Ok.. If you have played paintball before, you know it can sting a little. If this is your first time, well… I am warning you that it will sting a little. You get used to it after awhile if you play a lot, but protecting yourself can be a good thing. If you play like me, then you have a tendency to do things you normally would not do in real life like diving into a thorn bush. It helps to have all the protection you can because you never know.