Diamond Pro Umpire Chest Protector
Official Review: Diamond Pro Umpire Chest Protector
Ty takes you behind the plate and shares the protection features and customization options of this chest protector for baseball and softball umpires.
I love this umpire chest protector! I chose this one over others such as Wilson models and other brands due to the length and protection it provides. It is the first protector I have seen where the add on extensions are actually hard plastic like the rest of the protector. 1/2 star off because of the straps. They have to be readjusted frequently as they tend to loosen up. Also wish it was adjustable with a down strap.
Wrong size and getting an exchange is worse than going to the dentist.
I recently upgraded to this umpire chest protector, and while I ended up not needing the bicep protection, it has been a massive improvement. Protection wise, I do not think there is much better out there (at least that I saw), and after some adjustment it fits great. I have taken several direct and indirect hits now and beyond feeling the impact, there is nothing else. It has helped me improve my slot position as well. It does this due to the rigidity of the rigid plastic it forces me to have a better posture behind the plate. I do not feel overheated or restricted in my movement, granted it took some getting used to, but now I do not feel the weight (not much anyway). Overall, a great piece of equipment.
Questions About This Product
|Q:||I purchased the Diamond Pro Chest Protector last month. I just tried it on today for the first time. I'm only 5'7, but chunky, and noticed that when I put my shirt on over the protector, you can see the imprint of the plates through the shirt. Anyway around that aside from buying larger shirts? I'm already wearing 2XL shirts over the protector. Thanks|
– Mark Caley
We have seen umpires wear under apparel shirts over their chest protectors to cover logos - it could reduce the protective plate protrusion. However, with a shirt taking the shape of the object it is placed over, we find it difficult to avoid this imprint reaction.– Brandon Lawson
Support Specialist, Pro Umpire School Graduate and Umpire, Football Official & 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. California state law and Diamond Sports require disclosure of Prop 65 information.