Whether you're a competitive paintballer or just enjoy paintballing as a recreational sport, it's a good idea to own your own paintball goggles and mask. Renting, of course, is another option, however you'll want to take in consideration the quality of rental gear as well as the sanitation. Paintball goggles have evolved to better protect your eyes, nose and face; now, with the best technology being focused on paintball half-masks and extended goggles, the best paintball goggles can be found in the design of these products. This guide will delve into the best 3 paintball goggles you can buy today.
Standard on top goggles and masks in the paintballing world are exoskeleton frames that provide flexibility and breathability to the user. These particular goggles and mask are specifically designed to tackle harsh fog and other weather conditions. Although they are best meant for outdoor arenas, the JT Flex-8 can be used on indoor courses and arenas because of the ventilation inserted into the design of the mask. PBReview has rated the JT Flex-8 as one of the top three masks because of its comfortable design, its wide vision scope, and its great protection. Additionally, the lens used is a common lens and is easy to replace if it becomes broken or cracked.
Another of the JT line, the Spectra ProShield goggles have one of the best ventilation systems out there for paintball goggles and masks. If things get heated through the course of the competition, you won't have to spend time worrying about defogging your lenses. Additionally, these lens stretch an amazing 260 degrees giving you the optimal viewing capacity. This has been ranked high because of its long lasting anti-fog capabilities and the comfort for long-term play (it's withstood tests at 48 hour competitions). Additionally, this mask and goggle set can be paired with the Vortex Fan to further eliminate condensation and fog build-up on your goggles. Unlike the JT Flex-8, however, this mask does not cover the head entirely and is meant for warmer climates.
The Inver 20/20 is one of the best goggle and mask sets with a fan built in. Originally, the creator built this goggle with the intention of out performing all other goggles in its class and it certainly has reached the top of the ranks. Not only is the ventilation design very successful in circulating air, the fan creates a forced circulation for further cooling. The fan is easy to turn on and off for when it's needed and is maintenance free. Allegedly, the hypoallergenic foam surrounding the goggles and mask are not as comfortable as the JT Flex-8 Head Guard, but after a few uses, the mask can be broken in much like that of a shoe. Despite the fan being a highlight item of this mask, the most outstanding is the goggle and lenses themselves. There's a blue-ish tint that takes a bit to get used to, but after that you'll be cruising the course with no difficulty whatsoever.