Wilson MLB West Vest Platinum Umpire Chest Protector
Official Review: Wilson MLB West Vest Platinum
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Let’s be honest, guys. This is the best umpire chest protector on the market. You get what you pay for. Goes on as easy as a shirt would, and it stays snug depending how tight you want it. Biggest perk for me is it’s easy to clean. A Lysol wipe will suffice after each game. Going into my 10th season with this protector.
Phil Campbell, AL
Great protection, comfortable. I am 6'3 about 250. I fit it with the Wilson harness upgrade, keeps it in place nice throughout the game. It will leave your lower stomach a little exposed if your upright, but if you tend to lean over a little in my stance which closes the gap considerably and would take a crazy foul tip or one in the dirt to connect. Which can happen with about any chest protector.
Winkler, MB, Canada
Excellent chest protector. Put an Umplife harness on it and you’re set. Won’t move at all during games. Great protection. The only thing I don’t like, as a taller guy (6’2), it leaves my stomach a bit exposed.
Questions About This Product
|Q:||Is there an extension for the stomach area ? |
– Joey Buchanan
I'm sorry Joey, but the Wilson Platinum umpire chest protector does not have anywhere to attach an abdomen extension. The Force3 V3 Ultimate chest protector, Schutt XV HDX chest protector, Diamond iX3 chest protector, and both Champro Pro-Plus Plate Armor and Pro-Plus Umpire chest protector are compatible with adding an abdomen extension. If you are asking as a tall person looking for adequate coverage, the buying guide for umpire chest protectors has a very good section on the chest protectors recommended for taller umpires.– Josh Mann
Pro School Umpire Graduate
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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.