Sometimes people don’t wear airsoft masks, and they regret it later. They get hit with BBs from an airsoft gun and end up losing a couple of teeth.
Seems dumb right?
But the reasoning behind it is interesting.
Often times, people complain that wearing an airsoft mask prevents them from shooting their airsoft gun accurately, and I can see where they’re coming from.
Imagine being an airsoft sniper and peering through your scope with a big clunky airsoft helmet. It wouldn’t work too well.
It’s not just airsoft masks either.
I know some people who have had issues with goggles since it makes it difficult for them to see their airsoft scope properly (At the same time, I guess it comes down to personal preference, as I have seen airsoft snipers use goggles in combination with a mesh mask).
I decided to write this airsoft mask guide to help those people out there that have this issue, and hopefully after reading it, you’ll have the best airsoft mask for aiming and/or an airsoft mask that fits over your glasses…comfortably.
That way, you’re more accurate on the airsoft field while still being safe. Let’s get started!
Why Should You Get An Airsoft Mask?
So…Why wear an airsoft mask in the first place?
I feel like this doesn’t need to be discussed but just to be sure, I’ll talk a bit about why airsoft masks are important by giving you guys a little story.
So let’s say we have a friend named George. George doesn’t like masks because they cause too many problems for him. He can’t see clearly, his airsoft mask fogs up and is too bulky.
George thinks it’s a great idea to not bring his airsoft mask one day.
You tell him you don’t think it’s a good idea, and he laughs it off.
You get to the field and start playing some games and you notice George is actually doing really well compared to when he wore his mask.
All of a sudden, an airsoft BB shoots through the air and hits George in the eye. Now he’s down, and has to go to the hospital.
He isn’t sure if he’ll be able to see through that eye again, and now he has to deal with medical bills to boot. Imagine if he wore his mask instead.
This situation would have been avoided in the first place. Don’t be like George.
So what is a good airsoft mask you can wear while still being able to aim?
The mask I would recommend the most is the Dye Precision I4 Mask.
Let’s take a look at what makes this airsoft mask so great.
Dye Precision I4 Review
One of the biggest problems airsoft masks have is that they don’t do a good job preventing fog from clouding your vision.
The worst thing about it is that many airsoft mask companies say that they’re “anti-fog” and that claim turns out to not be very true.
The Dye Precision I4 does a very good job of preventing fog, making it easy to see what’s going on around you at all times.
A slightly inconveniencing thing about the mask is that they label it as great for paintball, but don’t mention that it’s great for airsoft as well.
One of the biggest reasons I love this mask is that if you wear glasses, you can wear them under these masks.
You heard that right…. an airsoft mask that fits over glasses.
That’s pretty useful for those who are struggling to find something that’s not too bulky while still leaving room for their prescription eyeglasses.
These masks also have compression formed ears that help reduce bulkiness as well, and uses a “Cool Max” material to deal with sweat.
To further help with sweat, this airsoft helmet uses proprietary foam that helps prevent sweat, specifically the annoying kind that drips between your eyes.
If you’re worried about the size of the helmet, the Dye If allows you to adjust the strap so that the helmet can be more fitted and be more comfortable.
When you purchase the Dye I4, make sure it says they provide a 1-year-warranty. It’s definitely pretty awesome that they offer that, especially if you’re one of those people who play airsoft all the time.
As you can probably tell, I’m a big fan of the Dye Precision I4, but if you don’t believe what I say, read reviews from other people. You’ll see that they love this airsoft mask just as much as I do.
So you have your mask. Now you’re all done, right?
In order for you to have optimal aiming capabilities, you’ll need to adjust the height of your scope.
In order to do that, you’ll need something called a rail riser. This will accommodate for the airsoft mask and allow you be as accurate as possible.
One riser mount that seems to get mentioned a lot is the UTG Med-pro Compact Riser Mount. These mounts are good for airsoft guns like the AR-15, but you can use it on airsoft guns as well.
They are also pretty well made. Other rail risers tend to wobble after a while, but these one thankfully don’t. That’s not bad when you consider that the price is pretty darn low.
If you’re more of a goggles person and hate masks, that’s perfectly fine.
A pair of goggles combines with a lower face mesh mask could work well if done correctly (May be more difficult to pull of if you wear glasses).
A good pair of goggles to invest in would be most goggles from ESS.
An example of a good one is the ESS Eyewear Profile Turbofan Goggles. Although a bit on the pricier side, they do a very good job of minimizing sweat while still being durable in case you get hit.
Now all you need is a half mask to cover the lower part of your face and you’re good to go. If you’re unsure of what mask to get, I would recommend the OneTigris Foldable Half Face Mesh Mask.
It’s pretty cheap, but still works well. Some people say the mesh part can be a tad bit rough, so keep that in mind.
So there you have it. The combination of an amazing airsoft mask coupled with the rail riser will help you be safe on the airsoft field while being able to comfortably aim your airsoft sniper, or any airsoft gun for that matter, at the enemy.