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Proto Paintball - Switch 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
A cheap reliable mask for all players.
 Manual: Submit a manual
 Release Date: Unknown
 MSRP: $30.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
 Reviews: 21
 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 Reviews
Proto Paintball Switch I have a dye invision and a proto switch. The Dye is more comfortable than the Proto. The Dye also cost twice as much. The Proto is a more ridged mask than the Dye. The switch mask is so easy to...
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pattonsdaddy
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Seattle, Wa
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $46.00
Pros: Very easy to clean and change lenses
Cons: Not the most comfortable, and fan is a bit loud
I have a dye invision and a proto switch. The Dye is more comfortable than the Proto. The Dye also cost twice as much. The Proto is a more ridged mask than the Dye. The switch mask is so easy to clean, and I love the way it looks. I wear the Proto more than I do the Dye. Both are great masks but for the money the Proto is the way to go!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Switch I have owned this mask for more than 3 years and, although it is getting pretty old now, it has withstood a good deal of punishment and is still standing. The lenses are pretty good, and changing...
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VVhIt30uT
 
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Join Date: May 2005
Location: Tennessee
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: $65.00
Pros: Well nothing has broke in 3 years on it so...
Cons: A little heavy and bulky
I have owned this mask for more than 3 years and, although it is getting pretty old now, it has withstood a good deal of punishment and is still standing. The lenses are pretty good, and changing the lenses in and out is extremely quick and easy. This mask has good ventilation, helping with breathing and communicating. The only time I have had this goggle fog is when I play at one of my friend's houses down in a valley with a creek, where it is very humid. But everywhere else, no fogging. Also, the goggle itself is comfortable and provides adequate coverage for the head. The lower part of it is soft plastic and has given me a few bounces even.

The only gripe I have with it is that it is a little heavy, but a bandanna or ball cap fixes that problem .

Overall, I would rate this mask 8 out of 10 stars, it is not perfect but pretty darn good.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Switch I've used the mask for 4 years. The mask is very breathable and comfortable. It has enough space that i can use my prescription glasses. I've only encountered fogging once but it was drizzling and i...
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sharpshooter109
 
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Join Date: Jul 2007
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: $30.00
Pros: good breathing, no fogging, comfortable
Cons: kind of big, tends to slip slowly
I've used the mask for 4 years. The mask is very breathable and comfortable. It has enough space that i can use my prescription glasses. I've only encountered fogging once but it was drizzling and i wasn't wearing the visor. The mask is not soft so don't expect bounces off it but, if you decide to paint it the paint won't chip because it isn't too flexible. It's very easy to change the lenses just flip the clip holding the strap up, pull it out and thats it. There is a variety of lenses for it which is a good thing. Since it's kinda big and a bit heavy when the foam attracts a lot of sweat the mask might start to slide slowly down. If your low in cash or are not looking into wearing the latest mask out there it's not a bad choice.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Switch I got the FS version of this mask, which has a soft rubber jaw for bouncing paint. This mask is comfy and I really like its lens system. The outer frame is locked to the mask at the strap tabs, turn...
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OneUp
 
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Join Date: Nov 2006
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: $50.00
Pros: no fogging, easy lens system, comfort
Cons: Big mask, protects but is also a target
I got the FS version of this mask, which has a soft rubber jaw for bouncing paint.

This mask is comfy and I really like its lens system. The outer frame is locked to the mask at the strap tabs, turn those a quarter turn and you can detach the outer frame. The lens, sandwiched between the outer and inner frame, can then be taken out. It is still difficult because it is a tight fit, but I prefer this over the tabs JT uses.

The inner frame attaches to the main mask, which has 2 little leaflets at the cheeks. I've removed those for better ventilation but even before I did, the mask was comfortable. There is a visor included so if you like visors you'll get one. The store included a fan for free, but I found that the fan makes the mask heavy, causing it to slide down out of my face. In that situation the chin strap does nothing. I could tighten the strap but then it'll be to the point of being uncomfortable. In my hand the fan was very light though, and it did start a slight breeze.

the lower jaw, the soft rubber part, is kind of big. It'll protect my jaw for sure, but looks a little weird. I suppose this mask is for you if you have a big set of jaws.

