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 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.
Cedar Park, TX
First game with the Force3 Throat Guard attached and it got a work out. Took one straight to it and one glancing blow. Love the look and protection! Took off a half star because the glancing blow popped the snap and I had to stop the game to fix.
Staten Island, NY
I was using a different throat guard with my Force3 mask and a bouncing foul ball got underneath and hit me in the throat. I decided to switch to this guard and I can see that this is going to give me much better protection. It was made for this mask and it's going to be much harder for a ball to get underneath now. Well worth it. Safety is everything.
Questions About This Product
|Q:||If hit by a baseball, does the top of the throat guard hit the bottom suspension system of the Force3 V2 traditional umpire mask?|
– Zach K.
If you have the throat guard positioned correctly, it will hang down below the suspension and will not interfere.– Ty Unthank
Communication & Service Specialist, Pro Umpire School Graduate and Umpire
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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.