SHIELD - For those who want to play all out - you're covered • Sperical lens for maximum peripheral vision Quick-switch lens replacement system - Low profile rigid armor with swivel-hinged throat plate - Clear-vision Thermocured Anti-fog Lens - Durable scratch resistant hardcoat - High-density face foam for superior fit and comfort - Zero-slip silicone pro strap, flexible sun visor and carry bag - Conveniently fits over glasses. Clear Lenses.
The VForce Shield Mask is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
when it gets steam sweat from inside, it is hard to clean
very comfertable. protects lots unlike all JT masks. Looks cool. i love it. everything about it is just great. Its prise is sorta average though. I got mine for $60 and i think i got ripped off a bit but o well the mask itself to me is worth a hundred+$ i would recomend it to everyone.
it is made in canada if that means something. (hope it's good)
Bechmark off-set drop
Crossfire fiber 68/4500
Taso, stock, modified stock, CMI, barrels
Co2 only with remote coil
dye 14 alm
Benchmark on/of drop
very comfortable over glasses, excelent field of view,very quick lens change
it's not free!!!
Only cost me $40 for a green one. Never seen the lens fog at all. Nice foam, comfortable fit..... doesn't slip. Sometime my glasses still fog, but I've found the reason and have a few good solutions. Good physical construction, lens is strong. I've been gogged by real close hot gun with no problems. It is probably the best buy for it's price range. If you don't wear glasses your options are greater. I recomend this to anyone reguardless.
it's not perfect .... but pretty close to it. It's the best item I have bought in years.
Spyder Compact 2000, and a fair amount of upgrades.
Price (for rental)
Depending on which model, price.
Well it covers my head very well. I can breath good through it, but I don't get a mouth full of paint.
Good view. It's alot better then most other masks. You can change the lense in a matter of seconds. Or just take it out. I believe it was something like 5 seconds the guy took one out, and put another in.
If you get the rental version. It'll run you like $20-30. The biggest difference is the foam on the inside. It isn't as nice. And it's only black. For more $ you can get the better version. It'll have better foam, comes in colors, and probably comes with the bag and neck protector thing. The rental might, I'm not sure. Make sure you know which one you're ordering, cause the "Techno" style is like $60. And all it is is it looks like carbon fiber.
I'd say get this instead of alot of other masks. I like the most costly mask over this. But that's due mainly to looks. Not many masks can beat this, so go to your local proshop, look at what masks they have, see what you like. Then come online to find the cheapest place to buy it off of.
only other mask worn was a Raven NVX which was comparatively smaller.
aka lightning bolt & valve kit
cip assault block
equation designs 10" barrel kit
20oz anti-siphon tank
other stuff to make it look perdy
fits well, especially over glasses
WIDE visible range
neck guard included
makes my head look big but maybe my head IS big.
I got this mask because it works well over glasses and was CHEAP compared to other masks - $30. Took me a few minutes to figure out how the visor attaches but just 2 seconds to decide i didn't want it on there anyway. Once i figured out how to remove the lense (didn't come with a manual) it was fairly simple. I feel i could disassemble the thing, clean it and re-assemble between games.
*edited* First time i used this mask was on a sort of warm, humid evening. Plus we were playing near the water (in some auction yard). My glasses fogged up, my goggles fogged up. That's the only instance of fogging i experienced with this mask.
I can't recommend a mask for anyone, since everyone has different head sizes and preferences. Best thing to do is try out several masks and buy the one that works for you. I'm giving this a high rating only because it's the best mask for me.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, September 27th, 2004 at 1:05 pm PST
rental ( maby a jt?) its a rental what do you expect
put on my friends' jt, some cheap mask and the knock off of the v-force cant rember the name the weren't as good
spyder xtra, empire sound activated loader, co2 (i hate being poor), madman spring kit
covers a lot
lenses change fast and easy
great mask has the no slip strap covers you a lot looks great the only problem i have had was it was a little hard to clean cause i had to take my visor off but thats ok and that the no fog stuff they put on the inside smears with any moisture and also if you happen to get a mask hit and paint leakes up in side that part will lose most of its no fog
but ill deal with all that to have the mask with the clearest lenses
(yes they did auctaly test them in a lb and it was found v-force were clearest)
a little pricy for the mask and replace ment lenses but they are almost imposable to break they wont even crack after constant hits
BOSS x raider, tear drop barrel, empire reloader, co2
dosent fog, good price
scratches easily....HUGE lenses
These are great goggles, best i have used so far. They do not fog at all, u can breath into them and that won't do anything. Its got great vision. But the lenses are huge... im talking TV screen size. And they scratch very easily, it says its got anti-scratch on it but it doesn't really do that much, but if u take care of them u won't have a problem.
