Umpire chest protectors are meant to guard your shoulders and chest from foul balls and wild pitches that the catcher doesn’t react quickly enough to. Not every umpire chest protector will cover the abdomen, as that part of the body will typically be behind the catcher at all times. Of course, you can always opt for the larger chest protector if you want.
Choose from brands like Champro, Wilson, Adams, All Star, Rawlings and Diamond to find the right chest protector. There are also combo packages that include a face mask, chest protector and other various accessories.