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Best Chest Guards 2018 – [Buyer’s Guide]

Last Updated December 1, 2018
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Billy JacobsLet’s get started. After considering 49 of the most highly rated chest guards and testing eight of them for more than 25 hours, we’re find the best chest guards of 2018.

In fact, it was the first time I had been in this situation and what I thought was going to be a very quick and easy task turned out to be a good many weeks of research. We take a close look at some of the best chest guards to help you get ripped.

Best Chest Guards of 2018

You must have heard that the best chest guards should allow you to save money, right? Sure, but that’s not the only reason you should consider getting one. The above tidbits will bring you closer to selecting chest guards that best serves your needs and as per your budget.

On that note, I review the three best chest guards of 2018 to help you get value for your money. I’ve based my selection methodology on customer feedback, the size, functionality, and budget to meet various demands.

Test Results and Ratings

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Product
Total 4.8 4.5 4.3
Ease of use
5 points
5 points
5 points
Size
4 points
5 points
4 points
Performance
5 points
4 points
4 points
Quality
5 points
4 points
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№1 – RDX Boxing Chest Guard MMA Body Protector Martial Arts Taekwondo Rib Shield Armour Training

 
RDX Boxing Chest Guard MMA Body Protector Martial Arts Taekwondo Rib Shield Armour Training

Pros
Maya Hide leather is virtually unbreakable and can stand the test of any storm
Maya hide leather neck protector is filled with shock-absorbent Supremo Shock Foam for encompassed protection against versatile TKD style
18MM compressed EVA-LUTION foam laminated with 8MM of Supremo Shock Foam is cleverly layered, breaking down travelling charged molecules from shock-impact
Cons
For such a price and the level of quality it can’t even have any cons, only pick holes.
 
Total:
4.8

Why did this chest guards win the first place?

I don’t know anything about other models from this brand, but I am fully satisfied with this product. I am very happy with the purchase. It is definitely worth its money. The product is top-notch! The material is stylish, but it smells for the first couple of days. I really enjoy the design. It is compact, comfortable and reliable. And it looks amazing!

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Ease of use
5

5star

Size
4

4star

Performance
5

5star

Quality
5

5star

 

 

№2 – EvoShield Women’s Racerback Chest Guard

 
EvoShield Women's Racerback Chest Guard

Pros
Reliable! I really like this!
Cons
A little on the heavy side.
A bit pricier.
 
Total:
4.5

Why did this chest guards come in second place?

This is a pretty decent product that perfectly fitted the interior of our office. Managers explained me all the details about the product range, price, and delivery. I recommend you to consider buying this model, it definitely worth its money. The material is pretty strong and easy to wash if needed.

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Ease of use
5

5star

Size
5

5star

Performance
4

4star

Quality
4

4star

 

 

№3 – New Pine Tree Sang Moo Sa WTF TaeKwonDo Solid Reversible Chest Guard Protector

 
New Pine Tree Sang Moo Sa WTF TaeKwonDo Solid Reversible Chest Guard Protector

Pros
Reversible Chest Guard with Full Color Blue & Red Scoring Zone
Features a string tie for a secure fit
Features shoulder pad
Cons
The large size.
The price is slightly higher than other competitors.
 
Total:
4.3

Why did this chest guards take third place?

This price is appropriate since the product is very well built. It doesn’t squeaks nor bents. Looks great in my apartment. It is inconvenient to use due to the size. I am going to get something different next time. We are very pleased with the purchase — the product is great!

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Ease of use
5

5star

Size
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4star

Performance
4

4star

Quality
4

4star

 

 

Chest Guards Buyer’s Guide

If you keep the before points in mind, you can easily go out to the market and buy chest guards, right? No!

The Basics

Umpire chest protectors are perhaps your most involved gear choice. There is a large range of protection levels and size options, not to mention, protecting your vital body parts of heart and other organs makes it worthy of extra thought.

In reality, umpire chest protectors should be called chest, shoulder and rib protectors as there is protection available for all of these areas as well; and in some cases, even the less important stomach area or biceps can be protected.

Choosing the right umpire chest protector for your level and size, along with proper mechanics on positioning, should keep you as confident and safe as possible behind the plate. Let’s dive in and see if we can help you pick the one right for you.

