Jonas W., Dallas, TX
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!