I got tired of being hit in my upper arm and decided to buy these. So far I have been at least 5 times, but because I no longer feel the hit, I lost track. They are definitely worth the purchase.
Crescent City, CA
September 27, 2021
There were no instructions on how to attach them to the chest protector and to my biceps. I would of liked some information. I will not know how much protection they will provide, since my season does not start until May 2023.
Lake Elsinore, CA
April 28, 2019
These are worth their weight in gold. I have been struck more than once by a thrown bat and have felt nothing. Taken a couple of foul balls and again felt nothing. I recently bought a new Gerry Davis chest protector made by Diamond and changed out the bicep protection for these. Covers much more of the bicep than the ones Diamond provides.
March 16, 2018
These are a great add, but they make your protector bulky. That being stated, I was able to snug them up close enough to the shoulders as to protect my arms, and still be able to move. As for protection, they are solid.
February 14, 2018
These extensions are well worth the money. They saved me several bruises last season. The only thing I would change is the strap for the bicep. It's too short (for big guys anyway) and the velcro chafes when it comes undone. If the arms of your shirt are tight enough you can do without the straps and the protectors stay in place just fine.
May 29, 2017
I have taken a few shots to the biceps and no bruises yet. Would recommend them with the caveat that the chest protector they are designed for isn't something you will use past age 13 or so. As a result, I don't know if I would say they are necessary but they are nice to have.
February 20, 2017
Added this to my umpire chest protector. They seem to be better than my old ones. They will give the protection my arms need.
May 17, 2016
I bought these after taking a foul ball in the arm, just below where my chest protector shoulder plate was located. I have taken one good shot to the arm since adding these pads, and there was no injury or pain whatsoever. They may look a little bulky, but if latched tightly to the shoulder plates, and covered by an umpire shirt, they don't get in the way at all. I highly recommend these to anyone who wants a little extra arm protection.
May 31, 2012
I bought these because setting up in the "slot" leaves my left or right biceps exposed (depending on left or right hitting batters) no matter how hard I tuck them close. When these extensions came and I tried a test fit, I was initially disappointed. There's a profound sense of restricted mobility because these are an "add-on" and not part of a complete design package. I didn't spend a lot of time adjusting, but threw them back in the box with the packing slip ready for a return. But after five games, the exposure of those meaty parts of my arm got me thinking. So I spent an hour trying to fit these correctly. I came to one significant conclusion: they're symmetric but with the attachment straps biased off center toward the front of the chest protector. There's a tag sewn into the lining that says Right or Left on each extension. Ignore these. For maximum protection, you'll want to place the right extension on the left side of the chest protector and the left extension on the right side (that is, unless mine are warranty return defects). This will put most of the protector towards the pitcher which is what I need. I'll give them a try in a game, voiding my ability to return them, but for the price of these extensions vs the return shipping cost: I'll just say they're somewhat offset. Would I recommend these? Ask me after taking a shot to the bicep. But until then: I don't think so.
Will they fit any chest protector? I have a Wilson. – Sal Dimercurio
No. These bicep extensions are compatible with Champro Pro Plus & Pro-Plus Plate Umpire Chest Protectors only as they provide a slot in the shoulder cap for the Velcro straps of these extensions to go through.
– Ty Unthank Marketing Specialist, HS & College Umpire
How long are the extensions? – Anthony L.
These bicep extentions are 5.5" long from top to bottom.
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.