Force3 Silver Defender Umpire Mask with Tan

F3-DEF-TN Force3 Silver Defender Umpire Mask with Tan

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The Second Generation Force3 Defender Umpire Face Mask is the next generation of baseball umpire face masks.

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 12oz
  • Includes one-size-fits-all standard harness made of heavy duty nylon with stretch elastic providing extra comfort
  • Color: silver 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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Bryant S.

Cedar Park, TX

February 23, 2021
BIG fan of this umpire mask. Yes, it is heaver than your other traditional umpire masks but in my opinion it is not noticeable enough to be a deal breaker. First batter to come up even threw me a complement on it. Force3 is doing something right with this umpire mask.

George W.

Round Rock, TX

July 23, 2019
Awesome mask. Prior Wilson mask welds broke after years of use. Bought the Force3 Defender umpire mask. It got initiated at a showcase tournament in Franklin, TX. Didn't feel a thing. Absorbed the force of 80+ fastball no problem. Mask not a virgin no more. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Brooke S.

Spring, TX

May 13, 2019
The Force3 Defender Umpire Mask is heavier than my current Honig's mask equipped with Team Wendy Pads. The difference is 0.28 lbs or almost 1/3 of a lb. After just wearing the mask for an extended period of time the weight difference is noticeable. I think the reason it seems much heavier is because the weight is further from your face due to the dual cage setup. I am hoping this can be overcome with use as I feel The Defender does provide more protection. The other issue I have is with the harness. I have a large head 7-5/8" and the harness was too deep from top to bottom as if it was designed more for use while wearing a catcher's helmet. The side of the harness came down over the tops of my ears. I replaced the Force3 harness with a MLB harness and it fits just fine with a cap. I have not had a chance to try in a game setting so only 3-1/2 stars for now.

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Questions About This Product

Q: What is the difference between the Force3 Defender V2 and the Defender V1?
– Lou Scatorchia
A: The Force3 Defender V2 Umpire Mask has a 3 spring system, which reduces overall weight (a good thing), whereas the V1 had a 4 spring system. The V2 also has a leather insert on the mask pads.
– Josh Mann
Pro School Umpire Graduate

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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.