Catcher’s Gear Walkthrough with Aubree Munro
See what USA Softball Catcher Aubree Munro loves about her EvoShield catcher’s gear.
Catcher Aubree Munro has three custom sets of EvoShield Pro-SRZ Catcher’s Gear to choose from when working behind the dish for USA Softball. The California native worked with EvoShield and USA Softball to customize her three sets of gear in Red, White and Navy Blue. When asked which set of gear she would use in Tokyo, Munro pulled the Red Pro-SRZ Catcher’s Chest Protector from her box of new gear.
“I love the red set,” Munro said. “I think I’m going to be wearing the red set at the Olympics.”
The USA Collection of EvoShield Chest Protectors
Munro described her style as “simple with some flair,” and that style stood out on all three custom sets of EvoShield Pro-SRZ Catcher’s Gear. Each set features Red, White and Blue, the colors of the United States flag, and they all incorporate muted stars in the design.
“We did the star overlay on all of them, which I think is a really cool touch,” Munro said. “I really like this because you can see them, they’re there, but it kind of all goes together.”
All three of Munro’s Pro-SRZ Catcher’s Chest Protectors feature Navy collars with “USA” embroidered in Red. When Munro is behind the plate, she thinks the bold USA embroidery will stand out to television viewers.
“I think you’ll actually be able to see this really well,” Munro said. “It’s a bold USA, which is cool to me, to be able to represent that.”
Munro’s White Pro-SRZ Chest Protector also features the star overlay, and the catcher said she likes how the Grey stars pop off the White background.
“The White set is just so fresh looking,” Munro said. “I love the White set, and everybody else loves the White set.”
Munro’s Navy Chest Protector features light blue stars, and the bold White EvoShield logo pops off the Navy background.
The Pro-SRZ Catcher’s Chest Protector prioritizes protection and fit while eliminating bulk. Designed for the modern female catcher, this chest protector allows for a full range of motion, and the magnetic Fidlock buckle makes it easy to take on and off between innings.
Why Munro Loves EvoShield Catcher’s Gear
A moldable abdominal wire helps to keep the chest protector close to the catcher’s body. Munro said it allows for a custom fit that moves with her while working behind the plate.
“One of my favorite parts about this, with the Evo gear in general, is this wire that just curves right around to my body,” Munro said while flexing the moldable wire on her Red chest protector. “It’s nice because it’s not super rigid… It still works with me. I don’t feel like I’m locked into a certain shape.”
The Pro-SRZ Catcher’s Leg Guard System features two pieces – an upper leg guard and a lower leg guard – for a fully customized fit. The Pro-SRZ Gel-to-Shell Catcher’s Lower Leg Guards feature the same moldable technology found in Pro-SRZ batter’s protective gear. Munro’s Lower Leg Guards also feature the star overlay, and she said the form-fitting guards prevent distractions in the field. When Munro is chasing down a runner or repositioning herself behind home plate, her leg guards don’t flare out or get in the way.
“It just feels like it fits my body, which is the point,” Munro said. “It’s made for me.”
Keep up with Munro all year by following the catcher on Instagram @aubree1munro and on Twitter @Aubree_Munro1. Tune in this summer as Munro rocks the USA collection of EvoShield Pro-SRZ Fastpitch Catcher’s Gear against the sport’s fiercest international competition.