Dye Resister Paintball Gear Bag Review

Does your gear bag matter?

Short answer—YES!

It matters.

Alright, if you’re still using a Brass Eagle Talon with a 35 round hopper and you’re getting outgunned by autocockers, a gear bag doesn’t need to be on your priority list.

If you already have invested in some decent gear and you want to protect it, it’s actually time to think about looking for the best paintball gear bag you can get.

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Now, think about what you are going to need. The first requirement has to be space. Maybe the second is transportability—or lugging ease. After that, what do you think are the most important features of a gear bag.

Here’s what it is for me—the ability to handle harsh conditions and the “stench” of paintball.

The problem is that I am a lazy person. I get done playing and my gear sits in my trunk for days—usually until the night before I am going to play again. Everything goes in there. Soft goods like clothing, markers, mask, tubes, some paint. All of it.

When I get back from the field, my bag is usually filthy too.

This is where the Dye Resister comes in.

It’s called the “Resister” because it resists everything that you could ever throw at it.

Weather, gallons of paint, the stink of month-old moldy gear—you name it, the Dye Resister can handle it.

On top of that, it has some pretty sweet functionality.

Want to see it in action? Check out the video below…

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Yeah—it’s a gear bag. Sure. But what makes it special? What makes the Dye Resister the best paintball gear bag money can buy?

Well, if you didn’t watch our review video yet, which you should, here is the run down.

First, it’s huge. You can fit every bit of paintball gear you own and more into it.

Next, Dye thought of everything.

In the front, there is a pocket for all of your “nasty” stuff—dirty, paint soaked jersey, cleats, anything that is gross that you don’t want coming into contact with clean stuff. On the other side of the bag is an insulated mask carrying compartment.

Why is the mask compartment insulated?

Originally, I thought that it was for beer…obviously.

Well, it turns out that leaving your mask sitting in a hot bag in the sun or the 120+ degree trunk of your car can actually cause thermal lens failure. At least that’s what Dye claims. You know what? I believe them. Why? They spend a lot of money on research and development.

The Dye Resister also has wheels, a cool handle like a real luggage bag, and rubber sealed zippers. It stands up on its end so it’s great for airport trips.

You know what?

You could get the Dye Resister and use it as a suitcase. It’s the perfect antidote for aggressive baggage handlers.

You really need to check out the video above. We put the Resister to the test by dumping about three gallons of paint on it and soaking it with a tsunami of water. It stood up to that test and it is going to stand up to anything you throw at it.

Do yourself a favor and buy one. A duffle bag isn’t enough. Here’s the link to the Dye Resister on our website.

Remember, you don’t need one unless you have some really sweet gear you have to protect. If you are still using that Brass Eagle from 1997, go get one of these and the Dye Resister.

Review: Dye Precision i4 Mask

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Another awesome product from Dye, the Dye Precision i4 Mask is undoubtedly one of the sexiest masks currently on the market. How sexy (and how awesome) is it? Well, it’s so sexy, so awesome that we constantly run out of stock! Seriously: this mask is one of the finest out there, and if you don’t believe us? Take a look at some of the reviews our customers have given the mask here (and if you’re convinced, simply press ‘Add to Cart’ and buy this beast!).

But as LeVar Burton from Reading Rainbow would say: don’t take my word for it: read our review below!

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Seriously, don’t take LeVar’s word for it; he may just cut you.

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Best Electronic Paintball Guns Under $200

Looking for a deal on a new electronic paintball gun?

Are you just getting into the sport but don’t have a lot of money to spend?

We’re about to take a look at the two best electronic paintball guns under $200. You don’t have to break the bank to get a decent marker. These two options are perfect if you are just getting started and you want full functionality in an affordable package.

Option 1: Azodin Blitz Electronic Paintball Gun

The Azodin Blitz is an excellent starter marker. It’s ready to go right out of the box.

The Blitz includes a versatile ZEN Circuit Board it offers NPPL Semi, PSP Ramp, CFOA Semi, and Millenium Ramp. It functions well and you really can’t find a better electronic marker for the price.

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The fit and finish of the Azodin Blitz isn’t completely flawless, but is as close as you can get for the measly $169 price tag.

Included is a Rock Steady Regulator, the Feather Striker System—which is 30% lighter than traditional striker design, an aluminum grip frame with dovetail and direct screw mount, and a 12 inch single piece barrel.