WEAR INSIDE OR OUTSIDE

First of all, umpire chest protectors are meant to worn on the inside. An adjustable harness will slide over your neck, down your back and latch to either side of your body to keep your chest protector snug. Umpire shirts are sized to fit over your chest protector and have fabric that is tough enough to handle the hard protrusions from the buckles, hard plastic and other stressors of your chest protector.

Older balloon-style models are over-sized, hand-held and more cumbersome when having to handle your umpiring tasks. They are considered out-of-style although still available at some outlets.

Sizes and Sizing

Besides inside vs. outside, hard vs. soft shell, there are sizing considerations as a matter of choosing the right umpire chest protector for you. For instance, if you are a taller (or shorter) umpire, some chest protectors will work better for you and some not at all. 

When measuring for chest protector length, measure from your neck down to where you want the bottom of the chest protector to be positioned (over ribs, just at or above the belly button). When checking your new umpire chest protector, get in your stance and look in a mirror to check for that neck-to-ribs coverage.

SOFT SHELL UMPIRE CHEST PROTECTORS

The soft shell umpire chest protectors have come a long way as most provide more protection than in the past. Besides being lightweight, all provide more perspiration management, have options for all heights and are typically less expensive.

Soft shells vary on whether or not they have additional extensions for the biceps, whether multiple sizing options are available and whether or not they offer added protection through plastic plates embedded within the chest protector itself.

Soft-Shell Only: There are some soft-shell-only chest protectors on the market in a ribbed-style without additional hard-plastic plates, not unlike what catchers wear. However, we encourage umpires to leave the soft-shell only styles to catchers and wear umpire chest protectors with at least some type of hard shell or hard shell coverage or embedded hard shell plates. Our selection reflects that.

Hard Shell Umpire Chest Protectors

Seasoned umpires will tell you to get the hard shell chest protector for any and all levels. This is especially true at the college, minor and major league levels.

Most of those who wear soft shell chest protectors, with or without inserts, don’t have any problems, perhaps for years. Then, maybe, they’ll take that one hit that leaves a nasty bruise or wishing they had gotten a higher level of protection.

As you’ll read below, manufacturers got around the patent, through alternative designs, such as using rivets to attach the hard plates. This opened umpires up to more options, sizes and price points.

Let’s start by discussing the Wilson models, arguably the highest in protection of hard shells, before we dive into the others.

Wilson Models: Wilson has styles, higher end models (Gold and Platinum) and a lower end – but great value – Charcoal one.

Metal Buckles  that are easily attached in the front but that can rust over time (as opposed to plastic Tifco-style buckles)

Champion P2

While being the lowest profile, its design makes it the least protective of all hard shell umpire chest protectors. Its riveted design attaches differently than other riveted designed chest protectors by pinching padding inward in such a way to create shell-only in all places where it is riveted.

Schutt XV

Harnesss has padding around the shoulder straps for greater comfort and a quick-slide buckle that makes it easier to adjust the harness vertically.

Metal Buckles or Plastic Buckles? Metal ones can rust after a few years. Plastic ones can break. However, the metal ones can be sanded and re-painted. The plastic ones on all models here are on the side and should be safely out of the way of the force of a baseball or softball but still slightly more vulnerale than metal. Besides Wilson hard shells, the following styles have metal buckles:

The others (and all soft-shells) have plastic. (The Champion P2’s metal buckle and insert along side the Champro Pro-Plus Armor Plate plastic buckle and insert.)

A Word on Sizing Plates

Sizing plates, we feel, are a misnomer. With all the size options available on most umpire chest protectors that are compatible with sizing plates, you should find what you need size-wise to cover your ribs without needing one – in most cases.

More often than not, sizing plates are used to extend coverage to cover some or all of your stomach. T

The umpire chest protectors that are compatible with extensions are as follows (photo below is in same order as bullets):

BICEP PROTECTION

Most umpires opt out of bicep protection. But if you do want this protection – and that is perfectly fine for those who might bruise more easily or umpire in youth leagues were pitchers and catchers are a little more unsteady – here are options along with their benefits:

Wilson Charcoal (right below)Hard-shell that comes with them hard-shell protectors included but removable. The Charcoal provides a Wilson hard-shell at a lower price point than other Wilson CPs but only comes in a 13″ size option.

Diamond iX(top left below)The Diamond iXis the only umpire chest protector that comes with both removable bicep protection and an extension at one price. The bicep protection is consistent with the chest protector itself with soft-shell over hard plastic plates.

