Rated 4 out of 5 by 5
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoeDaBeast Mandatory Equipment
This cage is probably more necessary than a glove and cheats for fast pitch softball. Good price and easy to install (once you know what you are doing). Unfortunately, the instructions could be better (or create a video explaining it).
September 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by regular joe / little league dad adidas Triple Stripe T-Ball Facemask review
Product & price are good.
1st, Dick's is the only place to sell a batting helmet and cage small enough for my boy.
I did read reviews before my purchase, I knew ahead of time the assembly may be a challenge.
Other reviews are pretty accurate... some difficulty of assembly.
The helmet does become tighter once cage is attached because the cage is rigid.
Assembly requires some muscle, pushing & manipulating the helmet and small T-nuts simutaneously to line up the screw and T-nut (t-nut is inside the helmet).
Buyers, you may need to help your kids take off the helmet (w/ cage attached).
It's simple, just pull apart at the ears on the helmet to open it up a tiny bit, and it should come off easily.
ATTENTION DICK'S, most leagues require a helmet w/ cage on kids for safety.
**This teeball helmet / cage combination should be sold as assembled, and only offered as such.**
Much less headaches for parents who want their kids to be safe.
$20 for a helmet / $10 for a cage, $30 for a complete helmet, I'd buy it.
** I would have definitely bought it 'caged' last year if it was offered in the store.
Only bought the helmet because no cage was offered.**
Please pass this forward to Adidas.
May 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bev This Helmut will become a size smaller around the head and face after the Facemask is attached. Therefore too tight and small for my 7 yr. old to wear
All Good Quality, but once you attach the Facemask to the T-Ball Helmut, the Helmut is at least a size smaller. It was then too small for my 7 year-old to wear after the facemask got attached.
March 18, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Coach Kinny Hard to believe how bad Adidas failed
My 7 year old daughter started playing T-Ball this year. While Dick's had T-Ball helmets in stock, I was very disappointed that the local stores do not carry face masks for them, so I ordered this one online. Installing it was a total nightmare. To be clear I've coached Little League baseball for many years and know my way around equipment. This mask came with a tiny instruction sheet that was NO HELP. Though it's obvious that it clamps to the helmet (which I've done countless times with other helmets), nothing lined up and there were several ways things could go together. Making matters worse, the helmets had pre drilled holes for the mask with removable squares in the helmet lining to aid in installation. However; the removable inserts did not line up with the pre drilled holes so it took an hour of 're working' the helmet liner in order to make it work. Should have been a 5 minute install, but took well over an hour. You could say the helmet was the issue, but since this mask is specifically made to work with this helmet, the issue applies to both.
April 27, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by dominatemom Hard to attach
If you have big fingers than this mask is going to be very difficult for you to attach to the helmet. I am female with what I assumed small fingers but it seemed difficult to place the nut within the small opening of the thick padding that is glued in the helmet to screw the mask onto the helmet. Once attached works very well.
March 26, 2012