All-Star Black Magnesium Umpire Mask with Black LUC
Official Review: All-Star Magnesium Umpire Masks
Ty takes you inside All-Stars lightest umpire mask with their most protective padding. Inventory Note: Tan pads are a lighter yellow than the more orange color featured in video.
Lake Elsinore, CA
This mask is outstanding. I own 11 different traditional masks and 2 hockey style masks. I can honestly say that out of all them, this by far is my favorite. The sight lines allow me a clear view of the field and I can wear this all day and not feel tired after doing 3 plus plates in a row. Pads have the layer of plastic plate protection on the bottom pad, and since it extends past the bottom of the frame, I am not worried about a really hard shot directly to the mask. I also purchased the Cobalt Umpire helmet just for this mask and I can honestly say this is the perfect set up. The mask comes off smoothly and it stays in place every time I put it on. No matter what level of baseball you do, this All-Star can handle the job. I recently saw a spring training game in Arizona when Boston was playing and the plate umpire took a direct foul ball to this exact mask. It didn't even faze him and he went right back to work. A must have for a dedicated umpire.
I purchased the All-Star Magnesium mask after using a less costly mask during our preseason district tournament. After receiving the Magnesium mask, I was frankly astonished at the difference in weight. The shape of the metal structure is aesthetically pleasing and allows me great visibility in all directions. The week after I received it, I took a direct shot to the mask. I did not feel the hit (there was sound but no feeling). The mask performed perfectly. When I show off this mask to people, I pitch it to them. They brace to catch some heavy metal object and are amazed at how lightweight it is when they catch it. The welds are perfect. The finish appears to be a powder coat of some type, but I have yet to put a scratch on mine. This All-Star Magnesium mask is worth the money in comfort, protection and durability. This is the one piece of equipment that you do not skimp on and this is the best umpire mask on the market today.
So far, I like the light weight. I use the All-Star Cobalt Umpire Skull Cap in conjunction with the mask and they work well together.
Questions About This Product
|Q:||Do the pads stay soft in cooler temperatures or do they firm up a bit?|
– Tom Harmsen
These Light Ultra Cool (LUC) pads will remain the same consistency throughout various temperatures.– Brandon Lawson
Support Specialist, Pro Umpire School Graduate and Umpire, Football Official & Basketball Referee
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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.