The A800 Game Ready Softfit line from Wilson lives up to its name – “Game Ready”. These gloves are crafted with an extremely soft, pliable leather to provide that game ready construction. Along with the being ready to play as soon as they arrive, these gloves are at a very affordable price-point, which is perfect for the player that may be new to the sport and looking for a glove that will get the job done, without doing too much damage to the wallet.
The BBM12 is 12” in length and ideal for the first baseman that prefers a mitt on the shorter side, for a better feel. This glove features Wilson’s Single Post webfor an easy break-in but durable pocket.
The shell, palm and lacing are composed of Wilson’s Exclusive Cheyenne Penny Leather, which as previously mentioned, is extremely soft and pliable. This leather requires minimal work for breaking-in and creating the desired pocket – and when cared for properly, will hold up game-after-game.
The hand opening features a closed, fastback design with a laced binding. The closed design will keep the pocket deep, while protecting the part of the hand from sting on impact. It also has a cutout for the index finger, for the players that prefer to keep their finger on the outside of the mitt. The laced binding provides a secure and snug fit – keeping the glove in place, even during the toughest plays.Also featured, a low-profile heel that provides some forgiveness on those tough hops.
Upon arrival, the A800 glove is 100% ready to hit the field, requiring virtually no break-in time.
The glove is certainly game-ready however the pocket formation, given that the glove was broken in,could have been better.Review by Jay (Posted on 1/27/2014)