Force 3 Pro Gear
March 7, 2024

We kicked off 2024 with the launch of our brand new XS3™ Defender Catcher Helmet. So far, it’s been racking up rave reviews from FORCE3 catchers and umpires. Sure, it looks pretty sweet, but when you look at the improvements to safety, functionality and comfort, it truly is the best-ever version of “The One with the Springs.”

So how did we knock this one out of the park?

• Each helmet features FORCE3 PRO GEAR’s patented S3 Shock Suspension System with significant technological advancements to our spring assembly, dual mask cage system and new removable inlay padding reinforced with our proprietary Hero Tech™ foam. Combined, these components are proven to significantly reduce the force of frontal impacts and maximize force distribution. Watch it in action HERE
• Testing. Testing. Testing. The XS3™ went through countless hours of independent testing and retooling. It showed that the XS3™ drastically reduced G-Force IMPACT levels. Take a look at some of our testing techniques HERE
• SEI Certified to Meet NOCSAE Standard – the XS3™ was independently tested by one of four National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) approved testing facilities in the world, meeting all standards!

• The XS3™ features a brand new powder coated, hybrid solid and hollow stainless steel cage that is stronger than ever and has been reimagined and repositioned to provide players and umpires with the widest field of vision that a cage will allow.
• Removable, adjustable and replaceable inlay padding system with force-reducing Hero Tech™ Foam allows for a customized fit which keeps the helmet snug and provides better protection.
• The padding system is now removable to allow for hand washing and significantly increases the life of your helmet.
• Helmet shell and backplate are constructed with proprietary impact-resistant PVC lined with Dupont™ Kevlar® for long lasting protection.
• Upgraded ear pad design with antimicrobial fabric and strategically placed airflow vents to hear the game more clearly.
• Re-engineered chin assembly for a more secure fit.

• New inlay padding system is removable and adjustable to customize for comfort and safety.
• The new sleek design is available in your choice of great color options and either gloss or our brand new matte finish.
• Available in small and newly expanded large sizes. See our size charts HERE
• All XS3™ helmets come with a premium 3D mesh custom helmet carrying bag with padded handle and top of the line zipper pulls to secure and protect your helmet in between games.

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