Great buy...good price.....u won't be disappointed with what u get, i kno im not.
spyder aggressor with pmi 200 round hopper,20oz tank w/ butt plate
the neck shield
it slips (how to stop this i've written below)
this mask is very good for beginers. it does slip but here how to fix that. most masks come with a chin strap, clip that behind your neck and tightin it. after i got a direct hit right above the eyesi figured it out.
the neck shield is very protective. when i was using my JT mask i was hit in the neck and it hurt (not as much as a forhead shot thought) the neck protecter helps a lot
the lens is crystal clear and are easy to replace and clean all have to do is lift the plastic things at the ends of the lens where the strap attaches and push the lens out
this mask it worth buying i'm giving this an 8 because it slipped on me but if it didn't i would have giving it a 10
This is a quite good mask. It has a neck protector which is semi useful because it would make a neck shot hurt less but it uses a clip around your neck to keep it down and if you put the clip on it limits your head movement so you can't lay on the ground without your head facing the ground. The ears are flexible too so it's comfortable on your head. The lens is spherical so it probably gives you the best horizontal peripheral vision on the market, it's almost like not wearing a mask. The foam is comfy, it was a little awkward for me the first time but I adjusted to it after a while. The mask in my opinion is made for people with bigger heads. I suggest not to wear a hood or a toque underneath it or you'll have some fogging problems. The lens quick change system isn't a lie either you can take the lens out in about 10 seconds if your slow. Just go to http://www.vforcepaintball.com for information on how to change the lens.
This is a really good mask over all and I would recommend it to any players because of it's vision, fog resistance, and the flexible ears. You just need to know how to use it right for it to work best.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, May 23rd, 2003 at 3:48 pm PST
No non-slip stuff on elastic band, stupid chin-strap(easily removed though)
I love this mask. I had one of the Brass Eagle Xtreme View 280's that I liked because of the vision. But the lenses on those sucked. Fogged all the time in hot weather, lens scratched way to easily and even heard of the lenses being shot out sometimes. But V-Force seemed to be able to take the general design of that mask and fix all the problems. So now we have a mask with exceptional vision, no fogging, vents great, and the lens doesn't scratch if you just take basic care of it. And they even added a hinged neck protector. And just so you know, I'm currently stationed in Panama City, Fl. where 100% humidity and 95 degree weather is the norm during most of the spring and summer. And this mask will not fog on me one bit. The only bad things I can say are they give you a stupid chin strap but that only takes 2 sec. to get rid of. And they don't put any non-slip stuff on the elastic strap. So sometimes if I don't have a hat on backwards with the strap above the bill and I take of running the strap will slide down the back of my head and make the mask fit weird till I realign it. But thats the only problem I can see with the mask.
If you have money to blow then buy a Proteus. But if you just want a great mask at a reasonable price then buy this one. I got mine off e-bay for $30 and that was with shipping.
-Tippmann 98 Custom
-14" J&J Ceramic barrel
-Pro Team Car Stock
-Pro Team Commando f/x Fore End
-Pro Team Commando f/x Sight Rail/Carry Handle
-Pro Team Intruder Assault expansion chamber
-Tippmann Vertical Adapter
Durable, protective, easy to clean
None that I noticed
The mask has served me well in my time playing paintball. The lense is easy to remove and clean, and the mask has yet to fog up on me (although I do use some anti-fog spray as well). Protects well against headshots; I've been nailed in the right temple and felt nothing. A very dependable mask.
I would highly recommend this product to paintball players both new and old who are looking for a mask to protect them from the rigors of the sport. I haven't tested a great number of masks, but there's nothing about this one that suggests it should receive anything below the best marks.