The 6 Best Youth Catcher's Leg Guards

Updated January 09, 2017 by Brett Dvoretz

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We spent 25 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. When your child tells you they want to get into baseball, it's hard to say no to them spending time outdoors and getting exercise, but it's equally as difficult watching them get hurt on the sports field. A good pair of leg guards can prevent mishaps, from small bruises to hospital-worthy injuries, and they can make your kid look like a professional out there. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best youth catcher's leg guard on Amazon.

6. Rawlings 9DCW

The Rawlings 9DCW have rounded knee guards that mold to the shape of a child's legs well, and are very soft. With a durable shell, these will save your kid from plenty of injuries, but they do not have many adjustment points.
  • double padding at the knees
  • quality construction
  • too many prominent logos
Brand Rawlings
Model pending
Weight pending
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

5. Easton M7

The Easton M7 have the safety features that growing athletes need, but look like professional gear, so your youth will be proud to wear them. They protectively wrap far back around the calf, but can feel a bit heavy, especially when running to catch a foul fly ball.
  • memory foam in the kneepads
  • robust and will last for years
  • slightly pricey for kids' gear
Brand Easton
Model A165314BK
Weight 3.8 pounds
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

4. Rawlings Renegade

The Rawlings Renegade are available for children under nine years old through to those over 15, so if your young athlete takes a liking to them, they can stick to the same model throughout their sporting career. Plus, they feature an eye-catching, two-color design.
  • dependable toe strap flap
  • breathable inner mesh
  • lining isn't removable
Brand Rawlings
Model LGRNGD-Parent
Weight pending
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

3. Easton Force

The Easton Force feature soft, but strong, lining around the tops of the knee pads that sit comfortably against a catcher's thighs when he crouches. With ergonomic shin guards, these really mold to the leg and provide optimal protection.
  • liners are removable and washable
  • plenty of padding throughout
  • made with quality hardware
Brand Easton
Weight 16 ounces
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

2. Wilson Intermediate Maxmotion

The Wilson Intermediate Maxmotion offer 13 inches of leg protection and are ideal for players transitioning from childhood into their teenage years. A hinged design allows for plenty of movement while keeping the guards securely in place.
  • affordable yet durable
  • right and left are easy to identify
  • toe cap hugs the foot
Brand Wilson
Model 8101
Weight pending
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

1. Mizuno G3 Samurai

The Mizuno G3 Samurai are highly customizable with their removable K-pad, offering knee protection when you need it, or freedom of movement when you want to take it off. Available in 11 colors, there is a pair for every team.
  • feel very lightweight
  • five adjustable straps
  • moisture-resistant lining
Brand Mizuno
Model pending
Weight pending
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

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Last updated on January 09, 2017 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as behind the computer screen, Brett can either be found hacking furiously away at the keyboard or perhaps enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He hopes to one day become a modern day renaissance man.

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