It’s that time of year again! The leaves are falling, the air is crisp, and the days are getting shorter. That can only mean one thing – winter is coming. And with winter comes a whole new set of challenges for airsoft players.
Preparing for winter airsoft requires extra effort, from staying warm on the field to keeping your equipment in top condition. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. Read on for our top tips on how to prepare for winter airsoft.
Staying warm on the field
One of the biggest challenges of winter airsoft is staying warm on the field. After all, nobody wants to spend half the game shivering in their boots. The key to staying warm is layering.
Start with a base layer of long underwear or thermal leggings and a long-sleeved shirt. Add a middle layer of a fleece jacket or sweater, and top it off with a wind-resistant outer layer. And remember your head and hands! A good pair of gloves and a Balaclava will go a long way toward keeping you warm on the field.
Protecting your equipment
Another thing to consider when preparing for winter airsoft is how the weather will affect your equipment. Cold weather can wreak havoc on batteries, so keep them in a warm place when not in use.
You should also invest in some quality silicone oil—it will help keep your magazines from freezing up in the cold. And finally, make sure you clean your gun after every game day—snow and salt can cause all sorts of problems for your weapon if they’re not cleaned off properly.
Playing airsoft during cold days presents its unique challenges—but with some preparation, you can make it through unscathed (and have a lot of fun in the process). So get out there and enjoy the season!