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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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June 1, 2024   Verified Purchase
I like the fit and look of the mask. It is comfortable and easy to take off. It works well also.
April 11, 2024
The mask has done a great job of absorbing the many shots I have taken off it. For this I would give it a 5. The problem I have found that because of the umpiring shortage in our area, many times I am required to work both games behind the plate and as an older ump, I find the masks weight takes its toll. For this reason I will be going back to lighter mask. It's a great mask, just not for me.
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!

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Questions About This Product

Q: Will this fit comfortably with the All-Star Cobalt skull cap?
– Greyson Stampley
A: 

Yes, the larger harness and shape of the Force3 Defender Umpire Mask will fit well with an All-Star Cobalt Skull Cap.

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

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