Friday, October 31, 2014

Rawlings' New Leather Duffel Is All About Luxury

Inspired by the doctor's bags of the past, Rawlings' artisans refreshed a classic look to create a regal and sensible duffel bag.

Rawlings' Carry-On Duffel Bag (model number AC102-202) is an 18.5” bag with exterior side pockets for on-the-go stowage, solid leather-snap closure handles and a detachable padded shoulder strap. It's made for everyday use.

All of the bags, wallets and portfolios in Rawlings' new and exclusive American Hand/Crafted Collection are created with leather from U.S. steer hides and tanned by American craftsmen in Rawlings' own tannery in Tullahoma, Tenn.

Each piece is “double tanned by American hands” to ensure a deep, rich color known as bourbon.

With age, each piece will develop a unique finish on the leather and hardware, adding to its character and longevity.

The durability, sophistication and wonderful leather aroma can be found in every Rawlings American Hand/Crafted Collection piece.

This limited edition bourbon series will only be produced in the year 2014. The 2014 limited edition series is identified by a metal plate on the bags and debossings on the personal leather goods.

Learn more about the history of this collection at american-handcrafted.com.


Visit our official online store or contact a Rawlings Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) to order your Rawlings American Hand/Crafted Duffel Bag.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Rawlings' New Leather Duffel – American-Made, Handcrafted and Oh, What an Aroma

Rawlings customers could rave about the durability of the new American Hand/Crafted duffel bag. They could carry on about the unique, bourbon-colored finish.

But what they really go on and on about is the aroma of the leather.

“The most exciting thing for me is the nostalgia it brings back when I feel and smell this leather,” wrote a guest from Minneapolis.

“This thing is gorgeous and makes my secret hiding place (my office) smell like leather,” added a guest from Smyrna, Ga., who bought the bag as a surprise for her husband.

It won't be a secret for long, then, that the Global Carry-All Duffel Bag in Rawlings' new American Hand/Crafted Collection has arrived.

This debut bag (model number AC100-202) measures 21.5” and features exterior side pockets and a generous main compartment with storage and interior pockets. The bag includes a detachable padded shoulder strap.

Meticulously handcrafted in the USA, Rawlings' American Hand/Crafted Collection includes bags, wallets and portfolios created with leather from U.S. steer hides, tanned by American craftsmen in Rawlings' own tannery in Tullahoma, Tenn.

Double tanning ensures a deep, rich color known as bourbon that makes each hide unique.

With age, each piece will develop a unique finish on the leather and hardware, adding to its character and longevity.

The durability, sophistication and wonderful leather aroma can be found in all of Rawlings' American Hand/Crafted Collection pieces.

Limited quantities are available.

Learn more about the history of this collection at american-handcrafted.com.

Visit our official online store or contact a Rawlings Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) to order your Rawlings American Hand/Crafted Duffel Bag.



Friday, October 24, 2014

Rawlings' New Leather Pieces Are Meticulously Handcrafted in the USA

“Double tanned by American hands” – That's the essence of Rawlings' new and exclusive line of leather goods.

Rawlings' American Hand/Crafted Collection includes bags, wallets and portfolios created with leather from U.S. steer hides, tanned by American craftsmen in Rawlings' own tannery in Tullahoma, Tenn.

Double tanning ensures a deep, rich color known as bourbon that makes each hide unique.

With age, each piece will develop a unique finish on the leather and hardware, adding to its character and longevity.

The durability, sophistication and wonderful leather aroma can be found in these Rawlings American Hand/Crafted Collection pieces:

·         Rawlings' Carry-All Duffel Bag (model number AC100-202) is a 21.5” bag with exterior side pockets and generous main compartment storage and interior pockets. The bag includes a detachable padded shoulder strap.
·         Rawlings' Carry-On Duffel Bag (model number AC102-202) is an 18.5” bag with exterior side pockets for on-the-go stowage, solid leather-snap closure handles and a detachable padded shoulder strap.
·         Rawlings' Lawyer Satchel Bag (model number AC103-202) measures 17”, with three separate compartments, one for a laptop. 
·         Rawlings' Briefcase (model number AC104-202) measures 15.75” and has exterior side pockets and generous main compartment storage and interior pockets.
·         Rawlings' Messenger Bag (model number AC105-202) measures 15.5” and has two separate main compartments, with one for 13" laptop stowage.
·         Rawlings' Portfolios (AC112-202) are made with an expandable gusset for a smartphone and multiple business cards holder with pen holder and slide pockets.
·         Rawlings' Passport Wallet (model number AC107-202) features an expandable pocket for your smartphone, back side pockets, interior credit card slots (holds nine cards with ease), interior passport and ID holders.
·         Rawlings' Bi-Fold Men’s Wallet (model number AC108-202) is one of Rawlings' most popular items. It features multiple credit card slots and two interior slide pockets. 
·         Rawlings' Tri-Fold Men’s Wallet (model number AC109-202) features multiple credit card slots, two interior slide pockets and a back slide pocket.
·         Rawlings' Money Clip Wallet (model number AC110-202) has two interior slide pockets, two credit card slots and a magnetic money clip.
·         Rawlings' Card Holder (model number AC113-202) has multiple card slots and a main compartment envelope gusset card holder.

This limited edition bourbon series will only be produced in the year 2014. The 2014 limited edition series is identified by a metal plate on the bags and debossings on the personal leather goods.

