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.
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.
I bought this umpire throat guard to match my Force3 V2 mask. The guard itself is OK, however the curve of the design causes the bottom of the guard to often get hung up on my chest protector. The snaps that hold the guard to the mask are useless. The first direct shot to guard unsnapped both of the snaps. Definitely have to replace the stock straps with something more robust.
Questions About This Product
|Q:||What does 'baked on protective covering' mean? |
– Nicholas Travis
The throat guard is painted with a protective covering and placed in a kiln to cure. This baking process ensures a strong bond between metal and paint.– Palmer Thompson
Customer Service Specialist, Football Official
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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.