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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 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.


  • 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: Silver 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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March 23, 2024   Verified Purchase
After 30 years of being away I wanted the best available equipment, and after thorough research, this mask is the absolute best! First game behind the plate and I took one off the mask, and being that I wear glasses, the mask took the hit and my glasses never moved! Too bad more catchers and umpires don’t use the Force3. Whether it’s this or the hockey style, there is NOTHING better!
August 23, 2023   Verified Purchase
The mask itself is comfortable to wear however the padding behind the spring mechanism needs to be reinforced. As a catcher's mask this works very well. As an umpire's mask however, you need to wear a hard shell underneath. I took a shot off the mask right at the spot where the springs are located and the impact drove the mechanism into my head causing an injury. The actual blow from the baseball didn't injure me, the mask did. If you're getting this mask, be sure to get a hard shell cap to wear with it. Since using the hard shell, I enjoy this mask much more.
March 29, 2023   Verified Purchase
I made this upgrade prior to the season and used it for the first time last night. It is a bit heavier than my old Diamond mask but still very comfortable. The top pad will cause you to put more bend in your cap, but nothing to worry about compared to the added protection you receive. Another great purchase from Ump-Attire!!!

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Questions About This Product

Q: Dose this work well with the skull cap?
– Ryan Kostick

The EvoShield Skull Cap as well as the All-Star Cobalt Skull Caps are designed to be used with all traditional umpire masks. Please make sure to adjust your mask harness to accommodate the skull cap.


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WARNING: Participants in any sports activity assume risk of injury. This equipment may be used to help aid in preventing or reducing the extent of injury. No equipment can guarantee umpire or player safety from injury during participation, and use of this equipment carries no such guarantee. Do not use any umpire equipment that is damaged in any way.