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Your paintball mask is the single most important piece of equipment you will own for playing paintball, protecting your eyes, ears, and face. All the paintball masks we sell are safety rated, with lenses able to withstand the impact of paintballs (something ski goggles, for instance, cannot do).
Dye Precision has a long paintball history and has made some of the best products to ever hit the paintball market. Their paintball mask and goggle line started with the original Dye Invision paintball mask. The success of that particular paintball mask led them to produce some of the great goggle systems on the market today. The Dye Masks are Innovative and will change the way you play the game.
Empire has combined cutting edge design with input from vastly experienced players to create the Empire Mask lineup. Empire is at the frontier of innovative design and unlike any mask in paintball, where the wide-view spherical lens is seamlessly part of the overall goggle. Empire has created a paintball mask that has appearance, protection, and breathability, all in one serious package.
JT goggles are built for the professional and are some of the most comfortable goggles in the world
The HK Army KLR goggle system is one of the most comfortable, innovative, and customizable goggles in the history of paintball. Equipped with PVTLock technology, the KLR Goggle features a quick release lens system. KLR Goggles feature an optically correct, high-definition, UVIR shielded dual-pane thermal lens, dual-density overmolded face shield, high-density compression molded earpieces, woven straps and a tri-layered, variable density foam mask lining. When selecting a goggle system it is important to take in to consideration safety, field of vision, clarity, breathability, comfort and style; All of which the HK Army KLR Goggle system embodies.
Experience is everything. The Push Unite goggle combines decades of knowledge from the most influential players in the game. The result is a new goggle that refuses to be beat in fit, function, and style.
The lightest, most comfortable and technically advanced goggle systems in the paintball industry. Special features include: Unparalleled Distortion-Free Optics, Dual Pane Thermal Lenses, Quick-Change Lens Systems and resilient durable construction giving players the vision for victory
The Virtue VIO Ascend is combining high-end performance with a mid-range price tag. Designed and built as a single-piece goggle, the Ascend is molded with dual materials for a combination of protection, rigidity, flexibility and comfort. Although the Ascend is not built on a modular frame and facemask like the other higher priced VIO goggle systems, the Ascend does utilize the same technology found in key components of the VIO platform, such as its quick change, fog resistant thermal lens, upgradable strap, replacement foam, stealth visor and fan.
One of your most important pieces of paintball gear is your paintball mask. The most important part of your mask is your paintball lens. The lens is what you see your game through and what keeps your eyes protected on the field. If your lens is damaged, it truly will affect your paintball game. Check out Badlands selection of replacement lenses for every playing style.
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A Paintball mask case is a great way to keep your paintball mask safe and protected when you put it in your gear bag. The mask bag or goggle case will keep your lens from getting scratched up and will keep your mask in great condition. Get your paintball mask case and keep your goggle investment clean and protected.
Protect your head while staying tactical! We have the helmet you are looking for. These helmets add a great modern military look to your loadout while protecting form close range head shots.
This is your one stop shop for paintball mask accessories, parts and mask upgrades. Badlands carries mask upgrades for all of the major brand masks on the paintball market. If you need a new goggle strap, ear pieces, fan or visor, Badlands has it all in stock and available.
Make sure you wear a paintball mask when you play, and most importantly - keep your goggles on! Need more information or help
When we started playing paintball in the late eighties, paintball masks did not exist. With no alternatives, we put our eyes at risk and used things like shop goggles to protect ourselves. Thankfully, the paintball industry has since developed a wide range of paintball masks offering comfort, style, and most importantly, safety. The modern paintball mask offers protection for the eyes, mouth, face, and ears. It is mandatory at most legal paintball parks to have an ASTM approved paintball mask. Every paintball mask offered by Badlands has ASTM certification and is approved for paintball play.
Not all paintball masks are created equally. There is a struggle between providing adequate protection to the face and ears, while at the same time having the paintball mask fit as closely to the face as possible, so as to provide the smallest possible target. This is especially true for tournament paintball and the paintball masks that have been developed for this purpose. The classic example of this struggle is the DYE I4 Paintball Mask – this highly popular paintball mask clings very closely to the face, and if you have a wide face, then the lower part of your cheeks will likely be left exposed.
Badlands carries a wide variety of the best paintball masks on the market. Choose a style that suits your taste, and if you are able, try it on first for comfort and fit. Not all masks will be comfortable for you, and some may offer less protection than you would like. When you try on a paintball mask, adjust the back strap so that the paintball mask fits snugly against your face, but not too tight, then shake your head side-to-side, and up and down to ensure the paintball mask does not slip. Make sure the paintball mask is comfortable and does pinch or squeeze your face or head – you may be wearing it for hours at a time.
