No I don't want my teeth shooting out
Hello and welcome to my latest blog entry. I will be reviewing the Viper metal face mask. Now as an airsofter who has been around a bit I have been to many different types of matches. I have been in large open woodland sites, I have been to big open sites that have some buildings located on them and I have been to sites that are dedicated CQB sites.
In this review I will be talking about a piece of equipment that in my eyes is essential when you are guaranteed to come across enemies that are extremely close.
Now when it comes to protecting your mouth and your teeth then there is only one way……..a face mask. There normally is two types, one is a full face mask, the other is a half face mask. Today I have the Viper metal lower face mask. It’s got a large metal covering that will cover your mouth and side of face almost reaching round to your ears. It will also reach up to the top of your nose and down to just below your mouth. It is a mesh design and it’s very strong, it can be molded slightly to fit the form of the face.
On the back is some strong elastic straps that can be adjusted to allow the mask to fit snugly and safely to your face. The straps reach round to the rear of your head and there is a larger piece of fabric that connects the straps together, this piece of fabric sits at the rear of your head and adds to the comfort of the Viper face mask.
Crafty Rating ***/5
Don’t be silly it’s a mask and the internals would be your head.
Crafty Rating 0/5
Like I said at the start of this review I have been to sites that are classed as full CQB sites and this mask is essential to the protection of my mouth and lower face. You have to remember that when you are extremely close in a firefight in airsoft the rounds will not have time to loose much fps so when they hit you they are still doing up to 350fps which at less then 20m is plenty to knock a tooth out.
If your are not used to these types of masks then they can become slightly uncomfortable to wear. They also don’t allow you to have a drink during the match as you would have to either lift the mask up potentially knocking you eye protection or taking the mask off all together making the protection to your mouth useless.
You can also get slightly irritated by this mask as it can press on your face no matter how many times you mold the metal to your face. But in the grand scheme of it a slight bit of uncomfort is a lot better then taking a round to your mouth and knocking a tooth out.
Overall Crafty Rating ****/5