I just started umpiring Little League in Spring and have been using the leagues worn out West Vest until I could make a decision on what I wanted to buy for myself. I landed here and a few months ago and have been reading as many reviews as possible on the different options. I landed on the Adams XV based on reviews and the price. I got it in today! I know it's a different type of foam pad that doesn't need to be as thick as on the West Vest however the padding is only about 10 millimeters thick. Has it always been that thin? Or is this a reduction in quality from the many I have seen on here reviewed and enjoyed by the members. I look forward to the feedback and learning what I can from you all.