When you're behind the plate,
you know you're legs and knees can take a beating. Imagine trying to
stop a missed pitch in the dirt without something protecting your knees!
You'd be on the DL in no time. But the last thing you want is big, bulky
catcher's gear that protects but slows you down. After all, you need to
get from your knees to your feet quickly to make that throw to second!
That's why Sports Unlimited only stocks the highest quality catchers
gear, and catcher's shin guards and leg guards on the market. Our
selection of catchers leg guards from the top brands on the diamond like
Nike, Rawlings, Mizuno, Easton, Under Armour, and All Star, all offer
lightweight, durable protection with performance-ready materials and
All of our leg guards offer excellent coverage and tough protection.
Higher-end, pro-level shin guards are typically lighter, stronger, more
comfortable, and offer advanced technologies. But it's not always the
case that the most expensive leg guards are "the best" or the best for
your game. To find the best catcher's leg guards for you, it's important
to know what each offers, and how it protects you. This way, you can
determine which leg guards fit your game, your skill, and your wallet.
The major difference between catcher's shin guards is in the knee
coverage. Some leg guards offer single knee coverage, which gives you
one panel the fits over the knee. Others offer two panels, with one
directly over the knee and another panel of protection right above the
knee. Extremely high level shin guards offer triple knee protection,
with three panels. The third is placed between the first and second, and
covers the small space that is created between the knee and thigh panel
when you crouch down. Your choice in knee coverage usually is based on
personal preference and level you're playing at.
It's also important to understand the features offered by each shin
guard, to figure out how your shin guards can improve your game. Most of
our selection of shin guards are lined with moisture management fabric
underneath the shell. This fabric keeps you cool and dry throughout the
game. Some shells feature ventilation holes for additional
breathability. Another feature to look out for are the buckles, or leg
connectors, since some tend to be more stable or comfortable than
others. Again, it is not always that the most expensive guards are the
best. Be sure to browse all of our shin guards to find the one that's
right for you.
If you're looking to round out your catcher's gear set, make sure to
check out our huge collection of catcher's chest protectors and
catcher's helmets for youth, men, and women. With the right catcher's gear, you can really take
your game to the next level. So never short change yourself!