The Pro Gold
A3210 and Pro Platinum are protected by United States
Patent # 5,530,966, Canadian Patent # 2,152,045 and is
Patent Pending in Japan. Both designs are worn by over
90% of the Major League Umpiring staff and are the only
chest protectors endorsed by Major League Baseball for use
by their umpires.
demand Joe West has designed a chest protector for the
smaller umpire. The newly designed PRO GOLD and
PRO PLATINUM now come in a "Smaller Version." Designed
for the umpires who wear smaller than a 38 size jacket. This
new smaller protector afford you the same protection as the
larger version and gives the perfect fit.
was introduced in the 1992 World Series as the first hard
shell protector ever used in a World Series event and to
this day it's design is worn by more Major League Umpires
than any other protector...It comes in three sizes, "Small-
Medium", "Medium- Large" and "Large-Extra Large."..The S-M
fits coat sized up to 38. The M-L fits coat sizes 38 to 46.
46 and above should order the Large-Extra Large.
Pro Platinum was a
custom built protector for Joe West and was built for the
larger umpire. It does have the most armor and is the
hottest selling protector for both the Minor League umpires
and the collegiate ranks. It now comes in a smaller size,
only available here!
protectors have open cell foam covered by the hard outer
plastic for absorbing the blow from a foul tip or even a bat
that has been thrown in the umpires direction. The purpose
of the protector is to cover the torso that is most
vulnerable to an injury that could break a bone (ribs,
collar bone) or stop the heart (sternum) or lungs.
Testimonials: "Took a fastball Sat. during a Legion game
square on the collar bone the catcher got crossed up and
never got a mitt on the ball knocked me backwards. Thankful
I had a West Vest Platinum did not hurt at all." Thanks
Jack Wall, IN