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Best Baseball Helmets

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Wearing a baseball helmet when you're batting is essential to your safety, so picking the right one is crucial. It needs to be comfortable, provide protection, and also look good. Choosing one can be stressful, so we have researched the market and present the following shortlist of the best baseball helmets available.

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Easton Z5 2.0 Batting Helmet Matte Color Series

Best overall

The Easton Z5 Batting Helmet is made of durable ABS plastic to protect players from high-velocity ball impact. It includes dual-density foam to provide comfort and act as a shock absorber. The BioDrip inner liner absorbs moisture to promote dryness, especially when the pitcher is ahead. You can choose from a variety of colors.

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DeMarini Paradox Protege Pro Batting Helmet with Mask

Great for kids

Dual-density padding, inside the DeMarini Paradox Batting Helmet, offers a tailor-made fit for optimal protection. Strategically-placed venting holes provide plenty of airflow to maintain freshness. A glossy finish and an included face mask give the helmet a clean look in addition to extra protection.

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Rawlings R16 Series Metalllic Baseball Batting Helmet

High performance

With 16 vent holes to keep heads ultra-dry, the Rawlings R16 Batting Helmet also offers protection and comfort with dual density padding. The wrapped jaw pads provide improved coziness. The glossy metallic finish gives the helmet a stylish look that meets the NOCSAE standards.

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Under Armour Converge Batting Helmet - Digi Camo

Microbe shield

A unique HeatGear fabric liner absorbs warmth inside the Under Armour Digi Camo helmet. It's also treated with antimicrobial agents to remove unwanted bacteria and odors. Not only does the helmet meet NOCSAE standards, but it also looks good covering the crown.

Bottom line

Baseball is a contact sport, and injuries can happen. A baseball helmet protects your noggin while you are batting, or running the bases, keeping you from injuries in case of a stray ball. We think the best helmet for the job is the Easton Z5 2.0 Batting Helmet Matte Color Series. A durable ABS casing and an inner dual-density foam combine to give ultimate protection, and the matte color also looks good.