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Some advice on masks for people that wear glasses.

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I did my first QCB a few weeks back and loved it, i want to start getting my own gear and the first and most important part is the mask.

 

the one i got with the rental pack was ok but it did push my glasses into my face a bit so i was wondering if anyone could recommend a good set of goggles or full face mask that are suitable.

 

Many thanks

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What's your price range. Eye pro is the one thing you should never cheap on, and I'm afraid you'll be frightened away by what I would recommend...

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Mate i like my eyes, i maybe blind as a bat with out my glasses but i want to keep my sight.

 

As i'm new to the sport i throught i'd sort out the most important bit of kit first (turning myself into a weekend warrior comes next lol), as for price you cant put a price on it can you.

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As above - best not to buy cheap - unless you're going with mesh.

If you want goggles/mask over mesh though - "Save Phace" seem to be the best, I've heard that they're among the best for players who need glasses too, as the shape allows a little more room between the eyes and the mask.

A little pricy though!

 

www.savephace.com/Tactical

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Even with mesh it's not a good idea to go for something cheap. Pot metal will warp after being shot and sometimes render the whole thing useless after a gap opens up in it.

 

Also, you may want to paste your links directly - without 'http://' or 'https://' IPB won't parse the URL. As such, your link redirects to this thread currently.

 

Link for the rest of you: http://www.savephace.com/tactical

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http://www.savephace.com/Tactical/Diss-Series/Phantom

 

like this one and it's not to badly priced tbh.

 

Even with mesh it's not a good idea to go for something cheap. Pot metal will warp after being shot and sometimes render the whole thing useless after a gap opens up in it.

 

Also, you may want to paste your links directly - without 'http://' or 'https://' IPB won't parse the URL. As such, your link redirects to this thread currently.

 

Link for the rest of you: http://www.savephace.com/tactical

And very true you get what you pay for.

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I use a DYE I4 mask. Technically a paintball mask, but amazing. No fog whatsoever, plenty of room for any of my glasses, the fan actually works to keep fog off glasses, many customization options, etcetera. Pricy though; my kit cost about $300 for the mask, fan, extra lense, and visor.

 

Unfortunately Amazon UK doesn't have the all-in-one option, but those should give you plenty of options:

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_7?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=dye+i4+mask&sprefix=dye+i4+%2Caps%2C238&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Adye+i4+mask

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cant wear the as i have an astigmatism. (one eye is shaped more like a rugby ball at the back)

 

Who told you that you can't? I was told for years by specsavers that I could not get contacts, I went to an independent opticians', and they told me that what specsavers were not saying to me was "[specsavers] don't stock obscure brands of contact lenses for conditions outside the norm". I now wear them daily.

 

Don't take false hope from this, but be sure you get a 2nd opinion.

 

EDIT:

 

Furthermore, you only need a contact lens in your dominant shooting eye.

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A little pricy though!

 

 

 

They're really not.

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They're really not.

 

Compared to a mesh, or a bog standard mask from ebay or whatever, they are pretty expensive for a beginner.

 

Worth ebery penny though, and of course there are far more expensive masks on the market, but I didn't want to be 'that guy' who recommends a £300 mask

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Compared to a mesh, or a bog standard mask from ebay or whatever, they are pretty expensive for a beginner.

 

Worth ebery penny though, and of course there are far more expensive masks on the market, but I didn't want to be 'that guy' who recommends a £300 mask

 

True but then those "bog standard" ones on ebay often aren't worth the money.

 

I realise that a lot of new airsofters are young and not earning but safety and protection are the things you really shouldn't scrimp on and $60 is NOT a huge price to pay for eye and face protection. You don't need to go to the lengths of a Devtac Ronin mask but you should at least have enough respect for yourself to want to spend more than a tenner on protecting yourself. Equally, as much as you can airsoft on a budget, generally it's NOT a cheap hobby. If you start off questioning spending £40 on a piece of essential kit then the cost escalation once you get into it will scare the bejesus out of you!

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I'm also short sighted in on eye and long sighted in the other, I've tried contacts and they gave me head aches so I went back to wearing glasses, still looking into my options.

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I wear glasses so have also been looking for goggles which will be safe.

 

I have bought a pair of Goliath OTG Goggles from specs4sports.co.uk

 

These are designed for motorcycle use and seal well around the edges as well as being made from shatterproof polycarbonate. I used a little anti-fog on the inside (as well as on my glasses) and have had no issues at all.

 

http://www.specs4sports.co.uk/goliath-otg-over-glasses-goggles-clear-lens-433-p.asp

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I wear glasses so have also been looking for goggles which will be safe.

 

I have bought a pair of Goliath OTG Goggles from specs4sports.co.uk

 

These are designed for motorcycle use and seal well around the edges as well as being made from shatterproof polycarbonate. I used a little anti-fog on the inside (as well as on my glasses) and have had no issues at all.

 

http://www.specs4sports.co.uk/goliath-otg-over-glasses-goggles-clear-lens-433-p.asp

Your a star perfect gonna ask she holds the purse strings too let me spend some cash lol XD

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Do they have a saftey rating on them atal though as they dont mention one? And polycarb is shatterproof but not balistic rated. We used to you polycarb windows on our track cars but not sure how good it would be being shot at tbh.

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I'm also short sighted in on eye and long sighted in the other, I've tried contacts and they gave me head aches so I went back to wearing glasses, still looking into my options.

 

This horse isn't dead yet.

 

Have you tried wearing the lens in just one eye?

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This horse isn't dead yet.

 

Have you tried wearing the lens in just one eye?

I'm going to my local qcb site again soon there are a few ppl the who wear glasses so gonna ask them but my local airsoft shop have a great set of goggles for 30 quid and they said they should be Ok so gonna go down tomos and check them out, while I'm there might as well do a bit of shopping lol

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True but then those "bog standard" ones on ebay often aren't worth the money.

 

I realise that a lot of new airsofters are young and not earning but safety and protection are the things you really shouldn't scrimp on and $60 is NOT a huge price to pay for eye and face protection. You don't need to go to the lengths of a Devtac Ronin mask but you should at least have enough respect for yourself to want to spend more than a tenner on protecting yourself. Equally, as much as you can airsoft on a budget, generally it's NOT a cheap hobby. If you start off questioning spending £40 on a piece of essential kit then the cost escalation once you get into it will scare the bejesus out of you!

 

 

Amen to that brother,

Compared to a lot of hobbies, even top-end airsoft gear is cheap. When you consider that you can spend > £1000 on a fishing rod/pole just to sit by a pond all day, I'd say the cost -> fun ratio is pretty decent in airsoft :)

 

Also, airsoft seems to be one of those things where if you buy cheap, you buy twice - you're far better off in the long run getting the right gear as soon as you can and it will last you.

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Tactical Optician does prescription inserts for the popular makes of shooting glasses. I have a set for my ISS. His website is shite but you can talk to him easily on facebook and his stuff is reasonably priced, my set cost around £60 for inserts and bridge piece for the glasses.

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