Force3 V2 Defender Umpire Mask with Tan
Official Review: Force3 V2 Defender Umpire Masks
Ty takes you behind the plate and shows you the spring loaded technology of the Force3 V2 Defender Umpire Mask.
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.
San Diego, CA
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!
Las Vegas, NV
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.
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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