Brad’s Paintball Top Picks

Hello, fellow paintballer! I’m Brad, the guy behind the YouTube channel Paintball Ruined My Life. If you’re looking for the best gear to elevate your game, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve handpicked each piece of equipment based on my own experiences on the field. From high-precision guns and efficient hoppers to breathable masks and durable pods, I’ve got everything you need to dominate the field.

Paintball Guns


Planet Eclipse EMEK 100 Mechanical...
Planet Eclipse MG100 PAL Mechanical...
Planet Eclipse Etha 3 Mechanical...
Empire Mini GS Paintball Gun - Dust...
Planet Eclipse Gtek 180R Paintball...
The Emek is one of the hottest guns in paintball at under $250 and with the performance of a high-end marker its paintball most popular paintball gun.
By far the most exciting magazine fed paintball gun in the last 5 years is the Planet Eclipse EMF100. The EMG100 was renamed from MG100 in summer 2020.
The Etha3 Mech offers players a sleek, fresh approach to ergonomics with a host of notable performance upgrades
The Mini GS is a workhorse, it's tried and tested and will hold up to any type of play. The Mini GS with 2 pc barrel is the latests is a line of great paintball guns.
Lastly we have the Gtek 180R. There are more expensive markers than the 180R but nothing has the performance at its price.
Planet Eclipse EMEK 100 Mechanical...
The Emek is one of the hottest guns in paintball at under $250 and with the performance of a high-end marker its paintball most popular paintball gun.
Planet Eclipse MG100 PAL Mechanical...
By far the most exciting magazine fed paintball gun in the last 5 years is the Planet Eclipse EMF100. The EMG100 was renamed from MG100 in summer 2020.
Planet Eclipse Etha 3 Mechanical...
The Etha3 Mech offers players a sleek, fresh approach to ergonomics with a host of notable performance upgrades
Empire Mini GS Paintball Gun - Dust...
The Mini GS is a workhorse, it's tried and tested and will hold up to any type of play. The Mini GS with 2 pc barrel is the latests is a line of great paintball guns.
Planet Eclipse Gtek 180R Paintball...
Lastly we have the Gtek 180R. There are more expensive markers than the 180R but nothing has the performance at its price.

Paintball Tanks


HK Army 48ci/3000psi Compressed Air HPA...
HK Army 68/4500 Aerolite HPA Compressed...
Ninja Paintball Compressed HPA Air Tank...
Tippmann Aluminum HPA Tank - 13/3000
The HK Army 48/3000 will get the job done. It is a simple aluminum compressed air tank, that is good for 500 shots.
Carbon fiber tanks like this HK Army aerolite as made from lightweight durable carbon fiber. The 68/4500 filled up to 4500 PSI will get around 1200 shot on most paintball guns.
Stepping it up a little from the HK Army's tanks are Ninja. Ninja make some of the best regualtors in paintball, they are make well, reliable and affordable.
As of early 2021 the 13/3000 is the smaller compressed air tank on the market. It is best used with magazined fed and pump paintball guns.
HK Army 48ci/3000psi Compressed Air HPA...
The HK Army 48/3000 will get the job done. It is a simple aluminum compressed air tank, that is good for 500 shots.
HK Army 68/4500 Aerolite HPA Compressed...
Carbon fiber tanks like this HK Army aerolite as made from lightweight durable carbon fiber. The 68/4500 filled up to 4500 PSI will get around 1200 shot on most paintball guns.
Ninja Paintball Compressed HPA Air Tank...
Stepping it up a little from the HK Army's tanks are Ninja. Ninja make some of the best regualtors in paintball, they are make well, reliable and affordable.
Tippmann Aluminum HPA Tank - 13/3000
As of early 2021 the 13/3000 is the smaller compressed air tank on the market. It is best used with magazined fed and pump paintball guns.