Visit our official online store or contact a Rawlings Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) to order your own piece from Rawlings' American Hand/Crafted Collection.



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Jeter's Legacy Lives on at Rawlings

Derek Jeter's playing days are wrapping up, but his legacy lives on at Rawlings.

Rawlings salutes Jeter’s extraordinary career with the release of these three gloves:

  • The re-release of his iconic Heart of the Hide 11.5” Game Day glove (model number PRODJ2), featuring the Basket web and conventional back.
  • The commemorative and limited-edition “DJ Final Season” glove (model number PRODJ2FS-JET), featuring a navy pinstriped Oval R logo.
  • The GG Gamer version of the authentic PRODJ2 game day glove (model number GGDJ2).

Jeter has personified the Rawlings brand through his style on the field and off.

His remarkable 20-year career includes highlights such as Jeter and his Rawlings PRODJ2 glove crossing Oakland’s infield during the 2001 American League Division Series to cut off and then backhand flip the relay to nab Jeremy Giambi at the plate.

His 2004 over-the-shoulder catch into the stands against the Boston Red Sox is another moment that makes Jeter one of the top players of his generation. The 14-time All-Star and 5-time Rawlings Gold Glove Award® winner, Jeter is known to deliver, especially in the postseason. He led the Yankees to five World Series™ titles.

In his final season, Jeter and Rawlings will always be linked by award-winning web gems and an unrivaled commitment to winning.

Visit our official online store or contact a Rawlings Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) to order your Rawlings Derek Jeter Glove.


Monday, October 20, 2014

Rawlings' S90 Performance Rating Helmet Now Available in Matte Finish

If you're a college or high school player facing top pitching, Rawlings' S90® Performance Rating™ helmet is designed for you.

Rawlings' 90 MPH batting helmet (model number S90PAM) features the exclusive MLB® helmet design in a new rubberized matte finish.

Heat Exchange™ vents circulate cooler ambient air.

The enhanced ABS plastic shell is available in matte black, cardinal, dark green, maroon, navy, purple, royal, scarlet and white.

It is designed to protect against high-speed impacts up to 90 miles per hour, what Rawlings calls its S90® Performance Rating™.

Targeted for collegiate and high school players who generally face pitch speeds at or below 90 MPH, the S90® brings increased protection and performance to any player striving to reach the next level.

Rawlings' S90® dual density foam liner has been added for maximum impact absorption and optimal comfort.

It is available at Rawlings' official online store in sizes small (6-⅞ to 7), medium (7-⅛ to 7-¼), large (7-⅜ to 7-½) and extra large (7-⅝ to 7-¾).

Rawlings encourages all players and their parents to “know your speed.” Look for the Rawlings seal before you step to the plate. Rawlings' Performance Rating™ can be found on the rear of the helmet, as well as on the interior crown padding.

Other Rawlings Performance Rating™ batting helmets, including the S90® with clear-coat finish, are available at Rawlings' official online store.

Visit the online store or contact a contact a Rawlings Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) to order your Rawlings 90 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.


Friday, October 10, 2014

Flat-Seam Baseballs Debut in the 2015 College Season

Rawlings has released its new baseballs with flat-seam technology to prepare for the 2015 college baseball season.

The NCAA (Divisions I through III) and the NAIA have officially adopted and will begin using Rawlings flat-seam baseballs starting in February 2015.

The change comes about following Rawlings research showing an average 26-foot increase in flat-seam baseball distances compared with raised-seam baseballs. The NCAA’s own independent testing verified Rawlings’ conclusions.

According to the NCAA, the switch to Rawlings flat-seam baseballs will not compromise players’ health and protection because the increases in distance (due to less drag on the ball) do not change the baseball’s C.O.R. or bat-exit speed.

Flat-seam baseballs have a seam height of .031 inches. Baseballs with raised seams have a seam height of .048 inches.

Rawlings has introduced three new baseballs with flat-seam technology:

·         NCAA Official Baseball (model number FSR1NCAA)
·         NAIA Official Baseball (model number FSR100NAIA)
·         High School Official League Baseball (model number FSR100)

These baseballs also feature:

  • Extra Innings Technology (EIT), which last 15 percent longer with the same consistency and moisture protection
  • A full-grain leather cover for added durability
  • A cushioned cork center
  • 85 percent wool windings
  • Core Bond™ adhesive

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


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Neon Colors Give Personality to This 11.25” Rawlings Glove

Rawlings makes a small glove with a big punch.

Rawlings' GG Gamer XLE Neon Series glove measures just 11.25”, but with exclusive neon green or neon orange accents, it's sure to get attention.

Whether your style is neon green (model number GXLE112NG) or neon orange (model number GXLE112NO), you'll get the quality you expect from Rawlings.

This glove features the "V" web and a conventional back. Rawlings' “V” web has a reinforced bottom that conforms to the smaller, lighter style desired by infielders. Middle infielders can shape the shallow pocket to their preferences.

Featuring PORON® XRD™ impact absorption padding, Rawlings' GG Gamer XLE gloves are made for the long haul.

With Rawlings pro patterns, pro grade laces and pro soft leather, this series is ideal for players looking for a game-ready glove in the same style as their favorite pro player.

GG Gamer XLE Neon Series gloves have white lacing, so they are not recommended for pitchers.

Add impact to the neon colors by engraving your glove for an additional fee.

Visit our official online store or contact a contact a Rawlings Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) to learn more about Rawlings' GG Gamer XLE Neon Series gloves.