Your torso is the largest target on the paintball field; protector it with a chest protector! The best paintball chest protector protects your front and back from both the terrain and incoming paintballs. When you're crawling in woodsball you are constantly getting poked and prodded from sticks and rocks. A chest protector cushions these as you snake your way across the field. The impact of close range paintball hits get absorbed so you can play more confidently without worrying. There are two types of paintball chest guards. The simplest ones go on over your clothes and cinch at the waist. These offer the most coverage and protection but add to overall bulk. Shirt-style models fit under your jersey or playing top. They have less coverage but offer more mobility.