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PADDING & PROTECTION
PADDING & PROTECTION
Shopping for new paintball padding and protection? Give us a call or stop by! Our staff has years of experience wearing different brands of paintball arm pads, knee pads and other paintball padding. We recommend to try on your paintball pads before you buy them if possible. Each company will fit a little different than the others so be sure to do your research before buying new knee pads or arm pads. We carry the top brands in store at all times.
Arm & Elbow Pads
Paintball Padding Guide and Tips
Arm and Elbow Pads
Paintball elbow pads and arm pads are a great choice if you like to crawl around offer through the woods or are looking to play speed ball that might require to play in the snake. Elbow pads are not only great for hitting the ground protection but also offer protection from when you are in a fire fight as your arms are one of the largest targets for your opponent to see and shoot. If you wear short sleeves to work and school and are concerned with the paintball marks you might have after playing, look into the paintball
Paintball Knee Padding
If you are a player who likes to slide, dive and crawl around in the woods, paintball knee pads are our most recommend piece of padding ever! Imagine going hard into the woods and hitting your knee on a stump, rock or tree branch you didn't see! Knee pads could save you from walking funny on Monday at work or finishing your day of paintball strong and healthy. Over the years, Dye knee pads and Exalt knee pads are our personal favorites over the last ten years. They offer a comfortable design that are rugged while flexible. The pad is designed to sit right on top of your calf comfortably and moves easily while you play. Other pads we have used have a hard face and very stiff construction while pinching your leg and making it uncomfortable after a full day of playing. In store we offer the chance to try on your knee pads so stop by anytime and compared the leading brands side by side.
The Planet Eclipse chest protectors are by far our favorite piece of paintball protective padding that exists. The Eclipse chest protectors fits similar to an Under Armour style shirt and offers protection down your sides which tends to be the most tender spot to get shot. Exalt also makes a mid level chest protector but does not offer the side protection that the Eclipse one does. When shopping for paintball chest protectors, we recommend going with a size larger than you wear in your day to day shirts. This extra room will give you some extra air flow while playing and make it much easier to take off when you are sweaty and tired. Some players will wear this as their outside layer which isn't a terrible idea but if you play in the woods, we recommend to wear one layer over your
. The branches and bushes may tear up your expensive chest protector so going with a less expensive jersey, shirt or hoodie might be a better option to make sure your Eclipse Overload Chest Protector lasts longer.
Getting hit by a paintball in the neck is painful but also can look awkward while in public days later. If you are concerned what your co workers or friends at church might think, be sure to cover up your bare skin on your neck while you're at the paintball field. Exalt and Dye make light weight neck protectors that offer full coverage for a reasonable price. Another alternative to protecting your neck when you go out to play paintball is to wear a bandanna around your neck. This won't offer as heavy duty as protection but will save you money while still offering some protection. Most paintball neck protectors are one size fits all so if you aren't sure which one to get, give us a call with your measurements or stop by and try them all on before you make your purchase.
Full Finger Gloves
Full finger paintball gloves are another great paintball padding option to keep your hands looking normal on Monday while at work. Gloves are a great, affordable addition to your gear especially during the cold times of the year. Getting shot on the fingers hurts as it is but imagine cold sensitive fingers getting shot. it is even worse! Now days with most paintball markers being electronic, full fingered gloves won't really slow down the speed in which you can shoot your paintball gun. If you aren't looking for full fingered gloves, consider going with the half fingered gloves instead. HK Army and Exalt make some nice looking, reasonably priced paintball gloves to choose from. Pro Edge Pointer though, be sure to wash them before you play in them. Some gloves will bleed the color once you start to sweat so wash them at least once to make sure your hands don't change colors after using them.
Half Finger Gloves
Half finger paintball gloves allow a more breathable experience while offering 90% of the same level of protection as the
full fingered gloves
do. Keep in mind that while you are playing, your fingers are actually wrapped around the front and rear grip of your paintball gun. This means they aren't as exposed as you might think and the chances of getting shot in the end of your fingers is actually pretty slim. If you are looking for something that isn't as hot while wearing but still want the hand and finger protection, consider the half finger length gloves. A third option you have is to purchase the full finger gloves and only cut off the index finger of the glove, this will give you the same feel as a half finger glove while offering the protection of the full finger glove.
Some players like the tactical look and the paintball helmets not only offer incredible protection for the top of your head but also give you that tactical, realistic look while playing. One of the biggest drawbacks to shopping for a helmet is the concern it won't fit over your paintball mask comfortably. Be sure to give us a call or stop by and bring your paintball mask with you to make sure it fits before you make your purchase.
Paintball head bands work very similar to a Nike sweat band does for tennis and basketball players. The headbands assist in keeping the sweat out of your face while on the paintball field in addition to offering forehead protection. Occasionally you will get shot on the top of your head but more than likely you will be shot in the forehead as you're facing your opponents. Instead of walking away with a red mark on your forehead, a little layer of added protection will be well worth it when you get shot right in the forehead!
Head wraps offer a little different area of protection than the standard paintball head band. The head wrap goes over the top of your head and actually drapes down the back of your neck. The extra thin layer of material helps take away the sting when shot on the top of your head or even on your neck. The draping material can also help prevent getting a sun burn when you spend a long day at the local paintball field. A paintball head wrap offers the same fore head protection that a head band does and also helps keep the sweat out of your face while you're playing.
As you play more and become more active and more aggressive in your playing style, you will notice you are sliding around more. This can take a toll on your hips and thighs. Similar to baseball players, paintball players hip slide into spots to get into a tight spot quick while keeping a small profile. Most paintball companies offer their own take on paintball slider shorts so when you are shopping around, look for groin, thigh and hip protection and positive reviews for durability.