Paintball Hoppers


Empire 2017 Halo Too Paintball Loader -...
GOG Multi .50 & .68 Caliber Loader Black
VIRTUE Spire V Electronic Paintball...
Dye LT-R Electronic Paintball Loader...
Dye Proto Primo Paintball Loader Hopper...
This paintball loader stands out for its exceptional performance, easily rivaling some of the top loaders on the market. Its reliability and efficiency make it a clear choice for many players.
The GoG 100rd hopper is my go to pick for pump hoppers. Its 100 round, feeds very consistently and it's affordable.
The Virtue Spire has been the king of loaders for the past 10 or so years and the Spire V is just the latest is the line.
The Dye Rotor is one the best known paintball products, its an extremely durable, reliable and fast feeing hopper.
The Proto Primo is another great gravity feed hopper, its a bit larger the the GoG 100rd at 200 rds. but its built like a tank and its ready to rock.
Empire 2017 Halo Too Paintball Loader -...
This paintball loader stands out for its exceptional performance, easily rivaling some of the top loaders on the market. Its reliability and efficiency make it a clear choice for many players.
GOG Multi .50 & .68 Caliber Loader Black
The GoG 100rd hopper is my go to pick for pump hoppers. Its 100 round, feeds very consistently and it's affordable.
VIRTUE Spire V Electronic Paintball...
The Virtue Spire has been the king of loaders for the past 10 or so years and the Spire V is just the latest is the line.
Dye LT-R Electronic Paintball Loader...
The Dye Rotor is one the best known paintball products, its an extremely durable, reliable and fast feeing hopper.
Dye Proto Primo Paintball Loader Hopper...
The Proto Primo is another great gravity feed hopper, its a bit larger the the GoG 100rd at 200 rds. but its built like a tank and its ready to rock.

Paintball Masks


HK Army HSTL Goggle Paintball Airsoft...
Virtue VIO Ascend Thermal Paintball...
Bunkerkings CMD Paintball Goggle/Mask -...
JT Proflex Paintball Mask (Black)
Dye i5 Paintball Goggle (Onyx)
The HK Army HSTL is HK's first budget-friendly paintball mask. It features a thermal lens for clear vision, a chin strap for added stability, and a unique top strap to ensure the mask stays securely in place.
The Virtue VIO Ascend stands out for its exceptional quality and value. It features Virtue's high-quality lens and includes quick-change foam for added convenience.
The CMD is Bunkerkings' first paintball mask, and to bring it to life, Bunkerkings teamed up with Virtue. This collaboration allowed Bunkerkings to incorporate Virtue's exceptional lenses into their design.
The JT ProFlex goggle systems offer superior protection with the Spectra goggle, flexible lower mask, and Thermal lens. Available in metallic colors, they ensure fog-resistant performance.
The DYE i5 goggles features like the GSR pro-strap and e.VOKE communication, offering unmatched protection, comfort, venting, sound processing, and safety in an ultralight, aggressive design.
HK Army HSTL Goggle Paintball Airsoft...
The HK Army HSTL is HK's first budget-friendly paintball mask. It features a thermal lens for clear vision, a chin strap for added stability, and a unique top strap to ensure the mask stays securely in place.
Virtue VIO Ascend Thermal Paintball...
The Virtue VIO Ascend stands out for its exceptional quality and value. It features Virtue's high-quality lens and includes quick-change foam for added convenience.
Bunkerkings CMD Paintball Goggle/Mask -...
The CMD is Bunkerkings' first paintball mask, and to bring it to life, Bunkerkings teamed up with Virtue. This collaboration allowed Bunkerkings to incorporate Virtue's exceptional lenses into their design.
JT Proflex Paintball Mask (Black)
The JT ProFlex goggle systems offer superior protection with the Spectra goggle, flexible lower mask, and Thermal lens. Available in metallic colors, they ensure fog-resistant performance.
Dye i5 Paintball Goggle (Onyx)
The DYE i5 goggles features like the GSR pro-strap and e.VOKE communication, offering unmatched protection, comfort, venting, sound processing, and safety in an ultralight, aggressive design.

