Wilson A2000 Series 32.5 Inch A2403 BB1791ST
The A 2000 Is The Definition Of A Catcher’s Mitt
If you want a solid, old school catcher’s mitt, look no further than the Wilson A2000. Wilson is one of the oldest and most respected names in baseball equipment, and they’ve been producing the A2000 for an astonishing 55 years. The reason that the A2000 is still going strong after over half a century is its no-nonsense design and super-sturdy materials and construction.
Many manufacturers attempt innovations in glove designs that look like fads in hindsight, and are quickly forgotten. The A2000 delivers results, year after year. For some coaches and players, the A2000 is the only kind of catcher’s mitt there is. It can take serious abuse and still keep going, and it’s a staple of equipment bags from the peewees to the pros.
Features And Benefits Of The Wilson A2000
Any good catcher’s mitt begins with the quality of the material it’s made from. The Wilson A2000 is constructed from tough, thick Wilson Pro Stock leather, tanned to their classic honey-colored brown that says old-time baseball to any fan. The back of the glove features dual welting that runs from the fingertip to the binding, which naturally curves the fingers to prepare the glove for the arrival of the pitch. The extended palm makes it easier to control pitches that don’t land dead on than other gloves.
The wrist lining is Wilson’s standard Dri-Lex, a breathable fabric that’s easy on the back of your hand and wrist. There’s nothing fancy about the layout of the Wilson A2000, either. It’s a classic half-moon web and C-shaped palm that makes a deep pocket for the ball, and allows you to close on it like a fielder’s mitt.
- Well padded
- Durable, tough Pro Stock leather
- Big 32-1/2” circumference mitt makes a big target
- Dual welting naturally forms glove into correct shape to receive pitch
- Pro-stock hand pattern hold the fingers comfortably
- The leather is tough as nails, so it can take a lot of effort to break in the glove
- Lacings aren’t as durable as some other models
- Only available in right-handed configuration
The Wilson A2000 has no surprises. It’s made from incredibly tough steerhide, and if you’re not used to an old-fashioned glove and the amount of work it take to break one in, it might seem like iron. The beauty of breaking in a glove like the Wilson A2000 from scratch will be that the glove will entirely conform to your hand and your style of play once you’ve used it for a while, and the super-tough material and construction will allow you to use if for many seasons without breaking down. Catcher’s mitts take an enormous amount of abuse during games and practices sessions, and if they don’t start out tough they won’t last very long. The Wilson A2000 catcher’s mitt is sure to last and last, because it’s built to last.