For a full list of specs and the latest pricing information, you should check out the Azodin Blitz on our website. It is one of the most affordable electronic paintball guns you can currently buy brand new.

It handles well and can hold it’s on in both function and look with any paintball gun currently available.

Option 2: COG Paintball eNVy Marker

Coming in right under $200 is the eNVy.

You can only get it in black, but that’s alright because you are saving a ton of money when you buy one.

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The basic eNVy has a top BPS of 11. Once you get one, you will want to upgrade to the completely awesome Blackheart circuit board—electronic internals that will stand up to $1000 markers and beyond. The Blackheart is available in a stock eNVy for around $50 more or on its own for $65. You might as well get the eNVy with the Blackheart already installed, because you’re going to want to do it anyway.

You really can’t go wrong with the eNVy. It’s constructed well, the stock barrel is decent, and with the Blackheart board you get all of the functionality you will ever need.

Because it is designed for beginner players, reliability is not a problem. The eNVy will really take a beating. This is the marker that you buy a friend or your little brother if you want them to get into paintball and have a good time without worrying about something breaking.

Other Options

These are undoubtedly the best electronic paintball guns under $200.

If you have your eye on something else, you might want to check out the used market. When you buy used, however, you don’t always get something that will work well right out of the box.

For beginner players, we recommend buying new markers that are tested and proven to work right out of the box.

Review: Dye Paintball Neck Protector

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Do you feel the need to protect your neck while you play paintball? If you don’t, you should. Nobody likes feeling the sting of a paintball on their neck (or if you’re like me – your neck fat). It hurts, and if you disagree, obviously you’ve never been shot in the neck before. But never mind the neck – what about the throat? Ever been shot in the throat before? Good luck swallowing normally for the rest of the afternoon, because let me tell you – it isn’t fun.

What if there was a way to avoid these risks of paintball altogether and protect your neck? Well, now there is! Enter Dye’s Dye Performance Neck Protector – a neck protector that is comfortable and quite soft. But does it protect your neck? Find out below!

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Quick Tip: Here’s How to Fly With Your Paintball Gear

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We talk a lot on here (and the official Hustle Paintball YouTube channel) about the best paintball gear that money can buy, and occasionally, we discuss how to maintain the paintball gear you take pride in. That’s all well and good (and clearly, important), but we usually skip one of the most vital steps to getting the most out of our favorite sport: how to properly prepare your paintball gear for traveling.

We all go to our favorite courses all the time, so properly preparing to travel with your gear is essential. Why we haven’t discussed this vital topic until now is beyond me, but luckily, we’ve made a video that details how to prepare your gear for travel the right way. Want to learn more? Keep reading to find out!

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Smoke Grenades For Paintball: CGS Smoke Grenades

Looking for paintball smoke grenades?

We’ve got them.

You’ve got a few choices too.

If you are looking for a specific color and about 20,000 cubic feet of smoke, you’ll want to consider the $6.00 Enola Gaye Wire Pull Smoke Grenade. If you want a bunch of them, head over to our website and buy 10 at once—we’ll give you one for free.

Why Do You Need Smoke Grenades For Paintball?

Because of the smoke!

There are a million uses for these things. Set them off for cool photographs and video effects, use them to obstruct view while playing, ad some more sim to your milsim games—just get them and set them off because they are cool!

Want More Smoke?

If you want more smoke than you can handle—70,000 cubic feet of it—you need a CGS Smoke Gernade—or a few.

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CGS stands for Coast Guard Surplus. CGS also stands for “the real deal.”

The supply we just got in are perfect for paintball—especially if you like the color orange.

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Whatever you do with them, don’t set them off near the water. Orange smoke is a universal maritime distress signal.

A Bunch Of Choices (Really Just One)

The CGS smoke grenades you see on our website come in a variety of forms. There are twist top versions, pop off tops, big and small—they all look different, but they all do the same thing. That’s let off about 70,000 cubic feet of vibrant orange smoke.

Don’t let the different names confuse you. You’ll see different names for each of the CGS grenades on our site. “Eurosul” means it’s an orange smoke grenade. So does “HuaHia” and “red MK8.”

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All of them are orange. Don’t like orange? Take a look at the Enola Gaye.

How Do They Work?

Twist or pull the top off and pull the wire inside.

Set them on the ground!

