Force3 Makes Changes to the V2 Defender Umpire Mask

Jul 6th, 2017

The Force3 Second Generation Defender Umpire Mask and its Replacement Pads have undergone two changes. The mask still features the 3-Spring design to reduce force of impact.

1. Full-grain leather insert added to lower mask pad


Full Grain Leather on Force3 Umpire Mask

Force3 Leather Insert on Force3 Umpire Mask

  • The Kevlar lined mask pads were previously wrapped fully in vinyl, possibly causing discomfort where the pad rested on the users face. The full-grain leather is more absorbent than the vinyl that was previously used.
  • The leather insert is tan for both tan and black Force3 mask pads. The insert cannot be seen when the mask is being worn.
  • Leather inserts were also added to the Force3 V2 Replacement Mask Pads.


2. Force3 logo is a solid color on the mask pads and harness.

Force3 Logo in Focus
Force3 Logo Has Changed on Umpire Mask

  • The Force3 logo is now printed directly onto the lower mask pad rather than having an embroidered patch sewn on.
  • Tan pads feature an all black logo. Black pads feature an all white logo.
  • The logo on the back of the harness has also been changed to be all white.

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A native of Chicago, Josh graduated from the University of Arizona with degrees in Economy & Industry and Sports Management. He attended the Minor League Baseball Umpire Training Academy and Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School, umpired in the Frontier Professional Baseball League, and worked in the Chicago Cubs Organization. Josh enjoys baseball, hockey, golf and spending time with his dog Wrigley. He spent 4 years as’s marketing assistant and recently relocated to Arizona.


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