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There are lots of good brands of catchers gear available. Yet there's at least one brand that stands out from the pack due to its innovative, high quality, well designed, and great looking products.
That brand? All-Star®.
All Star Catchers Gear
All Star originally began as a company way back in 1960, and it still remains a family business.
Based in Shirley, Massachusetts, All Star's products and reputation for developing high quality Baseball and Faspitch Softball equipment caused the brand to grow increasingly popular.
Even today, more than 30 percent of Catchers in the MLB wear All Star for at least one component of their gear. The company also makes products that are specifically designed for Fastpitch Softball Catchers.
More than almost any company out there, All Star has built a strong brand by focusing over time almost exclusively on catchers gear, and on making that gear the best it can be.
Innovation in All Star Catchers Gear
One thing that stands out about All Star is that they spend a good deal of time and effort testing new technology. The company holds a variety of patents, and they are known to have a pretty cool testing lab in their company headquarters, according to this article.
Interestingly, All Star partnered with former Toronto Blue Jay's Catcher Charlie O'Brien to help develop the first Catcher's Helmet used by a pro Baseball player. We reference this in our earlier post for the Best Catcher's Helmets for Baseball.
If you look at products made by All Star, you'll frequently notice unique - often trademarked - words or phrases in the product descriptions. That is typically new technology the company developed and engineered into the product to improve upon its safety, comfort, or functionality.
This guide will touch on some of that unique technology as we get further along in the post.
Goal of This Guide
All Star makes a ton of catchers gear. Most of it is really good.
However, the sheer number of models and variations available can be overwhelming.
So this guide was developed to clearly list all of the catchers gear that All Star makes and the different variations of that gear in easy to read information tables.
Our goal is that you will come away from reading this guide with: 1. a better understanding of the All Star brand, 2. of the equipment it makes, and 3. of the best options available to you if you are considering buying All Star's catchers gear.
We'll now look at a complete inventory of every piece of All Star catcher's equipment that the company makes, as of the publication date. Each table is divided in sections, and we will start with Catcher's Helmets first.
|Helmet Name||Current Price||Model #||Color (can vary by seller)||For|
|Ultra Cool Solid Molded||Check Price||MVP2400||7 colors||Baseball and Softball|
|S7 Solid Molded||Check Price||MVP2500||9 colors||Baseball and Softball|
|S7 Matte Two Tone||Check Price||MVP2500MTT||4 colors||Baseball and Softball|
|S7 Painted Matte||Check Price||MVP2500M||4 colors||Baseball and Softball|
|S7 Painted Two Tone||Check Price||MVP2500TT||8 colors||Baseball and Softball|
|S7 Adult Matte Camo||Product Link Pending||MVP2500MC-C||4 colors||Baseball and Softball|
|S7 White Two Tone||Check Price||MVP2500WTT||6 colors||Baseball and Softball|
|System Seven Adult||Check Price||MVP4000||6 colors||Baseball and Softball|
|System Seven (S7) Adult Two Tone||Product Link Pending||MVP4000TT||7 colors||Baseball and Softball|
|Player's Series Solid Molded||Check Price||MVP2300||4 colors||Baseball, Softball, and Youth/Kids|
|League Series Solid Molded||Check Price||MVP1000||1 color||Youth and Kids (Baseball or Softball)|
|S7 Youth Matte Camo||Product Link Pending||MVP2510MC-C||4 colors||Youth and Kids (Baseball or Softball)|
|S7 Youth Matte Two Tone||Check Price||MVP2510MTT||4 colors||Youth and Kids (Baseball or Softball)|
|S7 Youth Painted Two Tone||Check Price||MVP2510TT||8 colors||Youth and Kids (Baseball or Softball)|
|S7 Youth White Two Tone||Check Price||MVP2510WTT||6 colors||Youth and Kids (Baseball or Softball)|
|Player's Series Youth||Check Price||MVP2310||4 colors||Youth and Kids (Baseball or Softball)|
|Ultra Cool Youth||Check Price||MVP2410||7 colors||Youth and Kids (Baseball or Softball)|
|S7 Youth Matte||Product Link Pending||MVP2510M||4 colors||Youth and Kids (Baseball or Softball)|
|S7 Youth||Check Price||MVP2510||9 colors||Youth and Kids (Baseball or Softball)|
Our pick for the Best Catcher's Helmet for Baseball was the All Star System Seven, MVP 2500 series. It has great protective qualities, is incredibly well ventilated, looks sleek, and is relatively affordable. It's a good pick for most Catchers.