They are classified as “cool burning” which means that they won’t set flammable substances like gasoline fumes on fire. The metal body of the smoke grenades do get warm and they will burn your hand. We don’t recommend trying to hold on to them.

Burn time is about 90 seconds to 2 minutes. When they are finished burning, they are still going to be warm.

They are non-toxic, water resistant, and—most importantly—orange. Very orange.

If you want us to pick which one to send to you, order from our website here. If you want a CGS smoke grenade with a cool name like HuaHia, do a search or click here.

Want to see them in action?

Check out the video below.

 

Review: Ninja Mini C02 Fill Station

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In celebration of the release of Ninja’s 77cu SL tank, it seems proper to provide you guys with a quick review of Ninja’s Mini C02 Fill Station. A ridiculously easy setup to use, this fill station will ensure that you are ready to get back into the game sooner rather than later. Is it worth your time? Let’s find out!

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Ninja’s 77cu SL Tank is Available Now!

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The Ninja 77cu SL tank is available now!

Something legendary just happened today – something borderline miraculous. What’s the news? Oh, it’s only the announcement of today’s launch of Ninja’s 77cu SL tank! That’s right, folks – today. Now. Right now! The latest iteration in the ‘Super Lite’ brand, the Ninja 77cu SL is Ninja’s latest effort in ensuring that when you play paintball, you don’t have to worry about lugging around a heavy tank that’s only going to get in the way, decrease the effectiveness of your game, and generally feel uncomfortable. Everyone wants a lighter tank (and thus, a lighter marker), and the new 77cu SL is going to make it happen. Less fatigue, the ability to perform better ‘snap shots,’ and again, a more comfortable feel when playing, the 77cu SL needs to be in your life.

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Dye Box Rotor Review

Dye has finally done it!

If you have the Dye Assault Matrix you need to buy the Dye Box Rotor right now. Take a look at if on our website right now, or read this review, watch our review video and take a look later. It’s a little pricy at around $400—but you’ve already purchased the DAM and you really need this kind of capacity.

It’s a mag fed gamechanger.

Want to skip to the video review? Check it out below.

You get a 325 round capacity and a bulky looking addition that screams M249. It looks cool and you might think that it would get in the way. It is huge—almost twice the size of a regular rotor.

In reality, once it is on the DAM, you really don’t notice the Dye Box Rotor’s size. It isn’t particularly heavy or cumbersome. We definitely thought it might be.

One of the huge advantages—beyond the 325 round capacity—is that the Box Rotor’s size does not add to your profile at all. Your shoulders aren’t going to extend past the box on either size and you don’t need to have a hopper to have a ton of paint accessible.

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Without hopper bulk, the Box Rotor opens up possibilities for custom optics and attachments that you just can’t have with a hopper design. It will really bring a new approach to mag fed paintball.

Included Accessories

Unless you get a Dye Assault Matrix that shipped very recently, there is a good chance that you need a new RF chip to make the Box Rotor work. That’s why Dye is shipping it with a new board for your DAM.

If you can’t figure out board issues for any reason or if you order a Box Rotor and it doesn’t have a new board for your DAM, you can give DYE a call and they will help you out. Eventually, these will ship without new boards.

There is also an upgraded bolt system that comes with the Dye Box Rotor. It adds functionality with first strike rounds. You can use the outside cam of an ironman bolt if you already upgraded, as the functionality is only added by a tip redesign that flares the tip out.

Instead of AA batteries, the Box Rotor uses a 1600mAh lithium battery and charger. You’ll have to make sure to keep it charged with the included wall brick and USB-style charger.

Is It Worth It?

The Box Rotor is completely worth it if you have a DAM or if you plan to get one.

There are several small features that really impress. A spring articulated loading system, for instance, helps improve tactical reloads by closing the Box Rotor off when it is removed from the marker. This presents paint spillage.

The Box Rotor is easily serviceable and disassembled. The internals are almost identical to the standard rotor and fairly straight forward. If you want a complete look at the inside, check out our video on YouTube.

Yes. You A Dye Box Rotor

If you already have a DAM, your gear budget is about to be blown.

Head over to our website and check out the Dye Box Rotor.

If you need more capacity and still want to maintain a tactical low profile that is compatible with milspec optics and style, this is your ticket.

If you need to think more about it or just want to see the specs, check out the manual below…

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