The energy management foam in the MACH helmet absorbs and disperses impact forces, and is more durable and long-lasting to take on multiple impacts. The MACH EXT was developed to complement the helmet's design, and includes a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) piece concealing hardware for an integrated look.
"To validate the design of the MACH EXT regarding cosmetics, functionality, and performance, we did external testing with some high-profile athletes; while internally, we performed high-impact testing to measure durability as well as performance," said Doug Guenther, senior director of innovation and product development. "As a result of the testing, we created a flap design that is seamless with the new shell, and results in a more integrated look, while providing a high visibility concept without sacrificing coverage."
The MACH EXT is offered in one and two-tone matte versions in both senior and junior sizes on Rawlings.com and at select Rawlings retailers. Custom options will be available in October 2018.