Wilson MLB West Vest Gold Umpire Chest Protector
The Official 2-Minute Review: Wilson MLB West Vest Umpire Chest Protector
ACC & SEC Umpire Scott Kennedy gives an inside look at Wilson's most popular umpire chest protector.
Great little piece of hardware. Cool, comfortable, protects very well but not too bulky. Snowden Grove Umpire Family!
Saint John, Canada
Still the best vest on the market. I have used the same model for years and recently purchased a new one when my old one was 'lifted' from my car as the result of a break in. Take time to adjust this vest correctly and ensure the straps are tight. Adjust it so it sits above your collar bone and tighten the straps accordingly. You will find it will not move. At all. I believe the reason why this vest remains #1 is a testament to the perfect fit it provides, once properly adjusted, combined with the great protective features it incorporates. As a result, many have tried to mimic it however, the design itself has really never been altered as it was designed correctly the very first time. If you are serious about umpiring at a competitive level, make the investment.
La Puente , CA
This is my first umpire chest protector and I bought it last year 2016 for my first season of high school and adult league baseball. I took some serious shots from 80 to 94 mph and I didn't get hurt. The chest protector does slide up and down and because of that I was hit in my lower throat and shoulder so I'd say just get a good harness. I'm a big guy 6.1" 275lbs and I'm protected pretty good. I do wish it was a bit longer because my belly is exposed but it's all good. It is a bit bulky but safety is the key and I'm able to move around the field just fine. I battle tested this chest protector and I give it double thumbs up!!
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WARNING: Participants in any sports activity assume risk of injury. This equipment may be used to help aid in preventing or reducing the extent of injury. No equipment can guarantee umpire or player safety from injury during participation, and use of this equipment carries no such guarantee. Do not use any umpire equipment that is damaged in any way.