Monday, April 27, 2015

Rawlings Heritage Pro Gloves Start With the Most Popular Patterns

This glove series combines Rawlings heritage with a pro player influence – Heritage Pro.

Using Rawlings' most popular patterns, the new Heritage Pro line promotes player confidence no matter the position. Each glove is designed for a specific position on the field to allow athletes to play at their highest level.

Features include a pre-oiled leather shell that breaks in to each player's preference; soft, full-grain leather palm and fingerback linings for comfort; and USA-tanned leather lacing for durability.

Four new models now sport a sherry look with camel laces:

  • The 12.75” outfield glove (model number HP1275) features the Pro H web and conventional back. It is available for left-handed players as model number HP1275-RH.
  • The 12” infield or pitcher’s glove (model number HP1200) features the Basket web and conventional back. It is available for left-handed players as model number HP1200-RH.
  • The 11.75” infield or pitcher’s glove (model number HP1175) features the Modified Trap-Eze web and conventional back. It is available for left-handed players as model number HP1175-RH.
  • The 11.5” infield glove (model number HP1150) features the Pro I web and conventional back.
  • The 33” catcher’s mitt (model number HPCM33) features the 1-piece Solid web and conventional back.

These gloves can be engraved for an additional charge.

Visit Rawlings' official online store or contact a Rawlings Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) for more information on Rawlings’ Heritage Pro gloves.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Face Up to 80 MPH Pitch Speeds With Rawlings' S80 Performance Rating Helmet

Rawlings' Performance Rating™ for batting helmets makes it easy to choose the right one.
For pitch speeds at or below 80 miles per hour, try Rawlings' 80 MPH batting helmet with matte finish (model number S80X1AM).

The helmet features Rawlings' exclusive COOLFLO® XVI™ helmet design and Heat Exchange™ technologies.

COOLFLO XV1™ front vents allow for 30 percent more cool air ventilation. Heat Exchange™ vents rapidly circulate cooler ambient air. Top vents quickly move heated air from player’s head, allowing 70 percent more heat to escape.

This helmet has dual ear flaps and is made for high school and elite youth players.

A Rawlings' Performance Rating™ of S80 provides added protection to players just beginning to face advanced pitching in their varsity and travel ball games. The current NOCSAE® standard equates to 68 MPH baseball pitch speeds.

Rawlings' Performance Rating™ can be found on the rear of the helmet and in the interior crown padding.

The enhanced ABS plastic shell with matte paint finish is available in black, dark green, navy, royal, scarlet, and white.

Available sizes are: S (6-7/8 to 7), M (7-1/8 to 7-1/4), L (7-3/8 to 7-1/2) and XL (7-5/8 to 7-3/4).

The helmet is not predrilled for a face mask.

Check out all the Rawlings Performance Rating™ batting helmets at Rawlings Gear.

Visit Rawlings' official online store or contact a Rawlings Gear Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) to order your Rawlings 80 MPH batting helmet.

• NOCSAE® baseball batting helmet standards involve tests of baseballs fired from a cannon at 60 mph at a distance of 2 ft, which is roughly equivalent to an impact resulting from a pitch speed of 68 mph at a distance of 60 ft.
• The Rawlings Performance Rating™ System is based on pitch speeds at a distance of 60 ft.
• NOCSAE® standards require that a batting helmet withstand all test impacts at an established peak severity index (SI). Helmets also must survive all test protocols substantially intact and ready for use.
• The NOCSAE® standard is aimed at reducing the risk of skull fractures. The standard has not been correlated with reducing the risk of concussions from such impacts.

WARNING: Severe head or neck injury, including paralysis or death may occur to you despite using this helmet. No helmet can prevent all head injuries or any neck injuries a player might receive while participating in baseball or softball.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Rawlings Makes -11 Youth Bat More Durable

Help your young athlete develop a ferocious approach at the plate with Rawlings' Raptor bat.

Rawlings' Raptor youth baseball bat (model number YBRP11) uses a high-strength alloy that makes it more durable than previous models. This new aerospace aluminum alloy gives the bat an ultra-light feel.

In addition, the Raptor features spring handle technology with a premium wrap-style grip.

The bat has a 2-1/4” barrel and is available in 27” to 31” lengths with a -11 drop. It is designed with a Sure-Lock end plug.

It is 1.15 BPF-approved for Little League and all other associations that allow 2-1/4” barrels. Rawlings recommends checking with your child's league before purchasing a bat if you have any concerns about its legality.

Rawlings makes youth bats in a variety of drops and styles.