A Word on CHEST PROTECTOR CARE

First of all, extend your chest protector’s life by wiping any moisture off after each game.

Secondly, don’t throw your whole chest protector in the washing machine. Use a mild soap instead, and wash by hand without immersing into water. The All-Star System Seven’s inner torso padding is fully removable for machine washing, however.

Third, if any metal buckles show signs of rust, remove them, sand them and spray paint them with a rust-preventing paint (e.g. Rustoleum).

Lastly, check your straps periodically for wear. It may lose its elasticity over time. If you find yourself adjusting it often or your chest protector no longer covers your collar bone in your chance, a new chest protector harness will likely provide a fix.

Sports protective equipment

Hockey equipment puts more emphasis on protecting the chest, back and especially the shoulders since the latter are usually involved in high-speed impacts on bodychecks. Paintball players won’t need protection against big forceful blows, but lightweight and thick foam padding to absorb high-speed projectiles.

Fox RRoost Deflector

If you’re looking for a body armor to protect you each time you go riding your motorcycle or DH bike, then the Fox RRoost Deflector is a great choice. Made from hard and durable materials, this upper-body armor can provide maximum protection against impact. The chest, shoulder, and back protectors are made of high-quality polycarbonate material which makes them very light yet extremely tough. These are made to withstand powerful blows or mechanical shocks while protecting the wearer at all times.

Thanks to the low profile shoulder cups, you won’t feel hindered whenever you go out on your favorite trail. However, these chromed cups will surely protect your shoulders from any kind of side falls. You will benefit from great maneuverability while also getting the peace of mind that you’re fully protected. This product also comes with removable padded arm guards, which is a nice feature for low-risk activities that require more mobility. You can also keep the guards and adjust them properly to remove any kind of hindrance, thanks to the fully adjustable straps.

Basic and extra features

When in the market for a good goalie chest protector, you need to understand the basic essential features these items must possess. For instance, it’s mandatory for a product of this type to have elbow and backplate straps.

Also, it’s better to opt for a chest protector that allows you to make certain adjustments. Since not all units are created equal, you should try to learn whether you’re into buckles, snaps, or other sorts of clips.

Don’t overlook the sizing, either. Because it’s crucial to feel comfortable while wearing the goalie chest protector, you must choose one that covers the entire torso and keeps your vulnerable parts fully protected.

The Condor Recon Chest Rig

The Condor Recon chest rig is a basic rig that offers a great value for the money – featuring three built-in kangaroo-type mag pouches that can hold up to six pistol mags and six Mmags, this chest rig also comes with a swivel push-button release buckle as well as a padded cross-back shoulder strap that aims to evenly distribute its weight.

Although the mag carriers cannot be moved (unlike it happens with other chest rings, where the pouches are fully detachable), they are placed in the perfect position, allowing you to quickly pull out the ammo within seconds.

A loose rig can be a serious problem during combat, if it interferes with your balance, but fortunately this will never be the case with the Condor Recon chest rig!

Overall, it is safe to say that the Condor Recon Chest Rig is one of the best pieces of equipment of its kind, and it comes with a cost-effective price tag as well.

Featuring durable and strong stitching coupled with heavy-duty Velcro and nylon, the chest rig comes with strong attachment points, it is very comfortable to wear and it also allows you to customize your gear carry, to a certain extent. back to menu ↑

Perfect For Larger Builds

One of the most important aspects you should keep in mind when choosing a chest rig is the overall construction of the equipment – some rigs are made for users with a thinner frame, while others are suitable for larger builds. Choosing one that matches your body frame is of utmost importance, otherwise the rig may affect your movement – not to mention that it would also feel uncomfortable, especially when worn for an extended period of time.

That being said, the Condor Rapid Assault chest rig by Condor Outdoor is specifically created for larger builds, it comes with six generously sized open-top Mmag pouches, a padded cross-back shoulder strap and a D-ring, as well as a swivel release buckle that allows you to take the rig off with the single push of a button. Although the pouches are designed for Mcarbine ammo, they are spacious enough to hold AK mags as well.

The construction is very sturdy and durable, and the chest rig is versatile enough to be used both with and without the bungee retainers that come with the package. Also, the rig comes in a universal one-size-fits-all, and the straps have enough material to easily accommodate L, XL as well as XXL builds.

