Originally Posted by Dino89
there paintball masks just double priced because its marine!
Although there are definitely similarities with paintball masks, the SUV is designed specifically for marine use and has several major advantages.
Paintball masks are way more ventilated than the SUV and they don't keep water and cold wind off your face. Great when you are running around overheating and gasping for breath, but not much help on a RIB.
The vents also mean that you will get water inside the goggle area. The SUV goggle area is vented from inside the mask which means the water stays out.
Paintball masks tend to use open cell foam around the goggles, which gets wet and soggy. The SUV uses soft closed cell foam which is comfortable and doesn't get waterlogged.