Fusion Battle Jersey and Pants Review, Pics included
Posted 30 May 2006 - 09:53 AM
First off, some pics of this gear in action;
Tippinator with an Automag?
Newest Tippinator, Fireball!
And now, the model shot, I'll describe the gear based on the points I have marked.
1. The High Collar & Reinforced/Padded Shoulders are a nice touch. All of the other jerseys I own (JT, Flurry Industries) are V-Necked and provide no neck cover. I'm used to getting shot in the neck, I have a big head and masks almost always leave me unprotected in the neck area. The shoulders provide a little extra support on the lower neck, as well as keeping my vest from digging into my shoulders when it is fully loaded.
2. Padded Forearm/Elbows I'm not much of a crawler, but I see how these could help players who like to crawl. Other than that they're another piece of the jersey that provides some protection. Well stitched and durable, this is a welcome addition.
3. My Stomach!..... oh no wait. The Camo Pattern!!!! Digi-cam. What else can I say? Looking at it provides just about all you really need to know. My pants are a bit darker than my jersey but I think its how they got washed the first time (oops). In Nova Scotia we have lots of pine trees and birch trees (visible behind me) that vary in many colors of green. I can easily jump into a bush and essentially disappear. This gear is going to work awesome for me during the summer but when Fall hits I will likely switch to something a little more red/brown.
4. Cargo Pockets, Squeegee pockets, Regular Pockets -- Enough already! I went from wearing pants without pockets to wearing these bad boys with so much storage that I hardly know what to do with myself. Being able to drop some essentials into my pockets for a game is nice, but I more or less use my Flurry Vest for that. Squeegee pocket along the lower leg is great, I just need to get a new Straight-Shot squeegee for it!
5. Zipper, Velcro, Snap and Padded Crotch! This saved me last weekend, as I took a shot a little too close to home. This is normally where I tear most pants apart, I've wrecked many pairs of pants in 6 years playing paintball, all the same way. Crouching and the crotch tears apart. Luckily I used to wear a pair of cargo shorts over my camos so I could have some pockets! Now with my Fusions I can run, slide, duck, jump, dance and not worry about my pants tearing.
6. Ventilation, More Zippers and Padding! All down the leg on the inside there is a mesh which lets your legs breathe. This is nice on hot days, not so much fun on cold ones! You can zipper up and down the last bit of the pant to let more air in (or if you are lacing up high boots you can move the pant out of the way then zip it down over them). The knees are padded and this is great, but not a substitute for proper knee pads. In the above pic you can see Hired_Gun (on the left) wearing his knee pads on the outside. I wear a pair of volleyball knee pads under my gear typically (so I can move them down off my knees when I'm not playing), and as of recently I have not worn them at all, but I think I will be going back to them soon.
Some general notes:
-These are easy to clean! Dirt, Paint and whatever else you may have on your pants will come off quickly with a splash of water. This is a nice touch because I know I don't want stains all over my new pants!
-Breatheable is your friend. This gear breathes and helps keep you cool during games.
-Tough. Like I said many times, this is the strongest and most durable gear I've owned, hands down.
-The headband is a nice touch. As you can see I have a head of hair that is essentially a fire hazard and I need something to keep it in place. The headband is padded and works well to keep sweat and hair out of my face while I'm playing.
The Tippinators have been wearing this gear for quite some time and we're all very pleased with how it looks and performs. We recommend it to any player looking for a great pair of camo jerseys and pants.
Posted 30 May 2006 - 11:49 AM
This post has been edited by PhoenixWolf: 30 May 2006 - 11:49 AM
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Posted 30 May 2006 - 11:52 AM
This post has been edited by AustinMRPB: 30 May 2006 - 11:53 AM
Posted 30 May 2006 - 01:50 PM
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Posted 04 June 2006 - 05:07 PM
I love this stuff...
I would suggest maybe some velcro straps that go around the cuff of your leg, this would cure that stomping problem
Posted 05 June 2006 - 06:33 PM
Posted 06 June 2006 - 09:55 PM
One question though, is it cooler to wear the Ultralite jersey or a T-shirt? I wear a T-shirt in the summer, and if the jersey isnt as hot that is awesome.
You gas up the marker, put on the gloves, strap on the mask, and walk onto the field.. it doesn't matter that you failed a test, that your girlfriend broke up with you last night, or that you got a ticket on the way there...your world is right for the next couple hours, this is your heaven on earth... live it... love it..
How the hell could you stop me? Why in the world would you try? I go hard forever that's just how I'm designed, that's just how I was built.
Posted 20 July 2006 - 10:00 AM
Its not noticable at any rate.
Posted 21 July 2006 - 02:32 PM
1) The built in belt fell off yes, fell off. This didn't really matter though because you can use a normal belt with the belt loops.
2) The inside breahable part of the leg makes it difficult to play in dense brush without tearing your pants.
All in all, I no longer have a built in belt and I have a 2 inch tear in the mesh part, but these are still some of the best pants ever. The only thing I can see myself replacing them with is the Crye Combat Uniform.
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Posted 02 September 2006 - 05:33 PM
When i see you your in my cross hairs,but when you see me your looking over your sholder still wondering why that tree is waving at you. "Explosives slove everthing"-Sandy WBC I'm going for a Sunday drive Navy Seal Style
Posted 30 September 2006 - 07:50 PM
I'm still very impressed with how everything performs under stress! I've played in several tournaments wearing these pants - sliding/running/diving/falling is a breeze and I have nothing to worry about like I used to in my old cammies or pants. Nothing has torn or ripped.
I am going to continue wearing them into the fall season (leaves are starting to change here), but will be retiring my Fusion Jersey for the time being (as most of our woods are now brown/red). The "disappearing act" of this gear still holds true, I've had players walk right past me several times on the woodsball field this summer. As you can tell from the pictures above, its kinda hard to miss me otherwise.
Some fresh pictures from the end of the summer (At Skirmish USA!) with Fusion Gear.
Here you can see that my Fusions help me blend into that Hyperball field.
From Overkill Sportz, in July - Downpour tournament!
Where'd this Money Shot come from? Oh right... I slid into the 50!
Seriously though, every time I put on my gear I feel comfortable and confident that when I need to get the job done, be it sneaking or running full tilt, my Fusions aren't going to fail me.
Keep on having fun,
Posted 17 October 2006 - 05:26 PM