Welcome to our brand new catchers gear comparison page. The aim of this page is to provide nice and easy to read tables outlining the major features, price points, and links to our review. The tables provided below simply present each different piece in a quick summary fashion. If you are looking for more textual descriptions however you can check out our full sets, chest protector, leg guards, masks, and mitts sections. If you feel we’ve missed any, or have any out of date information, please let us know.

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Full Sets

As we’ve mentioned before in our full sets section, this is often the preferred route to go for most catchers as you don’t have to look around for matching individual pieces, get some cost saving, and more.

Easton M7
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All Star Pro
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Under Armour Victory
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All Star System Seven
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Mizuno Samurai
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Price$$$$$$$$$$$
Adult Sizes?YesYesYesYesYes
Intermediate Sizes?YesNoYesNoNo
Youth Sizes?YesNoYesYesYes
LevelAllCompetitiveMid-levelCompetitiveMid-level
Pros- More vents in the helmet & chest
- Triple knee leg guards
- Very light chest protector
- Gel knee pad
- Impact resistant ABS shell
- Four point adjustable harness
- Large vents in the leg guards
- I-BAR vision steel mask
- Increased throat, collar bone and sternum protection
- Adjustable D30 knee pads
- Enhanced Ventilation
- Lightweight shin guards
- Better at Rebounds
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Chest Protectors

The next section of our comparison tables takes a look at the chest protector. This piece is one of the more often thought about when looking at a catcher head on. Some of the main things to look at in a chest protector include how it handles rebounds, how dense the foam is, and the weight. You can see more details in our chest protector section.

All Star S7 ProEaston M10All Star System 7Mizuno SamuraiEaston M7
Price$$$$$$$$$$
Adult Sizes?YesYesNoYesYes
Intermediate Sizes?NoYesYesYesYes
Youth Sizes?NoYesYesYesYes
LevelCompetitiveAll levelsMid-levelAll levelsAll levels
Pros- Lightweight
- Bigger ventilation holes
- Full side protection
- Memory foam in abdomen
- 3-point adjustment
- Adjustable shoulder protection
- Sternum, and Throat plates
- Promotes upright positioning
- Side protection
- Nameplate for identification
- Removable wings
- Increased rebound control
- Better rebound control
- Removable shoulder cap
- Better moisture control
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Leg Guards

Ah…the leg guards. One of the more uncomfortable pieces of equipment used by a catcher. If you’ve ever worn a pair that are flimsy or don’t fit well, you’ll quickly get annoyed and uncomfortable. As mentioned in our leg guards section, you should always look for a pair that fits well, provides lots of protection around the knees (even in the crouch position), and hopefully make it feel like you aren’t wearing anything at all around your legs.

Easton M10Mizuno Samurai G3All Star System7Under Armour VictoryWilson ProMotion
Price$$$$$$$$$$
Adult Sizes?YesYesYesYesYes
Intermediate Sizes?YesYesYesYesYes
Youth Sizes?YesYesNoYesNo
LevelAll levelsMid to CompetitiveCompetitiveAll levelsMid-level
Pros- Anti-roll design
- Critical Inner knee protection
- Advanced ventilation system for better cooling
- Triple knee cup for high level of protection in all positions
- Metal buckles
- More protection in shin area
- Lightweight & provide better movement
- Gel based knee pad
- Newly re-designed tough exterior shell
- Double knee design
- Less expensive than average
- Better ventilation system to keep cool
- 4 point adjustment system for better fit
- Increased shin protection
- Better ventilation that previous versions
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Masks

Arguably the most important piece of equipment the catcher has to get right is the mask. With all the news surrounding head injuries today, you can imagine the danger anyone has when they sit behind home plate. Try to look for a mask that is built to last, and conforms to your head so that you can avoid any sort of neck strain. We believe the ones listed below will provide you with all of this.

Easton MakoUnder Armour ProAll Star System 7Mizuno Samurai G4Under Armour Victory
Price$$$$$$$$$$$$
Adult Sizes?YesYesYesYesYes
Youth Sizes?YesYesYesYesYes
LevelMid to CompetitiveCompetitiveMid to CompetitiveBeginner to Mid-levelBeginner to Mid-level
Pros- Slim design for better movement
- Quick removal
- Large field vision
- Increased cage strength
- Innovative design for better ball deflection
- Soft and comfortable chin pad with moisture management
- Mesh liner for more comfort
- Lighweight at 2.9 lbs
- Strong ABS protective shell newly re-designed for better ball deflection
- Multiple layers of padding
- Adjustable jaw protection
- Improved ventilation system to keep your head cool
- Great field line of sight
- Strong and durable cage
- Washable chin pad
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Mitts

The last piece of equipment we compare is the mitt which are also the most finicky. What works for one catcher may not work for the next but we do believe the choices below are the best overall ones available. For mitts, a catcher should look into the pocket, size, the break-in period, and of course cost. You can see more details on our mitts page as well.

Wilson A2000All Star ProMizuno Prospect GXC112Mizuno World Win
Price$$$$$$$$$
Size (inches)333531.534
LevelAdult / CompetitiveAdult / CompetitiveYouth / All LevelsAdult / All Levels
BackClosedConventional OpenConventional OpenClosed
WebHalf MoonClosedTwo-piece ClosedTwo-piece Closed
LeatherPro StockJapanese tanned US SteerhideN/ARetro
Pros- Extended Palm
- Wrist lining
- Larger pocket
- Finger hood and Velcro strap
- PowerClose technology
- Soft interior lining
- Game ready
- Parashock technology
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