Baseball is undeniably of the most treasured sports in the United States . With almost three quarters of the the country's population being keen followers of Major league Baseball, polls showed that it was the second most popular youth sport in the country. with its increased growth in popularity among the youth, the need for efficient gear has risen.
1. Easton Natural
Catchers set highly regarded for its attribute of linking reasonable price to high quality, the Easton Natural gear offers protection through its ability to reduce impact across the body. The helmet's ABS shell provides sufficient protection to the head and face . the chest plates are also layered also forming enough padding to handle chest impact. Each gear comes with a customizable fit to ease fitting and ensure effective mobility.
Catcher's set.slightly on the cheaper side, Mizuno Samurai Youth catchers gear has detachable and adjustable kits that allow player to find easy fit. It has detachable shoulder guards and knee pads as well as adjustable jaw guard. The exterior also comes with the same shock absorbing features that are found in the Easton Mako brand. The leg plates have triple knee design to improve flexibility.
This brand is slightly inferior compare to the Easton Mako Catcher's gear, but it serves well for individuals looking to get the premium experience without breaking the bank.
Youth Catcher's Set.Known as the premier youth catcher's set, this gear is made mostly for competitive play. It is for this reason that makes it one of the highest priced brands. The material used to make the chest interior is stretchable, making it the tightest fit compared to other brands.
The exterior is built in the way that it has extra shock absorbing capability, allowing player to stop the ball easily and avoid missing catches. the chest fitting allows player to throw the ball without any restriction and the the helmet has ABS shell protection as well as proper ventilation. this brand is one of the best although it may require one to dig a little deeper into their pockets or wallets.
4. Under Armour
Victory Catcher's set.A cost efficient brand itself, the set provides an edge with its chest guard foam inserts for the throat sternum and shoulders, giving player the choice of little or more protection. The set also uses AEGIS Microbe Shield, B that repels bacteria and moisture that builds inside the gear. It has an ABS shell ND I-Bar vision mask that does not interfere with the catchers view behind the plate.
Catcher's set. Being a set made for young players under the age of ten,it is affordable and protective. the set uses velcro straps instead of buckles and clips. has 4-inch throat protector inside the helmet and attached shoulder guards. the set may lack in strength compared to other brands, but it suits the purpose of providing the perfect blend for rookies to learn the game.
6. Louisville Slugger
Series Five set.This is also a set designed for beginners, hence the most affordable. Has high density form linings, and over the shoulder chest harness for protection. It has moisture controlling chin guard, protection the jaw from balls as well as sweat. The set however fails to meet the high quality of other brands like Easton due to its lack of adjustable gear.