Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sly's New Paintball Mask

Among all the paintball masks i've tried on, only two are comfortable for me. They are the VForce Profiler (which i'm currently using, and harder to find now) and the Dye i4.

Seeing that there're so many masks available in the market, yet only two fit me well, i was hoping that more manufacturers will come out with their own mask (Planet Eclipse for example). That way i'll have more options if i ever want to change a new mask. There were talks that VForce will be coming out with a new mask, but so far it seems that they are only rumors.

Then, just this morning, i read Seburo's blog and saw the new Sly Profit mask. From the pictures, the shape of the lens is pretty similar to the i4, even the quick change system looks the same. The nose bridge area also seems to be higher than other masks, which is one of the reason why i like my Profiler so much. I prefer to have to foam at the nose area sitting higher up near the eyes, providing a larger space for the nose. I hate the feeling of foam pressing against my nose.

Werdna Hol is the official distributor of Sly Equipment in this part of the world. I've checked their website for pricing but found none. From ANSgear.com, they're selling at the same price as the i3 pro.

Hopefully the Sly Profit mask will be as comfortable as the i4, but with more protection.

Some features of the mask:
  • Integrated double strap for goggle angle adjustment and maximum retention.
  • Durable and stylish nylon frame with co-molded soft TPR lower jaw for maximum protection while maintaining bounce potential.
  • Molded TPR vents for optimum heat dissipation and sound penetration.
  • Lightning fast, patent-pending lens retention system. Fastest lens changes in the industry.
  • NEW 3M-Engineered sealed thermal gasket system. This new impenetrable white thermal seal offers the ultimate seal against moisture and paint seepage between lens layers.
  • Velvet lined, soft cell foam atop molded impact absorbent SBR foam earpieces for that soft-ear bounce with pillow-like comfort. These earpieces muffle your own screaming and allow for superb directional hearing.
      • Every SLY PROFIT Goggle System comes equipped from the factory with a thermal sealed, gradient lens, fading from a deep, rich smoke to crystal clear. This offers optimal shading from glare, UV, and infrared light at a distance, with crystal clear up close, downward vision for those tiny gun LCDs or your game timer.
      • Industry-first gradient mirrored lens available, for those bright, eye squinting summer practices where you still need to see up close.


      Hetto said...

      I've bought one and seriously.... its damn comfortable to me..... Better than Dye I4 .... thats just my opinion.... But if only they sell Mirror lenses for the Sly profit...that would make a great mask....

      gasjatt said...

      From pictures of PB Vipers playing in Phoenix, seems that the jaw line is almost like i4s, doesn't cover much, does it?

      I think they have mirror lens (checked Sly's website), but the mirrored part fades into clear towards the bottom i think...

      Hetto said...

      Not really, i've put it beside my friends I4 and seems like the sly is a lil bit wider around the jaw line.

      That one is the chrome fade lense.....but still got no stock at werdna...they said that they stop be bringing the sly profit as too much demand... :(

      gasjatt said...

      Good to hear that it's comfortable AND provides more protection. But from this picture (http://www.propaintball.com/wp-content/gallery/psp-phoenix-2010-part-1/psp-phoenix-pro-pb-134-copy.jpg), a lot of his jaw is exposed....

      And this one baffles me. If demand is high for the Profit, why stop bringing in more???