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The Second Generation Force3 Defender Umpire Face Mask is the next generation of baseball umpire face masks. After many years of designing, prototyping and testing Force3 has developed a truly amazing technological creation!

Independent tests conducted by one of the four independent National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) approved testing facilities in the world, concluded that nothing comes close to the protection as the Defender.  With virtually the same footprint of a traditional mask, the Defender’s patent pending technology reduces the Severity Index of most impacts by up to 50% in most cases.

G-Forces were also reduced with impressive results. Tests included impacts by 70mph softballs and 100mph baseballs.


  • Lightweight tubular chrome alloy
  • Patent pending dual mask system with the Shock Suspension System (S3)
  • 3-Spring Second Generation design
  • Single bar construction for optimal view
  • Unequal Kevlar lined padding
  • Lower pad lined on the inside with full grain leather
  • 4 different high-impact foam padding construction with special memory comfort foam on chin and sides
  • Powder coated for superior finish
  • Includes one-size-fits-all harness made of heavy duty nylon with stretch elastic providing extra comfort
  • Weighs less than 29oz.
  • Defender by Force3

Extended Limited Lifetime Warranty offered by Force3. Details included with product when purchased.

NOCSAE® does not have umpire mask standards, and these masks have not been certified as compliant with any NOCSAE® standard. 

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Customer Reviews


Colby H.

Jacksonville, IL

October 31, 2018
This was my first full season using this umpire mask and I will never go back to the "traditional" style again. Yes, this mask weighs a little more, but the first time that you take a direct shot wearing it, you will appreciate the mask enough that the extra weight won't bother you again. Baseballs just seemed to find their way to me this season and I took probably six direct hits that, with my previous masks, would have taken me out of games and likely been concussions. With the Force3, I stayed in games and had only very minimal side effects. I've recommended the Force3 to dozens of umpires this season and will continue to do so.

Lawrence W.

Canton, MI

August 10, 2018
Great piece of umpire equipment. Won't ever go back to a conventional mask.

Thomas S.

Saint Louis , MO

April 4, 2018
Feels heavier in the hand but don't really notice the difference when on my head. I really like this umpire mask.

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Questions About This Product

Q: Right now I have the Wilson pro helmet. Is this mask lighter or heavier than that? Also does this mask move when you get hit or stay still?
– Daryl Rogers

The Wilson Pro Titanium Helmet weighs 2lbs 3oz, while this Force3 V2 Defender mask weighs 1.8lbs.  With proper fitting, this mask will rest snug on your face while the Shock Suspension System (S3) reduces the impact force applied to you head when you get hit. We offer free returns to those in the contiguous U.S. so there is no risk to see if this mask works for you.


– Brandon Lawson
Inventory 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.