Will E., Springfield, VA
Very good umpire mask, I love the pads. Quite comfortable and I think that the view is definitely an upgrade from a smaller Wilson. I feel like it has a wider view, and while some people say it is too thick and far away from the eyes, I did not have that issue and was able to easily adjust. However, I can't really say the protection is a step up from a normal mask. I was hit by a straight fastball in the upper right-hand side of my forehead, and the mask shook pretty violently and I was dazed for a few seconds. Of course, I can't compare this shot with other masks, but I can't say I felt necessarily safer with its cage construction. I believe the pads are better at absorbing impacts, however. Solid umpire mask.