One of your most important pieces of paintball gear is your paintball mask. The most important part of your mask is your paintball lens. The lens is what you see your game through and what keeps your eyes protected on the field. If your lens is damaged, it truly will affect your paintball game. Most people dont know how easy it is to replace your paintball mask lens.
There are three main reasons you would want to replace your paintball mask lens. The first and most important reason you would want to change out your paintball lens is if it is chipped or damaged. This is very important because once a paintball lens is in this condition, it is unsafe to use on the field as it does not have the structural integrity to protect your face from paintballs flying at over 200 MPH.
The second reason you would want to change out your paintball mask lens would be to adjust to the weather and light conditions. Paintball lenses come in a variety of different colors and each one has its own purpose. The mirror coated mask lens lets you see out of the mask but doesn't allow anyone to see in your mask. Most of the mirror lenses have the base lens smoke with the mirror coating on the outside. Yellow and amber paintball mask lenses are usually best for low light conditions and brighten everything around you up. Smoke and dark smoke paintball lenses are usually best for sunny days and open areas. It is important you pick the right lens that suits your playing conditions.
The third reason you may want to change your paintball mask lens is from just plain old wear and tear. Over time, the paintball lens continually takes abuse and is not able to give you the clear view that you had when the mask was brand new. You may become accustom to the dirty lens and because you dont see any major scratches and you will continue to use it. Once you get your new paintball mask lens, you will forget how good it feels to have that crystal clear view of the paintball field.
Most paintball mask lenses can be changed out in less than 3 minutes.