Airsoft is an outdoor action simulation much like paintball; however you fire rounds of small plastic pellets or BBs.
Part of the excitement of Airsoft is the ability to act out realistic battles, wearing Airsoft clothing, similar to that the military use. While you may think you need a tonne of professional gear to enjoy Airsoft, nothing could be further from the truth. You may see ultra-committed regular players kitted out like a Navy SEAL, that doesn’t mean it’s essential. As with Paintball, most Airsoft fields will have kit and guns for hire.
If you do enjoy the sport and it’s something you feel you want to invest your time in further then you may wish to start to put together your own personal kit. It can be a bit daunting to get started so we have decided to look into what to wear for Airsoft for anyone who needs a point in the right direction.
The single most important item on this list will be protection - unlike Paintball, full face protection isn’t always required. Often more experienced Airsofters only use shooting glasses or goggles. While this does have its advantages, being less restrictive and generating less fogging, BBs can hurt! Wearing both some form of eye protection, and a lower fabric or mesh face mask – particularly if you’re a beginner is a great starting point. Many Airsoft venues now require that eyes, ears, nose, and mouth are thoroughly protected at all times and gloves and a snug fitting baseball cap are highly recommended too!