UPDATE: 09-06-21 – With so few new products being released in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid-19 and supply shortages these are still my picks for Summer 2021 with a few updated you can see below.

Instead of picking my top paintball product releases of 2019 this time around I’m just going to pick my favorite products that you can buy right now. That the best paintball gun, hopper, compressed air tanks and other useful things like tools.

Guns

Let’s face it, there are a lot of paintball guns. From mag-fed to pump, from MacDev to Tippmann there are a lot of different brands and gun styles. Below are some of the guns that I like the most for this upcoming 2020 season.

Planet Eclipse EMEK 100 Mechanical...
128 Reviews
Planet Eclipse EMEK 100 Mechanical...

  • Gamma Core Bolt – 135psi Operating Pressure
  • PAL System Ready
  • Glass Reinforced Nylon outer composition
  • Tool-less bolt removal
  • Empire Paintball Mini GS Paintball Gun...
    7 Reviews
    Empire Paintball Mini GS Paintball Gun...

  • Low Pressure Bolt System
  • On/Off Air Source Adapter
  • 14in Two-Piece Barrel
  • Electronic Firing Modes and Break Beam Eyes
  • Planet Eclipse MG100 PAL Mechanical...
    22 Reviews
    Planet Eclipse MG100 PAL Mechanical...

  • Dual Operation: Magazine Fed and Loader Fed Configurations
  • Gamma Core Bolt – 135psi Operating Pressure
  • 14.5in Two-Piece Barrel
  • First Strike and Round Ball Compatible
  • Planet Eclipse GTEK 170R Paintball Gun...
    25 Reviews
    Planet Eclipse GTEK 170R Paintball Gun...

  • Aluminium Construction
  • Gamma Core Bolt – 135psi Operating Pressure
  • 14.5in Two-Piece Barrel
  • OLED screen
  • Planet Eclipse CS2 PRO Paintball Marker...

  • Aluminium Construction
  • Gamma Core Pro Bolt – 105psi Operating Pressure
  • 14.5in Two-Piece Barrel
  • LCD Screen, Bluetooth, Spire iV iFI Compatible
  • Tanks

    Unlike guns tanks are a lot simpler, you have Co2 or compressed air and a few different brands. Ninja is still at the top of the tank game, but newcomers PowerHouse are coming on strong with their aftermarket tank regulators.

    Ninja Paintball Compressed HPA Air Tank...
    35 Reviews
    Ninja Paintball Compressed HPA Air Tank...

  • Adjustable Output Pressure
  • Carbon Fiber Bottle
  • 4500 PSI
  • Made in USA
  • Sale
    Tippmann Empire Basics 48ci 3K Paintball...
    1,911 Reviews
    Tippmann Empire Basics 48ci 3K Paintball...

  • 800 PSI Output Pressure
  • Aluminum Bottle
  • 3000 PSI
  • Ninja Paintball Pro V2 Compressed HPA...
    9 Reviews
    Ninja Paintball Pro V2 Compressed HPA...

  • Adjustable Output Pressure
  • Rotational Bonnet – 360 Degree
  • Up to 30% more flow than standard Ninja regulator
  • 4500 PSI
  • Masks

    Picking a paintball mask can be a bit tricky, people have different shaped heads, or maybe you wear glasses. I also suggest trying a mask on before you make a purchase, but if you can’t, I would recommend looking for something that had good ventilation and a quick change lens system like the BunkerKings CMD below.

    HK Army SLR Paintball Airsoft Goggle -...

  • 3D Memory Foam – Increased google comfort
  • Magnetic Chinstrap – Quick and easy chinstrap removal
  • Dual-Pane Thermal Lenses – Lenses that wont fog
  • Increased Ventilation – Improved breathability and communication
  • JT Proflex Paintball Mask (Black)
    30 Reviews
    JT Proflex Paintball Mask (Black)

  • Flexible Faceplate – Flexible design allows from increased comfort
  • Minimal Design – Lightweight and simple
  • Maximum Ventilation – Many holes on faceplate help ventilation and breathing
  • Time Tested – The oldest and most popular mast ever.
  • Virtue VIO Ascend Thermal Paintball...
    543 Reviews
    Virtue VIO Ascend Thermal Paintball...

  • Quick Release Thermal Lenses – Change lenses on the fly
  • Lightweight combination of protection, rigidity, flexibility, and comfort
  • Quick change foam – Clean or change foam quick
  • High-End Feel – High-end Virtue quality and a lower price
  • Hoppers

    When looking to buy a hopper or loader, its important to think about the type of gun or marker you will be paring with it. If you have something like the Eclipse M170R you are going to need something electronics like the Spire III, maybe you have an Azodin KP3 paring it with the GoG 100 round hopper would match that maker a bit better.

