Wilson MLB West Vest Platinum Umpire Chest Protector
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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.
I've been an umpire for 10 years and settled on the Wilson West Vest Platinum because the plates are flat with minimal distance between each one. I had problems with my collar bones getting hit a lot, this chest protector fixed that. It is a little short and you'll take it in the gut on occasion but overall a very good chest protector--so much so I just bought one for my son who just started calling this year.
Nice upgrade over my old DaviShield. I'm 6' 2" and it's not quite long enough to protect my bottom rib. Some day that may hurt me.
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
Marketing Assistant, 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.