The Valken Tactical M1-7 Annex Face mask Black is a very impressive entry level Airsoft/Paintball mask that offers a high specification with some of the features that can be found on the more expensive Valken Tactical M1-9 Annex but at a lower price.
Starting with the lens – most importantly they are ANSI/ISEA Z87.1 High Impact and CE en166/170 rated so you know your eyesight is protected from BBS and Paintballs. The lenses are scratch resistant meaning they should last longer before replacement
The lenses are dual layered (double glazing) that should greatly reduce the effects of fogging.
Lens changing couldn’t be easier thanks to the patented quick release system, all you will need is a coin. 30 seconds to pull out the lens and another 30 seconds to pop new ones in. The lens gives you a high degree of vertical and horizontal vision, resulting in a great field of vision.
The main difference to the MI-9 is in the mask body. The M1-7 doesn’t come with rubber inserts and is completely constructed from flexible plastic still offering comfort with a high degree of robustness.The body is extremely well ventilated using angled slots to reduce the ingress of dirt etc. The mask also comes with a removable peak that reduces glare whilst protecting the forehead .
The mask body is slightly smaller in size so this is ideal for younger players (10yrs – adult) or those with a smaller head.
Inside the dual layer foam gives the wearer a comfortable snug fit. There is space for prescription glasses to be worn however this is dependant upon the frame size. The mask comes with an easily adjustable goggle style elastic strap and chin strap.
The Valken Tactical M1-7 Annex Face mask Black offers great performance at a very affordable price. Very highly recommended.