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Force3 Defender Umpire Mask with Tan

F3-DEF-BK/TN Force3 Defender Umpire Mask with Tan

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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 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.

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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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 (17)
September 7, 2023
Ever since I have used this mask I have taken shots off of it and never felt anything! The springs on the mask absorb it! I will NEVER use another mask again for the rest of my life!
August 15, 2023   Verified Purchase
Had this mask about a month now. I still haven't taken a hit off of it yet. Very padded and thick, but comes off easily. Definitely recommend for High School or Men's League of play. Once I take a shot or two off of it, I will update my post. Giving it a 4. Could be a little looser and possibly lighter, but I like it.
May 5, 2023
After 100 high school games, this innovative design really works to cushion impact. The cage is thin and provides a really good window of vision. It’s a good mask but I think it’s a generation from being a great, industry-standard mask. Would like to see a lighter version utilizing a lighter material. The pads need improvement, while comfortable, they are not durable, and the nylon wrap degrades very easily. The forehead pad needs to be augmented to aid in protection for cap-wearing umpires. Would also like to see better hardware at the spring/cage interface that prevents the cage from sliding/shifting within the bracket. All said, 4 stars with room to grow. This is a protective mask that can get even better.

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Questions About This Product

Q: Which is better to use for 10u (first-year pitching in softball) Force3 or the Wilson Titanium mask? The kids pitch from 35ft & they use a core .47 11 inch ball by Diamond that is certified by Dixie Softball, Inc.
– Travis Loftis
A: 

Both masks will provide excellent protection at this level. The Wilson Titanium will be lighter in weight.

– Ty Unthank
Marketing Specialist, HS & College Umpire

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