the things you need to play paintball
1. Mask - your most important item
3. Air tank
One other very large company in paintball include Kee Action sports, Kee owns BT,Empire,Invert,and JT. all products from those companies are products made by Kee and are marketed under one of those names.
Kee makes products from low end all the way to high end, generally but not always quality wise Empire>invert>JT , white BT is the scenario/ more military styled side of kee.
There are A LOT of paintball companies who manufacture a verity of goods so it would be hard to just list companies and price ranges, i recommend just doing research. Visit websites like ans gear and browse sections like markers or tanks to find out what companies there are and then do further research to learn about those companies products.
Everything else is not needed but if you plan to be serious about paintball you can get a pod pack, pants,knee-pads slider shorts elbow pads, and other accessories. When it comes to durability a lot of companies make good stuff, for durability i would look at empire contact pants, the eclipse pants, dye c13 pants, or the exalt thrasher 2 pants. Jerseys are not needed unless you play for a team, otherwise they basically are a look cool item.
i highly recommend you read this entire thread, it is very educational. http://www.techpb.co...howtopic=190149
Edited by fumbimo, 28 August 2013 - 01:28 PM.