I have worn a number of different masks over the last couple of years and for vision, weight and all around safety, the Face Off is the best one by far. The adjustable chin guard and the adjustable headband make it very comfortable. I like it not only because it'll protect my devilishly handsome face from those rockets and bad hops that are just too fast for the glove, but it also gives you the added benefit, through the padding location, of concussion protection. Another feature I love in this mask is the temple protection. With or without a mask, natural reaction is to turn your head on a bad hop. The Face Off is the only pitcher's/fielder's mask that I know of that covers you right back to the ears. The safety benefits are obvious. The added confidence in playing my position is a bonus. As a pitcher I wouldn't take the field without one.