ID: 36992 (Mask-Strike05-BK)
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Matrix Iron Face Carbon Steel "Striker" Gen5 Metal Mesh Lower Half Mask - BlackGreat air ventilation. Breath without difficulty Made out of high quality Carbon Steel Absolutely no fogging on the wire mesh Soft and Slim Iron face allows low profile aiming positions Provides a very aggressive look Adjustable Face Straps
Achieve full air ventilation while offering maximum protection for your lower face. Obtain a good set of goggles and you have full face protection without loosing your ability to aim. The Gen5 offers better padding compared to previous versions combined with very secure head straps. The Gen5 also features soft velcro on the exterior for a bit of extra comfort and the ability to wear patches on your face mask.
A re-design of the Gen1 and Gen2 for those seeking more modularity than the Gen1 but less profile over the Gen2.
Achieve full face protection with most Full Seal Goggles and other similar size eyewear. Provides Cheek, nose, and mouth lower face protection.
"Okay so first of all, WHAT IS SHOWN IN THE PICTURE IS NOT WHAT I RECEIVED. To describe what I did receive in relation to the mask in the picture, the headstrap is one piece, a different one than the picture has. It bunches up, and really, I don't see it fitting the curvature of anyone's head without bunching uncomfortably and awkwardly. The sides of the mask in the picture have velcro on the entire non-mesh surface, and the one I received has only enough velcro to attach the head straps (No velcro past where the strap ends in the picture). The actual metal part of the mask is abysmal. I am a pretty huge scaredy cat when it comes to the possibility of getting shot in the face—that's why I bought this mask—but, I was very disappointed to find that the metal part only covers my upper cheekbones and nose, as well as a short panel which spans my lips, but the other areas of my face I would generally be worried about getting shot are just padded, soft material. I play in a CQC arena, and I can't tell you how many times I've been shot in the face at less than five feet. To give a picture of what the soft portion feels like, I can easily fold it completely inward.
None really, I didn't get what I saw and paid for
Not what what shown in the image
Low hard material coverage for such a big mask
Doesn't look that good, its bulky looks would only be made up for if it actually provided protection to the cheeks or jawline
Does not fit goggles cleanly
Sits uncomfortably, slung around the head as if an itchy ice-pack was bandaged to your mouth
Overall, I bought this mask for the protection levels, the velcro surface customizability, and the compatibility with goggles
The mask offers low protection levels, has no velcro surfaces extending outside of the area for the straps (wrong image), and it fits horribly with goggles, so, yeah, I am not really happy with it. I can say I will never wear this onto the field. It will probably either slouch down and fall off my face, or I will get a bad impact hit on my back teeth because of the flimsy cheek protection. Maybe the mask in the image would be a better fit for my helmet loadout.
"Just received these today, tried then on with Valken Sierra goggles, and they fit pretty well, at least if you're white, here are some pros and cons:
Nice steel, not bending any time soon
Cool tactical black
To all my fellow Asian airsofters, get some sort of padding for the cheek area, trust me its annoying.
Thats about it, hope this was a helpful review!
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