Diamond iX3 Umpire Chest Protector
I've used this chest protector for around 6 games so far on 14u. I love the slim fit but a little worried that it might not be as protecting as my hard shell Wilson Pro West Vest. I mainly bought this one for the middle of summer and fall when I'm on the field for 8 games a day. I feel like this chest protector will be much cooler.
Wanted something lighter and slimmer than my plated chest protector for games with the younger ages. This definitely met that criteria and it feels like there is some internal plates so I don't think it will sacrifice much protection, if any at all. Can't confirm that until I've taken a few more foul ball hits. It is very customizable: the arm guards and belly extension are included and can easily be attached or removed depending on preference.
Husband and son both use this for umpiring Little League & youth thru high school. Lightweight and cooler than the rigid plastic style and yet still provides good protection. Easy on/off and adjustments.
Questions About This Product
|Q:||Are the straps hooks in metal or plastic snap in?
– Matthew Braun
The clips on this chest Diamond umpire chest protector are plastic.– Ty Unthank
Customer Service Specialist, Pro Umpire School Graduate and Umpire
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