The Ultimate Guide to All Star Catchers Gear

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All Star Catchers Gear

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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 BaseballCharlie O'Brien Upper Deck

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.

Catcher's Helmets 

Helmet NameCurrent PriceModel #Color (can vary by seller)For
Ultra Cool Solid MoldedCheck PriceMVP24007 colorsBaseball and Softball
S7 Solid MoldedCheck PriceMVP25009 colorsBaseball and Softball
S7 Matte Two ToneCheck PriceMVP2500MTT4 colorsBaseball and Softball
S7 Painted MatteCheck PriceMVP2500M4 colorsBaseball and Softball
S7 Painted Two ToneCheck PriceMVP2500TT8 colorsBaseball and Softball
S7 Adult Matte CamoProduct Link PendingMVP2500MC-C4 colorsBaseball and Softball
S7 White Two ToneCheck PriceMVP2500WTT6 colorsBaseball and Softball
System Seven AdultCheck PriceMVP40006 colorsBaseball and Softball
System Seven (S7) Adult Two ToneProduct Link PendingMVP4000TT7 colorsBaseball and Softball
Player's Series Solid MoldedCheck PriceMVP23004 colorsBaseball, Softball, and Youth/Kids
League Series Solid MoldedCheck PriceMVP10001 colorYouth and Kids (Baseball or Softball)
S7 Youth Matte CamoProduct Link PendingMVP2510MC-C4 colorsYouth and Kids (Baseball or Softball)
S7 Youth Matte Two ToneCheck PriceMVP2510MTT4 colorsYouth and Kids (Baseball or Softball)
S7 Youth Painted Two ToneCheck PriceMVP2510TT8 colorsYouth and Kids (Baseball or Softball)
S7 Youth White Two ToneCheck PriceMVP2510WTT6 colorsYouth and Kids (Baseball or Softball)
Player's Series YouthCheck PriceMVP23104 colorsYouth and Kids (Baseball or Softball)
Ultra Cool YouthCheck PriceMVP24107 colorsYouth and Kids (Baseball or Softball)
S7 Youth MatteProduct Link PendingMVP2510M4 colorsYouth and Kids (Baseball or Softball)
S7 YouthCheck PriceMVP25109 colorsYouth and Kids (Baseball or Softball)

all star 2500

All Star 2500, one of the best Catcher's Helmet on the market today

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.

Traditional Facemasks

Facemask or Cap NameCurrent PriceModel #Notes and Colors (can vary by seller)For
Titanium LMX PaddingCheck PriceFM25TI-LMX7 colorsBaseball only
Titanium LUC PaddingCheck PriceFM25TI-LUC4 colorsBaseball only
Hollow Steel LMX PaddingCheck PriceFM25LMX8 colorsBaseball only
Hollow Steel LUC PaddingCheck PriceFM25LUC4 colorsBaseball only
System Seven LUC PaddingCheck PriceFM40004 colorsBaseball only
Fitted Skull CapCheck PriceCH800Sizes 6 7/8 - 7 5/8; 7 colorsBaseball only
Sized Skull CapCheck PriceCH5914 Sizes: small, medium, large, extra large (6 1/4 through 7 5/8); 7 colorsBaseball 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.

Our pick for the best Catcher's Mask is the All Star FM25LUC mask, which has a lightweight but strong steel cage. 

*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.



Catcher's Mitts

Mitt NameCurrent PriceModel #Size and ColorsFor
Pro-AdvancedCheck PriceCM3100 SERIESBT 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 inchesBaseball and Youth/Kids
Pro-CompCheck PriceCM3200/1200SBT is 33.5 inches, SBTFR is 33.5 inches for Left Handers, BT is 31.5 inches, BTFR is 31.5 inches for Left HandersBaseball and Youth/Kids
Pro-EliteCheck PriceCM3000 SERIESBT Model (CM3000BT) is 35 inches, SBT is 33.5 inches, and XSBT is 32 inchesBaseball only
Adult CompCheck PriceCM3030 SERIESCM3030 is 33.5 INCHES, FR is 33.5 inches for Left HandersBaseball only
Vela Pro MittCheck PriceCMW300033.5 inches, Right and Left Hander models availableSoftball only
Vela Dual Pro MittCheck PriceCMW400033 inches, Right and Left Hander models availableSoftball only
Adult Fastpitch MittCheck PriceCMW251033.5 inches, Right and Left Hander models availableSoftball only
Youth Fastpitch MittCheck PriceCMW1010BT31.5 inches, Right and Left Hander models availableYouth Softball only
Youth CompCheck PriceCM1010BT is 31.5 inches, BTFR is 31.5 inches for Left HandersYouth/Kids only

