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on February 27, 2018
5 of the best cricket batting pads 2018
And here we are again. Just like the past few years I'm looking to the upcoming season & showing you what in our opinion are going to be the best products and best buys in all the different cricket categories. In this article I'm looking at what are going to be the 5 of the best cricket batting pads 2018.
Kookaburra Kahuna Pro Cricket Batting Pads
As is normally the case at least over the last few years the Kookaburra Kahuna Pro Batting Pads are leading the field with great innovation, modern materials, supreme comfort & also super light weight features. Kookaburra have aimed for light weight in this the 2018 offering. Whilst these cricket batting pads may look quite traditional on the front side its on the back / inside where all the major upgrades and enhances have been made.
Some great features on these pads include premium high tech materials & tried & tested tradition that works. The Kookaburra Kahuna Pro Batting Pads also include 3D moulded shin bolsters & sublimated internal graphics which look super classy.
With regards the new GM Original LE batting pads 2018 there really hasn't been anything new added that we've noticed. This though isn't actually a problem. The Original LE batting pad is the top of the line batting pad from Gunn & Moore & its packed with technology. Poron XRD is a impact protection / absorbing foam that dissipates 90% of the impact. That allows a batsman to worry about his game rather than being scared of an impact on his legs. The downside I believe is that the GM pad is slightly heavier than its competition weighing in at 2.1kg for the pair. Thats about 4lbs.
XRD® Technology is all about action – and impact! Like all PORON microcellular products, XRD Extreme Impact Protection is open cell, comfortable, flexible, breathable and lightweight, the XRD protection difference is especially apparent at high speed impact.
#1 : 2.10 Approx. Weight Per Pair (KG)
#2 : PronPU Facing
#3 : Traditional Cotton/Cane Construction
#4 : Comfort Foam/ Low Density Foam/Plastic Fibre Vertical Bolster
These new SS Millennium Pro Batting Pads 2018may not be the most technically advanced, the most expensive or even the most flashy but they for sure are probably the lightest. These very cool Cricket Batting Pads feature a double strap system (preferred by many batsman ) which is a feature of the modern style super light high density foam batting pads. Companied can get away with this light pad by throwing out the older outdated cane inserts or cardboard reinforcements found in batting pads over the last few decades. In fact modern cricket gear is probably the slowest progressing paddings systems in the world. Much like cricket bats, cricket batting pads, gloves etc haven't evolved all that much in the last 50 years. One of the biggest improvements of all times is when batting pads upgraded from belt buckles on the back of the pads to velcro straps.
What SS have done here is got rid of the older bulky materials & just gone with super light high density foam. Its a winning combination & works great.
#1 : Super Light.
#2 : 2 strap system keeps the pads nice and light.
#3 : High density foam 3D moulded for great fit & comfort.
Ive been really impressed with these new 2018 Kookaburra Ghost Pro Batting Pads. To start with i really love the all white retro look Kookaburra have gone for here. In fact retro is a big part of what the Ghost range has become over the last few years. Some of the nice little touches would be the KOOKABURRA wording on front padding new the bottom instep. Also the all white look of the pads, inside & out and then also the Kookaburra " BIRD " imagery on all the tags, top hat & side knee protection. Overall this is an excellent pad, great value for money & super cool looks.
The Hammer Pro Cricket Batting pads have been a staple in our store nor for years & theres good reason why. Firstly the sizing is good for small mens which suits a lot of our customers. They are also very light & with the exception of the SS Millennium pads listed above these Hammer Pro Batting Pads are the lightest of the rest. They have ample padding & have been seen and featured in the CPL & the IPL cricket competitions.These batting pads are test level quality & protection & not only that they're relatively cheap. As much as half the price of some of the batting pads listed above.
Well thats it and a wrap up for our list of Top 5 Cricket Batting Pads 2018. What did you think of the list? Are there any others you think should make this list? We would love to hear from you, please add your comments below. Thanks for tuning in and we will see you again soon.
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