If you wear glasses, you also need to make sure the paintball mask you are looking for will fit over them comfortably. Our staff members who wear glasses highly recommend the Empire EVS or Vforce Profiler, but most paintball masks should fit over your glasses.
The lens is what stands between your eyes and the force of a flying paintball. Paintball lenses are rated to withstand the impact from paintballs traveling up to 300 fps. For this reason, it is very important that your measure the velocity that your paintball gun shoots so that you do not exceed 300 fps.
Most entry level paintball masks come with a single-pane lens. While offering the same protection as a thermal lens, a single lens is more likely to fog. Not only is fog a nuisance, it can be very dangerous if you get frustrated, and take off your paintball goggles during a game to wipe away the condensation on the inside of the lens.
Higher end paintball goggle systems usually come with a “thermal” or dual-pane lens. A thermal lens is much better at keeping your paintball mask from fogging. It works like the dual pane windows in your house – the air space between the two lenses helps prevent condensation from forming on the inside of the lens. It is important to never submerge your thermal lens under water. If you do, water is likely to get in between the lenses and it will likely never dry, destroying the thermal properties of the lens and requiring you to replace your lens.
One disadvantage of thermal lenses is the softer, inside lens is prone to scratching. The outer lens is covered with a tough, anti-scratch coating, which helps protect it from scratches. The inner lens does not have this coating. For this reason, always use a clean microfiber cloth to carefully wipe the inside lens when it needs to be clean. You can spray this inner lens with water and then wipe it away (do not submerge the lens under water). Do not leave the water to dry on the inside of the lens as it will leave spots.
Many paintball goggles offer a quick-change lens system. These lenses are much easier to remove than standard lenses, making it easier to maintain and replace the lens.
Paintball masks fans, like the JT Vortex Fan, offer an extra boost in the battle against fogging. Actually, if you use a fan, you will win the battle – your mask will not fog. A
Clean your lens with water. Basic H2O – that’s all you need. Do not leave any paint on your lens when you put your paintball mask away at the end of the day. The paint will slowly degrade your lens and leave marks that cannot be removed. If you are shot in the lens while playing, it is recommended that you thoroughly clean all paint from the area between the lens and the goggle frame, because the paint will get trapped in this location and eat away at your lens over time.
It is highly recommended that you use a microfiber cloth to wipe your lens and to never scrub, or rub your
A lens with a lot of scratches or any sign of cracking should be replaced. These are your eyes you are trying to protect so don’t mess around.
Most manufacturers recommend replacing your lens at least once a year.
Paintball Safety – The Last Word
A paintball marker is not a toy. Without exception, if you are shooting your paintball gun for any reason, please make sure that you, and anyone else around you, is wearing a paintball mask. Paintballs can bounce, and can end up going in directions you did not intend them to go. Play often, but always play safe!
Vforce paintball masks are known for their comfort, style and easy to change lens system. The standard models include the Armor, Shield, Profiler and Grill paintball masks. Vforce has designed a paintball mask for each player ranging from beginner to seasoned veteran levels. Vforce offers a variety of
Dye paintball masks have been showcased by some of the most successful paintball teams such as L.A. Ironmen and Tampa Bay Damage. From the Dye i3, Dye i4 and Dye i5, Dye paintball masks are the lightest and smallest masks for paintball. The Dye i5 paintball mask has a very low profile, making it much more difficult for your opponents to hit you in the paintball mask. The DYE i5 is available in a variety of
Empire paintball masks have stood the test of time with their proven shell and lens designs. Empire presents amazing coverage with a wide angled lens in all of their paintball masks. The Vents lens system is quick to change and comes in a variety of clear and smoked lens
Known for the Legendary JT Proflex paintball mask, JT paintball masks have survived the ages keeping up with demand for a good quality, light, effective paintball masks. With the proven Spectra lens you have a wide field of vision with various choices of tints and lens
Tippmann is known for its long lasting, durable, high-quality paintball products. Tippmann paintball masks hold true to the same reputation. Suitable for all players, Tippmann paintball masks uphold full face protection while remaining comfortable and durable. Upgrade to an Intrepid paintball mask and take advantage of the combination of soft and hard materials to create a light and effective paintball mask. Badlands is the largest Tippmann dealer in Canada and keeps maximum stock for your paintball mask needs. Check out the Tippmann Paintball Masks.