The Vents Goggle System is a new, low profile goggle system designed to present the minimum target possible while being soft and flexible for comfort and to help keep you in the game by glancing/bouncing paintballs. The soft faceplate of the "top model" is re-enforced by a flexible yet strong mouth guard which allows the front of the mask to flex on impact, but stops full paintballs from pushing through or lifting it up, and thus protects your lips and mouth. The "mid model" has a more rigid one piece faceplate which still maintains a flexible area in front of your mouth for protection.
These goggles have a special Venting system designed to work functionally with the way you breathe. The mouth vents are located correctly via the use of real digitized human heads such that you breathe and shout through the vents rather than into a large mass of plastic or rubber as with other goggle systems. As your breath hits the front of the mask, it either exits directly or is deflected sideways and outwards through specially shaped vents which take the deflected breath and move it out from the face plate. These specially shaped vents project your voice and warm breathe out to the sides, and not up into the goggle. As your breathing warms the front of the mask, it heats up dry air in the "demist guide". This demist guide is specially designed to prevent hot moist air from your breath getting through vents in the bottom of the goggle. Instead, the heat is transferred to dry air in the demist guide making it rise and move up across the lens of the goggle. As this air rises, it draws in fresh, dryer air from the back and sides of the goggle. This allows you to have a flow of air across the lens to help avoid fogging, while ensuring no moist air gets from your breath into the lens area. Side baffles in the faceplate prevent warm moist air from moving up into the goggle so your voice and hot air is expelled in the direction you want it toÖ out through the mask. The ear pieces are designed to cup around your ears so your ears can sit in a very natural position and your hearing with the goggle on is just like it was without the goggle on. We didn't put excessive cosmetic venting into the mask like many other companies do, because it wasn't needed due to the advanced design and to keep the smooth, clean lines that make paint more likely to glance off the goggle and to make it easier to clean when paint does get onto the goggle.
* Empire goggles come with removable soft ear pieces and an even lower profile faceplate for the maximum reduction in target, and ultimate "cool" factor.
* The Vents lens system is a very advanced and optically correct lens. Although at first glance it looks like a "flat lens," it actually changes in thickness to maintain the best optical quality possible. The power imbalance, which means how your eyes see for straight ahead, is 0.00 for both Spherical power imbalance and Astigmatic power imbalance (the value is so small it canít be read with conventional testing equipment). What does this mean? It means what you are seeing is really where you think it is, so you can be more accurate in your shooting.
* The lens is an extremely safe, quick release system. It can be replaced in seconds, yet is held very securely into the mask and frame. Unlike other quick release systems, the Vents lens fits in under the nose piece. This means the nose area doesnít deflect in when shot, so it prevents the ingress of paint into the goggle under the lens. To further lock the lens into place, there is a "tongue and groove" around the edge of the lens and goggle. This prevents shots at the edge of the lens forcing paint up into the goggle and helps maintain a high safety factor. The Lens is held in at the sides with very robust retainers, which also hold the logos. This simply pushes through the lens and the goggle, then secured in place inside the frame by placing the end of the strap clip over the retainer and twisting down into position. The added safety being that you canít have the strap in place if the lens isnít in the goggle properly. So you canít wear the goggle until a lens is in place. Itís a very quick and easy process, so you can pick and choose lenses to suit your playing conditions.
* The goggle has the ability to add a visor or brow shield. These are made of flexible material and are easy to fit or remove without the use of tools, and with no other separate small pieces to get lost in your kit bag.
* The Vents goggles come with a high quality strap with silicon beading to help keep the mask firmly on your head. The Empire goggle has the added EE" logos in silicone for the utmost in grip.
The Empire Event Goggles are newer, so they should be commonly available, both new and used. Check out the Places to Buy links below for places to purchase them new.
WDP A1 Gunmetal Satin
Halo B - Custom Painted by me
Angel Air w/ PMI LP Reg
Light, Easy to Dissasemble
What Can I say? I bought these as an afterthought when I already had a DYE I3, I heard so much about these that I thought what the heck, what is one more goggle? I was blown away! First off I enjoy how easy it is to disassemble these and clean them, Secondly the fact that they included a smoke and clear lens along with two different kind of visors was top notch. Lastly, the Case is perfect for long term storage of the goggle system. Playing with these on was a cinch and I did not even have to adjust them once, Usually during a game I have to adjust my I3's they're front heavy in my opinion and as a result they slip off especially during heavy play. The Vent's Antifog capabilities are also hot. These didn't even fog up on me during a rather humid day of play.
Get em if you're concerned about weight and don't want a mask that reminds you it's there.
They are very light and comfortable, the field of vision is escellent, and they look great.
They are very easy to dismantle and clean. Every time I walk off the field I take a second to take the lens apart and clean it thoroughly. Everyone knows how frustrating it is to play with goggles you can't see through. Speaking of which, the thermal lens works amazing. You can breath heavily directly onto the inside of the lens and there is no effect whatsoever.
Also, no other goggles comes with so much. The two thermal lens: tinted and clear. A microfiber goggle bag and lens bag. Both of which are great for cleaning the goggles. It also comes with a brow shield and visor.
The only problem I came across, which hasn't really effected me (yet), is that the goggles don't cover all of your cheek if you have a bigger face.
Overall, the Empire Events are great and I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a great pair of goggles.
