Diamond Pewter Grey iX3 Aluminum Umpire Mask with Quik-Dry
This umpire mask is lightweight and the quick-dry pads are great for keeping the sweat off your face. Overall the protection has been sufficient in levels all the way up to college and senior. The biggest issue with this mask is the paint. It marks super easy and did chip away in two areas leading to the metal to start corroding. But on a silver lining once the paint was stripped with a wire brush I got to choose the new color and it looks great.
Great umpire mask. Really lightweight and comfortable, but I think the chin pad is just a little bit high and covers my mouth.
I started with a Champro umpire mask that lasted me five years. Four of the five years, I did a recreation league, and it worked great. Last year I started doing high school, and knowing that I would be doing Varsity, I would probably need a better mask. After a lot of research and reading reviews, I decided to go with the Diamond iX3. I have no regrets. This last weekend doing a Varsity tournament, I took a foul ball straight to the mask with no problems. I am happy with this purchase and would definitely recommend to anyone umpiring high school ball and below. On a side note, I order the pewter grey mask originally from Ump-Attire.com but didn't like it. They exchanged it with the black mask with no issues. They have been GREAT to work with! It does matter who you buy your equipment from!
Questions About This Product
|Q:||What is the difference between the Diamond iX3 and the Diamond Big league umpire mask?|
– Daryl Rogers
There are two noticable differences between the Diamond iX3 and the Diamond Big League umpire mask. The first being iX3 masks come with moisture wicking quik-dry padding where the Big League features full-grain leather padding. The second difference is the Big League mask frames have a unique matte finish where the iX3 frames have a standard finish.– Brandon Lawson
Support Specialist, Pro Umpire School Graduate and Umpire, Football Official & Basketball Referee
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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. California state law and Diamond Sports require disclosure of Prop 65 information.