At IPG we're frequently asked what one should wear during a day out paintballing at an IPG paintball centre in the UK. Now there is no specific dress code, however we've put together some top tips to help you plan for your day out. At IPG centres in the UK all customers are provided with the latest paintballing gear to help protect you from top-to -toe and so you look like Rambo at the same time.
1. Here's a list of what paintball equipment is issued at a national IPG centre.
360 degree goggles. These full head goggles ensure you head is fully protected and they also feature an anti-fog lens.
Camouflage combat suits with padded collar. These heavy-duty overalls provide a layer of protection over your clothing and ensures you look the part. The overalls come with a high-padded collar to keep your neck protected.
Padded Body Armour. Comprised of individual padded plates covered with mesh, this allows you the freedom to duck and dive in our game zones as well as protect your upper torso from the impact of paintballs.
2. Recommended clothing for your paintball day.
Comfortable Clothing. Players of the think it's best to wear additional layers under the camouflage combat suits to reduce the impact of paintballs, but this isn't always the best idea. We provide players with body armour, and with paintball being a very active sport, players can get warm quite easily, especially with the ducking and diving required to play the game. We suggest players wear light, comfortable clothing that gives freedom to move, such as gym gear. With IPG paintball centres being based outdoors, the weather can be wet and even with the overalls covering your clothes, you want to be sure you're wearing clothes that you don't mind getting a little dirty.
Sturdy shoes. An essential item to wear on the day is sensible shoes, seeing as the game zones are all based outdoors. We highly recommend boots over trainers or anything else, especially as boots offer ankle support. It can be muddy, wet and slippery out in the game zones so it's always best to play it safe.
3. Special outfits for a special celebration
If you're arranging a day out to celebrate a stag or hen party, birthday or even a team-building day out, we encourage fancy dress! There's nothing like seeing a flash of a pink tutu or someone in a banana suit darting through the woods in our themed game zones! If you haven't managed to arrange your own fancy dress, we offer comedy suits to purchase at the centre to your special teammate remains the centre of attention!
4. Change of Clothes
Following a full day of non-stop fun, we suggest players bring a change of clothes or footwear for the trip home. This comes in handy if you're car-pooling and there are some of your teammates who have tested out their commando rolls!
The paintball equipment supplied at national IPG centres provides full protection during your event with us. If you have any particular questions about the equipment offered, contact an event coordinator on 0844 326 7065*. We're available 24/7 to help you book your day out!