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Force3 Defender Umpire Mask

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Description

The newest generation of the Force3 Defender Umpire Face Mask is the lightest one yet. 

After many years of designing, prototyping and testing, Force3 is proud to introduce the next generation of baseball and softball umpire face masks, the Force3 Defender. The Defender is truly an amazing technological creation that will revolutionize equipment forever.

Independent tests conducted by one of the four independent National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) approved testing facilities in the world, concluded that nothing comes close to the protection provided by the Defender. With virtually the same footprint of a traditional mask, the Defender’s patented technology reduces frontal impact forces in most cases.

G-Forces were also reduced with impressive results. Tests included impacts by 70mph softballs and 100mph baseballs.

FEATURES

  • Lightweight tubular chrome alloy
  • Patent pending dual mask system with the Shock Suspension System (S3)
  • Single bar construction for optimal view
  • 3-Spring Second Generation design
  • 4 different high-impact foam padding construction with special memory comfort foam on chin and sides
  • Pads Lined with DuPont™ Kevlar®.*
  • Lower pad lined on the inside with full grain leather
  • Powder coated for superior finish
  • Weighs 1lb 8oz
  • Includes one-size-fits-all standard harness made of heavy duty nylon with stretch elastic providing extra comfort
  • Color: black frame with black pads
  • Defender by Force3

*NOCSAE® does not have umpire mask standards, and that these masks have not been certified as compliant with any NOCSAE® standard. 

*The DuPont oval, DuPont™, and Kevlar® are trademarks or registered trademarks of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates.

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Official Review: Force3 Defender Umpire Mask

See our review on the latest generation of Defender Umpire mask and the improvements Force3 has made.

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May 21, 2023   Verified Purchase
Took a few fouls off this mask and didn’t feel a thing. The mask is well-made and comfortable. If you use a lighter mask, it takes a game to get used to the feel and what the mask offers for protection. I did purchase the neck/throat guard extension for ease of mind. Best bang for your buck if you want to stay around $200.
April 6, 2023   Verified Purchase
Well made - very protective and unsurprisingly heavier but provides the higher level protection I was looking for. After a few games the mask felt comfortable. My lightweight Wilson mask will now be my backup.
March 6, 2023   Verified Purchase
I bought this as a replacement for my other Force3. The padding is a little stiff, which I’m hoping will get better as it gets broken in. I feel totally protected like I always have behind the springs! I wish it could be a little lighter. I will always give up a few ounces for the unmatched protection the Force3 offers.

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Questions About This Product

Q: So does the UMPLIFE Harness then NOT work well with this mask?
– Joseph Parton
A: 

The UMPLIFE V2 Flex Umpire Mask Harness with Cam Buckles will install easily and will work well with this umpire mask.

– Brandon Lawson
Support Specialist, Pro Umpire School Graduate and Umpire, Football Official & Basketball Referee

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