Rawlings Unveils Unique Baseball Glove
Taking baseball glove technology to a new level, Rawlings has released its REV1X series of baseball gloves. In development for several years, the REV1X used the Carbon Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) process to develop an optimized lattice structure.
The REV1X also has several unique design attributes, including a lace-less web, adaptive fit system and Heart of the Hide leather palm and gusset. The result is a lightweight, form-fitting, game-ready glove.
Rawlings Platinum and Gold Glove Award winner and four-time All-Star shortstop for the New York Mets, Francisco Lindor, played an integral role in the creation of the REV1X. Lindor provided several seasons worth of feedback and will be the face of the REV1X marketing campaign in the U.S. The REV1X glove series, comprised of four models in various sizes and patterns, is available at Rawlings.com, DicksSportingGoods.com and JustBallGloves.com.
Rawlings' engineers partnered with Carbon to create the REV1X's sleek 3-D profile, marked by thinner, yet sturdier padding that won't deteriorate over time. Further, the REV1X is constructed with Carbon's 3D-optimized lattice structure, providing variable stiffness in the thumb and pinky, which significantly reduces weight without sacrificing protection, durability, or playability.
In addition to the Carbon DLS process used to develop the glove, the REV1X showcases new structural elements not currently found in traditional gloves. Its lace-less web eliminates top-of-the-web lacing, improving fielding consistency, while the glove's adaptive fit system accommodates a wider range of wrist sizes for a snug, tailored, custom fit. Additionally, REV1X models are crafted with world-renowned Heart of the Hide palm and gusset leather padding widely recognized by athletes for its quality and authenticity.
The four REV1X models are available in infield/outfield patterns ranging from 11½– 12¾ inches.