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Proto Paintball - Switch FS Thermal Information
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Proto Paintball
10637 Scripps Summit Court
San Diego, CA 92131

Fax: (858) 536-5191
Email: customerservice@protopaintball.com
Website: http://www.protopaintball.com
The Proto Switch paintball goggle boasts an innovative 1/4-turn snap lock system. Simply turn the locking tabs to the right to unlock your lens frame. Pop out your old lens, drop a new one in, place the frame over the lens into position, and turn the tabs back again to lock it in. Self-in venting, low profile and removable, the Switch visor is able to pivot up and down for easy lens replacement.
 Manual: Submit a manual
 Release Date: 2012
 MSRP: $59.95
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.0/5 stars.
 Reviews: 13
 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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Proto Paintball - Switch FS Thermal Reviews
Proto Paintball Switch FS Thermal This is a pretty good mask, but i have to say, spend the extra money for the double paned lenses you get elsewhere. This is only thermal coated and it works..the first couple of times. the more times...
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pop_pop
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Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: NYC
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $50.00
Pros: Easy to change lens comfortable
Cons: thermal coating is meh
This is a pretty good mask, but i have to say, spend the extra money for the double paned lenses you get elsewhere. This is only thermal coated and it works..the first couple of times. the more times you clean it, the worse it's going to get, especially if you don't do it exactly right.

that said, i like the mask allot. It's comfortable, good padding, and really easy to pull the lens in and out. If they made a serious double paned thermal lens, I'd be all over these.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Switch FS Thermal
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<<specialsteve>>
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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: $30.00
Pros: stylish
Cons: fogs up quiet abit
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Switch FS Thermal The thermal lens does what it says - that is if you are VERY meticulous with how you care for the mask. Clean it right after you play and keep close to the directions, do not use cleaning agents or...
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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: New Jersey
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $45.00
Pros: Thermal, quick change lens, comfy
Cons: Chinstrap, anti-fog wears out, cleaning
The thermal lens does what it says - that is if you are VERY meticulous with how you care for the mask. Clean it right after you play and keep close to the directions, do not use cleaning agents or you will strip the thermal film. For this reason the lenses tend to have a short life span in my opinion, but replacements are easy to find. The 1/4 turn knobs are great and changing lenses is super fast and easy. Provides good overall cover and protection though maybe a little light on the chin.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Switch FS Thermal Some of you may laugh but this is the best mask for its money and not only. I've been playing with it for 3 years and it never got fog. I was playing woodsball and speedball, during the summer and...
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Join Date: Sep 2012
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $55.00
Pros: Doesnt Fog
Cons: None.
Some of you may laugh but this is the best mask for its money and not only. I've been playing with it for 3 years and it never got fog. I was playing woodsball and speedball, during the summer and the winter, with rain etc and it never let me down . Quick strip, double lens and very durable foam. it cant be compared with the look of an i4(personal preference) but i think it is doing the same job with half money.. Thanks proto.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Switch FS Thermal I'll admit it. Proto could've done a ton better with their mask line. The new ones are sick, but could use some improvement on all aspects.
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Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: HTX
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $20.99
Pros: Okaaaaay
Cons: Not good looks
I'll admit it. Proto could've done a ton better with their mask line. The new ones are sick, but could use some improvement on all aspects.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Switch FS Thermal I've have this mask for a few years and it's help up great. I haven't had any issues with it. I upgraded the strap and lens and am very happy with the mask. I couldn't ask for anything else from this...
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Join Date: Jun 2012
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Length of use: More than 1 year
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: $70.00
Pros: Great price, looks good and performs good.
Cons: Difficult to wear with glasses
I've have this mask for a few years and it's help up great. I haven't had any issues with it. I upgraded the strap and lens and am very happy with the mask. I couldn't ask for anything else from this mask, years of use = GREAT!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Switch FS Thermal Not bad mask for start. Durable and comfortable. The worst thing is that even the thermal lenses fog up and they tend to get scratches real quick.
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Join Date: May 2013
Location: Poznan, Poland
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $60.00
Pros: Durable
Cons: Fogging lenses
Not bad mask for start. Durable and comfortable. The worst thing is that even the thermal lenses fog up and they tend to get scratches real quick.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Switch FS Thermal I think this mask looks better and is more comfortable than the price would suggest. It's to swap the lens, but I've had to do it a couple of times because I messed up the lens. It's not very easy to...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $45.00
Pros: easy to swap out lense, good protection, comfortab
Cons: fogs sometimes
I think this mask looks better and is more comfortable than the price would suggest. It's to swap the lens, but I've had to do it a couple of times because I messed up the lens. It's not very easy to properly clean, which kind of sucks, but I like the lens options, and now that I know what I'm doing, I can clean it properly and it's fine.

I do like how they look allot and really like the full head protection. I had to cut out the chin strap, though
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Switch FS Thermal Good quality mask at a great price. Not much to it but it does the job well. Easy to cut and paint for a custom look.
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $40.00
Pros: Look, Feel, Lens
Cons: Customization
Good quality mask at a great price. Not much to it but it does the job well. Easy to cut and paint for a custom look.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Switch FS Thermal Cons: -A little small for my head -Bottom part of mask is a bit too flimsy Pros: -Awesome design -Interchangeable lenses -Excellent foam support Proto did a good job on this mask. It's a really...
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Join Date: May 2012
Location: Oxnard, CA
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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 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $20.00
Pros: Good starting mask
Cons: a bit small for my head
Cons:
-A little small for my head
-Bottom part of mask is a bit too flimsy

Pros:
-Awesome design
-Interchangeable lenses
-Excellent foam support

Proto did a good job on this mask. It's a really good mask for people starting out or if you're on a tight budget.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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