Wilson MLB West Vest Platinum Umpire Chest Protector
Official Review: Wilson MLB West Vest Platinum
We breakdown how the West Vest keeps getting better and better.
Los Angeles, CA
Love it. Not too heavy or light. Took a foul tip off the right shoulder and didn't feel it.
This chest protector is perfect for me! I am thicker and wider in the shoulders! This was my first hard shell protection and I have tried other’s in between, including the Wilson West Vest Gold! But for umpires with big shoulders, it’s the best. Fits well and the best protection out there!
Twin Falls, ID
Solid protector, love the forward facing elements and feel nothing when impacted. However, have spent much time fussing with the straps that insert into the metal clips and have had multiple games where they have slipped out of clips during the game to the point I have had to knot them to keep them in place. Additionally, the hoops the straps fit through seem weak and expect them to likely break at some point. Should be better for the money in my mind.
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.