Must Have Paintball Things


HK Army Reload Ball Hauler (Red)
Exalt Paintball Barrel Maid...
Exalt Paintball Pod Swab/Squeegee - Lime
Exalt Paintball Ball Size Gauge -...
HK Army MAGMAT Magnetic Paintball Tech...
The Ball Hauler is a must for any paintball players. The Hauler makes loading pods easier and its also a great way to store leftover paintballs.
The Exalt Barrel Maid is the go-to choice for paintball players when it comes to cleaning their barrels. It's simply the best tool for quickly and effectively removing broken paint from your barrel.
Just like the Barrel Maid, the Exalt Pod Swab is the best tool for cleaning dirty pods. It's washable and incredibly durable, ensuring your pods stay in top condition game after game.
Knowing your paintball sizes is crucial for accuracy, and the Exalt Ball Gauge is here to help you achieve that perfect paintball-to-barrel match.
Quit losing and damaging parts while working on your marker with the HK Army MagMat. This durable, flexible rubber mat stays in place, features a magnetic parts tray, and includes an O-Ring Gauge for quick seal sizing.
HK Army Reload Ball Hauler (Red)
The Ball Hauler is a must for any paintball players. The Hauler makes loading pods easier and its also a great way to store leftover paintballs.
Exalt Paintball Barrel Maid...
The Exalt Barrel Maid is the go-to choice for paintball players when it comes to cleaning their barrels. It's simply the best tool for quickly and effectively removing broken paint from your barrel.
Exalt Paintball Pod Swab/Squeegee - Lime
Just like the Barrel Maid, the Exalt Pod Swab is the best tool for cleaning dirty pods. It's washable and incredibly durable, ensuring your pods stay in top condition game after game.
Exalt Paintball Ball Size Gauge -...
Knowing your paintball sizes is crucial for accuracy, and the Exalt Ball Gauge is here to help you achieve that perfect paintball-to-barrel match.
HK Army MAGMAT Magnetic Paintball Tech...
Quit losing and damaging parts while working on your marker with the HK Army MagMat. This durable, flexible rubber mat stays in place, features a magnetic parts tray, and includes an O-Ring Gauge for quick seal sizing.
HK Army Exo Series Paintball Tank Case...
Captain O-Ring Paintball Fill Nipple...
Exalt Paintball Goggle Case - All...
EFFICERE 30-Piece Premium Hex Key Allen...
Captain O-Ring Players Kit Large Color...
While you don't absolutely need a tank case, using one is a smart move to keep your tank looking good and lasting longer. It provides extra protection, ensuring your tank stays in top condition.
Protect your regulator from dirt damage by using a fill nipple cover. Keep your fill nipple clean and ensure your regulator stays in perfect working condition.
I absolutely love Exalt cases! I use my Exalt Goggle Case every time I head to the paintball field. It's a must-have for keeping my mask safe and lens scratch free.
Paintball guns are reliable these days, but it's still smart to have a quality set of Allen keys on hand for quick adjustments and maintenance.
Even though paintball guns are getting more and more reliable, o-rings will still wear out and need to be replaced. Grab a Captain O-Ring kit and rebuild your paintball marker.
HK Army Exo Series Paintball Tank Case...
While you don't absolutely need a tank case, using one is a smart move to keep your tank looking good and lasting longer. It provides extra protection, ensuring your tank stays in top condition.
Captain O-Ring Paintball Fill Nipple...
Protect your regulator from dirt damage by using a fill nipple cover. Keep your fill nipple clean and ensure your regulator stays in perfect working condition.
Exalt Paintball Goggle Case - All...
I absolutely love Exalt cases! I use my Exalt Goggle Case every time I head to the paintball field. It's a must-have for keeping my mask safe and lens scratch free.
EFFICERE 30-Piece Premium Hex Key Allen...
Paintball guns are reliable these days, but it's still smart to have a quality set of Allen keys on hand for quick adjustments and maintenance.
Captain O-Ring Players Kit Large Color...
Even though paintball guns are getting more and more reliable, o-rings will still wear out and need to be replaced. Grab a Captain O-Ring kit and rebuild your paintball marker.

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Paintball Guns

You aren’t playing paintball if you don’t have a Paintball guns. I’ve got a selection of top brands known for their reliability and precision. If you’re just getting started or you’re a seasoned vet, there’s a gun here that will fit your style. These models are all about accuracy, durability, and simple maintenance – everything you need to stay on top of your game.

Hoppers

A good hopper or sometimes called a loader, can really change the game. I’ve picked out hoppers that are not only quick and efficient but also super easy to reload and clean. With my recommended hoppers, you’ll never have to worry about jams or misfires messing up your game.

Masks

Safety and visibility are key when you’re out on the field. That’s why I picked the best masks that give you top-notch protection and comfort.

Accessories

And don’t forget the accessories! From pod swabs to google cases and o-ring kits, there picks have everything you need to complete paintball kit. Each accessory is chosen for its practicality and performance, making sure you’re fully equipped for every game.