Paintball Hoppers & Loaders
There are thousands of paintball hoppers and loaders to choose from, and each hopper and loader has its own unique qualities. Players can spend anywhere from $5 to upwards of $200 on hoppers, so choosing the right one can be a difficult task for even the best players.
What Are Paintball Hoppers?
Paintball hoppers act as storage capacity in the field for paintballs. Most hoppers carry around 200 paintballs and sit on top of the marker. The best hoppers incorporate a low-profile design with mechanisms to prevent jams and other feeding issues. Some will even work with the marker to optimize performance.
Our Favorite Paintball Hoppers
We put together a list of the best-selling hoppers you can choose from. Take a look at our picks below to see which ones you can add to your arsenal.
Tippmann 200 Round Hopper
The Tippmann 200-round hopper is a gravity-fed hopper that sets the standard for universal hoppers. Compatible with almost any paintball marker on the market, this round hopper features a flip cap and bowl-like design to capture your paintballs as you reload. In addition, the feed neck easily attaches to adapting elbows if necessary.
Though basic in its design, this hopper from Tippmann fits within any budget. Plus, the basic plastic design allows you to brand it with your own logo if you’d like for the ultimate customization.
Virtue Spire IV
The new Virtue Spire IV builds on previous well-loved technology. This smart hopper works with the Virtue Ace wireless iFI platform to feed paintballs consistently with improved performance. Tight tolerances between the loader and the marker ensure a secure fit.
Markers that don’t use the Virtue Ace platform can also benefit from this hopper. The programming automatically transitions to a proactive approach, giving players consistent shots and quick feeding rates.
Dye knows what works well when it comes to hoppers. The Dye LT-R optimizes a proven platform to bring the best to players of all backgrounds. The LT-R incorporates Rotor technology for consistent and dependable feeding. The constant-feed carousel and Rotor center arm work in unison to ensure proper feeding every time. Plus, the spring-loaded floor tray and adjustable feed tension help players dial in their hopper for optimum results.
The Dye LT-R holds up to 200 paintballs at a time. However, you can shoot up to 80,000 shots or more with a single pack of three AA batteries. In addition, players can upgrade this toolless hopper with plenty of customizable accessories. The low-profile shell provides dynamic performance with the functionality required to dominate the playing field.
Empire Halo Too V2
For players looking for something a bit more affordable, check out the Empire Halo Too V2. This hopper brings optimal performance to the field with features to help you make the most of your platform. The Halo Too V2 holds up to 180 paintballs at a time but boasts speeds of up to 20 paintballs per second; perfect for follow-up shots and cover fire. In addition, the Empire Halo Too V2 features an easily upgradeable matte polycarbonate shell. Plus, the Freeway™ Anti-Jam component keeps this hopper feeding consistently.
The new HK Army TFX 3 & Evo Pro Speed Feed Combo separates itself from the pack. A capacity of over 200 paintballs means players can stay in the action longer without having to stop and reload. A three-layer slip system uses Soft Touch Paddles to gently but firmly move paintballs down the line for consistent feeding that doesn’t compromise the paintball shell. Plus, all the electronics feature a water-resistant coating perfect for any precipitation.