The most exclusive and advanced helmet on the list is the MVP 4000, which is built for professional players and is designed to withstand a constant barrage of fastballs over 100 MPH. It has a solid steel cage, and an incredibly strong polycarbonate shell.
*A quick note on All Star helmet technology... 1.) I-Bar Vision™ is the cage design on the System Seven-branded helmets. It utilizes thinner, flattened (instead of rounded) bars which All Star claims strengthens the mask and increases the range of view. 2.) ULTRA COOL™ is a special "dual density foam liner" placed inside the helmet (and in other gear with the ULTRA COOL™ name) which helps keep the Catcher cooler than they might otherwise be in a different helmet.
|Facemask or Cap Name||Current Price||Model #||Notes and Colors (can vary by seller)||For|
|Titanium LMX Padding||Check Price||FM25TI-LMX||7 colors||Baseball only|
|Titanium LUC Padding||Check Price||FM25TI-LUC||4 colors||Baseball only|
|Hollow Steel LMX Padding||Check Price||FM25LMX||8 colors||Baseball only|
|Hollow Steel LUC Padding||Check Price||FM25LUC||4 colors||Baseball only|
|System Seven LUC Padding||Check Price||FM4000||4 colors||Baseball only|
|Fitted Skull Cap||Check Price||CH800||Sizes 6 7/8 - 7 5/8; 7 colors||Baseball only|
|Sized Skull Cap||Check Price||CH591||4 Sizes: small, medium, large, extra large (6 1/4 through 7 5/8); 7 colors||Baseball only|
All Star manufactures a number of facemasks for Catchers, some of which utilize the I-Bar Vision™ design and others that don't.
An additional difference in the available facemasks is LMX vs LUC padding. LMX pads are leather with a colored vinyl coating, while LUC pads are non-leather but water-resistant and lightweight.
*A quick note on All Star facemask technology... Each facemask is built with the DeltaFlex™ harness system. This is a proprietary harness system which contains a sticky substance that prevents gear from excess movement and shifting during a game.
|Mitt Name||Current Price||Model #||Size and Colors||For|
|Pro-Advanced||Check Price||CM3100 SERIES||BT is 35 inches, BTFR is 35 inches for Left Handers, SBT is 33.5 inches, SBTFR is 33.5 inches for Left Handers, and the PRO is 31.5 inches||Baseball and Youth/Kids|
|Pro-Comp||Check Price||CM3200/1200||SBT is 33.5 inches, SBTFR is 33.5 inches for Left Handers, BT is 31.5 inches, BTFR is 31.5 inches for Left Handers||Baseball and Youth/Kids|
|Pro-Elite||Check Price||CM3000 SERIES||BT Model (CM3000BT) is 35 inches, SBT is 33.5 inches, and XSBT is 32 inches||Baseball only|
|Adult Comp||Check Price||CM3030 SERIES||CM3030 is 33.5 INCHES, FR is 33.5 inches for Left Handers||Baseball only|
|Vela Pro Mitt||Check Price||CMW3000||33.5 inches, Right and Left Hander models available||Softball only|
|Vela Dual Pro Mitt||Check Price||CMW4000||33 inches, Right and Left Hander models available||Softball only|
|Adult Fastpitch Mitt||Check Price||CMW2510||33.5 inches, Right and Left Hander models available||Softball only|
|Youth Fastpitch Mitt||Check Price||CMW1010BT||31.5 inches, Right and Left Hander models available||Youth Softball only|
|Youth Comp||Check Price||CM1010||BT is 31.5 inches, BTFR is 31.5 inches for Left Handers||Youth/Kids only|
A variety of Catcher's Mitts are made by All Star for adult Baseball, Fastpitch Softball, and for Youth & Kids.
