Ok.. If you have played paintball before then you know getting shot by a paintball can sting a little. If this is your first time playing, well... I am warning you that it will sting a little. You get used to it after awhile if you play alot, but protecting yourself can help increase your fun on the field. 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 or running down a huge hill with lose rocks. It helps to have all the protection you can because you never know when you will take a spill or get a shot by a paintball in a tender area.