Does Paintball Masks with Fans built in really worth buying?
Paintball Masks with fans built in? What is that?
One of the nightmares of every paintball players is having his maks filled up with fog in the middle of a game. There is no way other than wiping it down by lifting your mask. That’s really unsafe and will also disturb the momentum of the game.
You might think about why it is important and how to prevent your paintball mask from getting fogged up during the game. Dont worry this post will provide an answer for both.
What are the solutions for Paintball masks fog up the issue?
There are three different approaches to resolve this issue, which one to choose is up to you. All three methods have their own merits and demerits.
- Using Anti-fog lens solution(Read more)
- Anti Fog Paintball Mask(Read more)
- Paintball mask with Fans built in it.
We have two dedicated posts for the first two options.In this post will discuss in detail about paintball mask with fans built in it.
How does a Paintball Masks with Fans built-in work?
Paintball Mask fans work on the basis of very simple design and concept. The main use of this is to provide proper air circulation for your mask and avoid the chance for fog. Using Anti-fog lens solution can withstand fog only for a certain period of time. Anti Fog masks do a better job, still, it has few flaws when we play for hours continuously.
Before we move on to how a paintball mask fan works, let’s see the main reasons for the fog.
- The year you breathe out has a higher volume of moisture and is warm which increases the humidity inside your mask.
- As the warm air accumulates, the temperature inside your mask increases when compared to the outside one.
In this case, when the humid air comes in contact with the mask lens, it condenses. This condensation of humid air result in fog. Thus the main purpose of masks with a built-in fan is to reduce humidity and temperature.
You might have noticed that on the early morning your car window got fog up. Using your car AC will help to clear it. Similarly, when it is raining heavily, you may face the same situation. In both the case condensation of humidity which in contact with the car window results in this. The built-in fan for mask does the job similar to car ventilation.
So, a simple answer for how a paintball mask works? they simple exchange the inside humid air with outside one and keeps the inside temperature normal.In addition to that this avoids suffocation for you in case of continuous play. The mask fans are helpful in 3 ways.
- It removes the humid and warm air from inside of the mask.
- Bring cool air in from outside.
- Performs both the above actions simultaneously.
If you are using a normal paintball mask, then you must know that it is not safe for you. The air which you breathe out to the mask contains more Carbon monoxide. In case of no ventilation, you will repeatedly breathe this air. Air which is a lack of oxygen and abundant in Carbon monoxide decreases your brain function after a certain period. In this case, your ability to think and response quick might decrease. In addition to that, you may feel drowsy easily.
Similarly fogging up in the middle of the game will force you to stop for a while, clean it and then restart. Fogging up will blur your vision and you may lose your accuracy. We have tested out of few Anti-fog masks with inbuilt fan and create a list of few best ones.
#1 M04 Airsoft Tactical Protective Mask.
Very hard memory composite and lens with dual filter is the main attraction of this product. The mask has high shock absorption property with anti-fogging property with proper ventilation. Forehead cushion and adjustable strap are other good benefits of this product. It is currently available only black color.
#2 Outgeek M50 Airsoft Mask Full Face Skull CS Mask With Fan.
This product comes with two air circulation fans and twp inner pair glasses. The two pairs of inner glasses are transparent and protect you from sunshine and explosions. The two fans come with inbuilt filters, clean the air while it circulates. This helps to prevent you from breathing the paintball sediments outside your mask. This is an excellent option for those who looking for s stylish and effective mask for your game.
#3 Jadedragon Tactical Paintball Dummy Gas mask.
A decent product which is available in three variants colors. Two exhaust fans on either side of the mask which provides better ventilation. The fans work with the help of batteries and work with minimal battery charge. Comes with nylon adjustable straps, sturdy and tough.Can effectively prevent paintball and BB bullets without fogging.
#4 Tactical Paintball Full Face Mask M50.
This is a pretty solid mask for its price. Provide better air circulation and act perfectly as a defogger. If you are looking for a cheap one which serves your purpose, then you can try for this. But I would always suggest the other three products over this one.
Can you wear glasses under paintball mask?
Yes, you can wear glasses under a paintball mask if you wish to do so. Make sure you purchase paintball mask which has enough room to fit your glasses too.
How much does a paintball mask cost?
A paintball mask cost varry depedning on its make and functionalities. You can purchase a good quality paintball masks with a minimal cost of $28.
If you frustrated with the fog inside your paintball mask, we will advise you to try any of the above lists. Built fans are one of the best solutions for fog and improve air circulation for your paintball mask. You may also like my post on How to make a Paintball gun at home