All-Star Matte Black MVP5 Umpire Helmet
Official Review: All-Star Matte Black MVP5 Umpire Helmet
Learn about the latest advancements in umpire protection, Deflexion Technology from All-Star and their MVP5 umpire helmet!
West New York, NJ
First hockey style helmet I've purchased. I've only used it for a small amount of time but am very happy with it. The hits were absorbed like nothing. The matte black helps with glare if not wearing glasses. Weight may have to get use to it, the transition wasn't so bad since I own a Force3 defender mask. Looking forward to season and seeing how mask preforms during HS/travel/RBI/showcase tourneys and all other leagues. Stay tuned.
I have a big head and heard that this helmet was heavier than most, so I was a little apprehensive but decided to go for it anyway. With the adjustable padding and straps, this helmet is great for people with larger heads like mine (to make my big brain calls lol.) It does conform closer to the head/face than previous helmets I've had; which is going to be difficult if you have glasses that aren't close to your face. The helmet is noticeably heavier than others, but it is very well-balanced and I didn't notice much added stress to the neck the way you might expect. How does it perform, though, I hear you asking... Perfectly! In the first two weeks of the fall ball season, I took two shots off the helmet and didn't flinch. My last helmet would have been fine protection, but I would have felt it. With this, it was as if someone threw a tennis ball at me and not all that hard. Not perfect by any means, but the best helmet I have ever tried. I would definitely buy it again.
Fits great I wear a hat while wearing the helmet no problem running proper mechanics with it behind the plate. I also wear glasses again no issue. This is my third helmet coming from the Wilson and the Force 3. By far this is the best helmet. By the way, an excellent price for this.
Questions About This Product
|Q:||Does the padding come out to clean like the older model System 7? I have a Force3 the interior padding keeps separating. I love the protection of the Force3. Direct shots just ting and you feel nothing. I've had concussions I have the Force3 mask for FASTPITCH. Need your input please, they are quite pricey.|
– Camm Kapilla
Yes, the interior padding is attached by Velcro and removable for cleaning.– Hunter Fry
Supplier Relationship Manager, Customer Service Specialist, Former Basketball Referee
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