Hello newbie airsofters! If you are somewhat new to airsoft and have been playing for just a little bit, you are probably noticing the other players running around in gear. Many people ask us as beginners if all that gear is really necessary? The short answer of it is no. You can enjoy airsoft a bunch if your needs are simple! For many of us though who play a bit more seriously, the added gear can make your experiences on the field that much better. How can gear make it better you might ask? In the case of many players, many will want to look cool and that is certainly a good percentage of us who feel that way. But much of the time, the gear is not only for looks but also to serve a purpose. The gear can add a layer of protection to soften up those hits, but it can also serve as a means to carry additional ammo and other mission essential items.
Gear is an investment that can improve how you play and carry your ammo around but it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. To get what you need to play, Fox Airsoft has created a new and simple gear starter kit designed to get you equipped and save a few bucks as well.
Our kit does allow some customization and at the heart of it, the web gear is the first thing you can customize. You can select between two types of chest rigs with the more affordable option having fixed pouches and the upgraded version having a modular pouch setup. You can decide if the upgrade potential of a modular setup is worth spending more initially or just get the simpler setup to be ready to go off the bat. The pouches on the lightweight chest rig setup is intended for use with an M4 or a gun that has similar sized magazines. Again if you think you want to be able to switch things around in the future or setup for different guns you might have, the other kit which features the Defcon Gear CCR (commando chest rig) will be more what you need. If you take off the pouches you are left with MOLLE webbing which means you can put practically any aftermarket pouches out there such as ones we offer from Condor. The chest rig in general is a versatile piece of web gear because it does the job and is very comfortable compared to a stuffy plate carrier.
After that you will get to select your head gear. We have bump helmets which come in many colors and in two sizes. The helmet adds a layer of protection to your head and is also a host for mounting accessories such as action cameras and other cool things. If you have watched peoples airsoft gameplay videos and wondered how they capture it, it is usually a camera mounted to an attachment point built into one of these helmets. Helmets are entirely optional in airsoft but it's definitely nice to have for CQB games and so on. The helmets can also be customized with accessories or you could add your own flair with personalized morale patches.
Our gear starter kits are built with the same idea behind or rifle starter kits. We want to get you what you need to start playing without a bunch of headache or fuss. Parents of new players can also appreciate not having to hunt down a bunch of much needed individual items as we take the guesswork out of it for everyone including new players who haven't a clue on where to begin. At Fox Airsoft we are a company built entirely of airsoft players so we'll always speak from experience when trying to guide your decisions or teaching you about our sport.
You can find these and other starter kits on our website. Just click on the starter kit section where you will find these kits as well as gun starter kits if that is something you are also looking for. Again we want to reiterate you can have fun without all this stuff! But if you want to take your game to the next level, Fox Airsoft is here offering packages to get you outfitted the right way and save you a few bucks along the way. For us, your journey as a player is not just about buying a bunch of random things! It's about finding out what you need just like everybody else. We all started somewhere and many of us who have been playing for a while could surely have used packages like this when we were new to the sport.
I hope this helps you out and makes your time playing airsoft out in the field much better!