The thermo lens is great though.

Appearance: looks a little odd, otherwise it is fine. Comes in camo too for the woodsballers.
Performance: no fogging and comfortable foams. Lens is clear too. All I ever wanted.
Reliability: Well even the fan has been hit before and it is still working.
Value: the plastics look like good quality. If you want to skimp go with the EL version, but I am happy with my purchase of the FS.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Switch i got this at dunhams cus my mask was broken. i was suprised as how good it looks on me, not to mention how comfertable it was. there is no fogging and it provides excellent protection. this is...
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miyounggun
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Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: 517
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: $20.00
Pros: looks good, comfertable, cheap, great in genral
Cons: none that i have encountered
i got this at dunhams cus my mask was broken. i was suprised as how good it looks on me, not to mention how comfertable it was. there is no fogging and it provides excellent protection. this is probably the best mask for a price like that. i highly reccommend this for someone on a budget.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Switch I´ve played with these for around 3yrs. I´m going through my third so far. I´ve got a big jaw so these are the best fit for me, everything else is too small. I understand that more average people...
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baader
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Join Date: May 2006
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $40.00
Pros: Size, comfort, price, lense change
Cons: Price of lenses
I´ve played with these for around 3yrs. I´m going through my third so far.

I´ve got a big jaw so these are the best fit for me, everything else is too small. I understand that more average people will think they´re too big.

Changing the lense is easier than any others, can´t believe that Dye hasn´t copiend that to invisions.

Lenses are good and don´t fog, you just have to be careful that you don´t separate the the lense, better to never take the lense off and just shover the mask with everything on.

Lenses cost a lot. Lot more than other brands.

All in all, good mask but you´ll want to try them on before buying, they´re not for everyone.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Switch The only way to rock these is with a legacy cut, otherwise they are ugly as sin.
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Join Date: Apr 2005
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $20.00
Pros: I got it at a cheap price
Cons: Ugly looks
The only way to rock these is with a legacy cut, otherwise they are ugly as sin.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Switch I received this mask after playing in my first tournament almost 10 years ago and still going strong. The stock lens use to fog up, but with the thermal anti fog lens, I have had no issues with it....
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Join Date: May 2013
Location: San Diego
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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 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $20.00
Pros: Durable
Cons: Visor
I received this mask after playing in my first tournament almost 10 years ago and still going strong. The stock lens use to fog up, but with the thermal anti fog lens, I have had no issues with it.
The mask itself is durable and has dealt with a lot of punishment over the years and still shows no sign of to much wear and tear or cracks. The visor did break off first time using it, but that isn't a big concern.
Easy to clean after that facial shot. I still keep this as a backup mask for my Dye I4.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Switch These are a great budget mask and the lens removal system is really simple and great. They look alright too, only thing is the profile is kind of huge and they don't work well with glasses.
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dyzfunctioned
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Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Canada
dyzfunctioned has achieved Level 4 in PbNation Pursuit
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: $40.00
Pros: Easy to take out lens
Cons: Looks
These are a great budget mask and the lens removal system is really simple and great. They look alright too, only thing is the profile is kind of huge and they don't work well with glasses.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Switch I like the Proto switch. I have the Hollywood in black and white. Its pretty comfortable and light. It looks cool with the mirror lens on it. The lenses are super easy to change, but there is a...
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kakugawa808
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Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Maui, HI
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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 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $30.00
Pros: looks nice, lens change super easy
Cons: small glare in the center of lens
I like the Proto switch. I have the Hollywood in black and white. Its pretty comfortable and light. It looks cool with the mirror lens on it. The lenses are super easy to change, but there is a slight glare in the center. Not sure if its just mine, or if they all have this problem....but all in all, good buy!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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