Im not going to be going into to much depth in this review, if you want to know materials used etc then click on one of the links and look at the image description on my website. just a few personal opinions etc is what i want to share here and comparisons between these SG cricket batting pads.
These SG maxilite pads are the new pads in my kit bag. I really like them. The quality is top notch. They are super light with each pad only weighing 1lbs 6oz. Ive found these very very comfortable and great to run in. they never got in the way on any of my shots and felt very confident in them when playing shots. The padding is superb and when getting hit by the ball on the pads i never had any issues. One negative about these pads is they are Ambi pads so you dont get the wrap around affect of the wings on other RH or LF pads. My rule of thumb is use your bat so that not an issue for me.
These pads sell for about $75
These SG pads look better in the pics than they actually are in real life. They have a very low level of padding and are probably only ok for school cricket. They weigh in at 1lbs 9oz each which is on the lighter side, but unlike the maxilite s, these are light because they have insufficient padding. So if you are not to serious about your cricket and play at a lower level then these pads at $45 will be great for you.
SG VS 319 ULTIMATE cricket batting pads
Now we are starting to get back on the right track with regards batting pads. The quality on these SG VS 319 Ultimate pads are very good and for only $65 its a good buy. The padding is good and these pads can easily be used in any club or regional level of cricket. They are less light than some other pads but not heavy by any means. weighing it at 1lbs 12oz each they are certainly manageable but not anywhere as light as the maxilite XL. i would spend the extra $10 and get the maxilites. oh wait a minute, i did.
SG TEST cricket batting pads
And last but not least we have the much awaited for review of the SG test batting pads. Great quality international level batting pads. Costing you just $65 these are very good pads and an even better buy. Padding and comfort is superb. I also found these pads didn’t move around on my leg. Running down the pitch they stayed where i put them. Not like my old $160 puma pads that needed to be adjusted after ever run as they ended up on the side of my leg. The only negative i could find about these pads is the fact they are quite a bit heavier than the maxilite xl’s. weighing in at 1lbs 14oz, meaning the crappy $45 pads are lighter. im not sure thats a good thing.
Moral of the story, spend an extra $10 and get the Maxilites, unless you don’t like light pads or don’t like the moulded look, then the test pads are you best bet.