all star vela mitt

An excellent Catcher's Mitt for Softball, the Vela CMW3000

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 Protectors

Chest Protector NameCurrent PriceModel #Size and Colors (can vary by seller)For
Player's SeriesCheck PriceMultipleAges 16+ is 16.5 inches, 12-16 is 15.5 inches, 9-12 is 14.5 inches, 7-9 is 13.5 inches; 8 colorsBaseball and Youth/Kids
System Seven AxisCheck PriceCP40PROAges 16+ is 16.5 inches, 12-16 is 15.5 inches, 9-12 is 14.5 inches. 10 colors, more for two-tone varietyBaseball and Youth/Kids
System Seven Adult ProCheck PriceCP30PRO16.5 inches; 20 colorsBaseball only
Ultra Cool Adult ProCheck PriceCP28PRO16.5 inches; 6 colorsBaseball only
Trad Pro Adult ProCheck PriceCP25PRO15.5 inches; 6 colorsBaseball only
Vela ProfessionalCheck PriceCPW S7Available in 14.5 and 13 inches; 15 colorsSoftball only
Youth SeriesCheck PriceS7Ages 12-16 is 15.5 inches; ages 9-12 is 14.5 inches; 7 colorsYouth/Kids only
League SeriesProduct Link PendingMultipleAvailable in three sizes, 15.5 in, 14.5 in, and 13.5 in; 1 colorYouth/Kids only

All-Star CP30 Pro

The System Seven (CP30 Pro) Chest Protector

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 Guards

Leg Guard NameCurrent PriceModel #Size and Colors (can vary by seller)For
System Seven (S7) Adult AxisCheck PriceLG40WPRO16.5 inches; 9 colorsBaseball only
S7 Adult ProCheck PriceLG30PROS PRO is 15.5 inches, W PRO is 16.5 inches; 20 colorsBaseball only
Ultra Cool Adult ProProduct Link PendingLG23PROW PRO is 16.5 inches; 6 colorsBaseball only
Trad Pro Adult ProCheck PriceLG21PROW PRO is 16.5 inches; 6 colorsBaseball only
Vela ProfessionalCheck PriceLGW S7Available in 14.5 and 13 inches; 16 colorsSoftball only
Player's Series (Youth)Check PriceMultipleAges 16+ are 16 inches, 12-16 is 14.5 inches, 9-12 is 13.5 inches, 7-9 is 11.5 inches; 4 colorsYouth/Kids only
League SeriesCheck PriceMultipleAges 12-16 is 14.5 inches, 9-12 is 13 inches; 1 colorYouth/Kids only
S7 Youth SeriesCheck PriceLG1216S7 and LG912S7Ages 12-16 is 14.5 inches, 9-12 is 13 inches; 8 colorsYouth/Kids only

All-Star Vela Leg Guards

Vela Professional Leg Guards with D30® at the knee

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

Interestingly enough, All Star's Leg Guards rank highly in our picks for best Leg Guards for Baseball, best Leg Guards for Softball, and best Leg Guards for Youth Catchers.

*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. 

Training Mitts

Mitt NameCurrent PriceModel #SizeFor
The PocketCheck PriceCM100TM27 inchesBaseball only
The EqualizerCheck PriceCM3000TM35 inchesBaseball only
The DonutCheck PriceCM1000TM33.5 inchesBaseball 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 NameCurrent PriceIncluded (can vary by seller)For
S7 Adult Pro KitCheck 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 ~
Baseball only
System Seven (S7) Axis Adult Pro KitCheck 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 ~
Baseball only
Vela Adult Professional Softball KitCheck PriceComes in 1 size. The kit includes the following:
• MVP2500
• CPW14.5S7
• LGW14.5S7
~ 8 colors available ~
Softball only
Fast Pitch Series Softball KitCheck PriceAvailable 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 ~
Softball only
S7 Camo Catcher's KitCheck PriceComes 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 ~
Youth/Kids Only
S7 Catcher's KitCheck PriceComes 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 ~
Youth/Kids Only
Player's Series Catcher's KitCheck PriceComes 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 ~
Youth/Kids Only
League Series Catcher's KitCheck PriceComes 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 ~
Youth/Kids Only

