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Empire - E-Flex Information
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Empire
570 Mantua Boulevard
Sewell, NJ 08080

Phone: (800) 579-1633
Email: info@keeactionsports.com
Website: http://www.empirepaintball.com
Just released for the summer of 2012 introducing the Empire E-Flex Paintball mask. If you are looking for a combination of two of the hottest paintball masks on the market then the E-Flex is for you. Empire has taken the best features from the E-Vent and JT Proflex goggle and made one super goggle.
 Manual: Submit a manual
 Release Date: 2012
 MSRP: $109.95
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
 Reviews: 192
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
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  • Currently 1/5 stars.
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Empire - E-Flex Reviews
Empire E-Flex Disclaimer: I've been in the game a long time. I've used most every mask that's been on the market and have legitimate understanding of every product I review. This mask, I bought brand new when I...
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Rockyboarder
So Long Gay boys....
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Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: San Diego
Rockyboarder owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
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 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: Light, easy lense change, comfty, good protection.
Cons: Fog for days, double strap abilities
Disclaimer: I've been in the game a long time. I've used most every mask that's been on the market and have legitimate understanding of every product I review.

This mask, I bought brand new when I binged some spending $$$ on ANSgear.com. What you get is pretty standard for a mask brand new. A box, little manual, mask bag (USE THIS), the mask w/ clear lense unless otherwise specified, and a chin strap attached (removable). Nothing out of the ordinary.

Comfort: The masks foam is decent at best. Not like the old proflexes of old. The foam is decent though. I use headbands / sandanas / hats so really, the only foam that touches my face is on the bridge of my nose, under the eyes, and on the sides of the face. I've never had an issues though. The mask also sits a little different than anything else I've used on my face with one strap. I'll get into that later.

Looks: Definitely a sleek looking mask. The possibility for upgrades is always there because of the grill compatibility with the old proflexes.

Weight: The mask is light. I don't know how you can complain about weight though. Those people that complain about weight are the ones wearing 3 jerseys, 2 sandanas, chigos with gym shorts underneath, and have 10 pods in their pack then they come and complain about a mask weight? Get real...

Breathability: This is the reason I got this mask. Completely unrestricted and easy flowing.

Listening Ability: I can hear everything with these soft ears on the mask. Never need a repeat call.

Protection: The real reason we buy masks yet ALWAYS OVERLOOKED IN REVIEWS!!! This mask does its job and holds up to the standards presented in our industry. My ears are always protected, eyes as well, and my lower face is fine too. The large cuts in the grill can allow more paint to get around your mouth if hit and the ball breaks but, that's on all masks.

Upgradability: There isn't really any UPGRADES that are necessary. But there is customizability...

Customization: You can change soft ears, grills, lens, frames...Straps though...This is a little bit of a pain because I am a huge advocate of double straps with the way I want the mask to sit on my head. It's very doable but, a pain to do. There are tutorials online.

Anti-Fog: This is my ONLY peev about this mask. For some reason, I can not get more than 2 - 3 uses of each lens before I need a new one. Yes, I clean my lens after every day of play and practice. I also know how to clean them very well. But, I don't have any luck. I play In San Diego so it's warm but, not stifling. I also play in New England (New Hampshire, Mass, Maine for the morons) and that gets very humid. I can't explain this because my proflex lense never did this...

Overall: I recommend this mask. It's not the end all be all mask. But, it's definitely a top choice. I didn't talk about the quick change lense because I couldn't give a **** about that feature. Just take care of this mask and you're all set. Use the bag and only microfiber cloths for cleaning.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire E-Flex A great mask overall. I sold my proflex in favor of this. The mask offers the benefits of an Events frame, with flex lowers, and better ear coverage. Its very comfortable to me, and I really like the...
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Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: CA
rschoi_75 has achieved Level 3 in PbNation Pursuit
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $109.99
Pros: Looks great, nice foam, feels good
Cons: the black line in the lens
A great mask overall. I sold my proflex in favor of this. The mask offers the benefits of an Events frame, with flex lowers, and better ear coverage. Its very comfortable to me, and I really like the foam. My only complaint is the distracting black line inside the thermal lens. It doesn't really bother me during games (since you're focused on doing your job).
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire E-Flex I literally spent almost an hour trying on diffferent masks and the WIDE FOAM on the E-Flex was hands down the most comfortable. The mask itself is good looking too. I used it for two days of play...
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RUSSOR
 
