Wilson MLB West Vest Gold Umpire Chest Protector
Official Review: Wilson MLB West Vest Gold Umpire Chest Protector
Ty takes you behind the plate with the official umpire chest protector of MLB and shows you why it is trusted at the big league level.
My experience is consistent with the guidance I received from Ump-Attire.com and the online reviews, and Q & A. My main concerns were the best collar bone protection available, and do I purchase the Gold or the Platinum? My left collar bone was broken by a foul ball in 2012, and recently I took a foul ball on my old chest protector in the exact same spot where the bone healed. It was very painful, but luckily not broken this time. I feel very confident with the protection provided by my Wilson Gold West Vest. Collar bone coverage is maximized with 1 inch padding covered with the hard shell and a strap adjustment system that minimizes sagging. The Wilson Gold is best for me as I need front protection, as I use the scissors stance, and don't crouch that much. The price is worth paying compared to the less costly, inferior models, and a bargain compared to the cost of comparable models.
I just purchased the Wilson West Vest for my son who highly recommends this. This is a replacement for his Champion Sport P200 chest protector and he loves the coverage and protection this gear offers. He has taken foul balls and wild pitches to it and has hardly felt anything. It did take some adjusting to get it to fit correctly but he raves about the flexibility once set. He wore it during record heat and didn't overheat at all. If you quality then buy this protector.
Just received my second Wilson West Vest Gold, the old one has lasted 11 years. With the Wilson Premium Replacement Harness, this new one fits snug and more comfortable. I won't wear any other chest protector.
Questions About This Product
|Q:||I am not sure what is the right size for me. How can I find it?|
– Cesar Quintana
Please start by finding the length you'll need by measuring from your neck down to where you want the bottom of the chest protector to be positioned. We can guide you in this determination via our Fitting Room and Crew How-To: Properly Measure and Size Your Umpire Chest Protector.– Brandon Lawson
Support 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.