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How Blackout Technology Helps Your Team Shine

How Blackout Technology Helps Your Team Shine

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Eye black was introduced to the sports world in 1942, when Washington Redskins' fullback Andy Farkas played with ash from a burnt cork smeared below his eyes. Since then softball players have used eye black as a means to absorb light and prevent glare to improve their performance. RIP-IT has applied the same benefits and principles of eye black that players have experienced now to our Defense Pro Fielder's Mask and the Vision Pro Batter's Helmet to ensure you are able to perform at your best.

How It Works


Our exclusive Blackout Technology is applied to the inside bars of both the Defense Pro Fielder's Mask and Vision Pro Softball Helmet with a special matte coating. This coating eliminates 100% of reflective glare that reflects off the bars and the performance gear. It seems like a simple concept, but our talented engineers have improved the product and application process to assure you are able to perform at your best.

Batting Performance


There are several things to consider when looking to purchase a new fielder's mask and among the considerations is how the equipment will affect your performance. We have constructed our fielder's masks and batting guards to maximize vision while also minimizing weight and other distractions like glare. You will be able to see the ball better each time you are at the plate, and allows you to see with unbelievable clarity to help you meet your full potential.

Fielding Performance


When fielding you will find that Blackout Technology minimizing glare so you can see the ball better Blackout Technology allows you to see the ball better when you're at the plate, running the bases, and prevents distractions while fielding. Performance like catching fly balls in the sun and field awareness will increase since you will not be dealing with as many visual distractions like glare and reflections from the inside of the bars.

We made our best gear yet so you can play your best! Go ahead and test our Defense Pro and Vision Pro batting helmets today! If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you can return the products at any time with our awesome Love it or return it policy and 400 Day Warranty.

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