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I have been having issues with fogging in several cheaper goggles, glasses, and face masks. I really never thought that thermal would work, but I was desperate and bought this. I needed something before a party that was only announced to me a few days before hand, so I got 3 day shipping. I bought it late Sunday, and it was scheduled for Thursday (postal services don't work on weekends) , and I received it on Wednesday. That gave me a lot of time to try it out, adjust it, and even sell my old face mask to a friend (for a cheap price, since it always fogged). I put it on with a backwards cap, removed the visor, adjusted the straps, and tried looking through my sights of my guns. That only took about 5-10 minutes, so I did some tests. I ran up and down my house stairs for 2 minutes straight. No fogging. I breathed into my hands to increase heat. No fogging. I boiled a pot of water and stuck my head over the steam. Fogging was gone in 10 seconds. I was really surprised! I took off the mask and I was sweating. So, I put on my "reduced fogging" masks and noticed that they all fogged to the point where I couldn't see. I went to the party and never had to go back to respawn to take off my mask and wipe the fog off. Incredible. For 25 dollars, this did the trick.
In the miracle of fogging, take a breath for a few seconds and your vision should return to normal (sorta like a video game).
Breathing and talking out of the mask is easy.
Adjustable so that your can get a nice snug fit.
Comfortable while still being overly protective
No noticeable or noteworthy scratches where I got shot.
The straps on the back say "Rental," although I bought it personally...
A backwards cap is necessary to keep your hair from looking funny.
Taking it off really fast results in the strap pulling on your hair for a second.
Once this mask gets beaten to the point that it can't be used, or maybe the thermal layer wears off, I am DEFINITELY buying the MI-7 model. If you are a beginning airsofter, this mask is the way to go. It's cheap and it works.