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Dye Precision - I4 Thermal Paintball Goggles Information
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Dye Precision
10637 Scripps Summit Court
San Diego, CA 92131

Phone: (858) 536-5183
Fax: (858) 536-5191
Email: service@dyeprecison.com
Website: http://www.dyeprecision.com
i4 Rapid lens change system. 290 Degrees of Horizontal and Peripheral Vision Co-molded Soft Low Profile Mask Soft, Lightweight Ear Protection
 Manual: Download the manual for Dye Precision Download
 Release Date: 2008
 MSRP: $99.95
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.6/5 stars.
 Reviews: 615
 Rating Summary:
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Dye Precision - I4 Thermal Paintball Goggles Reviews
Dye Precision I4 Thermal Paintball Goggles THE DYE I4'S ARE HANDS DOWN THE BEST GOGGLE OUT THEIR IF YOUR LOOKING FOR A SLIM, LIGHTWEIGHT, AND BREATHABLE MASK. BEST MASK IN MY OPINION.
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
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Performance:
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Reliability:
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Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $80.00
Pros: SLIM - SLEEK
Cons: NOTHING
THE DYE I4'S ARE HANDS DOWN THE BEST GOGGLE OUT THEIR IF YOUR LOOKING FOR A SLIM, LIGHTWEIGHT, AND BREATHABLE MASK. BEST MASK IN MY OPINION.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Dye Precision I4 Thermal Paintball Goggles I love these goggles. I was a die hard flex fan until I switched to the I3's. I didn't like the I3's too much but the I4's are a whole different story. These look amazing and are extremely...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $65.00
Pros: look awesome and are comfortable
Cons: very open neck
I love these goggles. I was a die hard flex fan until I switched to the I3's. I didn't like the I3's too much but the I4's are a whole different story. These look amazing and are extremely comfortable. Well worth the money.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Dye Precision I4 Thermal Paintball Goggles I love my i4's; they look cool and have never fogged up on me. The field of view with them is incredible. However, they're a little pricey and the lens scratches pretty easily. Still, my number...
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $150.00
Pros: Very Comfortable
Cons: Pricey/Lens Scratches easily
I love my i4's; they look cool and have never fogged up on me. The field of view with them is incredible.

However, they're a little pricey and the lens scratches pretty easily.

Still, my number one choice for a mask.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Dye Precision I4 Thermal Paintball Goggles I bought my I4s a few weeks ago and have been using them exclusively since. I'm a female player with a smaller face, and they barely cover my face, unlike my slys before. I cringe to think how it...
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $119.00
Pros: Lightweight, Good Field of Vision
Cons: Expensive, Small
I bought my I4s a few weeks ago and have been using them exclusively since. I'm a female player with a smaller face, and they barely cover my face, unlike my slys before. I cringe to think how it would fit over a full grown man's face (When I picked it up I literally asked if this was the "kids size") Despite it being tiny, the construction is really good, and I love the size of the lens. It's also much more resistant to scratching than my Sly lenses, and while the lens removal isn't as intuitive as the slys, it's not difficult at all. The vent system leaves a bit to be desired, especially for breath ability, but it's not terrible, and better than the profits imo. It does tend to allow more paint in than other systems, if shot in the mouth, but it's not horrible by any means. All in all I would definitely recommend these, but TRY THEM ON FIRST, some people will definitely not like the size.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Dye Precision I4 Thermal Paintball Goggles When I first saw the i4, I figured that it would be just another mask. After having used the JT Flex, I didn't imagine myself switching to another, but once I tried the i4, I decided to make the...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
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Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: Comfortable, durable, lightweight and reliable.
Cons: Your mouth and jaw will be exposed when you talk.
When I first saw the i4, I figured that it would be just another mask. After having used the JT Flex, I didn't imagine myself switching to another, but once I tried the i4, I decided to make the jump to them.

The first thing that I noticed about the i4 is how comfortable and lightweight it is. I've used my fair share of masks, but none of them have compared to the i4 in these aspects. Many masks tend to hurt my ears, especially seeing as I wear glasses, but I didn't have that problem with the i4, and to my surprise, they weren't too small for me to be able to wear my glasses without any issues.

This mask is incredibly low-profile, but that might not always be a good thing. As I mentioned in the "cons" section, when you open your mouth, chances are your chin and jawline are going to be exposed, which means that you could end up with a nasty welt on your face if you get hit while you're yelling to teammates or something, so keep that in mind. You can see the evidence of this by watching Paintball videos on YouTube, as a lot of teams and players wear the i4, so there's plenty of footage to show this in action.

Speaking of communication, I found that the i4 did a much better job at allowing my voice to travel than some other masks have. It might be because of how much of your face is exposed when you open your mouth, but the ventilation of the mask plays a definitive role as well, and your voice carries very well if your use your diaphragm to power it (the muscle band underneath your lungs; Google it).

