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Paintball Protection - What You Need To Know

Paintball Protection - What You Need To Know

Protective paintball clothing can be helpful in numerous ways. It can reduce the sting of a shot, prevent injury, and give you confidence during the game. In this post we’re going to briefly discuss the various protection available to help prevent injury and enhance your paintball game.


A paintball mask is designed to protect your face including, ears, eyes, mouth and nose from incoming paintballs, some masks offer full coverage protecting both the back and the top of your head. Every moment you spend playing paintball you MUST wear your mask, more paintball injuries occur from the removal of masks than actually playing. This means you as the player need to spend extra time ensuring your mask is perfect for you. For more information on masks check out our "The first piece of paintball kit you should buy" blog post. Shop our full range of paintball masks at https://www.bzpaintball.co.uk/paintball-goggles If your mask doesn’t offer full head protection we advise you wear a hat or head wrap not only do these offer extra protection but have added benefits such as preventing fogging. For further information on preventing you mask from fogging check out our "Prevent your mask from fogging" blog post.

Headbands have a dual purpose - they can massively reduce your mask steaming up, but the bit of padding they provide can also help reduce the sting from nasty forehad shots. Check out the head wraps/headbands we stock at https://www.bzpaintball.co.uk/apparel/paintball-clothing/headbands


Many players forget about protecting their neck which isn’t good thing, as those shots can really sting and leave a bad welt. Some masks come with added neck protection, if yours doesn’t you can always buy a neck protector. Neck protector’s offer ventilated padding providing maximum comfort and protection. Shop our neck protectors at https://www.bzpaintball.co.uk/pads-protection/neck-protectors


Let’s remember your chest is home to your vital organs so it’s best to protect them and your body from impacts when diving, sliding and of course being shot. Most chest protectors are deigned to be worn under a jersey. These include padding for key zones such as your ribs, chest, back and shoulders whilst being lightweight and breathable. Shop our range of chest protectors at https://www.bzpaintball.co.uk/pads-protection/chest-protection.


Paintball involves diving and crawling so it’s important to protect your arms from scratches and scrapes. Elbow pads fit snugly to the contour of your arms providing optimum flexibility whilst acting as a second padded skin. Check out the elbow pads we stock at https://www.bzpaintball.co.uk/pads-protection/elbow-pads


Knee pads are designed to enhance your paintball game, protecting your knees whilst crawling and kneeling. These will fit under your trousers and are lightweight and durable. For some, knee pads are the most vital piece of padding because it's so easy to kneel down on the wrong thing and injure those bad boys forever. Shop our range of knee pads now at https://www.bzpaintball.co.uk/pads-protection/knee-pads

Slide shorts

These shorts are designed to offer protection and prevention of friction. Padding is found in vital areas such as the hips and crotch. These can be worn with ease under your paintball pants and offer maximum breathability. To shop our full range of slide shorts check out https://www.bzpaintball.co.uk/pads-protection/slide-shorts


Your hands are exposed to the impact of paintballs therefore gloves are essential to shielding your hands from any potential bruises/welts. Paintball gloves have additional padding whilst being lightweight, ventilated and easily manoeuvrable. Shop all gloves at https://www.bzpaintball.co.uk/pads-protection/gloves

If you require any further assistance don’t hesitate to email us at [email protected] or call us on 01642605000.