Force3 Defender Umpire Throat Guard
Crew How-To: Properly Attach Your Umpire Throat Guard
Ty shows you how to correctly attach your throat guard to your umpire mask for maximum protection.
This matches the color and style of the Force3 silver masks well. Proper height and width, and the angle of the curve is perfect not to get hung up on my chest protector, yet stays in a protective position. I really don't know it's there. I wear it attached behind the mask, and the only issue I have is that the straps are made of very pliable fabric and I'm not very confident the snaps will hold if I take a shot high up under the chin of the mask.
I've not taken a hit with this throat guard yet, but I like how well it matches my Force3 mask. I use it with the curve 'outward' which avoids it getting stuck on my chest protector, and it is generally quite comfortable/unobtrusive, which was my biggest fear. The straps with snaps are a little suspect, but as I've not taken a hit with them yet, I've had no problem. I'm sure a strip of Velcro would be a good replacement for them if I find a problem with them.
London, Ontario, Canada
Once being hit in the throat is enough for me. The throat protector has saved me from any pain. A good investment.
Questions About This Product
|Q:||Is there a right or wrong way to wear the throat guard when it comes to the curve?? Curve in or out?|
– Joffrey Walker
Wear this throat guard with the curve bending away from your body and the F3 logo reading from right to left.– Holly Montgomery
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UMPIRE GEAR SAFETY PSA: Jim explains & Ty shows you how to properly size & attach your umpire throat guard for best look and to prevent injury.
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.