In addition to this, one of the most important benefits of the Condor Rapid Assault chest rig is that it can be easily used in conjunction with other attachments made by the same manufacturer, such as the Hydro Harness which can be easily attached to the rig. If you want to customize your chest rig even further and make the best of all the available space, you can easily use the MOLLE webbed space located on the front panel to store a holster, a knife or even some extra pistol mag pouches, as it is strong and secure enough for that.

Protective Gear

Elbow and knee guards are also essential safety equipment for motocross riders. Your motocross pants and jersey do offer you some protection, but not enough to protect you from injury from a serious accident. You can also invest in a knee brace to prevent twisting your knees during a crash.

Alpinestars A-Roost Guard Chest Protector

Fox Raptor CE Protector. The Fox Raptor CE Protector is designed to protect riders from the most serious injuries. This chest protector features shoulder-bicep coverage that is removable and adjustable, a versatile fit compatible with a neck brace, and plastic side plates which provide full-coverage. The Raptor gives riders the maximum, unrestricted, complete full-body protection and numerous safety features.

Mobius XKnee Protectors. XKnee Protectors from Mobius are among the most comfortable choice for high level knee protection on the market. They use the Continuous Cable Routing System (CCRS) to provide an adjustable fit simply and easily with just one turn of the locking anodized aluminum dial. Behind the knee adjustment dial the Figure-cable strengthens the joint. These knee protectors are fully lined with rubber internal padding designed to absorb impact as well as plush EVA foam for both protection and comfort. You can achieve the most exact fit using pad kits with these protectors.

POD MX KKnee Brace. The Pod MX KKnee Brace provide professional quality, adjustable protection in the form of lightweight carbon fiber frames, modular components, and the Human Motion hinge system for knee support that is natural. These braces provide medical-grade knee protection yet allows for excellent movement.

Riding Gear

Motocross pants and jerseys offer riders protection from injuries that are less severe; cuts, abrasions and scrapes can all be prevented with this kind of riding gear. Jerseys and pants designed for use in motocross also offer some degree of padding for the knee and elbow joints although they do not eliminate the need for knee and elbow guards. Most motocross jerseys are made with nylon, air flow vents and moisture-wicking technology to keep riders cool and dry.

Fly Racing 201F-1Jersey and Pants Gear Combo. The 201F-1Jersey and Pants Combo from Fly Racing is perfect for serious racers. The jersey enhances comfort and performance with its multi-panel, durable polyester construction. The Limited Edition also features mesh panels for maximum coolness. The comfort stretch collar and shorty elastic cuffs increase comfort and protection.

The pants in the 201F-1Jersey and Pants Combo include many comfort features as well as protective elements. To keep knee braces more comfortable these pants include a stretchy, pre-shaped Flex Knee. The pants use stretch ribbing and thermoplastic rubber (TPO) badges in critical locations to enhance flexibility. 600D construction makes these pants durable, and the 900D knee panels protect riders from exhaust burns.

Fly Racing 201Lite Hydrogen Jersey, Pant Gear Combo. The Fly Racing 201Lite Hydrogen Jersey, Pant Gear Combo offers a minimalist motocross gear alternative. Crafted from stretch fabric, it is comfortable, non-restrictive and lightweight. This combo replaces non-essential features with breathable, high-end, woven elastic fabric for breathability and comfort.

Fly Racing 201Kinetic Glove

The 201Kinetic Glove from Fly Racing offers major comfort along with great protection. These lightweight gloves feature various features for comfort, durability and air flow: synthetic leather wrist closures which are adjustable, top-shelf ventilation, woven Lycra four-way stretch panel construction, silicone finger grippers, split knuckles, and reinforcement at the thumb and palm.

Troy Lee Designs 201SE Glove. This 201SE Glove from Troy Lee Designs consists of a body made from self-dyed two-way stretch spandex body pieces and a palm made from Clarino dual layer synthetic leather. For added comfort they include velcro wrist closures.

Fox 201Shiv Airline Glove. These Fox 201Shiv Airline Gloves are a simple racing standard that offers style and ease of use. Made of breathable fabric and a single-layer Clarino palm, these provide a sturdy silicone lever grip, slip-on ease, and great style.

