Top Paintball Face Masks

 

 

Proto Switch

Proto Switch FS Thermal

Are you looking for some new paintball equipment? We thought we’d tell you about some of the best face masks on the market. The below product reviews are of three safety masks that have been launched since 2010. We sell these brands, so call ahead and we can order these masks for you.

Empire E-Flex

Specs

  • Launched in 2012
  • Includes micro-fiber, removable silicone chin strap, and mask bag
  • Available in black, red, blue, grey, olive, and white
  • Full mask ventilation
  • JT Proflex bottom with Empire E-vent top
  • Uses Spectra foam lining
  • Includes same thermo-foam ear piece as Event
  • Anti-fog thermal lens

The Good and Not So Good*

  • Pulls in air from the side
  • The tops and bottoms of Eflex and Proflex are interchangeable
  • Easy pop out lens for day and night play
  • Tabs hold in goggles can be easily lost
  • Does not come with a visor
  • Proflex visor will not work with it
  • Metal Mesh offers better ear protection

GI Sportz Sleek

Specs

  • Launched in 2011
  • 100% UV filtering lens has hydrophobic coating that sheds water and other liquids
  • Fog and scratch resistant lens
  • Contoured lens
  • Optional head ware and lenses
  • Free-Flow venting
  • Ultra lightweight design for unrestricted movement
  • Hypo-Allergenic Foam
  • Hydrophobic Lens
  • Tight Contour for Smaller Profile
  • Rapid Change anti-slip silicone strap
  • Micro-Venting for Increased Airflow and Protection

The Good and Not So Good*

  • Breathable and light weight
  • Tends to fog in lower temperatures
  • Optional head gear and lens makes it customizable
  • Replacement lenses only available through GI Sportz
  • Narrow fit is too small for some faces

Proto Switch FS Thermal

Specs

  • Launched in 2012
  • Tirodial Lens
  • Multi-directional ventilation
  • Includes visor, bag, and chin strap
  • Foam is cut to fit glasses
  • Rubber mouth-piece
  • Thick foam for exra comfort
  • Comes in black or camo
  • Lens easily switches out by popping outside tab

The Good and Not So Good*

  • Anti-fogging tends to wear out due to thin thermal film
  • Lens will last longer if cleaned properly
  • Short chin strap
  • Big on face but right size for some
  • Lens design offers poor to average visibility
  • Heavier for some but right size for others

Well, there it is. Three of the top face masks on the market. Do you own one of these? Have you been thinking about getting one of these? What other type of paintball equipment are you thinking of getting? Tell us what you think of it or why you’re thinking of getting it.

 

* The Good and The Not so Good sections are repetitive online customer comments and are in no way reviews of The Paintball Park Aurora

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