Oh; ventilation. I didn't have a lot of issues with this aspect of the i4. At times I found the inside of the mask dripping with condensation from the hot air that I was exhaling, but I've also had that happen with just about every mask that I've ever used, so that's relatively normal. It's more the intake of air that you need to pay attention to, and the i4 does this very well; I never had any problems getting enough air when I was playing, and the seal that the mask creates around your eyes is effective at keeping the hot air that you exhale out, so the lens doesn't fog up.

Overall, this is a great mask system. I wasn't sure how I'd feel about it at first, but once I tried a pair of them for a game, I knew I had to get one. My personal preference in mask is now either an i4, or a Flex.
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Dye Precision I4 Thermal Paintball Goggles This is a dope mask, however: CONS: Small you will get shot in the chin you will get shot in the throat & neck you will get shot in the forehead do not get the accented colors... the color reflects...
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $99.99
Pros: Field of vision, great lens system, great strap.
Cons: Small, exposed chin area.
This is a dope mask, however:

CONS:
Small
you will get shot in the chin
you will get shot in the throat & neck
you will get shot in the forehead
do not get the accented colors... the color reflects off of your mask and cuts the lens in half, once you notice it, it'll NEVER goes away.

PROS:
fits very snug to your face, you forget you have a mask on, and think your wearing just snowboarding glasses.
VERY light... like your wearing nothing at all on your head.
great strap
great lens system
good soft ears, although they are a bit stiff and will hurt your ears for a while till you get used to it and they soften.
awesome field of vision
breathes EXTREMELY well.

Bottom Line:

If you get them, get them in all black
If you wear a sandana,hat,headband etc
If you wear a throat guard, bandanna,scarf etc
If you don't over extend your jaw or talk while in a snap shoot...
then this mask is awesome.
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Dye Precision I4 Thermal Paintball Goggles Possibly one of my favorite masks. they are really tight and small so for people with bigger heads may not like this mask. i had a great field of view and i could hear and talk well. plus i like the...
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $75.00
Pros: small size
Cons: small size
Possibly one of my favorite masks. they are really tight and small so for people with bigger heads may not like this mask. i had a great field of view and i could hear and talk well. plus i like the tighter profile because means less area to get clipped. thought not a lot of lower jaw protection
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Dye Precision I4 Thermal Paintball Goggles Let me start by stating this is the first pair of goggles I have purchased in about 7 years. With that out of the way, these are so much better than my ancient JTs it's unbelievable. The field of...
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Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
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Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $99.99
Pros: Light weight, great visibility
Cons: Small, some pressure on the ears, limited ventilation
Let me start by stating this is the first pair of goggles I have purchased in about 7 years. With that out of the way, these are so much better than my ancient JTs it's unbelievable. The field of view is wonderful!

I like the look and the foam is pretty nice (especially compared to my old goggles). I cant comment on the reliability yet as they're new.

I have a smaller head and the goggles are almost a perfect fit with the loosest settings so if you have a bigger head, these may not be for you. The only other gripe I have thus far is that they're a little tight at the ears; the pressure is mild but noticeable.

I tried on the Vlocity Profilers as well and much preferred these. The foam seems to be of higher quality and the field of view is considerably better as well but I'd expect something for the $40 price difference at the local shop. The i4s felt like they had slightly better ear protection.

My only real complaint after using them this weekend was lack of ventilation during periods of heavy breathing.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Dye Precision I4 Thermal Paintball Goggles My i4's were the first high-end mask I've gotten. They are comfortable, have great lenses that are easy to change and replace. Many color options to match your style how you like. The foam is...
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Performance:
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Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $95.00
Pros: Comfortable, Good Looking, Great lenses
Cons: Small, Expensive
My i4's were the first high-end mask I've gotten. They are comfortable, have great lenses that are easy to change and replace. Many color options to match your style how you like. The foam is comfortable, and doesn't tear. The soft ears are also comfortable, and don't rip up. The only cons are that they are a little bit overpriced, and that they are very head selective. If you have a big head, you are prone to being shot in the chin/forehead. But if you have a small/medium sized head, I would say go for it. Great masks
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Dye Precision I4 Thermal Paintball Goggles I love this mask to death. I have heard complaints that its too small for people heads but i have a huge dome and it fits me just fine. The only complaint that i have about that mask is the glare...
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Price paid: $100.00
Pros: lightwieght and form fitting
Cons: glare issues
I love this mask to death. I have heard complaints that its too small for people heads but i have a huge dome and it fits me just fine. The only complaint that i have about that mask is the glare issues from the lenses. I have the plain white version and the white reflects off the lens and makes it near impossible to see on a very sunny day, this gets even worse if you use a mirrored lense.
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