All-Star System 7 Umpire Helmet
All-Star® System Seven™ MVP2500 Umpire Helmet
I, like many people have already commented, am new to the helmet world. Honestly, this helmet has saved me twice in one season on foul balls coming back off the screen. Worth the cost right there. I think All-Star puts a good product into our world and I do not have any concerns about the protective ability of the mask...its primary function. If I could change a couple things I would change how the bars attach on the upper and lower part of your eye slot. When I look up for a foul ball I always seem to see that weld spot at the top of the slot because it creeps just a little down into your field of vision. The same thing happens on the bottom with the two welds when I am looking for a ball on the ground. That would be my only recommendation to take a look at before you commit to this mask. Otherwise I think the backs of my ears will toughen up to the straps and I will adjust to the scary noise that comes from getting popped in the face when the plastic reverberates.
After many years of using the standard umpire masks and a cap, I decided to try this helmet after reading reviews that said the Wilson helmets didn't provide replacement pads. I can say without a doubt I should have made the move to a helmet a long time ago. This mask provides very good vision and protection. Also padding is removable and easily washed.
This is my 3rd umpire helmet I purchased over a 20 year span. Has a nice tight fit that feels comfortable and vision is excellent. Padding is easily removable to wash on those hot summer days.
Questions About This Product
|Q:||I have a large noggin. Hat size 7 7/8 at least. Is there a version of this that will fit me?|
– Owen Blakely
We offer the adult size of this helmet. This will be the largest size available.– Sherie Sandifer
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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.