Some of you might be asking yourselves...
What is a Ban-Du?
A Ban-Du is a head wrap made by Sam Hartley (goes by "shartley" in the paintball forum community) who runs Blackleaf Outfitters. It combines a bandanna or sweat band with the length of a du-rag to create this:
One word: Awesome.
I ordered the MARPAT version with the OD top. It looks great, feels great, is well constructed, and offers great production. The band has a built-in sweat absorbing material to keep the sweat out of your mask, lens, and eyes. The band comes down low enough and covers enough of your forehead that even when you use small masks like the VForce Grill I use, getting shot in the bare forehead isn't happening. The back comes down and covers the back of your neck. While taking pictures at the last scenario game, I got hit in the back of the neck and barely felt it because of the ban-du. Everything is well stitched and very nicely put together with no flaws. They also look pretty bad "butt". The band ties in the back and kind of looks like a ninja/karate kind of head thing. And ninjas > pirates.... Sneaky sneaky. You can order them in many many different camouflage patterns, prints, and solid colors allowing you to create your own custom combinations to match your gear. Just send him an email or put it in the Comments section of your order.
Best piece of headwear for paintball I've ever seen or used. Period. I won't play without one again.
Rating: 10/10, A+++, Great Product
Me wearing my ban-du on the left.
You can see the full neck coverage.
You can purchase a Ban-du here: http://blackleafoutf...php/cPath/22_26
This post has been edited by Jackson: 01 June 2008 - 03:16 PM