A small plastic ball flies out from the AK47 when you lift your head from the trench, it accelerates in the barrel to a speed of 400 FPS (Feet Per Second), spinning, flying 100 feet and reaching the goal – your neck, kick and you go to the base rubbing the place of hit. Everything ended well – because bb got into the neck’s area, protected by cloth, but your face and especially your cheeks, nose and eyes are a zone of risk! Therefore, it is possible to play in airsoft only using the protection: a mask or special glasses.
Today, let’s talk about the protection of the face, about the stylish and reliable solutions available on the market. Conditionally they can be divided into the following groups:
- Shooting glasses: these are glasses from reliable quality plastic with a good overview. Very light, do not reduce the view and do not interfere with movement. But only protect the eyes. I would advise you to use them in a shooting gallery, for a shooting ground, look for a safer solution – such as a mask or half mask.
- Half-mask – this solution is more reliable, it seems like a ski mask. Securely fastened, and can successfully combined with the protection of the mouth.
- Full mask – is a one-piece solution, a complete overview, an excellent protection of the whole face.
- And the thematic mask – oh, these are cool stylized superheroes or skull plastic masks, the eyes are protected by a mesh or plastic, believe me this mask will be shamelessly taken both to the shooting ground and to the Halloween!
So, here is our TOP masks:
|Name||Material mask / goggles||Type|
|Outgeek Airsoft Half Face Mask||Low-carbon steel / ABS||Half Face|
|OneTigris 6" Foldable Half Face Mesh Mask||Steel mesh with soft nylon fabric / -||Half Face|
|Infityle Half Metal Steel Mesh Face Mask||Low-carbon steel / breathable ABS||Half Face|
|OutdoorMaster Full Face Airsoft Mask||Plastic and metal mesh eye protection||Full Face|
|Outgeek Full Face Tactical Leopard Mask||Plastic and metal mesh eye protection||Full Face|
Begin the review with this inexpensive half face mask with glasses. The look of the mask is excellent – a stylish skull (there are three other colors but the black one with the skull looks steeper). Put on, it looks as though the glasses provide a complete view, the attachment is secure, the mask and glasses sit well, but after a run of 20 mines, the rubber seal of goggles begins to press into the forehead, although my forehead may be non-standard J. The materials are not so unambiguous – mask: low-carbon steel and there are no questions, but on goggles the manufacturer promises reliable protection against falling of BBs under 310 fps in 5 meters, and in fact the plastic on the goggles is very thin. It probably will withstand one hit, but after a few shots, dents and even cracks are possible, so for active playing in confined spaces where shots are possible closely – the mask should not be used, and for other cases (large polygons, shooting galleries, etc.), it’s good to cope with its functions .
In any case, for a budget solution this is an excellent half-mask with a skull, you can definitely take it for a Halloween!
Given the ratio of price and quality – the mask falls into the nomination of Best Budget Mask
Half-mask of a strict military style, there are 7 variants of colors, it is possible to choose for any camouflage.
Put on, so it covers the nose, mouth, cheeks. Good ventilation and pleasantly sits on the head during running. The fixings are comfortable, do not interfere, you can put it on any helmet. Materials of very high quality – steel metal mesh face mask with soft padded nylon fabric. The mask provides excellent protection up to 800 FPS – this is enough for any hit.
No goggles in the set, so if you have cool glasses, and you are looking for protection for the lower half of the face – carefully take a closer look at this mask.
Highly recommended for airsoft players wanting protection and still in search for a good mask. It makes no sense to talk about it for long, it’s certainly the Best Half Face Mesh Mask
The next sample is the product of the company Infityle. It’s a half-mask and goggles. The company has to do the best and we have options from as many as 18 colors – choose any one.
Put on – yeah, the goggles sit tight and provide a good outlook, the mask is equipped well – it’s easy to breathe. Standard materials for such devices, Mask Steel Mesh are made of low-carbon steel,it can offer the best protection , Goggles are made of breathable ABS material – quality at the level for such a price, there are no complaints.
The goggles sat tight and had a wide enough view to see own surroundings, while the grid mesh was well-equipped, easily breathing and certainly good to cope with protection. After a couple of shots on goggles from the gun 600 FPS, there are no scratches and cracks – the goggles will protect you both on the shooting ground and in the shooting gallery.
Let’s talk about the beautiful. If you need to bring your opponents into horror, then this mask is perfect! Imagine a platoon of guys, dressed in these masks, that breaks into the enemy base at night !
At your choice, 6 high-quality skull masks for the entire face, from camouflage to the color of the USA flag are provided for us.
The materials are competently – the mask is made of 100% synthetic resin, and the eyes are covered with metal grids. In general, provide a normal level of protection, although I know some battlers who wear plastic goggles under it (in case if the BBs break into the grid).
Put on, here we are. The visual field slightly deteriorated, Stiff plastic with little padding. Pretty uncomfortable. But I look in the mirror very cool. Of course, we can talk a lot about convenience, protection and visual field – but let’s face it, this is the best style of the mask you can find! That’s really the truth: for airsoft, for Halloween, for party.
Definitely the mask deserves a nomination of the – Best STYLE Mask
Another mask from the company Outgeek. It like the previous one, completely covers the face and is stylized as a leopard, two colors completely black and black with white inserts – I prefer the first one. It looks cool. Probably for you, I can wear it.
The materials are fairly average – thick plastic and metal meshes on the eyes. The visual field slightly deteriorated (as in other masks with a mesh on the eyes), with fasteners had to tinker, dressing is not very convenient, except that the cheeks are exposed on the sides so do purchase a hood. But with the black form looks excellent.
I can recommend it for our fighting friends and lovers of superheroes in the style of a black leopard.
Buyer’s Guide – how to choose the mask for the shooting ground.
It is important to understand a few things:
- How well does it protect?
- From what material is it made (goggles and mask)?
- What is the visual field?
- Is it easy to fasten?
- Whether it disguises or fits well with my camouflage?
- Is it scary enough, will it be ashamed in front of all the guys?
So our nominations for Airsoft Masks 2018:
- Best Budget Mask – OUTGEEK Airsoft Half Face Mask Steel Mesh and Goggles Set
- Best Half-Face Mesh Mask – OneTigris 6″ Foldable Half-Face Mesh Mask Military Style
- Best STYLE Mask – OutdoorMaster Full Face Mask with Metal Mesh Eye Protection
Be cool and protected!