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- Wilson Youth EZ Gear Catcher's Kit Review
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Wilson uses QuickChange technology to make it possible for young catchers to wear or remove this kit in ten seconds or less. The set comes with a stylish helmet that has a steel cage and ABS shell for adequate protection from bats and balls. It has an easy to wear chest protector with Velcro straps and fantastic foam padding. The leg guards are also top notch thanks to their excellent fit and lightweight.
Features and Design
- Helmet: The helmet on this kit has a sturdy steel cage that will not only protect your head but is also very durable. It has a 360 degrees ABS shell that will protect the face and head from bats and balls. This headgear also has foam padding on the inside that makes it very comfortable and some vents to keep your head fresh and to ensure maximum breathability.
- Chest Protector: The chest protector has a one-time adjustable system that means that you can set it and forget for the rest of the game. A QuickChange closure system also helps young catchers to wear and take off the chest pad fast, and it also has adequate foam padding for maximum protection.
- Shin Guards: Although there is nothing fancy about the leg guards they have an excellent fit and Velcro straps that will keep them in place at all times. Their design also allows them to move with the player without dragging him behind.
- Weight: This kit has a total weight of 10 pounds.
- Color: You get to choose from Royal. Scarlet, Navy and Black shades.
- Size: It comes in two sizes which are S/M for catchers between 5-7 years and L/XL for that are 7-12 years.
- The helmet has a venting system for breathability and to keep you head cool.
- An ABS shell on the headgear will keep a catcher safe from bats and balls.
- It is very easy for a catcher to get it on and off.
- This set also looks very nice due to the colors and patterns.
- It fits perfectly, and it requires minimal adjustments.
- The price is perfect, and you will not find better quality than this with the same price tag.
- A catcher will not have to worry about rebounds thanks to the impressive chest protector padding.
- The Velcro wears out after one season.
- It does not include a bag, and this can make storage and transporting it inconvenient.
- Shin guards have Velcro straps which do not work as well as clips.
- Youth catchers with a big built might find it too tight.
- You do not get a lot of variety when it comes to colors.
A best catchers set should guarantee safety above everything else, but it should also be comfortable and lightweight enough for a player to move well. All this is what the Youth EZ kit from Wilson guarantees a young catcher. It is also very easy to wear and remove thanks to the Velcro strap mechanism, and the young catchers can do it without any help. There are also many other benefits that players can expect to enjoy from it but the fact that the Velcro straps are not durable and the lack of a bag in the set are also significant demerits. However, if you consider the fact that it is very affordable, you will see that it is an excellent kit that is worth buying.