The Pro Elite CM3000 series is the top-of-the-line Mitt for Baseball Catchers, while the Vela models are the higher-end Softball Mitts.
In fact, our choice for the best Fastpitch Softball Catcher's Mitt is the Vela CMW3000. It is a 33.5 inch single hinge catcher's mitt made with premium Maruhashi leather, and containing lots of padding in the palm area.
*A quick note on the terminology of Catcher's Mitts... If shopping for a new Catcher's Mitt, you may notice that some are single hinged while others are dual hinged. Hinges are the term indicating the bending point (or line) of the Mitt when closing your hand to catch the ball.
A single hinge is a type of Mitt where you bring your thumb and index finger together to close the glove, while a dual hinge is a type of Mitt where you bring your thumb to your pinkie to close the glove.
|Chest Protector Name||Current Price||Model #||Size and Colors (can vary by seller)||For|
|Player's Series||Check Price||Multiple||Ages 16+ is 16.5 inches, 12-16 is 15.5 inches, 9-12 is 14.5 inches, 7-9 is 13.5 inches; 8 colors||Baseball and Youth/Kids|
|System Seven Axis||Check Price||CP40PRO||Ages 16+ is 16.5 inches, 12-16 is 15.5 inches, 9-12 is 14.5 inches. 10 colors, more for two-tone variety||Baseball and Youth/Kids|
|System Seven Adult Pro||Check Price||CP30PRO||16.5 inches; 20 colors||Baseball only|
|Ultra Cool Adult Pro||Check Price||CP28PRO||16.5 inches; 6 colors||Baseball only|
|Trad Pro Adult Pro||Check Price||CP25PRO||15.5 inches; 6 colors||Baseball only|
|Vela Professional||Check Price||CPW S7||Available in 14.5 and 13 inches; 15 colors||Softball only|
|Youth Series||Check Price||S7||Ages 12-16 is 15.5 inches; ages 9-12 is 14.5 inches; 7 colors||Youth/Kids only|
|League Series||Product Link Pending||Multiple||Available in three sizes, 15.5 in, 14.5 in, and 13.5 in; 1 color||Youth/Kids only|
The System Seven (S7) line of catchers gear is incredibly popular, and the S7 Chest Protectors (CP30) that All Star produces makes it clear why.
It comes loaded with impressive features, such as wedge shaped abs and ventilated padding, and it is available in a huge variety of colors. It's one of our favorites, as you can see in our list of Best Chest Protectors for Baseball, as well as in the Best Chest Protectors for Kids & Youth.
While the S7 line is indeed excellent, the non-S7 Chest Protectors that All Star makes are also of good quality, and are good picks for those who may not be interested in or able to pick up an S7.
*A quick note on the terminology of All Star Chest Protectors... All Star advertises their Chest Protectors as coming equipped with "internal PE plates". What does this mean? In this context, PE stands for Polyethylene, which is a form of plastic that has incredible protective qualities.
So impressive is this stuff that it has been phasing out some Kevlar in body armor, with even the US military starting to use PE for body armor.
In addition to being incredibly strong, some All Star Chest Protectors come with PE plates that are moldable to your body, giving you a better, more conforming fit.
|Leg Guard Name||Current Price||Model #||Size and Colors (can vary by seller)||For|
|System Seven (S7) Adult Axis||Check Price||LG40WPRO||16.5 inches; 9 colors||Baseball only|
|S7 Adult Pro||Check Price||LG30PRO||S PRO is 15.5 inches, W PRO is 16.5 inches; 20 colors||Baseball only|
|Ultra Cool Adult Pro||Product Link Pending||LG23PRO||W PRO is 16.5 inches; 6 colors||Baseball only|
|Trad Pro Adult Pro||Check Price||LG21PRO||W PRO is 16.5 inches; 6 colors||Baseball only|
|Vela Professional||Check Price||LGW S7||Available in 14.5 and 13 inches; 16 colors||Softball only|
|Player's Series (Youth)||Check Price||Multiple||Ages 16+ are 16 inches, 12-16 is 14.5 inches, 9-12 is 13.5 inches, 7-9 is 11.5 inches; 4 colors||Youth/Kids only|
|League Series||Check Price||Multiple||Ages 12-16 is 14.5 inches, 9-12 is 13 inches; 1 color||Youth/Kids only|
|S7 Youth Series||Check Price||LG1216S7 and LG912S7||Ages 12-16 is 14.5 inches, 9-12 is 13 inches; 8 colors||Youth/Kids only|
By this point in the post you can probably start to see trends with the names of the catchers gear being produced by All Star. Leg Guards come in the S7 series, Ultra Cool, Player's Series, League Series, etc.
