Good news, baseball players. XProTex is bringing new technology to the world of batting gloves.
A new sports gear company, XProTex claims to be "the future of sports protection." According to their website, they are challenging "traditional methods of sports protection" with advanced materials and breakthroughs in design. Protection is built into their batting gloves, a product that XProTeX believes has been neglected for years.
The XProTeX glove contains AIC, or advanced impact composite, a material designed to reduce impact without adding weight. The glove is light and flexible. Yet, according to XProTeX, AIC makes being hit by a 100-mph fastball feel like being hit with a 40-mph pitch. The glove also features extra wrist protection,which keeps the sensitive wrist joint safe without reducing range of motion.
Extra protection does not mean extra bulkiness. The XProTeX batting glove feels like a standard batting glove. It's a little bit thicker in the AIC areas, but the difference is hardly noticeable and should not affect performance.
XProTeX batting gloves range in price from $29.95 to $75.95. The more expensive the glove, the more protection it affords. The $29.95 LYTE glove does not contain AIC, but it is designed to prevent blisters.
A special in-mitt glove helps reduce the impact of balls while in the field, and the company offers custom gloves for catchers, as well as gloves to prevent sliding injuries.
XProTeX's new line of gear is offered in a variety of styles and colors. Visit xprotex.com for more details about the batting gloves.
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