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Post icon  Posted 12 December 2008 - 05:46 PM

I'm needing a new paintball mask and would like to get one with Christmas money. I've really been looking at the DYE I3 bust read a review on it that stated they guy couldn't wear his glasses under it. I can't see without my glasses and I hate contacts so a mask that will fit over my glasses is a must.

My JT El Cheapo works for now but I'd really like something nicer, any suggestions are greatly appreciated. :happy:





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Posted 12 December 2008 - 06:06 PM

Profiler fits over my glasses really well.

Vents are big negative in that regard.
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Posted 12 December 2008 - 06:14 PM

I've had good luck with my proto switch and save phace masks
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Posted 12 December 2008 - 06:38 PM

My bespectacled buddy likes his Profilers. I'll ask him how they fit.
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Posted 12 December 2008 - 06:42 PM

My JT Flex 7 and Flex 8 are acceptable with glass on, but I'm sure there must be masks better suited for glasses wearers than either of those.
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Posted 12 December 2008 - 06:45 PM

Both my proflex and my grill work with my glasses. The flexes are better, because they vent more and fog less.

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Post icon  Posted 12 December 2008 - 06:49 PM

WOW I'm really digging those Save Phace masks! they say there even designed to wear glasses under, that rocks. thanks for the tip! :P





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Posted 06 January 2009 - 03:27 PM

Just so you know the proto masks specifically say in the manual that they are not designed to be worn with glasses. I have some prescription glasses (I normally wear contacts) and I tried them with the mask, the corners touched the lens, but it would have been ok.
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Posted 06 January 2009 - 04:17 PM

The biggest factor is going to be the design of your glasses. Smaller frames will work well in more mask styles than a set of 1970's frames.
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Posted 06 January 2009 - 07:38 PM

I hate save phace masks. theyre just really low quality. if youre gonna spend money on a mask, get a decent one.

that said...
I was talking to my optometrist a couple days ago. some cool stuff came up. I have (well, had, im not nearsighted anymore... farsighted instead...??) glasses like the second ones puz showed for shooting. i just got the lenses replaced with plain non-prescription, and still a yellow tint. she was telling me about how they make them, and some are actually some kind of spray on coating... i guess, i didnt really understand it. at any rate, i got to thinking and asked her. you can actually buy, if you were willing to spend in the 500 range, a paintball lense with your prescription in it. how cool would that be???
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Posted 06 January 2009 - 08:50 PM

And then it would get shot... Wonderful becc :P

If only it was cost effective. I am glad I have good vision.
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Posted 06 January 2009 - 09:30 PM

Praise god for contacts... My glasses would push against my face under my scotts ( lookin into a proflex tho) that id take the mask off and have lines where my frames were pushed into my skin, yet if i took them off the mask was loose on me.

Just wonderin, but why don't you like contacts? After the first couple "growing pains" one could say, they're really easy to maintain and pretty cheap, like 40$ for 6 pair on avg., and you don't even feel them.
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Posted 06 January 2009 - 09:39 PM

I would strongly suggest the V-Force Shield. If i remember correctly, they were made for ppl with glasses. My stepdad really likes his pair. There is plenty of space between the eyes and the lens. And they don't fog (well duh, they're Vforce) But I've heard good things about the profilers too. I have a set, but i haven't tried them on with glasses.
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Posted 07 January 2009 - 08:28 AM

View Postshadow_772, on Jan 6 2009, 10:50 PM, said:

And then it would get shot... Wonderful becc :P

If only it was cost effective. I am glad I have good vision.


lol... no. *facepalmness*

it'd be like a thermal lense. cept the second 'thermal' bit behind the normal bit would be glasses. or, they could make it out of the same material they make shooting goggles out of (same stuff they use for firefighting... trust me it'd stop balls better than paintball lenses)
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Posted 07 January 2009 - 10:23 AM

Both my old JT ProFlex and my new JT Status fit well and are comfortable over my glasses. These masks even fit over and are comfy with my prescription (work) safety glasses... For my two cents, I would say, go with either of these. I have tried on a V-Force Grill with my glasses and it seemed to fit well. However, I only wore it for a minute. :rolleyes:
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