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Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: EAST BOSTON, MA
RUSSOR owns a Planet Eclipse Lv1
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $109.00
Pros: quick change lense, look, comfortable, breahable
Cons: FOGSSS
I literally spent almost an hour trying on diffferent masks and the WIDE FOAM on the E-Flex was hands down the most comfortable. The mask itself is good looking too. I used it for two days of play with no problems. By the third day of play it would not stop fogging. I even cleaned it, dried it, and sprayed Empire Anti-Fog spray using ONLY a microfiber towel to wipe and i CANNOT stop it from fogging withing minutes of a game. No way I just spent $110 on a thermal mask that fogs. I asked a few guys at the local pro shop and they laughed saying theyve had DOZENS of people come in with the same problem. Im returning it tomorrow since it hasnt even been 3 weeks.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire E-Flex perfect mask very comfy and agg hhh mark kressin
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Sam_salomon
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Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: houston
Sam_salomon plays in the PSP
Sam_salomon plays in the APPA D3 division
Sam_salomon has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
Sam_salomon supports Empire
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: $60.00
Pros: comfy
Cons: none at all
perfect mask very comfy and agg hhh mark kressin
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire E-Flex Great mask, upgraded to this from the proflex.
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SARGE37
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Join Date: May 2012
Location: Barracks, VMI
SARGE37 plays in the PSP
SARGE37 owns a Planet Eclipse Lv1
SARGE37 is an NCPA player
SARGE37 plays in the APPA D5 division
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: $90.00
Pros: easy to breathe, great ear protection
Cons: the strip between the two lenses
Great mask, upgraded to this from the proflex.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire E-Flex I bought the eflexes a while back and honestly would rather a proflex because they are 70$ cheaper and work better IMO.
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Scragleton
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Join Date: May 2012
Location: Slippery Rock, PA
Scragleton plays in the PSP
Scragleton owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
Scragleton posts videos on PbNation
Scragleton has achieved Level 5 in PbNation Pursuit
Scragleton supports DLX Technology
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: Breathable, good looking, nice ears
Cons: expensive, lens.
I bought the eflexes a while back and honestly would rather a proflex because they are 70$ cheaper and work better IMO.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire E-Flex Best mask I've used. Excellent field of view, nice venting, good thermal lenses, easy to use quick change system. The flex bottoms are my favourite part. They provide coverage for all of my face (I...
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seaskimmer
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Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Length of use: More than 1 year
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: $90.00
Pros: venting, comfy, lenses
Cons: none.
Best mask I've used. Excellent field of view, nice venting, good thermal lenses, easy to use quick change system. The flex bottoms are my favourite part. They provide coverage for all of my face (I have a large head), and allow for proper venting so your face doesn't get stuffy. Mask is also big enough to allow for glasses under the mask.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire E-Flex Excellent mask. Easy to zip tie customize. Love it to the max. To Le max
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Sethgoespaintball42
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Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: San Diego
Sethgoespaintball42 owns a Planet Eclipse Etha
Sethgoespaintball42 has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $119.99
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing really
Excellent mask. Easy to zip tie customize. Love it to the max. To Le max
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire E-Flex I've been using this mask for a few months now and I have to say, this is the best mask I've ever played with! I switched to this after my i4 and I prefer to use this of the i4 any day. It has the...
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Shaggy_PB
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Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: CANADA EH!!
Shaggy_PB owns a Planet Eclipse Etha
Shaggy_PB supports Empire
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $130.00
Pros: Comfortable, Like weight, looks good, breaths well
Cons: none at all
I've been using this mask for a few months now and I have to say, this is the best mask I've ever played with! I switched to this after my i4 and I prefer to use this of the i4 any day. It has the look of an old school mask which is very catching and lense removal is awesome and easy. I would recommend this mask to anyone.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire E-Flex Foam: Pinches nose reducing breathability. Thermal lens foam slightly reduces FOV. Does not come with a brow shield... (I don't see why they don't come standard with all masks...) The large ear...
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Join Date: Mar 2013
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $110.00
Pros: Undistorted view, chance of deflection, etc.
Cons: Bulky, lens design, etc.
Foam: Pinches nose reducing breathability.
Thermal lens foam slightly reduces FOV.
Does not come with a brow shield... (I don't see why they don't come standard with all masks...)

The large ear pieces are great.
Good sound.
Breathable other than the nose foam part.

If you get hit in the mouth area, you're too exposed to start with...
I generally get hit in the arms when flanked or forehead when peeking (BROW SHIELD!).

For the price, I'd rather get another pair of i4s.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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