One of the questions we often get asked is what should the players wear on the day. Firstly the nature of paintball needs to be considered, it’s an outdoor sport after all, meaning you’ll be exposed to various weather conditions whether its wind and rain, or a hot summers day. This will obviously then affect the terrain whether it’s hard, icey, soft or muddy. We always recommended dressing in layers, it’s better to have more layers than not enough. This way you can adjust to the weather.
So here’s what we recommend.
Paintballs travel at ridiculous speeds at around 200mph, so it’s best to protect that noggin of yours. As standard issue we offer the Tipmann Valor Goggle, this will protect your head, jaw, ear and chin.
Hands are commonly the target of paintballs due to being constantly exposed. Your hands have some relatively sensitive areas, so let’s just say some shots are less than pleasant. Many players wear fingerless gloves and golf gloves etc, you don’t want to wear gloves that many affect trigger sensitivity. As an upgrade we do offer armoured gloves with hard padded knuckles at our sites.
We recommend wearing casual clothing that’s easy to manoeuvre in. Hoodies and thick clothing is ideal to take away the sting of the paintballs. We suggest tracksuit bottoms, joggers and jeans, again thick attire that’s easy to move in. You will be provided with a freshly laundered overall as standard issue, however we do still suggest wearing old clothing you aren’t afraid of getting dirty.
Ankle injuries can be pretty common in paintball so shoes and grip are vital. Most players wear hiking boots or trainers. They should be shoes you don’t mind getting both dirty and wet. You want to ensure the footwear you choose is closed toe for both safety and comfort. Bringing clean footwear is suggested for the ride home.
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