The Virtue VIO Contour™ is the most comfortable paintball mask ever designed, featuring a quick change, fog resistant thermal lens, and an innovative versatile design that allows the player to easily change out every aspect of the goggle – from the face mask to the foam, ear pads, goggle strap, and lens.
In just a few short months, the Virtue VIO is becoming the best selling goggle in paintball and is helping to establish Virtue as the Leader in Goggle and Loader Technology. Read on to find out some changes in the VIO line in advance of the 2014 World Cup.
What’s with the Contour name?
Effective August 2014, the name Contour™ was added to the current line of VIOs to differentiate between the current model facemask and a soon-to-be-released Extend™ model, which will come with a larger, more flexible facemask. Additionally, with the updated naming convention, some changes were made to the VIO line, which are detailed below.
New Hinge Lock & Strap Locking SystemThe Contour VIO (and all future VIOs) have an updated Hinge Lock and strap locking system. The new hinge lock can be easily distinguished from the front by the circle-V Virtue logo. The 1st generation model Hinge Locks have been discontinued and an upgrade is being offered for stores and customers wishing to use the new style.
The earpad was widely praised on prior VIOs and we’ve made it even better. The foam is even softer. We added additional porting, which further improves the VIO’s already great acoustics. Finally, the strap slot has been changed to accommodate a variety of strapping options to achieve just the right fit for a variety of head sizes or dual straps. The user can decide which of the strap slots to use to adjust the fit to their head or use them both with a single strap to have a complete “wrap around” feeling without pulling tightly on the earpad, or use each slot independently with a dual strap.
While Virtue is still continuing with the custom VIO program, the new VIO Contour has a highend, custom look right out of the box. This allows stores the flexibility of selling a “custom” goggle right out of the box, without the need of further customization, as well as offering further customizations on their own if desired by the customer. The prior colorway options are discontinued.
All Contour VIOs now ship with an upgraded lens which matches the goggle — either a matching Chromatic Lens, High Contrast Lens, or Smoke lens. New lens options (Amber, Amethyst, and Ruby) have also been added, bringing the complete VIO lens line-up to 12 lenses.