The Global Catcher Chest Protectors Market size is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.8% from 2021-2028. The market, which was valued at USD 3.6 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach USD 4.5 billion in 2028. The global catcher chest protectors market is projected to grow robustly over the next few years, driven by growing safety awareness among consumers. The increasing concern for safety has led to a rise in demand for protective gear in various fields like construction and sports. In addition, rising investments by companies in the research and development of new products are also expected to drive the growth of this market in the near future.
Catcher Chest Protectors is a vital piece of equipment that's used by catchers. Catcher chest protectors are designed to shield the body from foul balls and prevent injury in case the ball hits it accidentally. The first time we see it was back in 1883 when players started wearing them for protection while catching fly balls.
The chest protector usually has a wide, molded plastic plate in front and two smaller plates at its sides for protection of biceps, ribs, and other vital organs from injury. The lower part is made up of foam covered with either heavy-duty nylon or leather material which provides additional energy absorption capacity while it also helps keep the “chest guard” more firmly fitted to their body shape.
On the basis of Type, the market is segmented into Hard Shell, Soft Shell. The Hard shell finds application across a wide range of sports activities such as baseball and cricket whereas the soft shell is popular among rugby players.
Hard Shell Catcher Chest Protectors are made of hard plastic on the outside that is usually reinforced with aluminum or steel. The chest pad part comes in various shapes and sizes to better fit the body type. They have gone through rigorous safety testing, like being shot at point-blank range by rifles, and passed without any damages.
It has the most padding, which is great to avoid contact with the chest at all costs but not so good as it does not provide more flexibility. They're also heavier than other types of catcher gear options because they have metal in them.
Soft Shell Catcher Chest Protectors are designed to provide a level of safety and protection for the catcher when they have been involved in an out. Softshell chest protectors can be worn underneath a hard-shell protector, or as part of a two-piece set. They are popular with amateur players because they offer less weight than their metal counterparts without sacrificing protection. As soft shells weigh around 400g and 40% lighter than traditional metal chests, it is believed that this low weight will reduce exhaustion over the course of an 80-minute game.
On the basis of Application, the market is segmented into Supermarkets, Hypermarkets, E-commerce, Retailers, and others. The largest share of the market is occupied by supermarkets in terms of application. Softshell chest protectors are often used as an extra layer when playing cricket in supermarket settings and they can be worn on top or underneath a hard shell protector for comfort depending on preference.
On the basis of Region, the market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. The Asia Pacific market is projected to register a positive growth rate in terms of revenue, owing to the huge population and increasing awareness for sports safety. The market in the region of North America is expected to dominate the other regions including Latin American countries such as Brazil.
The Middle East market is expected to observe a steady CAGR during the forecast period due to the growing need for protection from injury while playing cricket or baseball. Latin American market is anticipated to grow at moderate rates because it lacks proper infrastructure and facilities required by players wearing catcher chest protectors while playing various games such as football, hockey, etc.
The global market for catcher chest protectors offers significant growth potential owing to the growing number of professional and amateur baseball players. In addition, a large population base in Asia such as Japan, South Korea, China, etc., has contributed significantly to this segment due to their love for sports games including Baseball and Cricket. The increasing popularity of these games in other regions also augurs well for this industry's prospects going ahead on account of factors like better equipment & protective gears that are required by the game participants.
Up Market Research published a new report titled “Catcher Chest Protectors Market research report which is segmented by Types (Hard Shell, Soft Shell), By Applications (Supermarket, Hypermarket, E-commerce, Retailers), By Players/Companies Unequal Technologies, All-Star Sporting Goods, EvoShield, Rawlings Sporting Goods, Wilson Sporting Goods, Easton Sports, Mizuno”.
|Report Attributes||Report Details|
|Report Title||Catcher Chest Protectors Market Research Report|
|By Type||Hard Shell, Soft Shell|
|By Application||Supermarket, Hypermarket, E-commerce, Retailers|
|By Companies||Unequal Technologies, All-Star Sporting Goods, EvoShield, Rawlings Sporting Goods, Wilson Sporting Goods, Easton Sports, Mizuno|
|Regions Covered||North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA|
|Historical Year||2018 to 2019 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)|
|Number of Pages||202|
|Number of Tables & Figures||142|
|Customization Available||Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.|
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The market is segmented by Type Hard Shell, Soft Shell and By Application Supermarket, Hypermarket, E-commerce, Retailers.
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Based on region, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa (MEA). North America region is further bifurcated into countries such as U.S., and Canada. The Europe region is further categorized into U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe. Asia Pacific is further segmented into China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, South East Asia, and Rest of Asia Pacific. Latin America region is further segmented into Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America, and the MEA region is further divided into GCC, Turkey, South Africa, and Rest of MEA.
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