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3N2 Unveils World’s First Patented Fastpitch Softball Pants

23 Sep 2015

Sporting goods company 3N2 has solidified its position as a market leader in fastpitch softball by introducing the World’s first patented fastpitch softball pants. The 3N2 NuFit Knicker is the result of two years of intensive research, development, and on-field testing.

Detail of 3N2 NuFit Knicker (PRNewsFoto/3N2)
3N2 NuFit Knickers (PRNewsFoto/3N2)

NuFit Knickers were recently deemed innovative and different enough from any other softball pant to warrant patent protection. The pant features slimming construction, a low-rise fit in front for added comfort, and a high-rise fit in back for coverage. Four-way stretch poly-spandex in hips, thighs, and calves hugs curves and allows for free and easy movement. The NuFit is reinforced with heavy-duty poly knit to protect high abrasion areas, and a combination of elastic and poly-spandex holds cuffs in place without rubbing or cutting.

3N2 CEO, Sean Murphy, views the patent as validation of 3N2’s heavy investment in women’s sports: “It’s a testament to our continued commitment to creating fastpitch gear that is unique in its construction and performance benefits. When 3N2 first entered the market, manufacturers were simply ‘shrinking and pinking’ men’s gear. We were determined to break industry bounds by designing footwear and apparel with the female form in mind. Believe me when I say that it’s not easy to get an apparel patent. The NuFit is a real breakthrough.”

NuFit Knickers are already being worn by major colleges, elite travel ball programs, and professional athletes. Natasha Watley, two-time Olympian and member of the National Professional Fastpitch (NPF) USSSA Pride, recently sang the praises of the product: “My game is built on speed so I need pants that will move with me, not against me. NuFits fit like a glove. The best pant I’ve ever worn.”

According to Murphy, 3N2 plans to expand its distribution in 2016 via major retail outlets.

For more information on 3N2 NuFit Knickers, visit www.N2NuFit.com

About 3N2
Headquartered in Orlando, FL, 3N2 maintains a singular focus on designing and developing the most dynamic line of high-performance athletic footwear and apparel in the marketplace.

Josh Pollack
National Sales Manager, 3N2