Goggles

To protect your eyes and ensure you can navigate and ride, goggles are absolutely essential for motocross. Find the best fit within your helmet by bringing it with you while you shop. The best motocross goggles also provide you with ventilation and anti-fog lenses. And remember, if you tend to ride in mud and/or rain, look for goggles with tear-offs.

100% Accuri Mirror Lens Goggles. These Accuri Mirror Lens Goggles from 100% feature triple layer foam to ensure no moisture gets inside them and a durable, flexible urethane frame. These goggles do have tear-offs; in fact all motocross goggles by 100% share the same tear-off and lens profile. These lenses are scratch resistant and also have an anti-fog coating. Designed for comfort as well as performance, these goggles have a carefully constructed curvature and an oversized 45mm strap coated in silicon to keep them where you need them.

Accessories

Fox The Director Sunglasses. These Director sunglasses offer you a durable nylon frame and optical-grade hinges. The lenses are base polycarbonate and prescription ready. And most important, these glasses provide a great fit.

Spy General Sunglasses. These sunglasses provide you with a cool look and awesome durability. The lenses are grey 8-base polycarbonate and give you 100% UV protection. The 5-barrel hinges are strong so you know your purchase will age well.

Stance Socks Motocross Gear. Stance socks for all different kinds of riders offer comfort and protection. There are so many styles available that this is an ideal place to customize your gear and look.

BTO Sports

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Wheeled or Non-Wheeled

Older kids tend to prefer the non-wheeled hockey bags. Non-wheeled hockey bags take up less room and are easier to pack. Also most older kids with wheels on their bag will get teased for not being strong enough to carry their equipment.

Hockey Stick

A hockey stick is another very important piece of equipment. A stick should be properly fitted with the right length, flex, and handedness.

Typically the dominant hand should be put on the top of the stick, so if a child is right hand they will shoot left, and if they are left handed they will shoot right. The dominant hand goes on top because the top hand does most of the movements during stickhandling.

For the length of the stick I recommend cutting the stick just below the chin while the child is on skates. This allows good movement of the stick, and encourages the child to get a bit lower with their hockey stance.

CATCHER’S MITT

When you’re catching heaters during the game, you’re going to want something solid and reliable. Thankfully, catcher’s mitts have been designed to not only protect your hand and wrist, but to make those game-changing plays as well.

Catcher’s mitts differ from fielding gloves in many ways. For starters, most gloves have separate pockets for each finger stitched together with leather laces, while a catcher’s “glove” lacks those separations, making it a mitt instead.

They are made of thick and durable material — often leather — which helps protect the catcher’s hand from a pitch’s sting. They are also larger in order to handle the softball’s weight and density. When it comes to webbing, you can choose from either an open or closed webbing style.

CATCHER’S HELMET

A vital element of protection is a catcher’s helmet, which breaks down into two key designs.

A catcher’s mask is the original style of catcher’s headgear. The mask cages the face area, and is padded around the forehead and jaw for added protection and comfort. It has elastic straps that wrap around the back of the head to keep it in place, but make it easy to pull off to see and catch a foul ball. The downside is that masks offer little protection to the back of a player’s head, which is why they’re usually only worn by adults. An attachable throat guard can also be added for increased protection.

Similar in appearance to a hockey goalie mask, the helmet style offers full cranial protection. While it covers the entire head, it also cuts below the jaw to guard the neck and throat as well. Because it covers the whole skull, peripheral vision is a bit limited, and the helmet may be more difficult to remove quickly during a play. The helmet style is available for both adults and youth.

Youth and adult helmets and masks are designed to be one-size-fits-all, since there are straps in the back which you can loosen or tighten to get a better fit. Helmets and masks labeled youth are designed to fit players 1and younger while ones labeled adult are meant for players 1and older.

CHEST PROTECTORS

Not only do chest protectors guard the obvious, they also shield the entire torso area and sometimes the upper arms, too. They are lined with foam that molds to the catcher’s body to absorb shock from softballs, bats and even other players during collisions at the plate. Elastic straps go around your shoulders and waist to clip in the back and keep the shield in place.

Knee Savers

When you spend your time crouching for seven-plus innings, your knees can become sore. To combat this, think about knee savers. These are wedge-shaped pieces of soft foam that attach to the back of your leg guards to help take some of the pressure off your knees when in the catching stance.

Throat Protectors

For added protection, look into a throat protector. These are strong pieces of plastic that help protect the catcher from foul balls and close plays at the plate. Most throat protectors are one-size-fits-all.