While the S7 and Vela series are the higher end products, all are good quality and are sufficient for day to day use by those in the intended user group. Arguably the most premium level (and newest) product on the Leg Guards list, at least for Baseball Catchers, is the S7 Adult Axis lineup. They are definitely worth a closer look.
*A quick note on All Star Leg Guard technology... You may notice that some All Star Leg Guards come with D30® "Patella Plus" knee pads. D30® is a gel based protective layer built into the Leg Guard which covers the knee cap. It is designed to better absorb shock and provide superior support and comfort to the knee than what you might have in regular Leg Guards.
Additionally, you may notice that some variations of the Leg Guards come with the DeltaFlex™ harness system, which is described earlier in this guide in the Traditional Facemasks section.
|Mitt Name||Current Price||Model #||Size||For|
|The Pocket||Check Price||CM100TM||27 inches||Baseball only|
|The Equalizer||Check Price||CM3000TM||35 inches||Baseball only|
|The Donut||Check Price||CM1000TM||33.5 inches||Baseball only|
If you're in need of a catcher training mitt, then look no further. You've come to the right place.
All Star manufactures three Training Mitts for Catchers, which (as is apparent in the title) are designed for training only and not for use in live games.
While each Mitt has a specific training purpose, in general they are designed to do things like help Catchers receive the pitch in the correct area of the Mitt, improve transfer speed and develop faster hands.
We recommend using these Mitt(s) under the eye of a qualified Coach, not only so you can get great instruction and pointers, but also as an added measure of safety (it can be difficult to catch the ball consistently).
Catcher's Gear Sets
|Kit Name||Current Price||Included (can vary by seller)||For|
|S7 Adult Pro Kit||Check Price||• MVP2500 Helmet (7-7 1/2)|
• CP30PRO Chest Protector (16.5")
• LG30WPRO Leg Guards (16.5")
~ 6 colors available, plus an American flag themed version available, plus 4 camo colors available ~
|System Seven (S7) Axis Adult Pro Kit||Check Price||• MVP2500TT Helmet (7-7 1/2) OR FM25LMX Traditional Face Mask|
• CP40PRO Chest Protector (16.5")
• LG40WPRO Leg Guards (16.5")
• ASWB2009 Wrist Bands
~ 1 color available ~
|Vela Adult Professional Softball Kit||Check Price||Comes in 1 size. The kit includes the following:|
~ 8 colors available ~
|Fast Pitch Series Softball Kit||Check Price||Available in three different sizes. Kit includes the following:|
• MVP2300 Helmet
• CPW14.5PS Chest Protector
• LGW14.5FP Leg Guards
• TG3 Adult Throat Guard
• EQUIPMENT BAG
~ 4 colors available ~
|S7 Camo Catcher's Kit||Check Price||Comes in ages 9-12, 12 - 16, and 16 +. Size of equipment varies by age range. Equipment consists of the following: |
• MVP2510 Two-Tone Helmet
• CP912S7 Chest Protector
• LG912S7 Leg Guards
~ 5 colors available ~
|S7 Catcher's Kit||Check Price||Comes in ages 9-12, and 12 - 16. Size of equipment varies by age range. Equipment consists of the following: |
• MVP2510 Helmet
• CP912S7 Chest Protector
• LG912S7 Leg Guards
• TWO WRIST BANDS
• EQUIPMENT BAG
~ 11 colors available ~
|Player's Series Catcher's Kit||Check Price||Comes in ages 7 - 9, 9-12, and 12 - 16. Size of equipment varies by age range. Equipment consists of the following: |
• MVP2310 Catcher's Helmet
• CP912PS Chest Protector
• LG912PS Leg Guards
• TG3Y Throat Guard
• EQUIPMENT BAG
~ 4 colors available ~
|League Series Catcher's Kit||Check Price||Comes in ages 9 - 12, 7 - 9, and tee-ball. Size of equipment varies by age range. Equipment consists of the following: |
• MVP1000 Helmet
• CPTBALL Chest Protector
• LGTBALL Leg Guards
• TG3Y Throat Guard
~ 1 color available ~
Catcher's Gear Sets (also called "Catcher's Kits") are useful for people who need to purchase a whole set of catchers gear rather than individual pieces of gear. Fortunately, All Star offers a variety of Catcher's Gear Sets for both Baseball and Fastpitch Softball Catchers.
