XPROTEX Protective Batting Gloves: Review and Giveaway

If you have a sports-loving son like I do, then I would imagine you are like me….keeping track of gear, schedules posted on the fridge, running like crazy to and from practices and games, and washing dirty uniforms in time for the next game.  While we love watching our son play as much as he loves to play, there is ONE thing I wish I could change:  the risk of injury.    According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, sports injuries are on the rise.  Each year, more than 3.5 million sports-related injuries occur in children under age 15 that require medical treatment.   With those staggering statistics, thank goodness there are companies like Xprotex that are trying to help kids beat the odds.  From the website: “XPROTEX is the future of sports protection. Using advanced materials and breakthroughs in design, XPROTEX challenges the traditional methods of sports protection. By creating innovative coverage that’s lighter, cooler and less restrictive, XPROTEX gives athletes new confidence to perform their best.”

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XPROTEX gloves feature maximum hand and wrist protection and are tailored specifically for left or right handed batters.  The most important feature is AIC Technology.  Advanced Impact Composite is  an impact-absorbing material developed through 30 months of  testing.  AIC Technology means the impact load generated by a 100 MPH ball is reduced to the equivalent of being struck with a 40 MPH ball.  This reduced impact means a much lower chance of a serious injury.  Check out the demo video here.

My son is a lefty and we are smack in the middle of a baseball season.  He was really excited to receive his XPROTEX HAMMR gloves and loved the black, yellow, and gray combo.  He thought they were “cool” and couldn’t wait to try them out.  They fit great and he was able to grip the bat easily.   He has since used them for all of his games and loves them.  He  has told my husband and I before that one of the things that makes him nervous when going up to bat is the fear of getting hit by the ball.  With the XPROTEX gloves, we find that he has more confidence in his ability because his worry is lessened.

Practice tonight!  Notice how the protected area (yellow) is what the ball would come in contact with first.

Practice tonight! Notice how the protected area (yellow) is what the ball would come in contact with first.

XPROTEX gloves come in a variety of sizes, colors, and are available for men, women, and children.  More spefically, you can get your gloves depending on what position(s) they are most needed for as the potential impact and affected area differs depending on what positions are played.  It is really important that parents start talking about sports injuries to their kids and enforcing good safety habits sooner rather than later.  Check out the organization STOP Sports Injuries as well.  I highly recommend XPROTEX gloves for your children involved in baseball or softball.   Having peace of mind is better than any winning record!

GIVEAWAY

Have a little baseball player in your home?  Want to protect them with a pair of XPROTEX gloves?  Win a pair right here on Experimental Mommy!

How to enter:

1. Visit the XPROTEX site and tell me why you want to win these gloves!

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog and XPROTEX  (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Unlimited! (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

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Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on June 11th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

This product review is the opinion of the Experimental Mommy. Others may have a different experience with the product. I was not compensated for this review other than a sample product to facilitate this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.

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  1. I’d love one because it will help my little one out ~ plus he’d feel great using them!

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  4. Jennifer h says:

    I’d like to win these for lil man. He has already shown interest in baseball so when he becomes of age to play T-ball, we’ll be putting him in it.

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  7. I would love to win these for my brother who plays b-ball during the summer

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  10. marge mckoen says:

    I love these glove I think my 3 and 5 year old grandsons would swing the bat harder if they had these gloves

  11. My daughter just started tee-ball and I want to protect her little hands!

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  15. I’d really like to win these because my six-year-old will be starting his second season of baseball soon, and I want him to be safe! I know that as he gets older, the pitches will be coming faster!

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  22. Zoe Right says:

    My kid would love these

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  24. I like the fact that they are lighter than other gloves!

  25. nan lara says:

    anything i can get//use to better protect my son from injury is great
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  27. I want to win these for my son because he’d be so excited to have them.

  28. I would like to win these for my grandson, he is playing his second year of ball and he would love to have the batting gloves!

  29. scottsgal says:

    These would be great for my son during travel ball this summer. Much better than plain batting gloves

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  31. Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
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  32. Annette E says:

    I’d like to win because my son needs these gloves for baseball.

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  34. Carrie Z says:

    This is my son’r first year of little league and he just loves it, he would be very excited to have such a grown up baseball accessory. His dad would be jealous too!

  35. Shelley Mitchell says:

    My daughter could use a really good glove!! This would be great!

  36. Jill Myrick says:

    This would be perfect for my son who is in little league.
    And I love the fact that these glove will help to protect his hands.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win.

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  40. I would love these for my son who plays baseball. He’s 14 now and the balls are being pitched almost as fast as in the Big Leagues. I would feel much better if he were wearing gloves that offered more protection. Thanks!

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  43. katie s. says:

    My son totally needs a pair or two of these awesome batting gloves if he’s going to be the next baseball star guy (sorry don’t know any offhand).

  44. Ellie W says:

    My grandson has just started playing baseball and wants to look just like the major leaguers. I’d love to win these for him/

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  47. I would like to win because it’s lighter, cooler and less restrictive than regular gloves

  48. My son loves baseball, and the website says it inspires confidence and improves performance in all levels of players, so it sounds good to me.

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  51. Bridget Combs says:

    Would love to win this for my son who just finished spring baseball and will likely do fall ball in a few months. Thanks for the chance!

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  56. I want to win so I can give the glove to my friends dear little great grandson

  57. Heather McDonough says:

    I’d love to win! My son is getting into t-ball and he could really use these.

  58. Amanda S. says:

    I want to win these because my son is just beginning to play baseball!

  59. Michelle H. says:

    I would like to win this to protect my little boy’s hand while batting.

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  61. susan smoaks says:

    i’d like to win these gloves for our nephew

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  64. I want to win because they’re made with children my son’s age in mind.

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    I’d like to win these for my 12 year old baseball playing son.

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  67. These gloves are great for preventing injury and should be mandatory for every player. Our son would love to have it.

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