Monday, September 15, 2014

Rawlings Custom Glove Builder Adds 8 New Web Styles

The variety and versatility of Rawlings' webs is unmatched. From the classic Basket web to the popular Trap-Eze web, Rawlings continues to raise the bar in meeting the needs of every position on the field.

As you build your ideal glove using  Rawlings' new custom glove builder, check out these web styles:

V Web: This is a V-shaped web with reinforced bottom and top. New to Rawlings, it has a greater surface area to help prevent ball spin when fielding ground balls. It is ideal for infield gloves sized 11”-12”.

Single Post Double Bar: This web incorporates a single vertical bar with two horizontal bars. It forms a snug, secure pocket that allows the ball to stick and not bounce. It is available for outfield gloves sized 12.5”-12.75”.

Vertical Hinge/Vertical Hinge Basket: This web is a closed-web style with two vertical hinges that allow the web to flex when making a catch. The hinges also help push out the web, which provides more space for a pitcher to grip the ball while hiding that grip from players on base. This solid web is ideal for pitchers, as it prevents batters from seeing the grip too. The difference between the two webs is that the Basket version has a small, crisscross leather web in the middle of the hinges. These are available on pitcher’s gloves sized 11.75”-12.25”.

Modified Single Post: This web is similar to the standard Single Post except the vertical post on this web is widened to prevent balls from slipping through the openings of the web. This web is easier to close and allows for quicker break-in. It is available for infield gloves sized 11”-12”.

Modified Trap with Loops: This web is similar to the standard Modified Trap web except the web itself is enclosed in an exterior piece of leather. This helps prevent damage to the leather surrounding the web. It is ideal for utility players who need a web that can be used at many positions. It is available for gloves sized 11”-12.5”.

Y Post: This web is a mixture of the Pro H and Single Post webs. It has a single post that starts at the top with two points like a Pro H and ends at the bottom with a single thicker post. The web itself looks like a capital Y. It provides stability and secures the ball in the web while preventing the ball from bouncing out. This new web style is available for gloves sized 12.5”-12.75”.

Modified Pro H (for first base mitts): This first base web incorporates two vertical and two horizontal bars. This extra-secure web forms a snug pocket to help prevent balls from bouncing out. It is available in first base mitt sizes 12”-12.5” and 13”.


Then watch this news section for more details on all of the new glove builder features. Among them:
·         11 new patterns and a pattern change
·         Additional lace colors, shell colors, embroidery and binding colors
·         Rolled welting and trim colors added
·         Changes for Pro Mesh

Custom glove orders take approximately 8-12 weeks for your perfect glove to arrive at your door.

Rawlings can also personalize most stock gloves, allowing you to choose a lace color and add a flag to the index finger of the glove. You can also have your glove engraved.

Visit Rawlings' official online store or contact a Rawlings Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) to start building your Rawlings custom glove.



Friday, September 12, 2014

Rawlings' Baseball Paperweight Holds Its Own

Show your office mates what a true baseball enthusiast you are.

Put Rawlings' new Vintage Collection paperweight on your desk, and you're sure to start conversations about the game. Find it at Rawlings Gear under model number RG504.

Each baseball paperweight is hand-crafted from Rawlings' exclusive top-grain, glove-tanned leather, a durable leather sure to withstand move after move around your desk.

Unique naked finishing allows the leather to take on its own natural character over time.

Each paperweight features the debossed Rawlings logo. Get yours in black, tan or white.

Rawlings developed its Vintage leather collection with Red Label Accessories. All items in the line are made from the finest quality vegetable-tanned leather, giving it a hue that can only be achieved with natural dyes. The dyes also help maintain environmentally friendly standards. Bags, duffles, wallets and giftables are available.

Rawlings Gear carries leather products in a variety of styles.

Visit Rawlings Official Online Store or contact a Rawlings Gear Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) to check out Rawlings' baseball paperweight.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Rawlings Gear Offers Exclusive New Colors for 950X Catcher’s Gear

Rawlings Gear is the only place to get your Limited Edition 950X catcher's gear.

New Exclusive color combinations are:
  • White/black
  • White/purple
  • White/orange
  • White/navy
  • White/scarlet

Additional custom color sets are black/gray, black/dark green, black/navy, black/royal, gray/black, maroon/black, navy/gray, purple/black, royal/red and scarlet/black.

Adult (17” chest protector/ 16” leg guards) and intermediate (15” chest protector/14” leg guards) sizes are available in custom sets.

Rawlings' 950X Chest Protector (model number CP950X) incorporates PORON® XRD™ technology for impact absorption. Rawlings' Dynamic Fit System creates a custom fit, with removable shoulder caps and an adjustable back harness.