Please note that the specific sizes of equipment listed can vary based on the age range/intended user of the Set. In other words, all components of the Set will match the size of the intended age range/user.
Parts and Accessories
|Parts and Accessories Name||Current Price||Model #||Notes and Colors (can vary by seller)||For|
|Compression Arm Sleeves||Check Price||AWS7||1 color (sold in pairs)||Baseball and Softball|
|Replacement Shoulder Pads||Product Link Pending||CPSG1||For Chest Protectors||Baseball and Softball|
|Window Wristband||Product Link Pending||ASWBQB||2 colors||Baseball and Softball|
|Slim 3.5 inch Wristband||Product Link Pending||ASWB-SL||5 colors||Baseball and Softball|
|Classic 5 inch Wristband||Check Price||ASWB2009||5 colors||Baseball and Softball|
|Second Toes||Product Link Pending||LGRT-1||For Leg Guards; 6 colors||Baseball and Softball|
|System Seven Adult Patella Replacement Knee Pads||Product Link Pending||LG30KP||For Adult professional system 7 Leg Guards; 1 color||Baseball and Softball|
|Replacement Chin Pads||Product Link Pending||MVP-AUCC||For all System Seven Masks; 1 color||Baseball and Softball|
|Replacement Cage||Product Link Pending||MVPACC2||Compatible with MVP2500, MVP2400, MVP4000; 1 color||Baseball and Softball|
|Delta Flex Adult Chest Protector Harness||Product Link Pending||CPHPRO||Compatible with the CP30PRO and CP28PRO; 5 colors||Baseball only|
|Delta Flex Facemask Harness||Check Price||FMHPRO||Compatible with all All-Star facemasks; 4 colors||Baseball only|
|Replacement Lightweight Padding||Product Link Pending||PFM25LUC||For traditional facemasks; 3 colors||Baseball only|
|Sun Visor||Check Price||FMSV3||For traditional facemasks - Only compatible with FM25-type Face masks||Baseball only|
|Replacement Leather Padding||Product Link Pending||PFM25LMX||For traditional facemasks; 7 colors||Baseball only|
|Replacement Webs||Product Link Pending||CM3000||For CM3000 SBT and BT Catcher's Mitts; 1 color||Baseball only|
|Compression Wrist Guard with Strap||Check Price||WG5001||3 sizes, Medium, Large, Extra Large; 4 colors||Baseball, Softball, and Youth/Kids|
|Protective Glove Sponge with D30||Check Price||GS4000||Adult and youth versions, Left and Right hand available for each; 1 color||Baseball, Softball, and Youth/Kids|
|Protective Inner Glove with D30||Check Price||CG5000||Adult and youth versions, Left and Right hand available for each; 1 color||Baseball, Softball, and Youth/Kids|
|Protective Wrist Guard with D30||Check Price||WG5000||3 sizes, Medium, Large, Extra Large; 4 colors||Baseball, Softball, and Youth/Kids|
|Compression Window Wristband||Check Price||WG5002||3 sizes, Medium, Large, Extra Large; 1 color||Baseball, Softball, and Youth/Kids|
|Traditional Straps||Product Link Pending||LGRS||For Leg Guards, 5 colors||Baseball, Softball, and Youth/Kids|
|Delta Flex Harness||Check Price||LGRS-PRO/LGRSY-PRO||For Leg Guards, Adult & Youth; 5 colors||Baseball, Softball, and Youth/Kids|
|Knee Savers||Check Price||KS2/KS2Y||For Leg Guards; 6 colors||Baseball, Softball, and Youth/Kids|
|Delta Flex Youth Chest Protector Harness||Product Link Pending||CPHPROY||Compatible with the CP1216S7 and CP912S7; 1 color||Youth/Kids (Baseball or Softball)|
