Force3 V2 Silver Defender Umpire Mask with Tan
Scott's Choice: Force3 Defender Umpire Mask
Round Rock, TX
Awesome mask. Prior Wilson mask welds broke after years of use. Bought the Force3 Defender umpire mask. It got initiated at a showcase tournament in Franklin, TX. Didn't feel a thing. Absorbed the force of 80+ fastball no problem. Mask not a virgin no more. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
The Force3 Defender Umpire Mask is heavier than my current Honig's mask equipped with Team Wendy Pads. The difference is 0.28 lbs or almost 1/3 of a lb. After just wearing the mask for an extended period of time the weight difference is noticeable. I think the reason it seems much heavier is because the weight is further from your face due to the dual cage setup. I am hoping this can be overcome with use as I feel The Defender does provide more protection. The other issue I have is with the harness. I have a large head 7-5/8" and the harness was too deep from top to bottom as if it was designed more for use while wearing a catcher's helmet. The side of the harness came down over the tops of my ears. I replaced the Force3 harness with a MLB harness and it fits just fine with a cap. I have not had a chance to try in a game setting so only 3-1/2 stars for now.
Just the feel of this mask right out of the box is quality. Pads are comfortable. Has a good weight to it. Over all a great mask.
Questions About This Product
|Q:||What is the difference between the Force3 Defender V2 and the Defender V1?|
– Lou Scatorchia
|A:||The Force3 Defender V2 Umpire Mask has a 3 spring system, which reduces overall weight (a good thing), whereas the V1 had a 4 spring system. The V2 also has a leather insert on the mask pads.|
– Josh Mann
Marketing Assistant, Pro School Umpire Graduate
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