_____The Sly Profit is one of the most commonly seen masks on the field. With excellent protection, thick foam padding, and two straps the Profit provides a pro-fit (pun intended). The profit is made to protect the head for those of us that don’t like some paint to the face. From the inside you can see that this mask is built like a tank, and has plenty of padding throughout the mask to cushion your head while your brain gets scrambled. Sly has also come out with a large assortment of colors and a few camo sets for players to match their gear t this awesome mask.
_____These goggles were meant to lock in and stay on. With a pair of easily adjustable straps you can adjust the fit exactly how you want it and it will stay there. Both straps are individual adjustable so any head type could wear it (even you Neanderthal paintballers). If the two in the back weren’t enough, the Sly Profit also has a chin strap to keep it from rising up (doubtful). Around the lens is heavily padded with a thick foam, a different kind is used around the sides of the mask and is very comfortable.The profit straps are easily replaceable, and come in a variety of other colors. The colored part on the mask is made of a hard plastic, while the black or grey portion is one piece of thick rubber that allows for a degree of flexibility. The venting isn’t superb, but functional and Sly has come up with a neat trick on their lenses to prevent unventilated breath from messing with your game. All this adjust ability, foam and padding add up to feeling like a giant pillow wrapped around your head. Even a pinata would feel safe in that mask. With an ok amount of forehead protection (I’d still go out with a headband), and some good neck protection for a mask, you’ll not worry about getting hit in this mask. One downside about the profit is that all that padding around the ears kills your hearing.
_____All of the Sly Profits come with a smoke to clear gradient lens. This allows players to play with one lens that has the smoke tint along the horizon line, and a clear lens below so you aren’t blinded from too much shade or sun. The lens uses a rapid change system that has two locks on the inside of the mask holding the lens to the mask, to the straps. The whole assembly pops apart when you figure out that the locks unlock one way (and only one way) with the use of a screw driver or the spare change you’ve had living in your shorts for however long. A new gasket system on the lens protects and seals the inner thermal part of the lens, reducing the chance of fog further. A special UV coat keeps you from looking like a red raccoon after the game, and protects your eyes. The Profit also has a variety of lenses that are dedicated if you don’t want a multitasking lens. The mirror is darker and very sexy, coming in a blue and red tinted mirror version too. A standard smoke and a High Def Yellow are also available with the clear too if you must have it.
_____The Profit comes in a fairly large variety of colors with no real switch up of coloring styles (except for the limited editions). All feature the same black rubber bottom and sides, changing up the hard plastic around the lenses. Sly has got a Neon yellow, blue, green, orange, pink non neon blue and red. A white, Titanium and black make up the non colored rear, most are rather shiny or neon. For the more tactical or scenario inclined an Olive, flat dark earth, woodland, and ACU (New Army camo) also exists.
In the Game
_____In the game the profit clings to your face like a terrified arachnid. The profit lens hardly limits your vision and the gradient smoke is a life saver. The hearing and ventilation isn’t as great as some masks, but its not like you’re completely deaf. Overall this is a great mask that prioritizes protection and a comfortable fit over everything with the added goodies of a great, versatile lens and a load of color options. Be the Sly guy on the field and stop worrying about whats on your face coming off, grab something that will fit, the Profit.
by Lucas Hawes