Hot for 2022
Five pages of the hottest, trend-right and technically advanced new products for girls’ and women’s sports as chosen by the editors of Team Insight.
Five pages of the hottest, trend-right and technically advanced new products for girls’ and women’s sports as chosen by the editors of Team Insight. There is no shortage of new products being designed specifically for the female athlete as team sports return to a sense of normalcy in a (hopefully) post-pandemic athletic world.
The Champro Infinite Series softball jerseys come in four popular styles: 2-button short sleeve, 2-button sleeveless, v-neck short sleeve, and v-neck racerback. Each jersey is constructed from Active Cloth 2.0 polyester fabric and features mesh inserts on the back and side inserts for breathability and comfort.
Badger’s Women’s Surplice Hood Tee defines ath-leisure with softness and versatility, with a generous, loose fit that makes it a go-to for customers of all types.
The new Flexstretch yoga-style softball pant from Augusta Sportswear Brands offers four-way stretch in a 13-ounce fabric that provides comfort and increased mobility with reinforced knees.
The inflation busting women’s long sleeve Sprint tee from A4 is a cost-effective way to add a lightweight layer and block the sun in a standard 100 percent poly performance fabric.
With sporty raglan sleeves, wind-resistance and water-resistance, Sanmar’s Sport-Tek Ladies Hooded Soft Shell Jacket is made to move with athletes regardless of the weather.
The Soffe Intensity Wild Waist Pant is made of 100 percent polyester double knit jersey with a 1.5-inch plush jacquard waistband with a three-color print, pull-up design and a double layer from knee to bottom elastic hem.
Cap America has added the i8520 Aerated Performance Visor to its CA Premium Line. It features Flexfit 110 technology (one visor fits 10 sizes) and is made of 100 percent polyester fabric with moisture wicking.
Alleson Athletic’s Crush Fastpitch Pant is a durable 14-ounce, mid-calf pant with a double-layer reinforced knee, while the back of the knee is a dura-light vented panel to keep players cool and comfortable. Gripper inside waistband holds the jersey in place.
Richardson’s 709 Lite softball visor features a Stay-Dri sweatband and performance fabric, along with a two-inch front panel and a d-ring micro hook-and-loop backstrap for a comfortable fit.
Porter’s Volleyball Coach’s Stand allows a coach or player to elevate above the net for practice and training. The all-steel design provides stability and 400-pound capacity.
Easton Diamond Sports’ new fast-pitch bat – the 2022 Ghost Advanced – features its patented Double Barrel construction and a massive sweet spot. The Sonic Comp Max durable composite provides performance with low barrel compression.
Bison’s Centerline Elite Aluminum Volleyball System offers a rigid aluminum system with minimal post deflection. It is engineered with 100 percent extruded aluminum for strength and includes spring assisted telescoping height adjustment with stop pins and permanent engraved height indicators.
Gill Athletics’ Pacer FXV Vaulting Pole is now offered in five-pound increments in 11-foot and 11-foot six-inch lengths, the most popular lengths with female high school athletes.
Two new balls from Champion Sports: The Pro-X women’s Composite Microfiber Basketball features a microfiber composite leather cover for durability and a tacky feel for a great grip. This basketball is built with a traditional 8-panel design. Now available in pink, the Champion Sports Extreme Soccer Ball helps identify a club or school with Breast Cancer Awareness campaigns. It is designed with a soft-touch TPU cover for a soft feel without compromising the ball’s weight and striking power.
The Markwort Universal GameFace softball mask withstands impacts of more than 80 mph and protects the eyes, nose, teeth, mouth head and brain — and it never fogs.
The Huntress from Cliff Keen Athletic is the first kneepad specifically designed for female wrestlers, featuring a slightly longer sleeve designed to provide impact absorption to the patella area without extra bulk. Female wrestlers prefer the new teal blue color, with black accents. Cliff Keen is also adding this same teal and black color combination to its Signature headgear.
The Liberty Advanced 12.5-inch fast-pitch glove from Rawlings offers a soft, game-ready feel for an easy break-in process — and it is constructed using the same pattern Keilani Ricketts wears.
The AmericanKIP series from Nokona is made with American steerhide, tanned to create a leather with similar characteristics to Japanese and European kip leather. Also new in 2022, Nokona sport bracelets are individually assembled in the U.S. with Nokona Ballglove laces and a signature metal closure.
Champro’s HX Rise and HX Rise Pro with Mask batting helmets maximize safety, airflow, visibility, and comfort. The weight-optimized shell is durable ABS and features its maximum comfort pad system with BioFresh and Dri-Gear technology.
The Rawlings Mantra fast-pitch bat features a three-step inner barrel design to maximize performance. Its outer barrel is also 15 percent thinner for trampoline and pop and its F2 Collar eliminates barrel drag through the zone.
FSG America’s new line of custom sublimated bags includes duffles, backpacks and barrels in unlimited colors and designs. The Barrel Bag Elite Series features upgraded #10 zippers for durability, metal buckles, hardware and rivets at key stress points, along with seat-belt-grade webbing, fully lined interior and exterior pockets on each end.
The Champion Sports magnesium softball fielder’s mask weights in at eight ounces – 30 percent lighter than any available mask – and its molded magnesium frame provides enhanced strength. The narrower design stays close to the face.
Reusch’s Attrakt Freegel Gold Sleek Finger Support is meant for hands that are narrower in the palm and longer in the fingers, a typical female hand. The Freegel punching zone on the back of the hand is a silicone-like material that makes the backhand flexible while helping the player when punching the ball.
Gill Athletics’ low- to mid-spin S-series discus features high-impact translucent side plates in three distinctive in-mold patterns, specifically designed for the beginning to intermediate female athlete.