I don't give many tens, but this is definitely going to get a ten.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, July 18th, 2007 at 7:40 pm PST
pmr, ndz frame and dual bearing roller trigger,ndz asa w/ gauge port, dye 300 psi gauge, virtue board, virtue green eyes, 14" stiffi switch kit, cp mini drop, cp asa, hybrid contract killer grips, orange bolt, ndz locking feed neck, halo b v35 rip drive, pure energy 45/4500 bottle, ndz metal bolt cap,
Looks, disassembly, weight
None so far.
This mask rocks! The design is awesome. They look bad ass and are very easy to take apart to clean. I swear when you wear them that you can barely feel them on your face. I have the white e-vents with the fire thermal lenses and the white soft ear pieces. They look killer.
This is the best mask on the market in my opinion.
jt spectra flex-8.. doesn't even compare. alot heavier
dye dm6 ironman black w/red accents
stiffi 16 inch
tadao musashi6 upgrade
empire B2 w/speedfeed
dye throttle peanut
kingman spyder 06
halo w/rip drive and V35 board
dye peanut tank
Light as heck. A lot of boucee. Looks awesome.
This mask beats all.
This mask can over rule any mask on the market. It beats every mask in looks by FAR!
Now with its weight, i'm sure it can be said that its one of the lightest. This mask can get the most bounces. My jt can't even get a bounce. i've shot at my friend and it didn't even work. Every time it just broke
nitro duck compressed air tank
EZ lens change
comes with 2 lenses and 2 visors
lens doesn't "bubble" like most v-force masks do
Ok first don't get me wrong, these goggles very high quality and i like them, but i don't love them.
Its a matter of personal preference, and i would prefer the profiler, some would prefer the events, but its just my opinion, don't run off and call me a noob because of it.
The mask is nice, and i have nothing against it, good field of vision and look sick but the fact is, its just not my thing for the major factor of it simply doesn't have that "bubble" curve that most v-force masks do.
Honestly, for the price, i would go buy a profiler for 60$ then buy a 25$ mirror lens, but that's just me. The fact is your basically buying the empire name and for 90$ im just just not convinced. IM giving it a 8 because there are better masks, in my opinion, for the price.
Egg loader 3
SP green color kit
PDW Air Thru MAG
Picitanny Sight Mount
1x30 Red Dot scope
Review, only 1
I love the Empire E-Vents! One of my refs at my local field (Sycamore Sports) reccomended me them, so i got em. The lense hasnt fogged yet. The E-Vent comes with an extra lense for free. The one that is already on is awesome, very tinted. People looking at you cant see your face, which i think is intimidating. The stock lense is also like a big pair of sunglasses lol. i tried wearing them at night and i can still see perfectly. Be careful, the lense can scratch fairly easily, but dont all masks. The mask is affordable, got mine at www.actionvillage.com. Also includes the extra lense, lense bag, goggle bag, and a visor. very worth it, if you are into paintball and play alot like me, buy these, they are a very good investment.
If you are into paintball and play alot like me, buy these, they are a very good investment.
03 Shocker, Halo backman, 4500 88 carbon fiber tank
Good looking mask, integration of quick change lens
Retaining pins, and lenses
I've used this mask for a year now. I lost the retaining pins after just a couple of uses and they were lost during play and due to my own lack of attention to detail I managed to lose the piece with the empire logo that inserts through the mask to lock the lens down because my retaining pins were gone and well, the rest is history.
Initially I liked the mask because it looks cool, you get good voice projection, and the quick change lens worked but it's not as easy to change as the V Force. As I continued to use the mask I used both the thermal lens and the regular clear non thermal. I only used the thermal lens a couple of times because it put a glare across the lens that became very annoying and obstructed my view. I started using the clear lens but the lens fogged up to easy so I just quit using the mask and went back to my V Force.
It's a cool looking mask with good voice projection, but the retaining pins are a pain in the rear. The lenses caused me problems as well and when paying 95 bucks for a mask I expect a little more performance. I'm going back to my V Force.
SP Ion yellow
Empire Reloader B diamond yellow
Redz cam lock feedneck
Nd roller blade trigger yellow
Evil pipe kit
G36c hand guard
M4 remouvable mag
G36 folding stock
Comes with so much stuff
Bugger to get paint out of the ear peices.
As soon as i saw these goggles i was like wow those are amazing. I tried them on and they felt great they were so light and low profile. so i got them and they some with so much stuff like a second dark lense, a brow shield, a sun viser, and a nifty display case so that no dust a stuff can fall on them.
these are a great goggle and i latter found out their use by my favorite team INFAMOUS.
Proto Matrix Rail, Ultralite 14" barrel, Empire B2 loader, trinity trigger, Proto Aluminum Bolt Cap, Dye drop forward & on / off.
Weight, Looks, Cost/benefit
Its a great great Mask, covers everything that need 2 be covered..., it's very comfortable, has great looks.
I've read that some guys complain about the price, but come on, you get a lot of things not just the cover and a "microfiber" bag, the clear lenses, 2 microfiber bags, bla bla bla, make your numbres is a regular price mask...
The Best Mask i've tried, you really need to get one...
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, May 21st, 2007 at 11:38 am PST
I bought this mask and so far im very happy with it! The visibility this thing offers is incredible. i have had no problems with this thing fogging. Lens removal on this mask is the easiest i have ever done. The only complaints about this mask is that it has poor ventilation and when you get hit in the top of the mask the paint gets in between the lens and the frame and is a pain in the but to get out.
I recomend this mask to anyone who could use a good mask. Even though the price is a little on the high side its a good deal.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, May 24th, 2007 at 8:09 pm PST