Best Paintball Hoppers Available in 2020 | Top Loaders

Hey guys, what is going on? It's Tony from Lone Wolf Paintball. And today I am bringing you the Top Paintball Hoppers of 2020. All right guys, first off, before I jump into this, don't forget, hit up our website, Lone Wolf Paintball, we have all sorts of these great paintball hoppers on the site with all the accessories included. Let's dive right in to the top paintball hoppers of 2020. In no particular order, I'm not gonna rank 'em. I'm not rating them. I'm just saying, in our opinion here at Lone Wolf, the Top Hoppers of 2020 are, I'm gonna start over here.

The CTRL Loader by Bunkerkings/Virtue, whatever you guys want to call 'em. Once again, no particular order. Then we're looking at the Dye R2 Hopper. You've got the Dye LT-R Hopper. You've got the Virtue 4, ooh, baby. And then you've got the Spire IR, which is the little brother that's not pictured here right now, but Mark will eventually pop it up on the screen. Boom, boom! So Mark, are we just going to start with Dye, let's start with dye, right?

[Mark] Yeah, that works.

Dye LT-R Paintball Hopper

Okay, we'll start with the Dye LT-R. Why are these the Top Hoppers of 2020. Dye LT-R can easily feed 20 paintballs plus per second. It does have toolless capability to pop this bad boy open. Take a look right on the inside, you can easily access the bottoms and your battery access by the simple flick of the front tray. And you have access to three AA batteries. The best part about this hopper, in my opinion, is that it has the shark fin on the bottom of the hopper, in case you guys do get a jam. Pull the shark fin, you can un-jam any loose paintballs, dirt and debris, get it out of the way so you guys can keep feeding.

Once again, the toolless assembly definitely helps make this thing, in my opinion, a Top Paintball Hopper of 2020. Especially coming in at the price point of only $99.95. Dye LT-R completely toolless. You can also throw a speed feed on this bad boy as well. Mark, what do you think? Would you name this top top list, whatcha think?

[Mark] I think it's one of the best hoppers of 2020.

I do, too. I like it. I like it. 

Dye R2 Hopper

All right, on to the next. We're talking about the Dye R2 Hopper. The big brother to the little LT-R here. This one does have, in my opinion, expanding and collapsing capability of going from 200 paintballs to 260 paintballs. By the simple flick of your back plate button here, slide it on over, and now you have an expandable capacity. You went from 200 paintballs to now you can hold 260 paintballs, if you're a back player, just like that. Flip the lid open, you guys will notice right here this is a quick changing lever. Unlike the LT-R, you press the button, this lid comes off, slap on your new speed feed, you are ready to rock. You guys want to take the entire shell off, obviously, since these are brand new, this will just slide over to the left. And now you have access to the inner tray to clean out and also change batteries as well. So the Dye R2 Hopper is awesome. Would highly recommend. Mark, I'm gonna throw you on the spot. You have a retail price for these Dye R2 Hoppers?

[Mark] Oh, crap! I wanna say, two something.

Yeah, they're definitely in the two range, but I knew I threw you on the spot.

Sorry, I can look it up while you go onto the, talk about the IR a little bit in the meantime.

Virtue Spire IR

We're gonna talk about the IR now, which is also on the screen. Right now, Mark's got it up there: These Virtue Spire IR paintball hoppers are extremely light. It does have a quick change rain lid to speed feed capability. It can also feed a minimum 20 paintballs plus per second, and it does have a removable magnetic cone on the inside. That's the Spire IR.

I've got the price for the R2.


The one that you've got right there is $189.95.

Ooh, so less than $200, baby! Once again, Top paintball hoppers of 2020. We talked about the LT-R. We talked about the R2 now and the IR. Let's get into the CTRL Loader and let's get into the Spire IV. 

CTRL Loader by Bunkerkings

First, let's go into the CTRL baby. This is a very, very slim and refined profile here on the CTRL Loader by Bunkerkings. Two big features you're gonna wanna take away from this: First off, on the back, I don't have any batteries in here, but you guys can check out all the reviews on any one of these hoppers on the YouTube site. And don't forget, shop our website, Lone Wolf Paintball. Does have the level indicator, so when you guys actually come off the starting box on the break of a tournament paintball match, there's a level indicator in the back that'll light up when you're actually gonna be able to shoot cross field. It sounds complicated, that's why I'm telling you to watch the other videos. The level indicator will go green, once it's dead-on in the center. When you pick up the gun, you're pointing down the field, it's gonna have a flat trajectory so you can shoot across a regulation NXL sized field on there.

