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JT Paintball - Proteus 2 Information
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JT Paintball
1201 S. E. 30th Street
Bentonville, AR 72712

Phone: (800) 755-5061
Fax: (760) 579-5901
Email: info@keeactionsports.com
Website: http://www.JTPaintball.com
Comes in Clear, smoke, black, Steel blue, or chameleon green. These are older JT masks that use the spectra lense system. Low profile, 2 piece construction.
 Manual: Submit a manual
 Release Date: Unknown
 MSRP: $69.99
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
 Reviews: 18
 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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JT Paintball - Proteus 2 Reviews
JT Paintball Proteus 2 This is the coolest and wierdest mask I have had the privilege of owning. It hurts really bad to get gogged while wearing this mask due to the vents all over the mask. Other than that this mask...
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Ashton S
Join Date: Jan 2012
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Length of use: More 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: $16.00
Pros: Wierd, Great protection, freaking wierd
Cons: Hurts really bad when you get gogged
This is the coolest and wierdest mask I have had the privilege of owning.

It hurts really bad to get gogged while wearing this mask due to the vents all over the mask.

Other than that this mask great, I will buy another next time a good one goes up for sale.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
JT Paintball Proteus 2 Appearance: This mask takes some getting use to, but I like its unusual look. There are varying types of colors you can get, but because it is older, they are hard to come by. It is a nice small...
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pball68
Shooting people since '89
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Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: USA
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Length of use: More than 1 year
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: $29.99
Pros: Unique
Cons: Vents
Appearance: This mask takes some getting use to, but I like its unusual look. There are varying types of colors you can get, but because it is older, they are hard to come by. It is a nice small profile mask, but still offers great head protection.

Performance: Has not let me down yet. I am not sure what JT was thinking about the rotating earpieces. They do not seem to help at all and maybe even a distraction. Wish they would of just left normal ear pieces on the mask. I never got the visor, but my friends had one and so I borrowed it. The visor worked great both in the sun and those cloudy/rainy days. Was fairly easy to talk out of to your teammates.

Reliability: This mask has taken a lot of abuse and still works well. Mine came with a thermal lens and does a great job not fogging up. The lens is that of the spectra line so no complaints there.

Value: I got this for a sale price due to the age of it and not being their showcase mask. For what I paid this is a great mask and if you can land your hands on one, I would pick it up. The lens are easy to find replacements for even though actually installing them takes a little finesse. Well worth the price.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
JT Paintball Proteus 2 Appearance: This is one ugly mask and there aren't a ton of color choices, that's all I can say as for appearance. Performance: This mask does a pretty descent job over covering your face, but...
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iquadra
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Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: K-Town, WI
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $60.00
Pros: Protects face, forehead, chin, and ears
Cons: Heavy, Ugly, Bad Lens
Appearance: This is one ugly mask and there aren't a ton of color choices, that's all I can say as for appearance.

Performance: This mask does a pretty descent job over covering your face, but as with the pro-flex getting hit in the face while wearing this mask is not fun. Also I have let friends who have larger profile faces barrow this mask and it does not completely cover their chin, for small profile faces it works just fine however.

Reliability: The lens on these masks scratch and crack with relative ease. The mask does however do its job and prevent your face from coming in direct contact with paintballs.

Value: At one time this mask may have been somewhat worth it, but in all honesty you'd have to be a fool to buy this mask at full price over a set of Dye i3 pros.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.7/5 stars.
JT Paintball Proteus 2 I got the chameleon blue-purple version that came with the Sportz-Comm module. The Proteus uses the JT Spectra lens system. You can get a new Spectra lens pretty much anywhere, but the down side is...
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Join Date: Nov 2006
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $60.00
Pros: soft foam, also seems to be good for glasses
Cons: kind of difficult to switch lens
I got the chameleon blue-purple version that came with the Sportz-Comm module.

The Proteus uses the JT Spectra lens system. You can get a new Spectra lens pretty much anywhere, but the down side is I find it very hard to take out/ insert a Spectra lens compared to other systems. There's a rubber frame for the lens, and the lens has tabs that fit into holes in the frame, but the frame's rubber is tough to stretch (for good safety reasons) and that's where the difficulty lies.