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 NameCurrent PriceModel #Notes and Colors (can vary by seller)For
Compression Arm SleevesCheck PriceAWS71 color (sold in pairs)Baseball and Softball
Replacement Shoulder PadsProduct Link Pending CPSG1For Chest ProtectorsBaseball and Softball
Window WristbandProduct Link Pending ASWBQB2 colorsBaseball and Softball
Slim 3.5 inch WristbandProduct Link PendingASWB-SL5 colorsBaseball and Softball
Classic 5 inch WristbandCheck PriceASWB20095 colorsBaseball and Softball
Second ToesProduct Link Pending LGRT-1For Leg Guards; 6 colorsBaseball and Softball
System Seven Adult Patella Replacement Knee PadsProduct Link Pending LG30KPFor Adult professional system 7 Leg Guards; 1 colorBaseball and Softball
Replacement Chin PadsProduct Link Pending MVP-AUCCFor all System Seven Masks; 1 colorBaseball and Softball
Replacement CageProduct Link Pending MVPACC2Compatible with MVP2500, MVP2400, MVP4000; 1 colorBaseball and Softball
Delta Flex Adult Chest Protector HarnessProduct Link Pending CPHPROCompatible with the CP30PRO and CP28PRO; 5 colorsBaseball only
Delta Flex Facemask HarnessCheck PriceFMHPROCompatible with all All-Star facemasks; 4 colorsBaseball only
Replacement Lightweight PaddingProduct Link Pending PFM25LUCFor traditional facemasks; 3 colorsBaseball only
Sun VisorCheck PriceFMSV3For traditional facemasks - Only compatible with FM25-type Face masksBaseball only
Replacement Leather PaddingProduct Link Pending PFM25LMXFor traditional facemasks; 7 colorsBaseball only
Replacement WebsProduct Link Pending CM3000For CM3000 SBT and BT Catcher's Mitts; 1 colorBaseball only
Compression Wrist Guard with StrapCheck PriceWG50013 sizes, Medium, Large, Extra Large; 4 colorsBaseball, Softball, and Youth/Kids
Protective Glove Sponge with D30Check PriceGS4000Adult and youth versions, Left and Right hand available for each; 1 colorBaseball, Softball, and Youth/Kids
Protective Inner Glove with D30Check PriceCG5000Adult and youth versions, Left and Right hand available for each; 1 colorBaseball, Softball, and Youth/Kids
Protective Wrist Guard with D30Check PriceWG50003 sizes, Medium, Large, Extra Large; 4 colorsBaseball, Softball, and Youth/Kids
Compression Window WristbandCheck PriceWG50023 sizes, Medium, Large, Extra Large; 1 colorBaseball, Softball, and Youth/Kids
Traditional StrapsProduct Link Pending LGRSFor Leg Guards, 5 colorsBaseball, Softball, and Youth/Kids
Delta Flex HarnessCheck Price LGRS-PRO/LGRSY-PROFor Leg Guards, Adult & Youth; 5 colorsBaseball, Softball, and Youth/Kids
Knee SaversCheck PriceKS2/KS2YFor Leg Guards; 6 colorsBaseball, Softball, and Youth/Kids
Delta Flex Youth Chest Protector HarnessProduct Link Pending CPHPROYCompatible with the CP1216S7 and CP912S7; 1 colorYouth/Kids (Baseball or Softball)
Delta Flex Youth Leg Guard HarnessProduct Link Pending LGRSY-PROFor Youth Leg Guards; 5 colorsYouth/Kids (Baseball or Softball)
Pro Equipment BagCheck PriceBBPRO2Approximately 36"L X 12"W X 15". Does not have rollers.Baseball, Softball, and Youth/Kids
Pro Catching Roller Bag
Check PriceBBPRO2-RBApproximately 36"L X 12"W X 15"H. Has rollers.Baseball, Softball, and Youth/Kids
Pro Lace On Wrist GuardCheck PriceYG1 / YG2Leather padding. Two sizes: 3.5 and 4.5 inches.Baseball, Softball, and Youth/Kids
Replacement Pad SetProduct Link Pending MVP-YL2Replacement padding for MVP 2510 helmet; 1 colorYouth/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 - TypeModel #For
Custom S7 Adult Two Tone Catcher's HelmetsMVP2500TTBaseball and Softball
Custom S7 Adult Two Tone Catcher's HelmetsMVP4000TTBaseball and Softball
Custom S7 Adult Leg Guards (17.5 inches)LG30XPROBaseball only
Custom Facemask with Leather PadsFM25LXBaseball only
Custom S7 Adult Leg GuardsLG30PROBaseball only
Custom System Seven (S7) Adult Chest ProtectorCP30PROBaseball only
Vela Adult Custom - Chest ProtectorCPW14.5S7Softball only
Vela Adult Custom - Leg GuardsLGW14.5S7Softball only
Vela Youth Custom - Chest ProtectorCPW13S7Youth Softball only
Vela Youth Custom - Leg GuardsLGW13S7Youth Softball only
Custom S7 Youth Leg GuardsLG912S7Youth/Kids only
Custom S7 Youth Leg GuardsLG1216S7Youth/Kids only
Custom S7 Youth Two Tone Catcher's HelmetsMVP2510TTYouth/Kids only
Custom S7 Youth Chest ProtectorCP912S7Youth/Kids only
Custom S7 Youth Chest ProtectorCP1216S7Youth/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.

In Summary

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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