What to Consider When Buying a Batting Helmet for Baseball Season
A batting helmet is designed to protect the batter from being injured by a pitch or a foul ball. While it will also protect the head when the batter is sliding into the bases or being tagged, its ultimate goal is to withstand the blunt force of being hit by the ball. In order for it to do its job effectively, there are a few things you must consider when purchasing batters helmets.
Having the right size is essential. The helmet should fit snugly so that it does not slip or slide while the batter is moving. The right fit also ensures that the batter will be able to see and hear efficiently while it is being worn. Part of what makes a batting helmet fit so snugly is the padding on the inside. Some types of padding are thicker than others so the batter will want to try several helmets on before purchasing one that fits correctly.
Whenever you look for a new batting helmet, one of the first things you should check is that padding is pliable yet firm. If a helmet has been on the shelf for a while, the padding may have started to deteriorate. Old padding can be easily replaced but it is important to let an equipment specialist do the work. This ensures the padding is placed correctly and it is firm enough to protect the batter's head.
Many batting helmets today come with at least a partial faceguard. This protects the batter's nose and mouth from any type of injury during the game. A partial faceguard is often a metal bracket that spans across the mid-section of the face, covering the nose and mouth. A functional, full-faceguard uses a piece of strong, plexiglass to cover the eyes in addition to the metal bracket covering the mouth.
No matter what type of batting helmet you choose, proper fit with the right type of padding is a must. Never take chances with a helmet that is too loose or slides uncontrollably. If you want your players to give it their best effort, they should always have the best equipment on hand that allows them to play their best.
Looking for Baseball Helmet Decals?
As you’re buying a new baseball batter’s helmet, you will also need to decorate it with decals for displaying your team’s mascot, logos or message, and player numbers. Choose custom batter helmet decals over individual helmet decals as this will give your team a uniform look.
If you’re a player looking to update your helmet decals, we have got you covered. As baseball helmet decals are supposed to last only a year, it’s time that you choose a new helmet decal.