Catcher's Gear Frequently Asked Questions

Catcher's Gear Frequently Asked Questions

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The game has never seen catcher’s gear like this before. We know you have a lot of questions – and we’re here to answer them. From the technologies incorporated into each piece, the design elements crafted individually to baseball and fastpitch players and even the price of this revolutionary gear, we covered it all.

FAQ

    • There’s no other collection of protective products on the market today that offers what our Pro-SRZ Catcher’s Gear offers. After years of developing and integrating the most advanced technology in the game, you can enjoy a truly custom fit. Gel-to-Shell™ leg guards, a moldable abdominal wire and top-of-the-line Windpact Crash Cloud Technology™ come together to give you unparalleled protection and comfort, head-to-toe. All of these design elements – and more – make this catcher’s gear, as a whole, something that simply doesn’t exist elsewhere. We are confident that players who wear it and experience its countless benefits will understand it’s worth every penny.
    • No. By selling each part individually, we are giving the player the choice to create a set of catcher’s gear that suits him or her best. We have a variety of color options and sizes that allows each player to choose a look and fit perfect for his/her game.
    • We recommend that you use the adult upper leg guards with the adult size lower leg guards, and same for the intermediate uppers and lowers. Note that the intermediate lowers are the same for both the intermediate uppers and the fastpitch uppers.
    • When you connect the upper and lower leg guard together, our leg guard provides more protection than traditional catcher’s gear. The lower leg guards have our patented Gel-to-Shell technology that wraps around the both sides of the leg to give you maximum coverage and protection.
    • When buying traditional catcher’s leg guards, you are forced to choose a leg guard size that closest matches your leg measurement. In other words, there is no flexibility when it comes to incremental sizing adjustments. This means the gear might not fit 100% to your leg – meaning it might slide around and hinder your performance. Our entire leg guard system is designed with a personalized fit in mind. The lower leg guards are molded to your leg shape using our Gel-to-Shell technology. When you pair the lowers and the uppers, you can adjust the length by as much as two inches – giving you a custom fit every time.
    • Velcro on both the upper and lower leg guards fasten together, creating one cohesive leg guard system.
    • No. We do not recommend using the catcher’s lower leg guard while hitting. This piece was designed specifically for catcher’s protection. You can shop all of our batter's leg protection here.
    • There is no other custom-fit catcher’s leg guard system on the market today. Our lower leg guards integrate our Gel-to-Shell technology, allowing you to shape the gear to your leg while adding further protection in the form of our Dispersion Technology™ that spreads the force of impact out over the surface of the shield and minimizes felt impact. And, thanks to the adjustable length feature built into the upper leg guards, as catcher’s age, they can simply extend the length rather than purchase new gear each year.
    • There are two separate pieces of the leg guards because the lower leg guards have to be custom-fit to each player using our Gel-to-Shell technology. In order to allow for this custom fit and expanded protected area, the system was developed in two pieces, rather than relying on the traditional one-size-fits-all approach. The lower leg guards come in a foil pack, and you can find fitting instructions here.
    • There’s more to our custom fit than the Gel-to-Shell Technology featured in the lower leg guards. While that feature alone offers something no other gear can match, the ability to adjust the length of the leg guard system up to two inches means each and every player gets a one-of-a-kind, fully custom fit. On top of the custom fit, the two-piece design allows you to mix-and-match colors, giving you a custom two-tone look with your gear right away instead of ordering a set through traditional customization tools and which typically delays the delivery process.
    • The upper leg guards come in five colors and the lowers are available in 11 different colorways – giving you up to 55 potential combinations. You can even order an extra set so you can have that pro home and away look when you hit the field – or if you play on multiple clubs.
    • You should by the leg guard system. On our website when you click on leg guard system, it has the correct sizes of leg guards. You also get to see what the colors will look like together. If you want to purchase extra colors of the upper leg guards or the lower leg guards, you can buy those individually. The leg guard systems can be found here.
    • Please see our catcher’s leg guard fitting video here.
    • In a seated position, with your foot at a 90-degree angle to the floor, measure the distance in inches from the center of your kneecap to the bend of your ankle.
    • Yes. Most knee support systems in the market can be attached to the lower leg guards. Be on the lookout for the EvoShield Knee Support System in the months to come.
    • You may be eligible to replace the toe guard at no cost. Please reach out to playerfeedback@wilson.com to replace your toe guard.
    • Our Pro-SRZ Chest protector is the most technologically-advanced gear of its kind. It starts with an easy on/off Fidlock magnetic buckle that makes suiting up easier and quicker than ever. A moldable abdominal wire allows you to shape the gear to your body. That means no more chest protector bouncing as you move around behind the plate. The baseball catcher’s chest protector includes a NOCSAE protective chest guard which is designed to meet the standard for Commotio Cordis. (Currently required by NFHS and will be required by NCAA effective January 1st, 2021).
    • To speed up the gear-up time. Our development team added this feature to our chest protector to make it easier for the catcher put on and take off your gear as you go from behind the dish to stepping up to it.
    • Not when properly buckled. It’s a mechanical buckle that has a magnetic assist, meaning it will not come unhinged while playing.
    • The moldable abdominal wire is strategically placed on the chest protector to hit the catcher at the right place on his/her abdomen. This gives you the ability to shape the wire as close to your body as you’d like, giving you more comfort behind the plate. Looking for more direction? Check out our chest protector fitting video here.
    • Our Baseball Catcher's Chest Protector – Adult 16”and Intermediate 15” – come with a NOCSAE protective chest guard. This guard is housed in a removable pocket that adheres on the inside of the chest protector. The chest protector worn by itself is not NOCSAE-certified, but when worn with the protective chest guard, will fully comply with the NOCSAE standard for Commotio Cordis.
    • To ensure that the protective chest guard is worn as close to the body as possible and in the correct location to provide the proper protection. We also wanted to give the player the option to wear the catcher’s chest protector with or without the protective chest guard, depending on the league requirements.
    • Our research and development team wanted to make sure that, while giving you the latest protection in the chest guard, we didn’t sacrifice mobility or functionality in the catcher’s chest protector. This design choice gives you unmatched comfort and safety.
    • The protective chest guard is the component which is certified to the NOCSAE standard for Commotio Cordis. The chest protector must both be worn with the protective chest guard in order to comply with the NOCSAE standard for Commotio Cordis. Another option would be to purchase the NOCSAE® Protective Chest Guard & Shirt here, which can be worn under any traditional catcher’s chest protector. Simply put on the EvoShield NOCSAE® Protective Chest Guard and Shirt under your favorite gear - then hit the field knowing you've got the game's best protection.
    • Please see our EvoShield chest protector fitting video here.
    • Measure from the collarbone to the waist line in inches. If the player measures in between lengths it is recommended to select the longer length.