Paintball is a game that relies heavily on being able to spot opponents. If you can’t see your opponents, you will have little chance of being able to hit them with a paintball. If your opponent can see you, but you can’t see them, you won’t have much of a chance.
A paintball mask is essential in the game of paintball. You can’t play without it. It’s there to protect your face and eyes from being potentially damaged. A paintball mask is a very important piece of equipment. With much of the game of paintball relying on your vision, you want a mask that doesn’t hinder your vision, and one that won’t fog up when you are playing paintball.
Single pane lenses are a pain in terms of fogging. Most cheap masks will come with single pane lenses. They may say they have ?fog protection,? but all it really means is it has some kind of fog prevention spray on it that won’t last. After a game or two of paintball you will probably be in the same boat as everyone else with single pane lenses, and have it fog up on you.
Paintball is an intense sport. While playing, you?ll most likely work up a sweat, and when you do, the heat you generate will often cause your lens to fog up. It is amazingly hard to play paintball effectively with a fogged up paintball lens. You become about as effective as if you were playing with your eyes closed.
A thermal lens is the answer to foggy lens woes. Thermal lenses prevent fogging and will save you when you are heating up. Thermal lenses lock air in between two lenses. The air in between the two lenses is what keeps it from fogging up.
Whatever type of mask you have, you should be able to find a thermal lens for it. Thermal lenses are more expensive than single pane lenses, but they are well worth it. If you want to be able to play paintball to your best ability, a thermal lens is an investment because it will help keep you in the game and fog free.