"This is easily the best purchase I have ever made as a CQB airsoft player. I tried 2 different masks(A Dye i4 and Save Phace) before this, both of them glass, and they each had fogging issues on me. With mesh, fog no longer exists, AND I CAN FINALLY ENJOY PLAYING AIRSOFT AGAIN. Fogging will ruin the experience so quickly. Never reverting to glass during CQB games.
Now to the review,
I have a big head, so the mask does not fully cover my ears, but it is a good fit to the face and above the forehead. The inside pads are really soft and absorb sweat well. I use a beanie to cover the rest of my ears and to cover my hair. The back strap is very tight, and its easy to get on without a hat. With a hat, it can sometimes make the hat slide down along with it. Just a note and minor annoyance, but nothing to mark off points.
The mask is built like a tank, the mesh feels like hard steel, and BBs have not been able to dent or go through it in my personal testing. Paint will chip if shot close enough/hard enough, and those chips can go through the mesh. Though this is a small concern, they don't move fast and if they do they'll only be an annoyance, not gonna damage your eye.
Visibility is excellent even in the dark, and the side mesh makes peripheral vision great as well.
The only con of this mask for me would have to be the size of it in comparison to my head, but there's nothing I can do. I give this mask a 10/10 for CQB players. "I got this mask about 3 months ago and I really like it.
It looks great in person (as well as online)
It has a impressive feel and weight to it.
Resistant to damage
The straps are somewhat long and need to be tucked in and tightened every few games
The Helmet will not fit someone with a large head.
In low lighting the mesh can be hard to see through. "This mask is great. I have had problems with masks fogging for years and years, but NO MORE. I went for this mask because of the low profile look and the mesh visors. The mask works great in all aspects. You get very decent peripheral vision and once you have worn it for a minute or two you don't even notice you have a mask on. If I were to nitpick, the fiberglass was a little rough on one of the edges of the mask, but its not a big deal because they are made by hand. But the only real issue for the mask was the straps. They are a stretchy material, and when running the straps stretch and cause the mask to bounce. After 3 or 4 times of using the mask, the straps started to tear away from it. It's a simple fix though, I just went to a fabric store, bought some straps, and put a hole in them so I could screw them in place of the old ones. It worked great, and now I have ZERO problems with this mask. I forget I am wearing it even sometimes. Definitely a little pricey for the quality but it is great for looks and function if you don't mind spending a little time on it. Also, glasses and low profile goggles fit under the mask, so if you need full seal eye protection it is easily doable.
PROS: -Looks very cool and is unique.
-Fits very snug(even more so with the solid straps)
-Breaths fairly well
-Glasses and low profile goggle friendly
CONS: -Straps are flimsy (The back piece and the straps and buckles that attach to it are good)
-Price is a bit high
-May need a riser to use sights Read More Reviews Write a Review
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Evike.com R-Custom Fiberglass Wire Mesh "Templar" Mask - Black Style:
One Size fits most
About Evike.com R-Custom Masks:
The Evike.com Limited Edition Custom Mask series are genuine products brought to you exclusively by our artists and designers. The quality, construction, and fine detail of each Evike custom mask is never duplicated. These amazing designer masks are used by legions of competitive airsoft players all over the world. Each mask is carefully hand-crafted and painted by master grade artists to perfection. The Evike Custom masks present both the world-class fine details of a collector's piece and high strength durability needed for various extreme sport Airsoft battle simulations. Inspired by the latest trends, the Evike Custom masks are crafted specifically to provide you the most intimidating presentation on the battlefield. ANSI rated goggles required for paintball and war gaming.
These masks are genuine products made exclusively for Evike.com world-wide by our exclusive original artists. Counterfeits and clones are being spotted by various other retailers with low quality construction and poor paint jobs. Please be aware of fake products and support the original artists. These masks cannot be mass produced or cloned properly simply because of the craftsmanship and the amount of artistic details involved in the construction process of each mask.
Features / Specifications: Genuine Evike.com designers direct exclusive product Crafted from high quality fiberglass for maximum durability and to be light weight Individually hand crafted and hand painted Unique aggressive look to enhance field presence Great IFF (Identify Friendly Folks) team mask Ergonomic design with high density foam cushion pads for maximum comfort Spider 5 Point strap Contoured design for optimized air flow Rubber coated to eliminate fiberglass scent "Zero fogging" 22 gauge wire mesh design for applicable sporting use Factory tested to withstand 500+ FPS Airsoft bb at zero range. Low profile shooting safety goggles or glasses should be worn under the mask to achieve proper eye protection for Airsoft and paintball gaming. Disclaimer:
When using this mask for Airsoft gaming, proper ANSI rated safety shooting goggles (sold separately) are required to be worn under the mask to achieve proper full sealed eye protection. Buyer assumes full responsibility and liability when using this mask for any other purposes. Wire mesh masks are not "full sealed" masks. Wire mesh masks are not designed for paintball gaming or any other projectiles that may shatter or splash upon impact.
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 19 April, 2011.
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