It’s also important to have a catcher’s bag to easily transport all of your equipment from home to the field, and vice versa. These are much larger than a standard softball bag in order to store all of your gear.

Remember that helmets, chest protectors and leg guards can also be purchased in a set. This can be especially beneficial for beginners or coaches looking to provide the essentials to their team.

Why You Need Good Gear

Last time we checked, the fastest human in the world is Usain Bolt. During the 100-meter sprint, he peaked at 27.7mph. If he were to fall going that speed, he’d likely sustain serious injury; the human body simply didn’t evolve to go any faster. Which is why even falling off a horse (Guinness World Record top speed: 43.9mph) can lead to death.

On a motorcycle, you’re going to be traveling much faster. Even around town you’ll be hitting 50 mph or more and, on the highway, you may find yourself exceeding 8mph. Your skin, bones and organs were not designed to withstand impacts at those speeds.

Then there’s the question of abrasion. As a general rule of thumb, figuring the average road surface, you can expect to lose one millimeter of flesh for every mile per hour you’re going over 30 when you crash. No, we don’t know why the thumb mixed empirical and metric units. So, at the top speed of that horse, you’ll have lost 1.4cm (or more than half an inch) of skin and muscle. Where on your body can you afford to lose that much? And that’s at only 4mph. What if you crash at 70 mph and lose an inch and a half? We’re talking serious, life-threatening injuries from abrasion alone.

Then there’s the weather. What if it’s kinda cold out? Even at, say, a 50F ambient temperature, windchill at 5mph is going to make it feel like it’s 25F. In other words: from the kind of temperature in which you might need a light sweater, to the kind of cold where you want long undies and a down jacket. Getting wet would compound that much further.

Gear can even help when it’s hot, by better allowing your body’s natural evaporative cooling effect to take place. Under constant wind blast, the sweat is blown off your skin too quickly for it to have a cooling effect. Put on a (summer) jacket, helmet, boots, gloves and pants, however, and your body is free to cool itself as designed.

Luckily, mankind has achieved through science what evolution has failed to provide: clothing that protects you from accidents and the elements, and makes riding an easier, more comfortable experience.

Street helmets look like this.

Dirt helmets look like this. You wear them with goggles. Yes, they do protect your face, but that pronounced chin may exaggerate torsional forces in a crash. They’ll also be noisy and unstable at highway speeds. Choose the right helmet for the kind of riding you plan to do.

To be legally worn on the road in Trumpistan, a motorcycle helmet must be marked with a DOT-approved sticker. You’ll see those affixed prominently on the back.

That’s just a minimal legal standard, though. Two other certifications compete for your dollar by promising greater safety, both voluntary in the United States. “ECE 22.05” is the European Union’s legal standard, while there’s also something called Snell, which is popular with a a number of large helmet manufacturers.

If you want the best possible safety, we say opt for an ECE 22.05-rated helmet. Every single racer in MotoGP (the top level of motorcycle sport) chooses to wear an ECE-rated helmet, and they (the helmets, not the MotoGP riders) tend to be lighter than their Snell equivalent.

You don’t need to spend a ton of cash to get the safest possible helmet. Many manufacturers offer high-quality, high-spec helmets for not an excessive amount of dough. More expensive helmets generally cost more because they use more expensive materials for shell construction like a fiberglass/Kevlar/carbon fiber weave. This can make them lighter, but does not make them any safer. Spending a lot nets you things like paint quality, fancy graphics, and fancier ventilation, but not necessarily added safety.

The shape and size of every person’s head is unique. You need to find a helmet that fits you perfectly; sizes and shapes vary heavily between manufacturers and models. To determine your shape and size, visit a large brick-and-mortar retailer and try on every helmet you can. You’ll know one fits when it evenly holds your head all the way around, with no pressure points. Put it on, grasp the chin and try to rotate the helmet while resisting the movement with your head. The helmet shouldn’t be able to rotate independently of your scalp. It should fit snugly, but not be too tight. (Note that a new helmet can often feel very tight, though)

Other considerations to bear in mind are weight, noise, and aerodynamics. You’ll find those addressed in motorcycle helmet reviews.

SG Batting Gloves

Some of the really good pairs of batting gloves use Pittard Quartz Leather like the Kookaburra PRO cricket batting gloves. There have also been offerings from Kookaburra with Kangaroo Leather.