    Virtue Spire IR Electronic Paintball...

  • Flexible Spire drive system is soft on paint
  • Toolless lid removal
  • Durable Nylon Toolless Shells
  • N-Charge & Spring Ramp Upgradeable
  • Virtue Spire IV Electronic Paintball...
    199 Reviews
    Virtue Spire IV Electronic Paintball...

  • Clamshell Style Shells
  • Change setting wirelessly via iOS and Android
  • Bluetooth iFI integration for use with compatible markers
  • Superior Build Quality
  • Dye LT-R Electronic Paintball Loader...
    625 Reviews
    Dye LT-R Electronic Paintball Loader...

  • Feed rates of 40+ balls per second
  • Extremely durable nylon shells
  • Battery life of over 80,000+
  • Very good value
  • GOG Multi .50 & .68 Caliber Loader Black
    69 Reviews
    GOG Multi .50 & .68 Caliber Loader Black

  • 100 Round Capacity
  • Configurable for .68 caliber or .50 caliber
  • Super low profile design
  • The perfect size pump hopper
  • Packs

    There are two packs on the market that I like a lot the Carbon CC harness and the Virtue Elite pack. Both are made super well and should last. The Elite is a traditional strapped pack where the Carbon CC is strapless.

    Virtue Breakout Strapless Paintball...
    20 Reviews
    Virtue Breakout Strapless Paintball...

  • Strapless Design, for quick reloads
  • Low-profile design
  • Holds up to 11 pods
  • Triflex functionality | Extra stable double loop
  • HK Army Zero-G 2.0 Strapless Harness -...
    45 Reviews
    HK Army Zero-G 2.0 Strapless Harness -...

  • adjustable Tension Control System on each pod sleeve
  • Configurable for .68 caliber or .50 caliber
  • Dual Belt, belt system that weaves into itself to make a super secure fit
  • Anatomically coherent back padding
  • Pants and Apparel

    This last year 2019 and this coming 2020 we have seen are will see a large push from HK Army, they are have been brought it. They have lots of pants, jersey, pads, shorts, t-shirts, hats, beanie, etc. HK Army are killing the paintball apparel game.

    HK Army HSTL Line Paintball Pants (XL)

  • Knit 100% Polyester
  • Slim jogger fit
  • Waterproof Zipper Pockets
  • Drawstring waist closure
  • HK Army CTX Arm Pads (Large)
    14 Reviews
    HK Army CTX Arm Pads (Large)

  • Knee, Hip and Groin padding
  • Heavy durable Cordura like fabric
  • Dual side waist adjustments
  • Velcro leg opening
  • HK Army Track Jogger Pants - HK Skull -...

  • Knit Poly Blend
  • Zipper Pocket Closures
  • Random

    Just some random stuff that I like and carry with me to the paintball field all the time.

    Exalt Barrel Maid Swab - Lime

  • Swab and pull through style cleaner in one swab
  • Collapsible, folds easily into a pocket
  • Replaceable and interchangeable parts
  • The best barrel cleaner ever made
  • HK Army Reload Ball Hauler (Light Smoke)

  • Holds more than 1000 paintballs (1200ish)
  • Heavy duty nylon construction
  • Latching loading and pouring lids
  • Handle makes pouring stable and effortless
  • Exalt Paintball Pod Swab/Pod Cleaner...
    162 Reviews
    Exalt Paintball Pod Swab/Pod Cleaner...

  • Cleans paintball pods in seconds
  • Heavy removable microfiber sleeve can easily be washed
  • Fits most pod, Dye Lock Lid, Virtue PF, standard 140 and 100, etc.
  • Exalt Paintball Carbon Series Marker...

  • Dual sided padded paintball gun case
  • 5 barrel selves for two piece barrels or inserts
  • Zipper sections to hold spare batteries or tools
  • Interior Measurements 10″x10″
  • HK Army Exo Goggle Case - Black Carbon...

  • Oversized case to fit most paintball mask, Empire EVS and Dye I5
  • Removable and washable microfiber lining
  • Wire construction makes it harder to crush
  • Author

    Yo! My name is Brad Johnson, I'm the author/creator/owner/janitor of Paintball Ruined My Life. I've been working in the paintball industry for over 15 years. I have worked as a sales representative for WDP, as a marker technician for KEE Action Sports, as author for FaceFull and ProPaintball.com. Along the way I also wrote for FaceFull and ProPaintball.com.

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