My son just got to try out the new Zero Plus Junior Shield and let me say this mask is awesome!! He used to use the AVH-2 mask and was skeptical about trying a new shield. After a few arguments he tried it and loved it! He likes the visor because it does not fog. At all!! The AVH-2 was a bigger visor that came down past his nose which would make the visor fog around the bottom. The Zero Plus fits his CCM helmet with no issues. He chose the chrome cage. He says it tends to blend in with the ice and to him he feels as if he is only wearing just a visor. Would highly recommend this shield!! Great customer service and great product!
October 12, 2018
By FAR the best cage I've used!!!
I have tried so many different cages. The wires get in the way of my vision. I've tried to cut some out to make them better to see and of course by doing that -it weakens the cage and opens up more chance for injury. I'm not looking to keep my dentist in business by not wearing a cage. I've tried the hybrid shield's from Bauer and the first time using it, it fogged up. What's the point of claiming to be fog free when it it isn't. I was super skeptical to try the Zero I cage yet the concept looked good. I wish I had discovered it a long time ago because it has been the best cage I've ever used. It NEVER fogs up even when I've played on ice that had the fog layer drifting off of it. Other player on the bench were borrowing my towel to clear their shields and mine was perfectly clear. Yes it's a little heavier than other hybrid or titanium cages, yet the trade off for perfect vision and no fogging is WELL worth it. Several of my teammate have asked me where to get this shield. Great product!!!! Buy one, try it and you'll be wondering why you didn't get it sooner!!
October 8, 2018
Another Happy Customer
The process was straightforward and simple, shipping was fast and I appreciate the provided tracking information. My son loves his new Zero II visor, and has had nothing but good things to say about how much more he can see on the ice compared to his old cage:
Thanks and best regards
October 5, 2018
Another Happy Customer
I love my Boulder Hockey face shield! I can see so much better than with a cage and fog is no an issue. Great product.
October 4, 2018
Great view, zero fogging.
Ive used every Boulder Hockey mask for 10 years. I have worn every model and the new Zero I is my favorite. It never fogs, gives me clear vision all over the ices and has lots of airflow. I never liked the square bars covering my eyes. I'm the son of the owner so who better to know than me. From Bantam to Beer league.
Thanks Bill for the new Zero Plus Junior mask! My son absolutely loves it. He has always worn the AVH-2 mask but since trying this one he will never go back. The visor is much more crisp and he zero issues with any type of fogging. He likes the chrome cage as it tends to blend in with the ice. He has even said that it feels like he is just wearing a visor and not a full shield. The shield fits his CCM helmet without any issues. Awesome product that I would highly recommend!!
I have bought 2 masks and a replacement shield from this company over the years. Not only do I find their products to be outstanding but the customer service is top notch. I previously had the older senior mask with the clear plastic cage. I really liked it but it finally failed after a good hard punch to the head in mens league. Since it was discontinued I purchased the Zero 1. At first i felt that the shield part was too small and I was looking down through the cage part a lot. But after playing with it for a while I really like it. The design also seems to be teaching me to keep my head up more.
I gave this a try after struggling with the full cage but not wanting to go back to just a half shield. It is the perfect compromise that gives you full face protection and great visibility. I have had absolutely no fogging issues like I did with the half shield at times. I would recommend it to anyone looking for maximum protection and good visibility!
Just received my zero I face shield in chrome and was able to practice and use during a game. This is my first exposure to a combo type mask, having previously used just the full cage prior to. Also had researched the combo mask/visor by other brands (bauer, ronson, other avisions) and did not want to deal with the fog factor and need for cleaning during game time. This is relatively new to the market so there wasn't many reviews but I liked the concept so I went with it. Let me just say, there is a huge difference coming from a full cage and going to a visor combo in clarity/vision on the ice. There was really no visual adjustment in looking through the medium the visor was made of. Other few things I've noticed:--Great company, cares about their product.--Fairly easy installation although the tabs that secure the cage to sides of the helmet did not fit/snap into place (snap holes too small) to an old bauer helmet. So I had to use my old tabs. Also definitely had to use the screws that came with Zero I as well (not the old ones that attached the wire cage to helmet which were a little too short). Would be nice if it included a variety of tabs (I always thought they were one size fits all) or options for installation other than just the screws. --Definitely heavier than my previous cage on the old bauer helmet. Though once secured and on the ice, I didn't notice a huge difference while playing. In fact, the helmet felt equally weighted and fit more securely than my cage ever did. Not sure if maybe it is just better fit but the weight feels like it was actually a good thing. --I wish the visor portion actually went all the way to the top instead of the bars up there. For example: I noticed it especially when taking face offs and looking up at the net when bent over for a face-off drawl. (although maybe it would mess with weather or not this thing would fog up idk) Skinnier cage bars as opposed to thicker bars would be nice I think. Just a suggestion.--I like the fact you can change out the lens portion if it gets scratched. Would be cool if it'd be colored/tinted (think ski lenses) for aesthetic purposes. Just a suggestion.--No issues with fogging thus far. --Price point could be lower ideally.--Overall, clean look to the face mask. I am very pleased with the purchase. I would highly recommend for anyone that has used a cage prior and wanted to try out a visor/cage combo. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
To start...I don't play ice hockey...and I don't live in a cold climate. I play roller hockey (rink hockey) in North Queensland, Australia...I'm a goalkeeper. Our goalies play differently to ice hockey in that we are lower, this means our helmets, and visors, do get hit by the ball. I have the Elite faceshield...fantastic! With the shape of the shield the ball sort of skims off, minor scratches just polish off with a cloth, doesn't fog, and combined with good helmet can take a hit! I love it, and recommend it to other roller hockey keepers using other clear face shields...this product is far superior!
I would like to leave a massive shout out to Avision Ahead for developing the best mask/visor ever ! My son (13 now) has been playing with this visor for nearly 3 years and it NEVER FOGS UP like other masks he's tried ..they are scratch resistant and have an absolute superb clearness to them. He will probably never wear anything else since he maximized his performance on the ice by wearing Avision! It is a massive difference wearing THIS visor vs the "other brands" ! No fog sprays or cloths during the games..no scratches altering the clearness and air flow is optimal ! He is one happy customer for nearly 3 years and is about to spill his "secret" on why he's been playing so well! � If you see the game better it's easier to score!!!
Customer service was so quick I emailed them 9pm Friday night and got a reply 6 minutes later from his cellphone. Who does that anymore???? I ordered it About 10min later and got it on Monday afternoon. I think the rest of his peewee team going to want one of these after they see it. You guys rock I will tell everyone to check you out
The best shield you can buy. This shield does not fog or scratch. I have owned the Avision for three years with no scratches in adult league. Next, I will be buying a junior shield for my nine year old.Edward, Colorado Springs.
The first shield I've owned that does not fog! I use the 20/20 half shield and could not be more satisfied with the product. I've generally spent almost twice as much for an inferior product. I'm thankful to have found Avision Ahead!
The Pro X half visor is a very good value for the clarity, quality, and protection it offers. Each time I hit the ice I'm confident knowing that it will keep me safe; it doesn't hurt that it looks great as well.