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 features.
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!