This Pro Preferred Catcher's Mitt features a conventional back and the One Piece Closed Web, which creates maximum strength and durability. With its 32 1/2" pattern, this glove forms a good pocket, which makes it easier to control the ball and scoop up pitches in the dirt. The Pro Preferred line is made with supple Kip leather that provides a smooth look and feel. The Pittards performance sheepskin lining wicks away moisture and sweat to keep your hand dry and allows the glove to last several seasons. This Catcher's mitt now comes with Poron XRD Palm Protection which drastically reduces ball impact to your hand.