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.
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San Clemente, CA
I replaced my tried-and-true Wilson West Vest Gold with the WilsonWest Vest Gold Pro V2, and it is better than advertised! It has the low-profile look I was after and all of the protection I have come to expect from the Wilson West Vest line.
New Orleans, LA
Love this Chest Protector so far. I have very broad shoulders, and as a result, I could not wear the original Wilson Gold without looking a bit ridiculous, given the way the shoulder caps stuck out from my shoulders. This Chest Protector solves that problem. The slimmer profile, combined with thinner padding and the removable pec pads, resulted in a nice low-profile fit for me. I've only worn it for one game so far, but it's a winner already. My Team Wendy's retrofit Wilson Platinum might be up for sale soon.
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.
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|Q:||Which one of the New West Vests provide better protection? Does it provide the best protection you sell? |
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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.