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Matrix Iron Face Carbon Steel "Striker" Gen4 Metal Mesh Full Face Mask - Woodland
[Mask-Strike04-WD]
$25.00
by Joe C. Date Added: Sunday 28 October, 2012
Having had this mask for a few months now I can say it is a solid performance. I bought it from Evike for $30 a few months ago, and I feel like that was a very fair price; that being said, now that it's $25 you should seriously consider it.

The mask is highly adjustable. The mesh continues into the fabric portion of the mask about an inch, and so at first I had trouble getting it to fit my bulbous face. However, after some tinkering, I discovered it is much easier to simply bend the metal to your desire (as long as you do it carefully, there is no compromise in structural effeciency). The cheek area of the mesh was very tight, so I bent it out a bit.

The material on the inside of the mask is somewhat abrasive to the skin, but it does wick away moisture fairly well. I personally like a much looser fit so that I can take off the mask with one hand, without having to undo the clasps on the back. I have found that I can't fit a hat over it, however, even when it's really tight.

Despite looking somewhat silly at times, the mask does its job. You'll never need to worry about fog. The only thing I have noticed about this mask is that the mesh sits just a little bit further out from your face than other mesh systems, so your vision on the whole will suffer just the slightest bit, but it's still far better than trying to deal with fog.

The mask rests close enough to your face (even when it's strapped loosely) that you can easily aim down pretty much all of your weapons. I have a Snow Wolf Barrett with a low-riding scope, and to be honest, I was very nervous while waiting to receive this mask as to whether it would let me look through the scope. Though it's not a 100% perfect view, it is very, very doable, and certainly much better than any other full mask setup you'll find.

Overall I am surprised that it took somebody so long to market this design as it is fantastic. I'm not sure if certain fields will allow this without some supplemental goggles underneath, but for the more casual playstyle there is nothing better.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
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