What Should I Look For When Buying A Paintball Mask Or Goggle?


A paintball mask is the most important piece of equipment a paintball player owns, even more important than a paintball gun, because it is designed to protect its wearer’s face, including eyes, ears and mouth, from incoming paintballs. Every single moment that a person is playing paintball, a paintball mask will be worn and this means that a player should spend extra time ensuring their mask is perfect for them. Only paintball-specific masks should ever be worn during paintball games, as paintball masks are specifically designed and tested to ensure complete protection from incoming paintballs. Players should try on as many different paintball masks as possible before buying to ensure a comfortable fit, as no two faces are the same. Check for fit around the eyes, ears and head, ensuring all critical areas are covered. It is a good idea to spend the extra money up-front on a paintball goggle equipped with a thermal, anti-fog lens, to ensure the goggle does not fog during play, impairing vision. A paintball player wearing a good-fitting, comfortable, fog-free mask will certainly have a better time during paintball games, and will be less tempted to take it off during play if discomfort or fog are not issues.

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