Easton Intermediate Mako 14in Leg Guards
A new era
As long as catchers gear has been around, it's understandable that changes and improvements come in small increments...until now. These Easton Mako leg guards represent a major advancement in protective gear. As with the Mako chest protector, Easton goes asymmetrical with these leg guards. Don't worry Easton conveniently tagged the guards, left and right, so you know which way they go, first time around.
Light weight doesn't mean less protection. While there may be less padding than some guards, these pads (like the whole Mako system), are smarter. The padding is shaped and positioned (the padding can be adjusted by the way) to give maximum protection without adding bulk, helping to keep the guards lean, close fitting and easy to move in. These leg guards are also the best ventilated and coolest ever, thanks to air channels that allow air to circulate around and even through the pads.
All in all the Easton Mako catchers gear represents what the future of catchers gear is. I have no doubt that in the near future the other manufacturers will adopt many of the concepts and innovations used by Easton on the Mako system.
July 14, 2014