This is an excellent helmet that offers you neck protection. Every time I went out it was plus 24 celcius so I was sweating continuously. There was no fogging at all. Wear a head band to keep the sweat out of your eyes. This mask uses ballistic plastic for eye protection. They are no longer carried by V-force but can be found at http://www.eyetactical.com/.
Extremely comfortable. Easy to put on the mask, zero fogging in heavy play
Poor sealing on the edge of the PASGAT helmet.
After waiting a month for this helmet I'm finally able to write a review. So first thing one will notice with this helmet is how milsim it looks. From the number of comments I get at the local field, you can tell everyone wants a similar setup.
In my package it includes the replace PASGAT helmet, neck protector, mask, 2 helmet covers (ACU and multicam pattern covers) instructions manual and a bag to carry everything! I wasn't expecting the helmet covers and carrying bag to come with the helmet, so kudos to Eye Tactical for including that in the package! It's a really great touch to the overall experience.
The helmet itself is a replica PASGAT helmet, very comfortable, but a bit hot after running around the field. While I have yet to see a real PASGAT helmet, I can tell you that this replica helmet that comes with the Eye Tactical CM110 helmet is lined with your standard white foam and then black soft felt padding. The only annoying thing when putting on the helmet is the sound of foam "squishing" around your head. If you can't stand the sound that foam makes when you compress it you might want to remove it and change it with something softer. But to say the least, when you get shot around the helmet, you won't feel it. The only way you'll know that you got hit is the the thudding sound of paint smacking plastic.
The other half of the CM110 is the mask itself. When you get it, you'll notice that it's specifically designed to fit over a PASGAT helmet. So if you have a REAL PASGAT helmet it will work perfectly with it. Will it fit with MITCH200x style helmet, I don't know. But I would assume so as long as there's a lip on the helmet. For the mask to fit it attaches onto your helmet lip and side ears. You then strap the buckle clip at the back of your helmet and it's done. The mask is held in place with friction and pressure from the helmet straps. Initially, I thought this wasn't safe, but after tightening the straps a bit more, the mask didn't move anywhere at all. Which is very important if you get this mask. Tighten the straps before you play. You do not want the helmet flying off if you get shot in the face multiple times.
So how does it perform in the field? Well, to say the least this is the most comfortable mask I've use yet. Since I wear eye glasses it's always hard to find a mask that fits properly with your glasses. With the Eye Tactical CM110 you can wear glasses and not worry about it getting mashed up into your face. Fogging is also not an issue thanks to the well ventilated side areas around the lens. At the worst case scenario you can breath in deeply and exhale slowly. By doing that you're already forcing fresh air from the outside over your lens. Since the mask has quite a few vent holes you would expect that getting hit in the face would mean eating a lot of paint. But that's not true. After getting shot several times in the head I have yet to taste any paint in my mouth. As well, with most normal masks, when you get hit in the head you will usually recoil back from the hit. Mainly because of the force traveling through the mask and into your head. With the Eye Tactical CM110 the force of a paintball hit to the head is actually absorbed into the helmet, leaving a less jarring sensation when getting hit.
The neck guard does it job protecting your neck. The only complain with the neck guard is the material. Since it's perforated nylon mesh, getting hit in that area means your neck guard automatically get dirty. And with the perforated material, it get hard to clean the paint in the holes until you get home to wash it out.
- Very milsim looking equipment
- Extremely great for people with glasses
- 30 second lens changing system! no more paint between the lens
- Great head and neck protection
- no more jarring head shots
- Perforated nylon material for the neck guard makes it hard to clean between games
- helmet gets toasty after running around.
- Poor sealing around the edge of the PASGAT helmet (nothing that some gluing can't fix.)
- Cost sadly
Overall, while it's pricey it definitely is a cut above all other mask out there. While one can get a replica PASGAT or MITCH helmet and a decent mask cheaper than the cost of a Eye Tactical it will not compare how easy it is to put on a Eye Tactical CM110 mask. For people wearing eyeglasses and who likes to play milsim you should definitely take a look at this mask before purchasing your next replacement mask.
