I mostly wear stuff that will either make me more efficient or keep me safe. But whenever I can, I do actually try to buy real steel or mil-spec gear because I do plan on owning the real steel version of the airsoft guns I own so it would just make it less expensive in the long run not having the buy everything twice. I do wear a helmet but mostly as a way to have camo on my head and a mounting point for my gopro or contour. My helmet doesn't have any velcro patches because they kind of take away from the woodland pattern I painstakingly painted on.
(btw, we play in wooded areas)
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