I used to use an old Halloween Jason mask w/ goggles (I painted it, so it didnít glow in the dark). It actually worked quite well, but did occasionally fog. It was defiantly a great low budget idea. But Iím hard core, so I eventually shelled out the cash for this. Now, I have a very large head (I wear 7 ĺ to 8Ē fitted hats) and this still fits great. It covers about half of my ear on the sides, one third of my head on the top and comes down just below my chin. The construction is very solid. I pulled and pried a little on the padding and the straps, it seems glued and rivetedvery tight. I took a few shots to the head in my first skirmish (our whole team shoots 350fps plus, some 425fps) with it and it didnít even scratch. This mask is everything the video describes and more. Comfort, protection, intimidation; and now for the break down:
I couldnít see the screen over the eyes at all unless I actually tried to look at it.
Low profile communication gear will work. We got ours from Wal-Mart. See the video for bulky stuff.
I think it would be pretty hard to use with Iron Sights. See below
I shoot a G36c w/ a reflex site on it. And I had some trouble getting my head low enough to see through the site without resting the mask on my stock. It wasnít uncomfortable or cumbersome at all! But the vibration from the gun translated into the mask when it was resting against the stock. This actually made the gun sound a lot cooler inside the mask, but it was also a lot louder (just for me, no one else could hear it). So it was a little harder to hear my opponents yell ďOUT!!Ē when I shot them. I was able to adjust my shooting technique to avoid the added noise and still see through the site properly, but that will take some getting used to.
Iíve only used this mask once so far and it was @ night. Iíll post again after our day game or if any other relevant details immerge.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]