A-5 with as many M249 SAW mods as I could find.
Let me know if anyone makes an belt box!
Comfy, a holy sh** what is that! wow factor.
Oh, and its a good mask.
Gets a little toasty, nothing to be concerned about.
WHOOOO first review in a while!
I was browsing Spec Ops paintball recently looking for a new mask when I happened upon this beasty. After an extensive research period (counting out my pocket change) I threw in my order for and olive drab one.
It came two days after I sent for it (Thanks to Spec Ops for the great service) and immediately upon opening the box, a giant wave of awesomeness flung itself upon me (I took it out). The first thing you'll notice (besides the fact that its damn sexy) is that it feels sturdy. No POS plastic crap (well its plastic, good plastic) this thing could hold up under even the most deadly deluge (that was alliteration) of paint. The helmet is very comfortably padded and the mask fits snug. I have yet to use this in a serious game, but a Saturday afternoon 1-on-1 woodsball skirmish (and a few head shots) was enough to confirm what I had originally believed. This is the single best goggle system for woods/scenario ball I have ever used.
If your in the market for a new mask and have the dough (136.95) I recommend this whole heartedly.
Over and out ladies
There are none that are similer
I have used just about all in the V Force line except Grill
A-5 w/ Response, M-16 carry handle, M-16 shroud, M-16 mag, Palmer Brass w/Apex barrell, Tippmann air through Comando solid stock, palmer super qev, palmer reg, Vortex, Lightning Rod, remote, 90/4500 hpa tank, red dot scope, Mad Man spring kit, DOP proseal, Broadsword vest, Vforce/eyetactical milsim mask/helmet, Tiberius 8
Milsim look, overall quality, protection. What the heck is that and Wow factor
Heat retention from helmet?
Where to start well, every since I heard about this mask I knew that this was the one I wanted. I tryed to order it from various sites but was unable to find anyone that had it. I tryed directly from V-Force, No go. So I contacted Shawn at Eye Tactical (he is the owner) and he took care of me. I dont know that I am the first, but certanly one of the first with it. One little issue I had was since Eye Tactical is in Canada, It had to clear customs when shipped to me and of course, Customs chose to inspect MY box! They opened it up and promtly had a cow, contacted the shipper wanting to know what this was, what was it used for, ect, well, it took them a day to decied it was harmless and release it so my next day shipping was 2 day (grrrr.) When I did get it, opened it, my jaw droped, WOW! this thing looks better in person than it does in the photographs if that is possible! Very comfertable, the helmit is very light, well padded. The V Force lens is great, for a moment, I thought the lens was missing when I looked through it! (I wonder if it will ever be that clean again! LOL!) Periferal vision could be better, I could wear my glasses, sunglasses, under the goggles with no problem. The Wow factor for this is a 25 out of 10 VERY cool. Some have had concerns about heat, I will say this that there was plenty of room under the mask, in no way did I feel "closed in" and Eye Tactical has a seperate filterd air pack that attaches to the system with a hose. see this link
http://www.eyetactical.com/products/C220.aspx There is a paintball version of this just about to come out, hopefully I will get one comming next monday, if so, I will edit this with my remarks on that. This should help with cooling and fogging. Dollar Value: It is NOT cheap, 159.95 MSRP but I think with the helmet protection, mask, neck protection and cool factor It is well worth it. That of course is a personal choice and there will be some (many?) that will dump on it for price. hey, whatever floats your boat, this definatly floats mine. Overall, I cant say enough about the look, initial quality (I need to see how it is a year from now for long term) and the WOW factor is off the charts. I am VERY happy with my purchase and if you are seriously into milsim, this cant be remotly approched by any other system out there.
If you are into Milsim, woodsball there is no better way to go, heck as far as I am concerned, there is no other way to go. Your choice,