Nothing makes you cherish your playing time more than suffering an injury—which is why so many pro athletes protect themselves with sleeves, guards and other bodywear. One protective gear company on STACK’s radar is EvoShield, which offers a variety of game-changing “shielding” products for baseball, softball, football, hockey, soccer and lacrosse.
Aiming to take protective gear beyond traditional foam and stiff plastics, EvoShield engineers created “Gel-to-Shell” technology, which allows the protective material to mold to your body. The gel-like pieces begin soft, but transform into hard “shields” once they are fitted to the body.
EvoShield A150 Protective Wrist Guard
An Evoshield product that’s especially useful this time of year? Wrist guards. Both baseball and softball players can attest to their utility. EvoShield’s A150 protective wrist guard not only provides a hard shield to absorb impact from a wild pitch or stray ball, it also offers a form of compression, similar to tape. Once removed from its packaging and inserted into the neoprene compression sleeve, the protective shield material (1/4″ composite polymer mesh) begins to harden permanently while forming to your exact body contours. The result: a custom fit and comfortable protection that disperses shock on impact.
The A150 wrist guard comes in a variety of colors for $24.99. For more info, check out EvoShield’s full line of protective gear at EvoShield.com.
Pro Athletes on EvoShield
Chicago White Sox infielder Gordon Beckham advocates strongly for EvoShield. “I put [the wrist guard] on and it was one of things where I never wanted to take it off … I felt invincible when I first started wearing it, and it’s something I’ll continue to wear, because that’s always my moment to say it’s time to lock in, it’s time to go. [Putting the wrist guard on] is kind of my ‘go’ switch to get ready for the game.”
For more interviews and baseball tips, visit the new EvoShield “Game-Changing” channel on STACK.com. It features Beckham and other EvoShield brand ambassadors, Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki and Kansas City Royals LF Alex Gordon.