Wilson MLB Pro Stock Titanium Umpire Helmet
This umpire mask is amazing! Comfortable and lightweight. I owe this mask my life since, without it, I would not be alive today. I bought this 2 years ago, replacing my standard mask (10+ years old). Last season I had a ball come off the bat and curved weird and hit me in the ear!!! It took me out of the game with only a headache and some ringing in the ear, but at least I'm still alive!!!
I had no idea they discontinued the Shock FX2.0. This is as inferior a product "improvement" as I have ever seen. Compared to the Shock 2.0, the comfort level is terrible, the visibility is terrible, and there's far less ventilation. As others have stated, no way you're getting sunglasses under this and I had no problem wearing sunglasses under my old helmet. Also, since you don't have the springs in the mask, you're going to feel those foul balls a lot more. I also don't care for the shape or style compared to my Shock 2.0. Epic fail, in my opinion. If you're coming from a Wilson Shock FX 2.0, don't even waste your time. I am currently looking at other helmets as this will be returned.
Villa Park, IL
Have now used it for over week. A couple of games to get it adjusted with my eye glasses and the feel of the pads inside. It was a hot weekend and this umpire helmet stayed cool. Of course after a couple of foul balls, the first thing I said was, "Money Well Spent".
Questions About This Product
|Q:||Does any wear a 6-inch neck guard with this mask? |
– Carlos Flores
A throat guard can be attached to the helmet on the first crossbar up from the bottom of the frame.
– Ty Unthank
Communication & Service Specialist, Pro Umpire School Graduate and Umpire
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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.