Pros Yadier Molina and Geovany Soto wear this style chest protector.

Rawlings' 950X Leg Guards (model number LG950X) feature PORON® XRD™ technology in the knees. These leg guards feature reinforced shin pad inserts and Pro-Dri covered adjustable internal padding for moisture management and comfort.

Visit Rawlings Official Online Store or contact a Rawlings Gear Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) to learn more about Rawlings' 950X catcher's gear in new colors.


Monday, September 8, 2014

Rawlings' Hemp Messenger Bag Is Eco-Friendly

Stand by your commitment to going green by carrying Rawlings' new hemp messenger bag.

Rawlings' Hemp Collection messenger bag (model number AJ204) is part of a new line of goods produced by Red Label Accessories.

Made from sustainable hemp and cotton, this bag is built to last. It combines Rawlings' high-quality materials with eco-friendly craftsmanship.

Its main compartment opens from the top for easy access and is secured with brass buckle push lock closures. Inside the zipper compartment is a padded table holder. The extra-wide shoulder strap is made for convenience and comfort.

All of the bags in the Hemp Collection use a hemp/cotton blend that has been prewashed to relax it. They feature vegetable-tanned leather trim that is sturdy and durable. The tanning process results in a color exclusive to Rawlings.

Bags in the Hemp Collection go through special vintaging processes that give each one its own personality and character. No bag is exactly the same.

The messenger bag measures 16" long by 14" tall by 4" wide.

Visit RawlingsGear.com or contact a Rawlings Gear Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) to purchase your Rawlings Hemp Messenger Bag.


Friday, August 29, 2014

'Orange' You Glad to Hear About the New NOCSAE Standard?

Rawlings makes it easy to know what to look for when shopping for a new batting helmet.

All Rawlings helmets manufactured after June 30, 2014, feature optic orange padding to show they meet the standards of the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE).

The NOCSAE standard has been revised to establish a stricter quality control testing process.

Additional upgrades to Rawlings helmets 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.

Six new models have been introduced with the new NOCSAE standard:

·         COOFLO Batting Helmet with clear-coat finish and face guard (model number CFBHNFG)
·         COOFLO Batting Helmet with 2-tone translucent matte finish (model number CF2MATN)
·         COOFLO Batting Helmet with matte finish (model number CFMATN)
·         COOFLO Batting Helmet with metallic finish (model number CFBHMN)
·         COOFLO Batting Helmet with clear-coat finish (model number CFBHN)
·         COOFLO T-Ball Batting Helmet with clear-coat finish (model number CFTBN)

Rawlings' official online store carries a variety of colors to match your uniform.

NOCSAE helmets manufactured before June 30 still meet safety standards and will continue to be sold. The NOCSAE logo will not change.

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



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Balance Creates Speed in Rawlings' New Velo Wood Composite Bat

Rawlings' new Velo wood composite bat strikes the balance you want.

This Velo wood composite baseball bat (model number R110CV) features a medium-profile barrel and a 15/16” handle. The -3 weight drop is guaranteed.

Due to its large hitting surface and increased sweet spot, Rawlings' Velo bats are best suited for players looking to maximize their swing speed while seeking a more balanced stick.

This model is constructed with bamboo and maple. The combination of strong maple wood and eco-friendly bamboo creates a bat that's twice as durable as other wood bats.

It is engineered to provide balanced weight distribution, allowing hitters to get through the zone faster. This bat offers comfort and control.

It is available in lengths of 31” to 34" and is BBCOR certified.

This bat comes with a 90-day warranty.

Visit our official online store or contact a Rawlings Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) to order your Rawlings Velo wood composite bat.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Muscle Up With Rawlings -5 Velo Bat for Senior Leagues

If you want a slightly heavier bat for your senior league, check out Rawlings' Velo Alloy -5 bat.

The -5 drop on Rawlings' Velo Alloy baseball bat (model number SLRV5) means it ranges in weight from 25 ounces to 28 ounces. Most Rawlings senior league bats run from 18 to 22 ounces.

This bat features Rawlings' new Velo balanced design with high-strength Velo alloy.

It comes with the Comp-Lite End Cap.

The Comp-Lite End Cap is a composite end cap with 36 percent more carbon fiber, lowering moment of inertia (MOI) and increasing bat speed. MOI controls how the bat feels and how fast it will swing for you.

The Velo barrel measures 2-5/8” in diameter.

This bat is approved for USSSA®, Babe Ruth®, Pony League®, AABC, Dixie League®, BPA®, Dizzy Dean® and all other associations that allow 2-5/8" barrels with 1.15 BPF with ABI standard.

Visit Rawlings' official online store or contact a Rawlings Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) to answer your questions about Rawlings' Velo Alloy -5 Senior League baseball bat.