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    Wilson West Vest Shin Guards

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    Umpire in Chief

    Wilson-West-Vest-Shin-Guards.thumb.jpg.cThe Pro-Model umpire shin guards provide more protection above the knee from the triple-knee design than other shin guards and more size options than other Wilson models.

    • Unique triple knee design provides maximum above-the-knee protection.
    • Contoured inner padding is nylon shell with foam for superb comfort to both knee and leg - same padding design as Wilson Platinum and Gold chest protectors
    • Floating lower knee for better flex upon bending
    • Expanded ankle plates provide maximum ankle more protection.
    • Velcro connects padding to outer shell allowing for easy removal and cleaning.
    • Stitched plastic for added durability
    • Instep plate can be worn when not wearing plate shoes (Note: When wearing plate shoes, umpires typically remove. Unfortunately, the plates here are only removable by cutting them off.)
    • MLB logo on ankle plate
    • Black color with gold "W" logo matches Wilson Gold chest protector
    • Adjustable sizing: (16"-17" or 18"-19") for custom fit of most knee to foot lengths. Sizes are not the full length of the shin guard but the distance between where the middle of your knee would go to where your leg meets your foot.
    • Wilson is the official umpire gear of Major League Baseball® and Minor League Baseball®.
    • Weight: 16/17- 5.2 lbs., 18/19- 5.6 lbs.

    This product is available from Ump-Attire.com.


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    TX-UIC

    • 5
      
    No question about it... these are the best out there... yes to the plate pants...

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    BT_Blue

    • 5
      
    made a couple equipment trades in my time and this was one of the best ones I did. Traded a year old pair of honigs shins for these that were at least 2 or 3 years old... that was back in 2006. Still have and use the WV shins and when its time to get new ones... I wont replace them with anything else.

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    MickeyMouseUmp

    • 5
      
    I've had mine now for over 6 years. The only problem with them is the velcro attaching one of the knees has decided to let go and will not stay together any more. But with the positioning of the straps it never seems to matter during the games as it still holds right where it needs to be. These are still the best investment I ever made for gear and even though the straps get old and rusty I would not trade these shin guards even today. They are still as comfortable today as they were the first time I put them on(600+ games later)

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    Kevin Finnerty

    • 5
      
    They're the best I have seen or worn. I get drilled with straight, uncaught high-80s fastballs and I do not feel a thing. It's not like when you get drilled the Honig's or other ordinary shins, where you feel like your kneecap is cracked. It's absolutely the best protection you would ever require.

    I stole mine in an ebay auction that nobody else participated in, but even at regular price, I would jump at them.

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    slo8140

    • 5
      

    After setting in my bag for several years and not being used, I pulled my old Honig’s shins out and they were showing some rust, so I decided to treat myself to a new pair this season. The difference that the Wilson West Vest Shins has over the Honig’s is night and day. The padding is a lot thicker and more comfortable on the Wilsons. The adjustability of the knee cap is also a very nice feature. These guards mold to your legs instead of the other way around. The ankle padding is also a great addition. These are the first pair of shins that I have worn that provide adequate ankle protection. I did remove the center flap off of each guard since I wear plate shoes. It was a very simple process. I choose to drill out the rivets. One final thing…cleaning is a breeze since the outer plastic shell is removable. These shins are a step above everything else that I have seen. Watch out…if you have big legs like me and wear combo pants, these shins might force you to wear true plate pants. I just ordered a pair.

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    Umpire in Chief

    • 5
      

    These are the one piece of equipment I haven't changed since I've gotten them. That's how much I've liked them.

    One of the features I like most is the triple knee protection. It covers the lower thigh just enough and gives me a perfect reference for where I put my hands when I lock in my stance.

    Another feature I like is the wrap around ankle protection.

    It has been said shin guards are the one place you can go cheap on your equipment and get away with it, but these make me not even want to try.

    They are a bit bulkier than most others and because of their bulk I can not wear combo pants with them.

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