The Valken Tactical M1-9 Annex Face mask is a very impressive Airsoft/Paintball mask that offers a high specification and complete face protection at an affordable price. Features like scratch protection, flexible bottom skirting and an anti fog visor are typically not features that you will see in a mask of this 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 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 on this mask, 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 160° of vertical vision and 260° of horizontal vision, resulting in a great field of vision.
The mask Body includes a solid plastic frame with the addition of flexible rubber areas around the ears and lower chin to aid comfort and when sighting a weapon. 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 area.
Inside the dual layer foam gives the wearer a comfortable snug fit that is removable for cleaning. There is space for prescription glasses to be worn however this will be dependant upon the frame size. The mask comes with an easily adjustable goggle style elastic strap and chin strap.
The Valken Tactical M1-9 Annex Face mask offers both great performance and comfort, there’s not many masks that can beat this mask in terms of the performance and comfort. Very highly reccomended.