Mike S., London, GB
Spring Training game, inexperienced catcher with a pitcher throwing 80+ mph in his warm-up. You can see where I'm going with this. First day breaking in this Force3 V2 Defender Umpire mask and I am saved from a direct hit from this guy's fastball. Even on a cold day, I felt literally nothing, righted the mask on my face and continued with no delay. A day later as I write this, zero residual effect. As for the mask, there's a small mark on the bottom of the top "U" bar (literally he hit me dead-centre) but no bend. I'm very confident with this mask, and I won't wear anything else now.