Another factor when it comes to the comfort of a pair of cricket gloves is the thumb. Some players like a two piece thumb on their cricket gloves while others go for a piece thumb. It is a matter of preference in the amount of nimbleness one is used to.

A standard on all cricket gloves these days is the 50mm toweled wristband. This prevents sweat from running down into the batsman’s gloves and is also obviously an effective way for the batsman to mop sweat. Some cricket batting gloves offer a double-sided towel, while others offer only a single sided towel. c : Durability

Like we have said in this cricket equipment buying bible, a number of times, what you pay for is what you get. Look out for cricket gloves that are manufactured with very high quality material. Things like leather in the palms and fiber casings are giveaways as to what the durability of the cricket gloves are like. Players will often like a lightly used pair of cricket gloves as opposed to brand new. This is to have a broken in pair of batting gloves as opposed to having a stiff pair of batting gloves. This makes it even more important to find a durable pair of cricket batting gloves.

Right is Not Left and Left is Not Right for Cricket Batting Gloves

There is no such thing as a left handers or right handers cricket bat but cricket batting gloves are specific to the handedness. The bottom hand that holds the bat has no padding on the thumb. This is very specific in order to allow the batsman to have control over the bat. This finger is usually hidden behind the handle and is seldom in the firing line. The thumb on the top hand is very much in the firing line and therefore definitely padded. It is therefore important to buy the right glove for right handers and left handers respectively. d : Designs

There are varying designs in cricket gloves. Many of these designs are purely aesthetic and some players will go for the same design over and over. There is the circular/sausage finger design which is probably the classic design for cricket batting gloves and can be found on many high quality pairs of cricket batting gloves. There is also the square finger design, which has also been found to be very comfortable for cricketers. This is very much an aesthetic thing with many players using and sticking to a design that has worked for them. e : More than One Pair

If you are serious about your cricket and play a fair amount of cricket then it is really important that you own more than one pair. Over the length of an innings that spans for more than an hour, even with the best possible ventilation there will be a need to change batting gloves. Sweat on the hands can seep through and hampers the ability to properly control the bat.

The best way to ensure that you get the cricket batting gloves that are right for you is by getting in touch with the experts at Cricket Store Online. By consistently getting new stock there are always great specials on extremely high quality cricket gloves with many brands available.

Features like

Weight- Helmets need not be heavy. Many of the modern cricket helmets are very light. They still offer the protective qualities and having a light cricket helmet makes

Ventilation- A good cricket helmet has ventilation pores so that the head of the batsman can get some air and breathe. Good side ventilation is also important. Shrey, Masuri and GM cricket helmets are all known for their excellent ventilation.

Straps- Great cricket helmets come with high quality and very comfortable chin straps. The strap should be adjustable and either with a click fastening mechanism or Velcro strap but should be comfortable. that you can buy. You will have to take into consideration many things before you make your purchase.

SG Cricket Balls

These could be quite pricey and therefore specifically in terms of training it is worthwhile buying a good quality cricket ball at a better price than the cost of Test match quality cricket balls.

Aside from Test Match cricket balls by these manufacturers, there are many other cricket ball manufacturers that offer high quality cricket balls at great prices.

Hammer Core Cricket Balls

For international limited over cricket the same Kookaburra, Duke and SG Cricket balls are the ball of choice. But once again there are many other options for white cricket balls at a cheaper price point for training and matches.

Kookaburra Pink Cricket Balls

Aside from leather cricket balls, Cricket Store Online caters to a large variety of the population that does not play with hard leather cricket balls but rather use a heavy tennis ball. The heavy tennis ball of course has a lot higher bounce but offers weight for the bowler and the batsman of a leather ball.

GM Red Heavy Tennis Balls

There are other forms of cricket balls that offer various forms of training for bastmen and bowlers. Batsmen that want to practice against the swinging ball can purchase something like the GM Swinking Cricket Ball.

There is also the option for a white and red heavy plastic with a seam ball like the Adidas Training Ball.

By keeping a large inventory and moving a lot of stock, Cricket Store Online is able to offer cricket balls at highly competitive prices with a large variety.

Speak to us about buying cricket balls in bulk.

 

 

 

 

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Final Word

First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.

Most important, have fun and choose your Chest Guards wisely! Good luck!

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