Force3 V3 Ultimate Umpire Chest Protector With Dupont™ Kevlar®
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.
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.
A++++ well worth the money!!!
The Force 3 umpire chest protector is great in hot weather.
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.