Airsoft and night vision goggles

Airsoft night vision goggles

Airsoft has become a real passion for many people, and with games being played both day and night, you might need a set of airsoft night vision goggles to enhance your gameplay.


Do I need night vision for airsoft?

It can be difficult to see the enemy in the dark! While it isn’t vital night vision solves this problem and gives you the advantage. Night vision goggles also complete the “tactical” look in the airsoft battle zone.


Which type of night vision is best for airsoft?

It can be difficult to see the enemy in the dark! While it isn’t vital night vision solves this problem and gives you the advantage. Night vision goggles also complete the“tactical” look in the airsoft battle zone.

Helmet mounted night vision goggles are perfect for airsoft.

What are the benefits of using night vision for airsoft?

Range: night vision goggles let you spot opponents at greater distances in low light conditions. The range of every device varies, but anything up to 100 yards should be sufficient for most airsoft games.


Manoeuvre: Night vision lets you move around, inside and outside in complete darkness. Nightfox’s 1x magnification goggles are perfect.


Intel: Your own night vision goggles let you spot players on the opposing team who are using IR illumination. Nightfox devices always let you turn the IR illumination off, so you can scan the battlefield for enemy IR without giving away your own position.


Review: Some Nightfox devices allow you to record, so you can review the footage later to evaluate how your battle strategy worked out.


What’s the best night vision for airsoft?

Here at Nightfox, we would recommend the Nightfox Cape for use during airsoft games. The Cape is ideal due to its ‘low glow’ 940nm infrared LED, which gives off very little ‘red glow’ in comparison to other infrared LEDs. This means it is less likely to give your position away. 

The Cape also features replaceable lens caps for both the IR bulb and the digital sensor - there to help protect the optics in Airsoft matches - and a GoPro-style helmet mount. You can watch a review of the Cape here, or check out our video instructions here. 

If you need any additional accessories, such as an airsoft night vision helmet mount, get in touch with us and we’ll advise on the best set up for you.

The nightfox cape night vision goggles and all the included gear. Perfect for airsoft!

Usage guide

There are a few things to remember when using your airsoft night vision,

Our night vision goggles have a manual focus, you'll need to adjust the focus wheel until the focus is clear for your engagement distance.

Night vision devices can be fragile, so please take care. If you drop it there is a chance it will break.

Be aware of the battery life of your device and the charging time. You may wish to carry a battery reload for the devices with removable batteries. 



Digital night vision devices are safe as long as you follow the instructions and use them correctly. Here's some tips for safe use.

Always make sure the device is securely attached to your helmet or head mount, especially when moving.

Never shine the IR illuminator into the eyes of yourself or others.

Check the ground for trip hazards or drops before you move across it.

Environment and storage

To protect our environment, only dispose of batteries in designated battery disposal bins.

Our devices are water resistant, but we advise wiping them down after use in wet conditions and always storing them in a dry place.

Nightfox Red HD Night Vision Goggles

  • 1x Magnification
  • Mount to a helmet or headstrap
  • 1920*1080 resolution

BEST FOR: Head-mounting

Nightfox Swift Night Vision Goggles

  • 1x magnification
  • Head mount included
  • Integrated rechargeable battery


Nightfox Cape Night Vision Goggles

  • 1x magnification
  • Low Glow 940nm IR LEDs
  • Mount to a tactical helmet


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