Paintball is an awesome, adrenaline-pumping sport, but you must always be sure to be properly protected, so here are some of the best paintball masks from 2011. New masks are developed frequently by manufacturers who constantly seek to produce a better product in both functionality and design. A good mask will both keep the lens from fogging up, allow plenty of space to breathe, provide a wide field of vision, give good protection, and have a cool design.
Coming in at rock bottom prices is the Gen X Global GXG Paintball Mask. This mask proves that you do not need to shell out eighty to one hundred dollars to find a good mask. On sale for $10 at Ultimate Paintball.com, this mask has some basic features that will make it a player’s best friend. It includes a lens with a wide field of vision that also pops out easily with a quick release system. The mask is made out of hard plastic, so while it will not have much flex, it will definitely keep you from feeling the impact of any paintball. The visor is adjustable, the lenses are changeable and there is foam on the inside for a comfortable fit. This mask is nothing special, but it will certainly get the job done without all the extra frills that come with more expensive masks.
A new and limited edition, the JT Proflex Limited Edition Thermal Paintball Mask is a product from JT, a very well-respected Paintball products company. JT has pioneered the ProFlex brand, which signature aspect is the ability of its masks to flex easily yet still shield players from the impact of paintballs. ProFlex masks are made from JT insert molding technology which allows them to provide a rigid upper for eye protection and a soft lower. This JT mask comes with high quality Spectra Goggles designed for a 260 degree field of vision because they wrap far around your head. The mask also has soft ear protection, a replaceable and adjustable visor, and a soft mandible that extends down to the neck for added protection. It is available for $74 at Zephyr Paintball.
Perhaps one of the coolest masks on the market is the Dye i4 black and gold. While retailing for around $135, it has a massive reflective high definition lens. Its field of vision is unparalleled. It has multi directional venting so as to keep the lens from fogging up, and in case the lens does fog up, the mask comes with a patent pending lens changing system that allows you to change the lens in about ten seconds.
This low profile mask is deigned specifically to have no additional material above the large lens. It is available for $110 and comes with a camo pattern for reduced visibility to opponents. The lens has a dual pane crafted to avoid fogging up. Most importantly, the mask has a de-mist guide to trap hot moist air from your mouth and nose and is created to bring dry air to your face. It is a good mask, with a practical design.