Adams XV HDX Umpire Chest Protector
Official Review: Schutt XV HDX Umpire Chest Protector
Ty takes you behind the plate and shows you the features of this low-profile chest protector.
Indian Trail, NC
I was looking for a chest protector to have as my backup to my Wilson West Vest gold. After trying a number of options, I settled on this one. It fits well, has great coverage and is lightweight.
I think over all it's a good umpire chest protector. It's very easy to adjust to fit properly and does a very good job protecting your shoulders. The air flow is good as well to help keep you cool. In my opinion it's a little on the bulky side. I would also like to see more padding in the protector. It's worked well for me up to about 14u. Above that it doesn't have the padding I'm looking for.
I decided to order this umpire chest protector as my old one was not covering my shoulders enough and I took a hard foul ball on my right shoulder over the summer. When I first got it, it was hard to work with the bicep protectors, so I decided to take them off to use for umping fall ball. In my 2nd game wearing the chest protector, I took a hard foul ball off the same spot on my right shoulder. While it stung for an instant, my should was fine. The only other thing is, the outside right shoulder guard came off when I took the bicep protectors off. I don't know if it wasn't glued on the greatest, but it won't stay in place now. It keeps falling off even with the velcro. I've had to attach some duct tape to make it stay in place. I may inquire about getting a replacement guard.
Questions About This Product
|Q:||Are the pads removable/washable?|
– Adam Bergman
Yes, the pads are removable. They are attached to the outer shell by Velcro. We recommend hand washing the pads with mild soap and water, then allow to hang dry.– Ty Unthank
Communication & Service Specialist, Pro Umpire School Graduate and Umpire
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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.