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- Easton Intermediate M7 Catcher Box Set Review
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Any catcher that is just getting out of the junior league and is looking for a great set without spending much should always go from the M7 from Easton. It is a new set that comprises of a Helmet, Chest Protector and Leg Guards that comes in six different colors. The helmet has an ABS shell and a sturdy steel cage that can absorb shock while the chest protector has multi-layer foam and abdominal wedges. Leg guards, one the other hand, has a solid knee cap, a ventilation mechanism and memory foam for the inside knee protection.
Features and Design
- Helmet: This set comes with a stylish helmet that has an optimized profile which ensures that catchers get a snug fit. It also has an excellent shape which ensures that it does not swing or rattle during snap throws. This helmet has a high-grade ABS shell that is sturdy and lightweight for adequate protection and durability. The steel cage has shock absorbing capability and a streamlined shape that ensures that the helmet moves with the catcher. It also has some strategic vents to keep you cool and a comfortable liner that you can remove for washing.
- Chest Protector: The abdominal wedges on the chest protector are unique, and they are one of the elements that make it special. They expand and contract to make sure that catchers get unrestricted blocking, catching and throwing motions. It has multi-layer foam for extra protection and for ensuring that the balls fall closer to the catcher. This protector also moves with a player’s body and it has some airflow vents to keep the catcher fresh.
- Leg Guards: This set also comes with leg guards that have a solid knee cap that has some extra padding for stability, and it also provides comfort when sitting down. The ventilation on the guards that is between the leg and shin guard keep the feet cool for extra comfort and the inside knee protection also has memory form in some areas for comfort and protection.
- Colors: You can choose between red, gray, green, black, royal and navy shades but you can be confident of an attractive set regardless of your choice.
- It works well for all player calibers.
- The set is lightweight, and so it will not interfere with a catcher’s mobility.
- Everything on this set looks well made and durable.
- The padding on the chest protector and leg guards will give you maximum protection.
- Catchers will not have any trouble wearing or removing it.
- The size is perfect for players that are just getting out of the junior league.
- This set comes with an excellent price tag, and you will not find anything better and cheaper.
- You get to choose from different colors.
- Helmet and chest protector have vents to keep the catcher comfortable.
- The leg guards also have a ventilation mechanism to keep the legs fresh.
- The main strap on the chest guard is too long.
- Some peoples also find the chest strap inconvenient as it is only possible to adjust it at one point.
- Chin pad will fall off after a while due to poor gluing.
- The helmet might be too big for most intermediate catchers.
- Velcro makes it easy to wear and adjust, but it is not very durable.
The M7 Series from Easton is one of the bestselling catcher’s kits in the market for both youth and adult players. And so the fact that thousands of players across the globe trust their set should be enough to convince anyone that this one for intermediate players is also top notch quality. It provides a catcher with everything from comfort to an impressive amount of protection.
Everything from the headgear to the leg guards also has some ventilation mechanism, and so players can be sure that they will not feel hot and sweaty. Adjustability and ease of wearing or removing are other things that catchers seem to love, and if you consider the point that it is also durable and very affordable, you have a top notch product for intermediate players.
But, it is important also to know that there have been a few complaints from some players such as the helmet being too big and the fact that the main strap on the helmet is adjustable by only one point. However, even if you factor in these minor issues, the verdict remains that it is an excellent set that any catcher will enjoy owning and using.