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Akadema’s Patriot Glove Series

Made in the USA

In August of 2008 Akadema did what few American companies have done in recent years. They brought manufacturing home by creating the Patriot glove series, a line of baseball gloves assembled in the United States. Since the 1950’s the American baseball glove manufacturing industry has shrunk from an estimated five thousand jobs to less than fifty jobs in 2007. The reasons are all to familiar: the cost of wages, insurance, benefits, taxes and regulations. These obstacles increase the cost of production by three times and make it nearly impossible for domestic manufacturing to compete against foreign imports.

With all these cost factors making domestic manufacturing so difficult and costly, then why would Akadema decide to manufacture in the United States? The answer to that question is the company ownership’s love of the United States and the game of baseball. Akadema wants to bring back the pride that comes with making a quality product right here in the United States.

We hope that you will support Akadema and its American initiative. All products built here or abroad will help Akadema create more American jobs.

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33” circumference, Praying Mantis Pattern, Spiral-Lock Web, open back, medium pocket.

With new patent “Stress Wedge” technology, located between the index finger and thumb, the Praying Mantis offers shock-absorbing protection for the hand against injury and sting when receiving the ball. The Praying Mantis also offers two additional “Finger Hammocks” allowing the fingers to be firmly positioned and more secure in the glove. Additional features include the “Double-sided Slim Padding” allowing for increased pocket size and easier ball retention. Uniquely designed shape allows the throwing hand easier access into the pocket, resulting in a quicker glove to hand transfer and faster times to second base. The Praying Mantis also features a “Double Flexhinge” which makes the glove snap closed on contact. The latest glove series by Akadema uses Precision Kip leather that is 20% lighter and tighter grained than steerhide. The Hides are harvested in Europe and tanned in Japan. The gloves are more pliable, easier to break in and have more tensile strength than our competitors glove lines.

MSRP: $210.00USA141

Clearance Sale Price: $150.00 + $12.00  (S/H) = $162.00

Qty: 1 (demo model – good as new, but without tags, etc.)

To order, please contact peter@baseballreflections.com.

If you have any other questions about the Patriot Series gloves from Akadema or any other equipment (gloves, wood bats, etc.), please also contact me at peter@baseballreflections.com.

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