Clear lens, anti-fog coating, foam gasket, adjustable strap, anti-fog and
anti-static spray, cloth sack
||$74.95 - 89.95
Introducing the new Fish Hedz, a
full face mask by Save Phace
Save Phace: Located in Northern California, Save
Phace is a relatively young company that made a big splash into the fishing industry
last year at ICAST. After years of development and testing they have created Fish Hedz,
a full face mask that is intended to make your boat rides quite a bit more
great thing about the Save Phace team is that they are all avid anglers like
ourselves, and the product was designed just for unique requirements of anglers. In
addition to the Fish Hedz, they are currently working on numerous exciting products for the
With Fish Hedz you can choose any
of the exciting 21 patterns
Impressions: The Fish Hedz mask is an
impressive product and nothing on the store shelves compare to it today. When speaking to Jim Neal,
Regional Sales Manager of Save Phace,
he stated, "we designed the Fish Hedz to provide full frontal face
protective coverage that's lightweight and comfortable. In addition it is a mask
we can take off and put on quickly as running from spot to spot in bass
tournaments is extremely critical." He was absolutely right because our first
impression of the mask when we took it out of the box is that it is indeed very lightweight. This mask weighs
barely anything even though it's a full face mask that covers from your forehead
to chin and ear to ears.
When we unwrapped the mask we were further
impressed by the cool woven graphite pattern on our So Phat series Hannibal test
model. This is only one of the many awe-inspiring patterns you can get with the Fish Hedz masks.
The aerodynamic mask features aggressive contours and
patterns that add to its overall neat appearance.
This isn't your typical mask. The
Fish Hedz is aerodynamic and has aggressive patterns
Attached to the ABS plastic full face mask is a
clear polycarbonate lens that comes with the mask. This interchangeable clear
lens, along with others that you can buy, are treated with an anti-fog,
anti-scratch, and UV coating. A fully adjustable elastic
strap is used similar to ones you would find on ski goggles to put on the mask. Inside the mask
in front of the lens you will find a supple foam gasket that is thick and
that anglers will surely welcome when wearing the mask throughout the day.
The Fish Hedz mask comes in only one size, but
according to Save Phace this mask is made to fit 98% of the population. The mask
also comes with a nice cloth sack to hold the mask when not in use.
Zander puts on the Fish Hedz for
our field test
Field Tests: The Fish Hedz was designed to be used when running the boat in
any type of situation, rain or shine. We put the mask up against the
elements when we took our Triton TR-186 up to high speeds, wore it while
pounding waves on cold foggy days on the ocean, and road tested it on a rainy day
to really put it through the paces.
When we are fishing, having hassle-free gear is extremely important. We
don't want to be fumbling and wasting time with equipment that takes valuable
time from when we could be
landing more fish, especially in tournaments where every minute counts. The Save Phace Fish Hedz mask is very
effortless to put on and take off. Even though Save Phace
instructs you to place your chin in first after you spread the mask where the
strap is attached, I found it even more easy the other way around. With both
hands, take grip of the mask on both sides where the strap connects onto the
mask with your thumb under the strap and spread it apart. From the
top bring the strap over your head, angling the mask up towards the sky. Spread
the mask some more if necessary and lower the Fish Hedz in front of your face. To
remove the mask just do the opposite. After a few tries, I was able to put on
the mask within a second, and same with taking it off.
Changing the lens is really
simple. The extra lenses you purchase comes with an extra storage cloth sack
With the Fish Hedz you have the option to change
the lens to a different shade. Aside from the clear, Save Phace also sells a
smoked, yellow, and tinted lens. Swapping lenses is also quick and easy.
Performance: You are provided full face
protection with the Fish Hedz when running your boat at any speed. We tested the
Save Phace mask against the elements when fishing that consisted of water splash, bugs,
birds, chilly winds, and more. Once while Zander and I were zooming through the
California Delta waterways at 50 mph on our old Nitro bass boat. During that
time many Swallows were diving and gliding near the surface of the water
and one actually hit me on the side of my head while I was riding shotgun. Yes, it
was embarrassing...but even worse, it hurt! I really wish
I had the Fish Hedz mask at that time to prevent me from the menace of the
lackadaisical Swallows. During our
test this time we didn't run into any kamikaze birds, but plenty of other things
such as bugs and weeds from our stowed trolling motor that would fly at my face. Though
it did dirty my Fish Hedz, the mask protected my face from anymore painful
encounters at high speeds.
Running the Triton TR-186 at high
speeds to test the mask. Notice Zander sitting in an upright position instead of
ducking near the windshield like he used to
Many anglers complain how painful it is when
driving your bass boat fast when it's raining. The rain drops
really sting your face when going at those speeds. This is not something you
should try at home, but we always go all out to test a product to bring you the
most thorough results. We didn't get to drive the boat with the mask on while it
rained, but we were "blessed" with a few days of off and on Spring showers where
we were able to test the mask by sticking our head out of the car window.
The mask kept my face completely dry, but in certain instances a small amount of
water did seep through and dripped down the lens.
I don't know about the rest of you, but when I
run my Boston Whaler Montauk in the ocean I stand up. There's no windshield to
protect me against the wind. It really irritates my eyes making them red and dry, and
also on those exceptionally cold days it actually gives me a bad case of brain freeze. Not only that, I have been
told many times that I actually talk funny after an hour drive in cold weather
due to my face and lips going numb. So you see the Fish Hedz really is a god
send for those harsh offshore conditions. No more brain freeze or talking funny, and say goodbye to dry
and itchy red eyes. The Save Phace mask keeps the wind out of my eyes and keeps
my face warm. Also if you want additional warmth, you can wear the Fish Hedz over a hood, ski beanie, balaclava, and more.
One end of the strap can be taken
off when needed
No matter what speed you're traveling in your
boat, no wind will blow on your face. We ran in the ocean and across lakes at
high speeds and the Fish Hedz gave us full frontal protection against the wind.
No more ducking down near the windshield when running 60+ mph. With the Save
Phace mask on we were able to sit back on our seat in a nice comfortable
upright position easily challenging the winds.
If you're concerned about peripheral vision with
this mask, you don't have to worry because the large and wide lens allows you to
easily see all around you. And even though the side of the mask covers your
ears, it still allows surprisingly good hearing.
When wearing the mask you have
great peripheral vision
One thing that happens a lot with traditional goggles is
fogging. It has always been a problem especially in ski goggles. Fogging is a big issue with many
types of masks, even with anti-fog sprays. Here's what we found out about the
Fish Hedz. Before the Fish Hedz mask leaves the factory it received a coat of
anti-fog. This treatment goes on and stays on. When we wore the Fish Hedz
fogging wasn't even a problem. Not only does the lens prevent fogging, the foam
gasket provides a barrier between your nose and lens, keeping your breath from
reaching the lens.
You won't have to worry about the Fish Hedz flying
off your head. The single strap on the back does an excellent job securing the
mask on snugly.
Thanks to the aerodynamic design the mask does not grab onto the wind causing
all sorts of nasty counter force. Instead it does a good job cutting through, and when
we turned our head left, right, and then back the Fish Hedz stayed on
The strap securely holds the mask
onto your face, even when pounding waves in the ocean or running at high speed
on flat calm lakes