THOUSAND OAKS, CA. (September 5, 2019) – Easton Diamond Sports, the industry leader in equipment innovation and technology, today announced the launch of its Alpha Batting Helmet featuring a revolutionary fit design and new shell that offers even pressure around the head and proper jaw coverage. The introduction of Alpha is an achievement in batting helmet design, providing better and longer-lasting fit for players of all ages, skill levels and head shapes than ever before.

The Alpha Batting Helmet is the best looking, best fitting and most comfortable entry-level batting helmet on the market. Easton engineers developed a more consistent, continuous fit for Alpha to allow players to transition in sizes from tee ball to adult (from as small as 6 ¼”, to as large as 7 ¾”).

“Good fit equals effective protection,” said Easton Category Manager Ian Fung. “That is a fact that gets overlooked too often. We see a lot of players on the field using a helmet that has the right construction and features, but leaves much to be desired from a fit perspective. We found that children, especially, are often wearing helmets that do not provide even contact around their heads. The Alpha Helmet, with its generous soft padding all around, accommodates different sizes and shapes of heads. With three different shells sizes to select from, it fits a greater range of players than most helmets on the market.”

In addition to being available as a standalone helmet model in three sizes, the Alpha Batting Helmet is also available as preassembled combos with either Eason’s Universal Baseball Softball Mask 2.0 or its Universal Softball Only Mask 2.0. Other Easton accessories compatible with the Alpha Helmet include the Universal Jaw Guard, and the manufacturer’s expanded offering of enormously popular Extended Jaw Guard options for added safety and style. All aforementioned accessories, when properly mounted to an Alpha Helmet, meet NOCSAE standards for all levels of play. The Alpha Batting Helmet will also be available in a variety of colors.

Easton’s Alpha Batting Helmet is available for pre-order beginning today, August 15th; available for purchase in stores as well as online starting September 5th. The Alpha Batting Helmet with Baseball/Softball Facemask option is available later this Fall (pre-order October 31st; in stores and online November 14th).

About Easton:

Easton is the world's leading manufacturer of baseball and softball equipment, and the most iconic brand in these sports. Headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA, Easton Diamond Sports, LLC. manufactures bats, ball gloves, apparel, bags, batting gloves, helmets, catcher's equipment and related accessories. The company's commitment to innovation and game-changing technologies propelled Easton to the No. 1 bat position, including breakthrough technologies with aluminum and composite materials. As a result of this commitment to R&D and its storied brand heritage, Easton has long-standing relationships with Little League Baseball, USSSA Baseball & Softball, USA Baseball & Softball, hundreds of NCAA collegiate teams and numerous professional baseball and softball players. For more information, please visit: https://www.easton.com/.