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- MacGregor Youth Catchers Gear Pack Review
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The MacGregor Catcher’s Gear for youth is a unique set that comes with everything that a young player needs for safety and comfort when playing. It has an adjustable and protective Helmet and a Throat Guard for protecting the neck. This catcher’s set also has a fantastic Chest Protector with impressive padding and it is also adjustable. It comes with some adjustable Double Knee Leg Guards that will help the catcher in blocking pitches. The set is available in a variety of colors.
Features and Design
- Helmet: The hard material helmet with a sturdy steel cage is very useful in protecting a young catcher’s head and face when on the field. Apart from the maximum protection, the helmet is also breathable and very comfortable. It also comes with some adjustable straps that will help ensure that a catcher always gets a custom fit.
- Throat Guard: Unlike most other catcher’s set this one from MacGregor also includes a four-inch throat guard. The guard covers the neck and hence protecting it from injuries as a result of fast pitches and bats.
- Chest Guard: The chest protector in this set is designed to absorb impact and hence protecting a player from hard hits. It also has a modern design with some extra padding to minimize rebounds and it is adjustable to make sure that the young catchers always get a custom and comfortable fit.
- Leg Guards: The double knee guards in this set have an excellent impact absorption capability, and youth catchers will enjoy using it. Blocking pitches is comfortable when wearing these guards, and they are also adjustable for a custom fit. The inside part of the leg guards also has an excellent padding to make them extra-comfortable.
- Colors: You get to choose a color that conforms to your kid’s tastes and preferences because it is available in various colors. Availability in a variety of shades also means that you can get something that matches your child’s team colors.
- Size: This catcher set is youth size, and the manufacturer recommends it for use by children that are between 8 and 12 years.
- You can choose from a variety of colors to suit your kid's preferences.
- Adjustability of the helmet ensures that youth catchers always get a custom and comfortable fit.
- Everything from the helmet to the leg guards is designed to ensure maximum safety.
- This set is affordable, and it will give you value for every coin you spend on it.
- The helmet and chest protector have some breathable materials on the inside section to prevent overheating.
- You also get a four-inch throat protector when you buy this set.
- The rubber material makes this set very durable, and you can be confident that your kid will use it for some seasons.
- It has an overall stylish and attractive appearance, and so you can be sure that your child will love it.
- Helmet straps are quite short, and this is a huge demerit for some buyers.
- It is not possible to adjust the overall height of this catcher’s set.
- The fact that it is an import (from China) might be a shortcoming for some parents.
- Adjustment dial on the helmet has a poor design and it is easy to overtighten and hence break it.
- You have to spend a lot of time adjusting the latching on the leg guards.
- Tall youth catchers might find the leg guards a little short.
A Youth catcher’s set should focus not only on ensuring a player’s maximum safety but also comfort, and this is what this one from MacGregor will offer. It is also an attractive and stylish looking set that you can be sure that your child will love and enjoy using. This set comes in various colors, and so you get the opportunity to choose something that will match the colors of your child’s team.
The advantages do not just stop there because the set is also of a durable material and everything from the helmet to the leg guards is adjustable for a custom and comfortable fit. You should also not ignore the fact that there have been a few complaints from some buyers. But, there are minor things such as the fact that it is an import that comes from China or the helmet straps being short. And so, by taking all these factors into account, the bottom line will be that it is an excellent set that it worth buying, and this is more so thanks to its affordable price tag.