Force3 Defender Umpire Mask with Tan

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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 as 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.


  • 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
  • Unequal Kevlar lined padding
  • 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 tan 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.

Extended Limited Lifetime Warranty offered by Force3. Details included with product when purchased.

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Official Review: Force3 Defender Umpire Masks

Ty takes you behind the plate and shows you the spring loaded technology of the Force3 Defender Umpire Mask.

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Michael S.

Salem, OR

August 18, 2020
Haven't taken a shot yet with my V2 umpire mask (tan/black), but it's replacing my original V1, which has taken so many "hardly felt it" shots, the powder coating has rubbed off a lot of the bars and rust spots all over. Absolutely love the V2, and it's dramatically better than the V1. Noticeably lighter, and the harness has a lot more flex so the mask can be worn much looser than the original, while still maintaining that snug fit for protection designed into the shock absorption system. Very comfortable (much more comfortable than the V1). I also like the strip of leather on the chin strap. I swear I got a better view with this new mask than with the original, and I have no idea why. Side by side, they seem to have the same dimensions, but I swear I can see better out of the V2 than the V1. Two major big thumbs up from me. I would not and will not wear any other umpire mask.

David M.

San Diego, CA

August 11, 2020
All I have to say is wow! I didn’t think it was going to be so light! I came from a Diamond Titanium mask that I had for years and that weighs like nothing! But I went with the Force 3 and that’s a game-changer! It’s so light and I feel way safer behind the plate. I got black with the tan pads and the sun visor! It looks amazing highly recommend this mask!

Ben L.

Las Vegas, NV

March 1, 2020
Great umpire mask. Lightweight. Seen the videos on the protection behind it was referred by Mike Fichter, a 10 year MLB umpire, and Jim Evans, a hall of fame umpire who loves the product. No complaints at all.

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Questions About This Product

Q: Can the pads be switched out for Team Wendy?
– Neal Phadnis

It is recommended to only use the Force3 pads on the Defender Masks. While the Team Wendy Pads may fit on the Force3 Defender frame, they will not perform like the stock pads. The Force3 pads have additional material that wraps around the frame, providing protection from the springs upon impact.

– Staff Member
Ump-Attire.com Customer Service

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