All-Star Cobalt Umpire Chest Protector
Official Review: All-Star Cobalt Umpire Chest Protector
Ty takes you behind the plate with @AllStarSportsVids most innovative chest protector. The high-quality materials paired with a low profile fit is fully customizable to accommodate all body sizes.
High school game. Took one last night straight back just below the mask throat protector. POW! Easily 85-90 mph off the bat, dead center body mass. It was loud. Decent size crowd gasped and then went "Ooooh". Everyone froze. Ball went half way back to the pitcher. Catcher grabs it and runs to the pitcher saying, "You ok André", I smiled. Both teams coaches come towards me as does my partner out the B. I FELT NOTHING. They looked puzzled and expected injury. Game changer did its job. All-Star Cobalt is the best chest protector on the market. Very comfortable and it is customizable to your needs and body.
UPDATE - After taking three direct hits this past weekend from 14 Major and 13 AAA age groups, I personally will not be wearing this for this level of play or higher. I will only be wearing it for competitive youth age levels of 12 and under. Yes, it is a very comfortable and lean chest protector. I am 5'10' 170, and it fits well to my frame, but the body shots I took this past weekend were significantly felt throughout my upper core area. I would recommend some added protection in the core area of the chest protector. I personally will not be wearing this for high school level of play.
Really like being able to remove bottom plate and shoulder plates if I want to. Also like the idea of being able to remove the chest pads to wash them. It’s well ventilated gives a little cooling although I haven’t used it yet on a 95 degree Alabama Saturday afternoon! Haven’t taken a good shot yet but I feel real comfortable behind the plate with it on.
Questions About This Product
|Q:||Is this chest protector suitable for high school games?|
– Nelson Defoor
The Cobalt chest protector is well suited for high school games and above with 3.7mm thick HDPE pre-curved armor plates and padding.– 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.