New for the summer of 2018, Rawlings has released a line of Heart of the Hide ball gloves featuring their new ultralight Hyper Shell. Rawlings’ new Hyper Shell combined with their world-renowned Heart of the Hide leather helps make the Hyper Shell Series one of a kind.
The Hyper Shell ball gloves are currently available in an outfield, infield, and catcher model. Whether you prefer a traditional leather outer shell or are open to new glove technology, the Rawlings Hyper Shell line of ball gloves is certainly worth checking out.
The Hyper Shell is Rawlings’ newest glove technology that helps bring to the field a glove that is 15% lighter than traditional gloves. A carbon weave outer ‘Hyper Shell’ promotes durability and minimizes the overall weight of the glove. The catcher model only weighs an astonishing 1.45 pounds, while the infield model weighs 1.17 pounds and the outfield model comes in at 1.32 pounds.
The carbon material spans across the entire outer shell and along the outside of the thumb. This Hyper Shell material creates a look never before seen in ball gloves that has been the source of great debate between those in favor of traditional leather gloves and those open to new looks and technologies. While the looks of the carbon material can be debated, the significant decrease in the weight of these gloves cannot be.
Due to the ultra-lightweight Hyper Shell material, the Rawlings Hyper Shell ball gloves are great for players interested in having one of the lightest gloves on the market.
Heart of the Hide Leather
The areas not built with the Hyper Shell material are composed of Heart of the Hide leather to help provide comfort, durability, and performance. Only the top 5% of the available hides are selected to be used on Heart of the Hide patterns. These high standards promote quality and consistency in each and every Rawlings baseball glove.
The Heart of the Hide leather can be found in the palm, web, and fingertips. This premium leather is used to help promote proper structure, provide protection and increase the lifespan of the glove. Heart of the Hide baseball gloves are the choice of countless baseball players from the youth level all the way up to the Major Leagues.
The Rawlings Hyper Shell baseball gloves were built for players who prefer wearing a lighter glove out on the diamond. With a unique look and performance never before seen in ball gloves, the Hyper Shells are ready for action.
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