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HK Army and JT make some of the better budget-range paintball masks we’ve seen. We have an in-depth look at 2 of their most popular models, the HK Army KLR vs the JT Premise – which one is best?

Once you’ve seen how these 2 masks compare with each other, find out how they compare with the best paintball masks

Dye i5 vs HK Army HSTL Paintball Mask – Specifications

 Dye i5 Paintball GoggleHK Army HSTL Paintball Goggles
Dye i5 Paintball Goggle HK Army HSTL Goggles
LensAnti-fog Dyetanium LensAnti-fogging Dual Pane Thermal Lens
Vision Angle290-degreeNot stated
Strap SecurityGSR Gear Lock SystemAdjustable anti-slip goggle strap
Wireless Capabilitye.VOKE Wireless Air SyncN/A
ComfortSoft touch multi-layer foamSnap in place removable upper and lower goggle foam insert
Key Features and DesignHeads Up POV Mount
Sound Catch
Ultralite Construction
Compression Formed Ears
Scream Multi-Directional Venting
Easy to Change Lens
Quick-change lens retention system
Lightweight design
Multiple vents for breathability & hearing
Additional head strap
Size OptionsOne SizeOne Size
Width9"8.2"
Length9"8"
Weight0.78lbs1.4lbs
CertificationASTM CertifiedN/A
Color OptionsAF1
Emerald
Onyx/Gold
Storm
DyeCam
Onyx
Patriot
White/Gold
Black
Warranty1-year1-year
Cost (amazon.com)Check PriceCheck Price

Dye – Who Are They?

DYE Precision is a paintball manufacturing company based in California, founded in 1994 by Dave and Rhonda DeHaan (DYE stands for Dave “Youngblood” Enterprises). Initially producing barrels for markers, using Dave’s garage as a workshop, DYE became an international business, manufacturing a range of markers, loaders, playing & casual clothing, protective gear, goggles, and luggage.

HK Army – Who Are They?

From its origins in 2007, HK Army has become a global company, with distribution in over 60 countries. Offering an array of paintball-related products, from performance-based hard goods to casual apparel, they are an industry leader in paintball gear and accessories.

Dye i5 vs HK Army HSTL Paintball Mask – Similarities

The masks have similar size options

  • Both the Dye i5 Thermal Paintball Mask and the HK Army HSTL Paintball Goggles have the same size options: one size fits most.

Both Paintball Masks have the same warranty

  • Both Dye and HK Army offer a 1-year warranty.

Dye i5 vs HK Army HSTL Paintball Mask – Differences

Both Paintball Masks have different lens features

  • The Dye i5 Paintball Mask features an anti-fog Dyetanium Lens.
  • The HK Army HSTL Mask is equipped with an Anti-fogging Dual Pane Thermal lens.

Both Paintball Masks have different vision angles

  • The Dye i5 features a 290-degree vision angle, while HK Army does not state a vison angle for the HSTL.

Both Paintball Masks have different strap security features

  • The Dye i5 features a GSR gear lock system, while the HK Army HSTL Mask has an adjustable anti-slip goggle strap.

Both masks have different wireless capability features

  • The Dye i5 Thermal Paintball Mask is e.VOKE Wireless Air Sync compatible, while the HK Army HSTL has no wireless capability.

Both Paintball Masks have different foam padding for comfort

  • The Dye i5 Paintball Mask uses a soft touch multi-layer foam, while the HK Army HSTL Mask has a snap-in-place removable upper and lower goggle foam insert.
  • Both are designed to wick away sweat and moisture away while providing a comfortable fit for all.

The Paintball Masks both have different features and design

  • The HK Army HSTL Paintball Mask has a quick-change lens retention system, lightweight design, multiple vents for breathability & an additional head strap.
  • The Dye i5 Thermal Paintball Mask has “heads up” POV mount, compression-formed ears, “scream” multi-directional venting & easy to change lens.

Both masks have different widths

  • The Dye i5 Thermal Paintball Mask is wider at 9″, while the HK Army HSTL Paintball Goggles are 8.2″.

Both masks have different lengths

  • The Dye i5 Paintball Mask is 9″, while the HK Army HSTL Mask is shorter at 8″.

Both masks have different weights

  • The Dye i5 Paintball Mask is lighter, weighing 0.78lbs, while the HK Army HSTL Mask weighs 1.4lbs.

The masks both have different certifications

  • The Dye i5 Thermal Paintball Maskis ASTM Certified, while the HK Army HSTL is not.

Conclusion

The Dye i5 Paintball Mask and HK Army HSTL have a fair share of similarities and differences. It might be challenging to choose between the two, so here are some notable facts that might help:

  • The Dye i5 offers 290-degree visibility, while HK Army does not state the field of vision of their mask.
  • The Dye mask is much lighter.
  • The Dye i5 has a more extensive color range to choose from.
  • If you need wireless compatibility, the HK Army mask is not an option.