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GI Sportz - GI Pods Information
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GI Sportz
1375, 32nd Avenue
Lachine,
Canada

Phone: (800) 671-9963
Website: http://www.gisportz.com/
G.I. Sports Paintball 140 Round Paintball Pod. These pods not your normal pods. They are made out of the same material as the lens on your goggle. They will not break if you drop or stand on them.
 Manual: Submit a manual
 Release Date: 2011
 MSRP: $3.99
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 stars.
 Reviews: 11
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
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  • Currently 2/5 stars.
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  • Currently 1/5 stars.
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GI Sportz - GI Pods Reviews
GI Sportz GI Pods Pros: The pods feel real nice in your hands. They are made out of some really nice material. Cons: The lid does not stay closed. I have had lost a huge amount of paint while running on the fiel and...
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chugalugabugadug
 
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Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Kansas
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $3.99
Pros: Won't break
Cons: Lid closing, Spring
Pros:
The pods feel real nice in your hands. They are made out of some really nice material.

Cons:
The lid does not stay closed. I have had lost a huge amount of paint while running on the fiel and in the staging areas loading pods. I like to make sure my pods are packed tight so they do not make any noise while I am playing. These pods you cant pack them tight or loose. If you pack the paintballs loose the pod wont stay closed. If you pack them loose the paintballs bounce around and cause the lid to open.

The spring is not engineered to fit the pods very well either. The spring sticks out and when you reach to grab a pod from your pack there is a good chance that the spring will puncture your finger and cause it to bleed. The spring slips out of position very easily thus causing the spring to be usles becuase it doesn't put any pressure on the lid when you open it to spring back.

Overall I am not very pleased with my purchase and should have bought another brand!!!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
GI Sportz GI Pods The best pod out on the market right now. Thing will not break. If you haven't seen the video yet its a must!!
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theshok
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Join Date: May 2006
Location: 9OH!4
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $2.99
Pros: Best pod out
Cons: Can't think of any
The best pod out on the market right now. Thing will not break. If you haven't seen the video yet its a must!!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
GI Sportz GI Pods As others have said, these pods are nigh indestructable......amazing really. Only issue I have had was with 1 lid (out of 6), but it was easily fixed with a pair of needlenose pliers. Otherwise best...
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Brules
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Join Date: May 2006
Location: 501
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 1.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $4.00
Pros: Its true, INDESTRUCTABLE!
Cons: Can have lid issues
As others have said, these pods are nigh indestructable......amazing really. Only issue I have had was with 1 lid (out of 6), but it was easily fixed with a pair of needlenose pliers. Otherwise best pods I have ever owned. I want to shoot them with a shotgun just for fun lol!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.4/5 stars.
GI Sportz GI Pods If you can break this pod I congratulate you. everything down to the pin is impossible to break. The major flaw is these can be hard to open because its strength> performance. If I was playing...
Report this review to a moderator   #25083
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: NJ
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $4.00
Pros: Unbreakable
Cons: Hard to open
If you can break this pod I congratulate you. everything down to the pin is impossible to break.

The major flaw is these can be hard to open because its strength> performance. If I was playing tournament, I would stay away from these. If your rec and woodsball the second struggle to open the pod could be worth it.

Overall: I'd buy again, but not my first pick
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
GI Sportz GI Pods Thanks SLY, these are light weight, comfortable and sexy goggles
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gridlock777
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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: NC
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $1.00
Pros: just like a pod
Cons:
Thanks SLY, these are light weight, comfortable and sexy goggles
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
GI Sportz GI Pods These pods are seriously impossible to break. I have stomped them with cleats plenty of times and have had no issues. These are my favorite pods of all time
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teddyshooterv2
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Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: North Carolina
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $4.00
Pros: Indestructable
Cons: NONE!
These pods are seriously impossible to break. I have stomped them with cleats plenty of times and have had no issues. These are my favorite pods of all time
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
GI Sportz GI Pods I picked up a handful of these this weekend and initially was pretty impressed; they felt hardy and solid and had a smoothness to the material that made them easy to handle. Out on the field I...
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13thLucky
 
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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 1.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $4.00
Pros: easy to handle, curved lid
Cons: shatter when hit with paint!!!
I picked up a handful of these this weekend and initially was pretty impressed; they felt hardy and solid and had a smoothness to the material that made them easy to handle.

Out on the field I tossed one on the ground and from about 5 yards away hit it with 2 paintballs. My marker was chrono'd in the 275-280fps range. A huge chunk snapped off the side of the pod and went spinning away. I was shocked. The way it shattered makes me think these are, if anything, MORE brittle than traditional pods.

I've seen the impressive shotgun video and I don't know what they did in that video, but I can tell you that THESE PODS DO NOT STAND UP WHEN HIT WITH PAINT!!! I don't know about you, but i need pods that can withstand a hit or two from a paintball marker; their ability to withstand pellets from a shotgun, be thrown at a wall, or be stood on is irrelevant to me.

I sent the manufacturer an email expressing my displeasure and asking them if they had an explanation but never heard back from them.
I would NOT recommend these pods given how easily they fail when hit with paint and the complete lack of any response from the manufacturer to my inquiries.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
GI Sportz GI Pods i love how the lid is curved and the body is tapered, it helps settle the paint in the pod. we've ran a pod over with a truck (don't try this...) and it didn't break! i'm used to buying regular pods...
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basementN3k0
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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Chesapeake, VA/L.A., CA
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $3.00
Pros: hard to break, awesome spring, archtop lid
Cons: a little too easy to open
i love how the lid is curved and the body is tapered, it helps settle the paint in the pod.
we've ran a pod over with a truck (don't try this...) and it didn't break! i'm used to buying regular pods for half the price of these pods, but i wanted to spoil myself.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
GI Sportz GI Pods I've been using these pods that I picked up from a guy at the local field and have only one complaint. These pods seem to open very easily and drop paint alot. If they opened a bit more stiffly,...
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General Cole
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Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: SoCo, NM
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $5.00
Pros: Hard to break, good lids
Cons: Opens really easilly
I've been using these pods that I picked up from a guy at the local field and have only one complaint. These pods seem to open very easily and drop paint alot. If they opened a bit more stiffly, they'd be fantastic.

Overall I find them a bit overpriced compared to the Empire, JT, or VL pods you can get with the all around tabs. They are a good pod and live up to their name in being indestructible and have good capacity. But that lid opening too easily means I've lost a few pods worth of paint even when dropped from just a few inches.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
GI Sportz GI Pods I was really impressed when I first got my GI Sportz pods. They feel really nice and seem well made. I bought a slew of them and handed a bunch out to my teammates to test out. We were testing to...
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Motojunkie
 
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Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Goodyear, AZ
Motojunkie plays in the APPA D5 division
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $3.00
Pros: Strong, nice material, clean up easily, curved lit
Cons: Lid doesn't stay closed, spring loses tension
I was really impressed when I first got my GI Sportz pods. They feel really nice and seem well made. I bought a slew of them and handed a bunch out to my teammates to test out. We were testing to see if we wanted to use these in tourneys. Everyone commented about how nice they are. Within 2-3 practices, every one of us had them opening in our pod pack, and breaking lids. Bottom line is we can't use them for tourneys, so they can't get a good rating. It's a nice idea, just poor execution.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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