Basic Gear and Accessories in Paintball

Like every game, paintball too needs some equipment to play it – some of it is essential without which play is not possible and some are accessories that make the player comfortable and increase his efficiency. Besides, some equipment is required to ensure the safety of the player and to protect him from any possible injury. Collectively, these are referred to as paintball gear. The following list is intended to help you select appropriate paintball gear for yourself.Essential Equipment and Accessories
Paintball gun is the most important equipment needed to play it. It is used to shoot paintballs at the opponents in order to eliminate them. It is available in numerous varieties with a bewildering range of features, to suit the needs of every player.
Paintball: Paintballs are of course required to serve as bullets for your paintball gun. These are fired at the opponents using the gun.
Hopper: Hopper is used to load paintballs into your gun and thus increases your speed and efficiency.
Squeegee: Squeegees are used to wipe off paintball hits on the body. But cotton rags can also be used in their place.
Screw drivers, tweezers, pliers, spare batteries, cotton swabs are some other things which you will find useful as you get used to the game and gain experience.
Safety Gear
Paintball Mask: Paintball mask is a specially designed cover to protect your face from any injury when you are hit by a paintball. Since most serious injuries occur in the face, it is an absolute must to wear it while playing paintball. You may also consider having an extra mask for replacement in case the first one is damaged.
Goggles: Along with mask you also need good quality goggles covering your eyes completely, to protect them from any splashes of paint if you are hit by a paintball.
Clothing: Playing paintball requires proper clothing. Clothes should be long sleeved and heavy duty. They should be in what is known as camouflage colors to avoid easy detection during the game. Good heavy duty running shoes are also required as the game involves a lot of running around.
First Aid Kits: You should also have a first aid kit ready at hand. It will keep you in good stead in case you do sustain some injury in the game.
This is an essential list of paintball gear for you. Many paintball fields would not allow you to play if you do not have it. Above all, you must strictly observe all the safety rules and regulations of the field. Proper gear and adherence to rules will allow you to have a safe and enjoyable game.