Wilson MLB West Vest Pro Gold 2 Memory Foam Umpire Chest Protector
Official Review: Wilson MLB Pro Gold 2 Umpire Chest Protectors (Memory Foam & Air Management)
Discover the upgrades & options of the new Wilson MLB Pro Gold 2 Umpire Chest Protectors. See the differences between the new Memory Foam & the Air Management padding. We're locked in with premium neoprene harness and FIDLOCK magnetic buckles.
- Get to know the FIDLOCK SLIDER buckle and the genius moment of opening an closing it
After wearing this for one game I immediately sold my older Wilson West Vest. They basically address the 2 main complaints everyone had from the old WV: Make the padding thinner and let us remove the “Pec Pads.” Mission Accomplished! Somehow this one breathes a little better too, so it is noticeably cooler in the summer heat. I like the new magnetic clips for the harness too, never knew I needed it, but it makes it easier to “strap on” the protector in my opinion. My primary rig is an All-Star Cobalt because near perfectly fits my body, but the new Wilson West Vest is a close second and I wear it when I feel I need a little more coverage based on the level of pitching and catching I expect to see.
Have tried almost every chest protector on the market and primarily wore the older WV Gold and the All-Star Cobalt. I had been searching for the elusive Gold Team Wendy Retrofit and then Wilson came out with this one. The memory foam is awesome and I love the new buckles as the week before I had a Majestic shirt torn after getting hit in the T-Hook on my older WV Gold by a 59’ curve that the catcher failed to block. The new harness is nice but I still fitted it with the UmpLife harness. This is now my primary chest protector. Two thumbs up!
Grand Prairie, TX
Protects like a West Vest but is very light, comfortable and breaths. Great for the Texas summer!
Questions About This Product
|Q:||Which one of the New West Vests provide better protection? Does it provide the best protection you sell? |
– Barry Haggard
Buyer, Customer Service Specialist, Former 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.