Force3 V3 Ultimate Umpire Chest Protector With Dupont™ Kevlar®

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Building off feedback from the 2nd generation Force3 Ultimate Umpire Chest Protector, the V3 offers the same great low-profile and customizable features of the V2 plus two new features to reduce impact at higher velocity.


  • Improved "No Feel" Blast Shield
    Now 3 mm thick, an additional layer of hard shell plastic just under the neoprene cover
  • Added Special Absorption Foam Layer
    A hard density layer under the Blast Shield
  • Updated Padding Behind Shoulder Caps
    Better protection for shoulders
  • New Logos
    Harness and protective neck piece feature current Force3 logos


  • 100% Customizable
    Custom fit all components to properly fit your body to provide an unprecedented level of protection no matter your body size or type.
  • Virtually Invisible Under-the-Uniform
    Just over 1/2” thick, the UNEQUAL EXO system is made with DuPont™ Kevlar®, thus providing the best combination of low-profile protection
  • Durable, Breathable, Hand Washable Neoprene Cover
  • High-grade Space Airflow System Fabric Backing
    Allows for maximum comfort and airflow in warmer weather.
  • Comfort Harness
    3 center layers of air flow fabric, open cell foam and neoprene plus stronger elastic keeps the chest protector snug to the body and in place
  • Padding Behind Shoulders
    Provides additional protection where umpires often need most
  • Adjustable in Neck Area
    For added comfort
  • Additional Extensions
    Abdomen and extra wide chests with removable/adjustable wings
  • One Size Fits All
    Adjustable from 12” to 16.5" and is 17” to 19” wide
  • Weight
    3 pounds 10 ounces


UNEQUAL’s patented composite made with military grade DuPont Kevlar® handles the blunt force trauma from a 90+ mph fastball or a foul ball. Kevlar® has been used by law enforcement and the military for decades. Protective gear incorporating UNEQUAL’s patented composite made with Kevlar® is currently being worn to protect professional and amateur athletes including NFL and NHL players. This protector was fully designed, in conjunction with UNEQUAL Technologies, by umpires for umpires. No corners were cut and the highest grade materials are used for every part of the protector.

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Official Review: Force3 V3 Ultimate Umpire Chest Protector

Ty takes you behind the plate and shows off the great features of this low profile umpire chest protector.

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Dustin C.

Athens, GA

October 19, 2022
Great product! Less bulking than the Diamond vest I have. Only taken one ball off the vest so far and didn't feel it! Love the light weight and how it keeps me cool.

Neal B.

Roseville, CA

July 29, 2022
I want to give 5 Stars, they’re not quite there but very close. I own the All-Star Cobalt and the Wilson West Vest as well. The Force3 is the most customizable, lowest profile (tied with the Cobalt), and the coolest (temperature wise). It’s also clearly not as protective as the Cobalt or West Vest. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t believe I’d ever be injured wearing it, but I took a 90+ Fastball from a Pac 12 commit that he spiked short of the plate, hopped over the catcher’s shoulder, and hit me square in the Pectoral muscle. Stung for only 5 minutes, but had a bruise for week. That said, I’m still keeping it for those 100 degree plus summer games.

Joel M.

Aptos, CA

July 21, 2022
A++++ well worth the money!!!

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Questions About This Product

Q: I am 73 yrs old and have been umpiring since 1984. I have had a defibrillator since 2011. Is the Force3 V3 chest protector adequate to protect my defibrillator? I have been using a Wilson West Vest since 2011 and been fine. I know there are NO GUARANTEES but is their sufficient protection for my defibrillator?
– Larry Anderson

Thanks for your question. The answer gets into medical advice, which we want to stay away from. What we can tell you is which chest protectors provide more protection than others. Please see our Buying Guide for those details. If you have been wearing the Wilson West Vest, and it has worked well, the closest style to that is the Wilson Pro Gold 2 Air Management System Chest Protector. If you are going to switch to something else, including the Force3, we would encourage you to speak to your physician.

– Hunter Fry
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.