Force3 V2 Silver Defender Umpire Mask with Tan + FREE Mask Bag
Force3 Defender Umpire Mask Comparison
Force3 compares impact of their Defender umpire mask vs. a traditional style umpire 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
After 15 years of using an umpire mask, I went to the hockey style helmet a few years ago. However, due to visibility issues I decided to ditch the bucket and sprung for the Defender mask. I absolutely love it. Definitely five stars. Unlike another reviewer, I actually think this is very lightweight. I love the field of vision and I also bought a titanium throat cage which attaches to protect the adam's apple. It was worth the investment for me. I couldn't be more pleased with the Force3.
Recent purchase. Happy so far. Heard comments about the weight of the mask, but I weighed it against the Honig's mask I use and it was only something like 4-5 ounces heavier. The bars are smaller in diameter and I am liking the field of vision it provides. I have taken one foul ball off the mask, it wasn't a really hard shot, but nevertheless, I felt nothing. Serioulsy, barely felt a thing. Very satisfied so far.
Middle Grove, NY
I purchased this umpire mask thinking it would be great to absorb some impact. The concept is great, but the weight of the mask was significantly heavier than any other mask. It actually started to bother my neck in just a few minutes. I ended up sending it back. I really wanted to love the mask, but the weight made it impossible to use.
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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.