|Delta Flex Youth Leg Guard Harness||Product Link Pending||LGRSY-PRO||For Youth Leg Guards; 5 colors||Youth/Kids (Baseball or Softball)|
|Pro Equipment Bag||Check Price||BBPRO2||Approximately 36"L X 12"W X 15". Does not have rollers.||Baseball, Softball, and Youth/Kids|
|Pro Catching Roller Bag||Check Price||BBPRO2-RB||Approximately 36"L X 12"W X 15"H. Has rollers.||Baseball, Softball, and Youth/Kids|
|Pro Lace On Wrist Guard||Check Price||YG1 / YG2||Leather padding. Two sizes: 3.5 and 4.5 inches.||Baseball, Softball, and Youth/Kids|
|Replacement Pad Set||Product Link Pending||MVP-YL2||Replacement padding for MVP 2510 helmet; 1 color||Youth/Kids (Baseball or Softball)|
This list is long, we know. Despite its length, the list clearly communicates how All Star has a wide variety of accessories and replacement parts available.
If you would like to only use All Star gear - accessories and all - you totally can. And if you need to fix your All Star catchers gear and you aren't particularly interested in using low quality, no name brand parts, All Star probably carries the high quality replacement part you need.
Custom Catchers Gear
|Customized Design - Type||Model #||For|
|Custom S7 Adult Two Tone Catcher's Helmets||MVP2500TT||Baseball and Softball|
|Custom S7 Adult Two Tone Catcher's Helmets||MVP4000TT||Baseball and Softball|
|Custom S7 Adult Leg Guards (17.5 inches)||LG30XPRO||Baseball only|
|Custom Facemask with Leather Pads||FM25LX||Baseball only|
|Custom S7 Adult Leg Guards||LG30PRO||Baseball only|
|Custom System Seven (S7) Adult Chest Protector||CP30PRO||Baseball only|
|Vela Adult Custom - Chest Protector||CPW14.5S7||Softball only|
|Vela Adult Custom - Leg Guards||LGW14.5S7||Softball only|
|Vela Youth Custom - Chest Protector||CPW13S7||Youth Softball only|
|Vela Youth Custom - Leg Guards||LGW13S7||Youth Softball only|
|Custom S7 Youth Leg Guards||LG912S7||Youth/Kids only|
|Custom S7 Youth Leg Guards||LG1216S7||Youth/Kids only|
|Custom S7 Youth Two Tone Catcher's Helmets||MVP2510TT||Youth/Kids only|
|Custom S7 Youth Chest Protector||CP912S7||Youth/Kids only|
|Custom S7 Youth Chest Protector||CP1216S7||Youth/Kids only|
The ability to wear customized gear is very important to a lot of Catchers. Luckily, All Star provides this service via their Custom Design Lab.
Keep in mind that not all All Star products can be customized, only the pieces mentioned in the above list.
Check out our post on Custom All Star Catchers Gear to learn more about where you can order this gear.
This guide provides a high level overview of all the gear that All Star makes for Catchers. Their gear is available for Baseball and Fastpitch Softball Catchers playing at advanced levels down through youth leagues.
We are not necessarily recommending every piece of equipment in the above tables.
Rather, it is our intention to simply inform you of your options when choosing catchers gear, and to provide an idea of the large scope of available equipment made by All Star.
While there are many good brands that make catchers gear, All Star has stood out by focusing on innovation, good design, and high-quality gear for Catchers for many years now. Because of this, we wouldn't be surprised if All Star continued to increase in popularity over the coming years.
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