods. Maybe even some tournaments, but nothing major.
Tippmann 98 Custom - 16" barrel Opsgear Barrel
M82A1 Mod Kit from Ops Gear
Easy to obtain (Wal-Mart)
It fogs up
Doesn't fit well to the face
This mask works and its cheap, it fogs when I do hard running so thats really really annoying. I sweat more than most people though. Its durable but it doesnt fit well to the face making it hard to aim down the sight rail of my gun, my Empire Vents are great for being low pro but that would be an unfair comparison. The mask is also lob sided, I suppose because of the fact its cramed into a tiny package for Wal Mart.
If youre just getting into the game and arent sure whether you are going to put your heart into it, this is the mask for you. If you are getting serious about paintball, skip this mask.
It prevents paintballs from smashing into your face
"No Fog" lens fogs...
This is the first mask I ever bought. I didn't have a lot of money, I was walking through walmart and figured for $20 bucks, why not try it out?
The first few games with it were nice and quick, so I didn't have any fog issues. I did have a problem with the padding around the nose, it was kind of tight and pinched my nostrils closed. I just picked at the foam until it didn't do that anymore. The next weekend we ran longer games, and it got to the point where I couldn't see a thing. I was ready to throw it away when my friend gave me a thermal lens he had from one of his other masks. I switched the lens, which did take me a few minutes longer then I was anticipating, but I got way more use out of it then I ever expected.
It's quite possible that it would be more cost efficient to spend a little more for a higher end mask, but I gotta say, replacing the lens made all the difference. The mask sits nice and secure, it can take a beating, I've had the same one for almost 8 years, I like the way this mask fits me because I can look back behind me without bumping it against my shoulder and I like the simplicity in the style.
It's not perfect, but this mask has proven itself to me. I'd even go back to Walmart just to buy another if something were to happen to mine. It's inexpensive and will last many years. That alone makes it a good product in my opinion.
V-Force Profilers. They fit me better. Tippmann Scotts. They are not as heavy.
Spyder Pilot ACS Blue-black fade, VL200 gravity hopper (soon to be a Revvy), 20 oz Co2 tank
Slips off during play, heavy, fogs up, bulges out from my face.
When I used these goggles during play, they would start to slip. I would have to push them back up to avoid the falling off. They are very heavy, and i believe that is why they slip off my face. The price was very affordable, though (only $24 (ish) at my local Wally World)
Great for short periods of use. I would upgrade to something else when you get the money to do so.
I use a 14" Smart Parts Tear Drop on my Tippmann model 98. I just recently added a custom made drop forward.
Lense scratches easily
I have used this for paintball mask ever since I started painball...I have also used my Tippmann mask that came with my Model 98. This mask is a good mask...light, hard...really the only weakness is the stock lense...I'm eventually going to get a replacement lense that's thermal. I use a JT Vortex II in this mask and it rarely fogs...usually only problems are rainy or humid days. Other than that no complaints on this mask...it's older but it works just like it should...it protects you. I recommend that you get a fan for any JT mask that is compatible it helps more than you realize.
Good mask...I'd get a newer JT but this one has lasted forever and I've used it since I started paintball.
i like to wear a toque, helps secure mask without putting pressure on me brain or face
Spyder Sonix 2007
- The visor its cool and I guess the color black
- Moderate protection
- Gets hot after a while
- Lens will never come off
- Not comfortable
Well overall the mask isn't comfortable, wear it for a while and you'll know what am talking about. The foam feels like sand after you get warm and sweaty so thats not good at all. This thing needs a fan. Lets talk about the lens, wow you cant even remove it if you tried. The only thing I enjoyed was the difference between rental fog steam mask and no fog at all which made me see the field.
I would recommend it for people who go paintballing occasionally and just want to have fun. If you actually need a mask, save another $30 - 40 bucks and get those good goggles with thermal lenses and vent fans.
My conclusion would be like I said at the end of my review body, save up and purchase a better mask.
Heavy breathing makes inside moist (but no fog)
This mask was purchased at Walmart for the low price of $20. I only play woodsball with my neighbors who have similar masks. While they all cost the same (some came with thier guns) I have to say that mine is the only one that hasn't had a fogging problem. The six of us live in New England where the weather is hot, damp, rainy, sunny, arid, and everything else in between. This mask has consistantly performed perfectly and done exactly what it needs to do.
This mask offers great protection, no fog, and makes enjoying paintball easy to do. I rate this mask a :