A good game of paintball is an activity enjoyed by people of all ages, from little kids up to adults. Gearing up and dressing the part is always fun and gives you the feeling of being in real combat.
However, paintball is an outdoor game, which means that the weather plays a big part in deciding the way you dress, the type of gun you should get and the extra gear you’d need.
This article will act as your guide to what each of the four seasons brings and share some tips on how to be prepared for it.
Summer (Playing Paintball In The Heat)
This would be the most packed season of all in paintball fields. It’s usually the most anticipated season for all paintball players because it’s a vacation and there’s no more school to worry about for a couple of months.
The warm weather is a contributor too, as it’s easier to play at higher temperatures than the freezing cold. It’s a great season to play as the hard ground and the surrounding nature on the field will give you plenty of coverage and a higher possibility of sneaking around. If the weather gets too hot and the sun is scalding, however, your game can easily be cut short because your gear malfunctioned or one of the players passes out.
Winter Or How To Play Paintball In Winter
Although you’ll be sweating significantly less and you’ll have plenty of free slots to book your game (since no one’s as brave as you are), you’ll not be free of malfunctioning gear or setbacks.
Spring is the second-most anticipated season for all paintball players as the weather is neither too hot nor too cold, which will eliminate any difficulties with your gear and make it easier to play for longer periods. It’s also the best time to choose wooded fields since the foliage will help in hiding you from your opponents.
However, rain can be a downside to playing in the spring season as you can be unprepared and the footprints on the muddy field will give you away, both cases leading to an abrupt end of the game.
Look out for allergies too and make sure you have proper medication with you, just in case.
Compared to spring, the weather will be cooler with higher possibilities of rain. This can be a real bummer, as we mentioned earlier.
Falling leaves can also be a dead giveaway of your location or your path as you’ll be crunching on them as you walk/run and there will be no trees for you to hide behind. On the other hand, allergies and insects are no longer an issue to look out for.
Four Seasons Paintball Game
As you can see, paintball is a game that can be played during any season. Given the right gear, dressing in the appropriate apparel and having the needed accessories will allow you to have the best paintball game regardless of the weather.
In our opinion though, spring feels like the best season to play paintball as you’ll face fewer difficulties regarding your gear and the weather is perfect for longer games and more fun.