I was gonna go into the quick change speed feed capability. It's a simple push of a button. You gotta rain lid, you wanna swap a speed feed, push the button real quick, the lid's gonna come off. You can do that, and then in the back here, you've got a simple pull of a hinge and you have access to the tray, which also has, Mark, a magnetic cone, if you need to get in there and clean. Hold down, and it simply pulls up and out. And then you can flop the tray out here, simple, easy, if you want access to the batteries. This is the CTRL Loader.

[Mark] Question?


[Mark] Is the magnet in the piece you pulled out, or is the magnet itself in the tray?

There's a magnet here, and there's also metal up top here, that adheres to keeping that in place, so it doesn't flop around.

[Mark] I can't use it on my refrigerator?

No, I wouldn't try to stick it to your fridge. No, I would not. That is the CTRL Loader. Let's pop this back in there and get this thing back together. Also completely toolless once again. I think every single one of these hoppers that are in our top 2020 are all tooless. And like I said, guys, check out the video on the CTRL Loaders. You can gain more knowledge on the level indicator from shooting off the brake, kind of like a training feature. Really cool, awesome hopper. What did we say these retail at, Mark? The CTRL's?

The CTRL Loader in the camo is $249.95, but the other ones that are graphite and various colors are $224.95. A little bit more for the camo one that we're showing, but yeah, about $230, $250 bucks, depending on the color scheme. There you go.

Virtue Spire IV

All right, let's talk about the Virtue Spire IV. We'll get to the price point here in just a little bit. Let's talk about some of the top features of this brand new hopper on the market. You guys can see right off the get-go, they have these new side plates with the graphic design there. Looking pretty solid I'd say. Next, let's flop it open. Once again, this one also has the quick speed feed change capability; simple press of the button, your rain lid's gonna flop out, and you can put on a speed feed. Let's go here. This stuff, I'm gonna talk about the actual what's inside. It still has the nice hinge capability, so you're not losing the front of the shell. This isn't going anywhere on ya. It does come with the front tray here, so as you get low on paint, paintballs are going down into the feeding ramp. And this one's also magnetic, a very nice feature in case you break paint, and you need to clean it out. But Mark, lastly, the best thing about the Virtue Spire IV, what do you think it is?

[Mark] I think that it's, it talks to the gun.

Okay, I thought you were gonna go somewhere else, but thankfully you went there. These guys have iFi technology. This will hook up to the Virtue ACE paintball gun. Currently, I know Virtue is working on other boards for other markers, so this hopper does have capabilities to connect Bluetooth to your gun, to help the capabilities of feeding faster and more efficiently. Virtue Spire IV is on the market. Does also have your side reloader indicators there as well, on both sides, whether you're shooting left-handed or right-handed. And let's talk about the price point on the Virtue Spire IV.

[Mark] Can't trick me, I got $249.95.

Ah, $249.95. Can't trick, Mark! 

Best Paintball Hoppers 2020 Conclusion

All right, guys. Those are our choices for the Top Hoppers of 2020. Put in the comments below if you think any other hoppers on the market right now belong in this realm of recognition and remember to visit us on our website. I hope you guys enjoyed our version. Sadly, 2020 is coming to an end quicker... Well, I don't even know if sadly, Mark, this been a wild ride so-

[Mark] Yeah, I'm done with this year about now.

Yeah, that's fair, I can say that. So not sadly, but 2020 is coming to an end here shortly. So let's hope for a better year next one. But you've got a question?

Question from our Audience

[Mark] Of course I do. Miguel Jalencia, I butcher names, sorry.

That's fine.

[Mark] We did a couple of videos about the Etha 2 and the Emek with the PAL loader. Miguel wants to know, "Very informative!" "What kind of speed feed can I mount on here?" Can you put a speed feed on a PAL?

On a PAL loader you would take the lid off. It does have just enough around the rim. I think you can get a universal speed feed to attach to it. If you're rocking the PAL hopper, take off the old lid, around the rim of where the lid would click in there should be enough meat to get a universal speed feed on there.

There you go. If you've got a question, leave it in the comments below. Maybe we'll pick you randomly. Otherwise, see you next time.

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