The mask itself has the aforementioned frame, lens, visor, and the mask itself made from soft plastic top and rubber bottom. There's a circular ear piece on each side that you can rotate to hear better from the direction of your choosing. I doubt anybody is going to use that, but it's just one more feature the mask offers.

With the Sportz-Comm modual you take out the ear pieces and replace them with the speaker moduals, there's a mic you can clip inside the mask and audio plugs are located on one of the speakers. This works for both walkie talkies and music players. Not the greatest quality speakers but there's nothing like communicating with your out-of-sight teammates in a large woodsball game without yelling, or starting a game listening to March of the Valkyries.

Other than that, I find the foam pretty soft and comfy. It's also a small mask so it gives a small target for your opponent. I've heard about people getting shot in the chin while talking, but I've never experienced it myself.

My friend borrowed it when he first played. he wears glasses and says he favors this mask over my Proto Switch, so that's another plus, I guess.

Appearance: it's color choices are flashy as hell. It even has a clear one!
Performance: the lens system is not the easiest to work with, otherwise it's all good.
Reliability: it has all the usual: chin strap, visor, etc but the small profile might not be favorable for guys with big heads.
Value: if you can find it these days it's probably $50. It's a good starter mask.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
JT Paintball Proteus 2 I bought one of the green chameleon maks in 2004. these are great masks that never cuaght on when JT was producing them. they have a low profile, a soft rubber skirt around the bottom, fleixble mask...
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TherealInsomniac
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Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $85.00
Pros: Light, pretty
Cons: spectra lesnse system, availability
I bought one of the green chameleon maks in 2004.
these are great masks that never cuaght on when JT was producing them. they have a low profile, a soft rubber skirt around the bottom, fleixble mask matierial, one peice construction, exlding the frame and lense.
they breathe well, you can hear well, and people can hear you. it uses the spectra lenses so changing them sucks, but they are readily available.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
JT Paintball Proteus 2 I loved this mask when I was a newer player. The swivel-ear is just a gimmick,, if anything it just limits your hearing. I bought it with a fan, and it still fogged after some summer woods play. Not...
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Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $49.99
Pros: Breathes well, flexible, came with vortex fan
Cons: Could be more flexible
I loved this mask when I was a newer player. The swivel-ear is just a gimmick,, if anything it just limits your hearing.

I bought it with a fan, and it still fogged after some summer woods play. Not a bad mask if you run into one for a bargain, but there are much better for the price (Profiler).
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2.3/5 stars.
JT Paintball Proteus 2 I bought one of the for the quick change lens systems. Unfortunately I never got to use it because it hurt to wear it.
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$h@key J0nEZ
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Hillbilly Heaven
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 1.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: Quick change lens.
Cons: It hurts to wear it.
I bought one of the for the quick change lens systems. Unfortunately I never got to use it because it hurt to wear it.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
JT Paintball Proteus 2 This mask's looks are a love it or hate it situation. I personally think it looks pretty cool, and the rarity of it is a perk to me. It certainly doesn't fit in with the other masks in the game,...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
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: Feel, price, lack of popularity
Cons: hearing
This mask's looks are a love it or hate it situation. I personally think it looks pretty cool, and the rarity of it is a perk to me. It certainly doesn't fit in with the other masks in the game, and most people are utterly confused when you wear it. The mask is very compact and tight to the face. My only problem with it is that the rotating ear disks don't work very well. You certainly don't want to adjust them in the middle of a game. This is the only mask I've ever had difficulty hearing out of.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
JT Paintball Proteus 2 Overall this mask is a great mask. I have had two. It is well vented and mine have never fogged. It has a small profile. I'd have to say the only down side i've found is that i can occasionally be...
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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 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $30.00
Pros: soft foam, lens
Cons: profile
Overall this mask is a great mask. I have had two. It is well vented and mine have never fogged. It has a small profile. I'd have to say the only down side i've found is that i can occasionally be shot in the chin.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
JT Paintball Proteus 2 love it
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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: $50.00
Pros: comfy
Cons: fogs up
love it
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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