When selecting a bat for your young athlete, remember to consider your child's strength and hitting style to find the proper weight-to-length ratio.

Visit Rawlings' official online store contact a Rawlings Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) for more information on Rawlings' -11 Raptor youth bat.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Go With the Coolflo and Get This Helmet

This Rawlings' Coolflo helmet features a rubberized matte finish.

Like every Rawlings' Coolflo helmet, this model (CFMATN) features a high-impact ABS shell.

Additional upgrades include denser, thicker EVA foam padding and new side crown padding. The EVA foam is 114 percent denser and 30 percent thicker for higher quality protection. The padding is optic orange to show it meets the standards of the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE).

This high school batting helmet comes standard with dual ear flaps.

It's made with moisture-wicking, anti-bacterial Pro-Dri Plus lining.

The one-size-fits-most design (sizes 6-1/2 to 7-1/2) contains 15 individual air vents to keep the wearer cool and dry.

Get your single-tone matte Coolflo helmet in black, cardinal, dark green, maroon, navy, purple, royal or scarlet.

The helmet is pre-drilled for these face masks: SBRWG, RWG2, and SBRWG2.

Visit Rawlings' official online store or contact a Rawlings Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) for more information on Rawlings' Coolflo batting helmets.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Rawlings Improves Its 5150 BBCOR Bat

When it comes to alloy bats, Rawlings says it best—“BBCOR bats deliver when hitters need it most: every at bat, every time.”

Rawlings' 5150 Alloy BBCOR bat (model number BB5150) leads that charge. The introduction of the Comp-Lite end cap has given it greater balance than previous models.

The end cap lowers the moment of inertia (MOI) to maximize swing speed.

This bat also features Precision-Optimized Performance™ barrel technology (pOp™). This technology isolates the weight of the bat in a small region of the barrel for better trampoline effect and barrel flex.

The 1-piece 5150 frame is Rawlings' most durable and highest-performing alloy. Rawlings developed its own metal-forming process to create its 5150 BBCOR bats. This process allows for precise wall thickness, resulting in maximum pop.

Made for the high school and college levels, this bat is 0.50 BBCOR certified.

Look for it in lengths ranging from 30” to 34”, all with a -3 drop.

A 1 year warranty is available.

Check out all of Rawlings' BBCOR-approved high school/collegiate bats at Rawlings' official online store.

Contact a Rawlings Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) to answer all your questions about Rawlings' 5150 Alloy BBCOR Baseball Bat.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Rawlings' Leather Padfolio Is a Stitch Above

Make that “finest in the field” leather the finest in your office.

Check out Rawlings' Vintage Padfolio (model number MW489), a 10” x 12” portfolio that's just the right size for jotting down your talking points.

Open the baseball-stitched cover to find an embossed Rawlings logo on the interior, along with space for a writing pad and business cards.

All the pieces in Rawlings' Vintage “Baseball Stitch” collection are crafted of top-quality, natural-tanned leather. The warm amber tones are achieved through vegetable tanning and hand-burnished treatments that are applied to the final product.

Rawlings' specialty leather products bring out the baseball enthusiast in all of us, and their popularity is growing. From bags to portfolios to wallets, Rawlings carries it all.

Visit Rawlings Official Online Store or contact a Rawlings Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) to ask about your Rawlings Vintage Baseball Stitch Padfolio.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Rawlings' RX4 Alloy Junior Bat Is the Consistent Choice

When consistency at the plate counts, it's time to look at Rawlings' RX4 Junior Big Barrel bat.

This Rawlings baseball bat (model number YBRX11) features the thin RX4 alloy barrel and a stiff handle for balance and a more consistent performance.

It has a -11 drop and ranges in length from 25” to 27”.

This bat has a 2-5/8” alloy barrel with a new performance end cap and knob that create a balanced feel for any type of hitter.

Rawlings' RX4 junior bat is approved for play in USSSA, Babe Ruth, Pony League, AABC, Dixie League, BPA, Dizzy Dean and all other associations that allow 2-5/8" barrels with the 1.15 BPF with ABI standard.

Get it from Rawlings with a 1-year warranty. (The guarantee covers breakage or cracking that results from normal use. Abuse, such as hitting metal cleats, rocks or anything other than a ball, can damage the bat and will void the warranty. The warranty does not cover bats that have been used in commercial batting cages.)

Check out all of Rawlings' youth bats.

Visit our official online store or contact a Rawlings Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) to learn more about Rawlings' RX4 Junior Big Barrel bat.