The most commonly asked question of people who have never played paintball is, “Does it hurt?” If you wear protective materials across the torso, i,e., multiple layers of clothing, the answer to that question is a definite and resounding no.

Bundling up usually entails wearing multiple layers of clothing to keep the body comfortable and cozy in the chilliest of conditions. As the days get shorter, the nights get longer and the temperatures get colder, it is necessary for residents of New Jersey and New York to bundle up.

But there is another advantage to bundling up, and that is being properly prepared for a paintball party.

What to Wear When Playing Paintball

“Overall, wearing multiple layers and following the basic safety rules of paintball should keep you safe and minimize your risk of getting bruised,” according to LiveAbout. “Simply gear up and head out to the field. With these simple precautions, you should have a fun and relatively pain-free time.”

Putting on padding and other gear prior to making your way out to paintball locations is helpful, too.

“How badly a paintball hurts also depends on how much padding or protection you wear,” the folks at LiveAbout say. “If you are dressed in jeans and a t-shirt alone, expect small bruises that will fade in a few days. Wearing a sweatshirt or other thick clothing will usually prevent bruising. Some people wear protective vests as well, though many experienced players find this unnecessary. If it makes you feel more comfortable, go ahead and wear one. Some fields require players to put on vests no matter what. This is simply a safety precaution you’ll have to accept if you want to play there.”

At all of the Cousins Paintball locations vests are not required; however, head coverings and gloves are highly recommended. If you do not have any, you can purchase them at our pro shop or order them online at Shop Cousins.

“Wear gloves to protect your hands since they are the body part closest to your opponent and very vulnerable to an impact,” LiveAbout says. “A baseball cap worn backward can be used to cover your neck.”If you have any questions about what to wear when playing paintball in NJ or paintball in NYC, call 631-698-6230.

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