Nutshellz were developed to provide the ultimate protection. Plastic and other materials that are commonly used in cups are simply not sturdy enough to resist the type of impacts that most athletes and LEOs have to face. On May 5, 2018 Yadier Molina was hit by a baseball, foul tipped and traveling at a speed of 103mph. His cup failed him and an emergency surgery followed, the Cardinals would loose their star catcher for a month long recovery. Concerned for their catchers safety, the Cardinal's purchased Nutshellz. Fast forward a few weeks, Wednesday May 23rd, Cardinals catcher Francisco Pena was hit by a foul tip but the result was a much different outcome. Pena was interviewed by Fox Sports Midwest and was quoted saying "I was wearing the new Kevlar cup, it stunned me but it wasn't bad at all, I was Ok." The word is out with the professionals, our cups are now worn by the Cardinals, Orioles, Phillies, Nationals, Indians, Yankees, Rangers, Rays, Padres, Brewers, Angels, and the Giants. Even the University of North Carolina purchased after one of their catchers required surgery from a baseball to the testicles. Our cups are made with materials of the highest quality and strength. Dyneema®, Kevlar®, carbon-fiber, ultra high molecular weight polyethylene and aero-space epoxies, among others, work together to make Nutshellz® the best cup in the market. Imagine being protected by an item that is made from similar materials as those used in fighter jets and body armor. Ballistic tests have confirmed that even a 9mm bullet can’t penetrate our level 2 groin protector.
We know that Nutshellz can take the fastest baseball thrown at it, but that’s not where our work ends. We have incorporated a unique design to ensure that Nutshellz can be worn comfortably. Most athletes and law enforcement professionals know that cups can seriously affect their performance and restrict their movements, but we took every precaution to develop a product that surpasses its predecessors in every aspect. Nutshellz rests comfortably between the inner thigh area thanks to its narrowly tapered edge. This design feature allows you to move freely and cover you from blows to the front and underneath the body.
Our efforts have paid off and we can now offer you a product that has reached the highest levels of strength, durability and comfort. With Nutshellz, your performance won’t be impaired and your cup won’t fail you.
Nutshellz Level 3 Over Armor System
Nutshellz Over Armor came into existence after noticing a deficiency in what police SWAT teams and military personnel were using to protect their groin in high threat scenarios. The old practice consisted of a Kevlar® flap that hung from the bottom of the rifle plate carrier. The Kevlar® was inadequate and was not capable of stopping rifle fire like the plate carrier it was attached to. The two levels of protection were mismatched and the flap was due for an improvement.
Our team developed a much needed advancement - the new patent pending Over Armor contoured rifle plate offers the same stopping power as the rifle plates worn on the chest. This is the first ever groin plate system that is contoured and anatomical. Unlike hanging flaps, our system pivots on the Nutshellz cup that is worn under the operators pants. This simple but unique progression allowed us to leap far past what was previously offered. Ballistic tested at Chesapeake Ballistic Testing Labs, our Over Armor System has been show in a modified NIJ 0101.06 Level III Test to perform to that spec with acceptable backface deformity.
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