The McDavid® 7610T Hex sternum shirt provides superior protection against sudden impacts. Mesh fabric with hDc moisture-management technology keeps you cool and dry, while 9 mm Hex closed-cell foam pads are strategically placed across the front of the chest.
Mesh fabric across shoulders, back, and sides for ventilation
hDc moisture-management technology keeps you cool and dry
9 mm Hex pads absorb sternum impacts
Materials: 80% nylon, 20% spandex with polyethylene foam pads
I bought this for my 12-year-old daughter who plays travel softball. It's a lot more comfortable than the hard chest protector that has straps. She hasn't gotten hit by a ball in the chest yet with this on, so I don't know if how well it protects, but it is comfortable and gives peace of mind so far.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend