Sg cricket batting pads 2012 cricket gear review

Sg cricket batting pads 2012 cricket gear review













SG MAXILITE XL cricket batting pads Ambi

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


SG RSD PROLITE cricket batting pads

SG RSD PROLITE cricket batting pads

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

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

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.



SG cricket gear review : Maxilite XL pads and the Maxilite ultimate gloves

SG cricket gear.


Just a quick note over the next week or two i will be posting a blog on this website which includes all the major new 2012 cricket bats as well as the gloves and pads i think are worth mentioning.


i am looking at 4 different sets of gloves and pads and then also about 17 different bats from the SG range. I know what you are thinking, why would SG bring out 17 different bats. well who knows but i will do my best to review them all and let you know what i think.

starting off though with the SG maxilite XL pads and the SG maxilite ultimate gloves.


The SG Maxilite ultimate batting gloves.


The first thing that comes to mind when putting these gloves on my hands was comfort. The Block finger design which gives you maximum flexibility in the hands is superb. The leather on the palms is soft but not to soft that you feel you might tear it or something like that. The gloves offer top of the line protection at a fraction of the cost of top level gloves which is what we have grown accustomed to with SG cricket gear. A good quality product at an affordable price.


As you can see from the pic above these gloves have a few high level features such as the Nylon Gusset for better ventilation. The Extra finger protection reinforced with a thermoplastic polyurethane insert in the first two fingers to protect a bats mans bowling fingers. Lightweight high-density foam finger rolls and split thumb. Three-piece sidebars on lead hand. Leather tabs on fingertips. Extra PITTARDS® leather patch on hard-wearing areas of the palm and of course the toweled wristband with embossed Velcro® fastener.


For the low price of just $50 these are a quality set of batting gloves that are also affordable for the weekend cricketer. I would highly recommend these gloves to anyone who wants the best protection but is also on a budget. Buy your SG maxilite ultimate gloves here now.


The SG Maxilite XL Ambi cricket batting pads.

As you can see these SG maxilite XL pads are basically a copt of the Moulded foam ultralite Marrant batting pads. Unfortunately even though those pads are the lightest on the market, they are very expensive and the average cricketer cannot afford them. These SG versions of those same pads are a very good alternative to the Morrants. i used to use the Puma iridium 6000 pads as i thought they were the lightest i could get at $160 USD. Once these came into my store and now selling them at $75 it was a no brainer to chuck out the Puma pads and stick a set of these into my kit bag.


My old puma pads ($160 USD ) weighed in at a hefty 1lbs12oz ea. and these feather lights are a very light 1lbs7oz meaning you save 6 oz on each pad. that might not seem like much but after you run up and down the pitch for an hour you will be crying for the lighter pads, trust me. Especially with the speed we play 20/20 games these days, you definitely want the lightest pads you can get your hands on.


So when you by these pads from what do you get. well you get EPE Moulded with Polyurethane facing. These pads boast a Compact and wrap around fit. For extra protection you get High-density sponge filled vertical bolster with a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) insert. You also get a Mesh instep with hardwearing piping. Added protection on top hat. These pads are also great for clubs as they Can be used by both left-handed and right-handed batsmen.


To buy your SG maxilite XL pads now click here.


I would certainly put my stamp of approval on both of these items reviewed here today.

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