Vented shell design for increased air flow and breathability
Let's face it, catchers wear a lot of gear. And it's especially heavy on the legs. These catchers' leg guards from Easton help dissipate some of that weight, and that's a good thing. The guards are wider than most, which means there's more padding on the knee and leg than on most other guards, and there's also a lot of padding in the knee cap itself. The guards are breathable, and the soft EVA padding in the knee cap is more comfortable than some of the hard plastic knee caps on other guards. The padding on the leg itself is also comfortable, and the liner is wrapped over and stitched to add extra coverage. The guards are adjustable, and they have a molded-in hook and loop strap in the back for a secure fit. The mesh material on the leg guards is durable, and Easton makes a warranty on every pair of leg guards they sell.
Professional quality materials and designed with the player in mind
The Rawxy Batters Leg Guard is the overall best baseball leg guard we tested, thanks to a combination of good protection, great comfort, and an affordable price. The protective shell is very sturdy, and all parts of the guard are adjustable, so it's highly customizable. The protective shell is designed to cover both left and right legs, and it has a low-profile, anatomic design that feels comfortable and prevents any irritation. The protective shell is vented, so it doesn't trap heat, and there's a vent on the front of the guard. The Rawxy Batters Leg Guard is also comfortable enough to wear during batting practice, whether you're standing or sitting. The padded knee and ankle areas are very comfortable, and the padded shin area is designed to prevent any impact. The Rawxy Batters Leg Guard is very affordable, and it's comparable to the Leg Guard 2.0 and Batters Leg Guard 1.0, two other high-quality leg guards.
DESIGNED FOR ATHLETES AGES 15 & UP, the Mach Adult Catcher's Leg Guards comes with removable knee and shin pads for easy cleaning
The Rawlings Mach Adult Catcher's Leg Guards are designed to provide the ultimate instep protection, without sacrificing comfort, mobility, or performance. The patented Supertoe and toe flap strap give the Mach Adult Leg Guards a unique, completely secure fit. The knee pad is adjustable so it fits perfectly on your knees. The Mach Adult Leg Guards have adjustable straps and buckles with silicone backing, so they stay securely in place during play. The Rawlings Mach Adult Catcher's Leg Guards are breathable, so you won't feel bulky if you wear them under your uniform. The durable, two-color paint finish is easy to clean, and the Mach Adult Catcher's Leg Guards are built to last.
TRU-FEEL, TRU-FLEX - The Tru-Feel allows players to wear with comfort while the anti-slip lining helps reduce slipping while being worn. The Tru-Flex allows for easy fit for all players.
The Tru Pro Leg Guard for Baseball and Softball is an attractive, well-designed piece of protective equipment. The leather covering the guard is thin and supple, giving it a comfortable feel and look. The guard fits comfortably over the lower legs and is adjustable, with straps that wrap around the shin and ankle. The straps are sturdy enough to hold the leg guard in place, and the ankle straps are fully adjustable to accommodate a wide range of ankle sizes. The guard protects shin, ankle, and foot from impact while batting, fielding, and sliding. The leg guard is also durable, and the padding is thick enough to absorb impact without feeling like it's being squeezed. The Tru Pro Leg Guard for Baseball and Softball is a good value, and it's a good choice for any player looking for protective gear. The guard is made with genuine LEATHER, and it's comfortable enough to wear during games. The leg guard is adjustable, and it's made from durable, high-quality materials. The guard is well made, and it's suitable for both baseball and softball.
protective design: the cantilever system spreads the shock of impact and minimizes force transferred to the catchers shins.
The Champro Optimus MVP Double Knee Catcher's Leg Guards are slightly more expensive than our previous pick, the Wilson Double Knee Catcher's Leg Guards, but they provide significantly more protection and ventilation. TheChampro product is also made of stronger, more durable material and is completely machine washable. If you run or pitch a lot, the Champro product's extra ventilation and knee protection are must-haves. Our only complaint is that the shin plates are a bit stiff and uncomfortable, but that's a minor complaint, and it's easy to cut or trim them to make them more comfortable.
Professional quality materials and designed with the player in mind
Like other Rawxy products, the Batters Leg Guard is lightweight, comfortable, and well made. The straps can be adjusted to fit a wide range of leg sizes, and the protection is decent for the price. The shell is made of a durable plastic, but it's thin enough to not feel bulky or heavy. The shell will also protect the top of your foot, and the cuffs are flexible enough to protect your shins, too. The padding is thin, so it's a bit tough to get comfortable, but the leg guards are versatile enough to be worn over a pair of pants or shorts. The adjustable straps make it easy to wear the Batters Leg Guard over pants or shorts, and the gloves are removable. However, the arm guards are too tight and uncomfortable to wear over pants. If you're a pitcher, these leg guards won't protect the top of your foot from foul balls, and if you're a batter, these leg guards won't protect the top of your foot from grounders. Overall, the Batters Leg Guard is a good alternative for a quick and protective shell.
Stacked memory foam in ab area provides improved rebound control
The Easton Elite X Baseball Catcher's Leg Guards provide protection without adding too much bulk. They fit comfortably on short-legged players, and the straps are long enough to cover most bases. The steel inset waist clip provides a stronger, more wrapped fit than our previous pick, and the back organizer provides some comfort. The leg guards stay put once they're on, and they don't slide down during games. The shoulder caps are adjustable, but we found them to be a bit stiff. In all, the Easton Elite X Baseball Catcher's Leg Guards are a solid choice for catchers.
The All-Star LG1216S7XBK S7 Axis/Leg Guards/Ages 12-16 BK is the best catching gear we tested. Not only does it have a durable, attractive design, but it also has a comfortable, protective fit. The 12-inch-wide leg guards have an angled design, and the soft, flexible material is easy on skin. The 8-inch-wide shin guards have an adjustable strap, and the leg guards have adjustable straps and buckles. The shin guards and leg guards are 6 inches tall, and the catchers' mitt is 8 inches tall. The mitt is lined with soft, squishy foam, and it has a 12-inch-wide palm. The mitt also has a finger tab, which not only provides extra cushioning, but also helps the catcher keep the mitt close to her or his arm. The mitt also includes a 5-inch-wide webbing strap, which helps keep the mitt in place. The 16-inch-long straps are adjustable, and there are three straps on each leg guard. The straps are lined with soft, stretchy material, and they provide a comfortable, snug fit.
Adjustable double kneecap design for precise fit
The Wilson Pro Platinum Leg Guards are well-built, comfortable, and unobtrusive, but they have a few drawbacks. The ankle and shin plates are removable, but they're not adjustable, so they're not suitable for people with wide ankles. The shin plates don't stretch, so some people may have trouble getting a good fit. The low profile design of these guards means you can't wear them with running shoes. The ankle guards are thin, and, as a result, they can dig into your skin if you run hard, so they're not ideal for high-intensity training or running. The toe cap is removable, which is great, but it's made from a hard plastic, so it's uncomfortable. These guards are also slightly bulky, so they're not recommended for basketball.
The All-Star LG1216PSSC is our top overall pick, thanks to its superior construction, protection, and comfort. The legs have double stitched seams, and the protective padding is thick and dense, providing great protection for your knees and ankles. The leg guards are grippy, and you can adjust the fit with elastic straps, and the straps are long enough to accommodate most adult-sized legs. The All-Star LG1216PSSC also comes with a one-year warranty, so you can buy with confidence. The All-Star LG1216PSSC won our Editors' Choice award, so it's the best softball catcher's leg guard we reviewed, but it's also one of the best catchers' leg guards we've tested overall.