All-Star Cobalt Umpire Chest Protector
The Dish: All-Star Cobalt Official Launch
Get an in-depth look into All-Star's new line of Cobalt Umpire Gear featuring Stan Jurga, Jr., Matt Arcovio and Jim Kirk.
- Crew How-To: Adjust Your All-Star Cobalt Umpire Chest Protector
I think the Cobalt combines the best features of the Gold, Platinum, System 7, and even the Holy Grail of the Power. Then adds padding that they actually put a lot of thought and testing into. Add to that the adjustability of it, and you have a giant leap forward in our protection.
I have used just many different chest protectors over the years. Original Douglass WV, Gold, Platinum, Honig's K1, F3, Diamond hardshell, All-Star System 7, and even my current favorite Champion P215. All very good chest protectors in their own right. I have followed and anticipated this All-Star Cobalt for some time now. After watching the webcast a month or so ago, and understanding the R&D that went into this chest protector, I had to give it a try. I was not disappointed. The low profile look, the ability to customize to my liking as well as the quality, have me looking forward to the first game I can use it; I live in California currently. I have played around with different adjustments and I do have this rig now dialed in to fit like a comfortable glove. Thanks Ump-Attire.com for the solid service as well as taking the time to provide the webcast with All-Star. It really did help me make up my mind.
Wanted to give this 5 Stars, but can’t. The lower abdomen extension has these unremovable protruding (and unnecessary) Love Handle wings that stick out, look weird, and catch my forearms. The center part of the lower abdominal extension is perfect, as is the rest of the chest protector. It’s light on the body, facilitates movement, breathes well, is easy to adjust, fits snuggly, is low profile for a hard shell, is comfortable, is easy to put on, and gives “Didn’t even feel it!” protection for hard shots to the body. If they fixed those annoying love handle wings, I’d give this 6 stars if I could, the rest of this protector is that good.
Questions About This Product
|Q:||How do I remove the lower part of this chest protector? Do I need a special tool?|
– Colby Costanzo
All that is needed is a Phillips head screwdriver. Check out this Crew How-To on making adjustments to your Cobalt Chest Protector.– Ty Unthank
Customer Service Specialist, Pro Umpire School Graduate and Umpire
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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.