I had a parent ask me during a recent pitching lesson which brand of face mask he should get for his daughter.
It seemed like the best answer to give him (and share here on the blog) is the answer other pitchers have given us.
Six-of-eight pitchers we talked to said they prefer the Rip-It face mask. Its light weight design is a reason they like it.
Below are photos of some pitchers face masks currently on the market.
The Rip-It ranges in price from $34.99 to $49.99. Learn more here.
The Game Face is made of polycarbonate (the same material used to make bulletproof glass) instead of metal like the Rip-It.
Price: $29.95 to $52.80. Learn more here.
The SKLZ Field Shield is advertised as “shatterproof”. The face mask has an extra covering at the bottom for added chin protection.
Price: $25. Learn more here.
The Bangerz HS-6500 Softball Mask is a wire cage that can include “anti-scratch” sunglasses for its design. It does not cover the mouth or chin. Price range: $37.95 to $44.99. Learn more here.
Which mask does your softball pitcher wear?