Easton Mako Youth Bat Review

Welcome back everyone! Today we will do a full Easton Mako Youth Bat Review. This bat is quickly becoming a favorite with us and we think you will love it too.Easton Mako youth bat review

Product: Easton Mako XL Composite Youth Baseball Bat

Price: $233.99 – $279.99

Best Place To Buy: Amazon.com

Shipping: Free

Warranty: 1 Year

My Rating: 4.9 out of 5


Easton Mako youth bat review – Product overview

If you have spent any amount of time around the game of baseball, you have certainly came across one Easton product or another.

Easton has dedicated itself to helping players improve their performance on the field by constantly improving technology and always delivering the best new products with the best features available.

The Easton Mako XL composite youth baseball bat is no exception. In typical Easton fashion, they have taken an already awesome product and made it better!

In this Easton Mako Youth Bat Review, we will go over some of the features and show you why we love it.

Easton Mako youth bat review – Features

Sizes Available: You can purchase the Mako in a variety of sizes form 28 inch/18 ounce all the way through 32 inch/22 ounce.

You will notice that each bat size features a -10 drop. The drop is the difference between the length and weight of the bat. With the amount of power that this bat delivers, achieving the -10 drop while maintaining balance was no easy task for Easton.

Grip: The Mako features an ultra thin 29/32″ composite handle with  HYPERSKINATM grip. The Hyper SkinEaston Mako youth bat review grip gives you an enhanced grip with a softer feel, with or without batting gloves. Even sweaty hands will find great purchase on this handle.

Barrel: A new 2 1/4″ TCTATM thermo composite barrel has been added that increases the already massive sweet spot while maintaining superior bat speed. TCTATM thermo composite technology offers you the most “pop” available in any bat.

2 Piece Bat Design: Using Easton’s own ConeXion technology, the Mako offers a 2 piece design that virtually eliminates the sting you would normally get when hitting the ball on the end of the bat or on the handle. The 2 piece design also gives the bat more flex through the swing compared to a 1 piece that can reduce swing speed.

Certification:  Nowadays, leagues are getting strict on the types of bats you can use. This Mako bat is approved for use in most of the common leagues including: Little League, Babe Ruth Baseball, Dixie Youth Baseball, Pony Baseball, USSSA, AABC and 1.15 BPF.

If you are unsure if the bat you are using is approved for play, your local league president will be able to assist you.

Having Fun & Building Confidence

The Easton Mako all composite bat is one of the most popular bats on the market today.

“Having fun while improving your skills is what you are going to get with the Easton Mako. Having a bat with all of the great features Easton has poured into this bat is going to quickly build confidence in your player.”

With the great swing speed offered with the Mako, hitting the fastball is going to get easier and easier. Making the adjustment to the change up will be easier too. The Mako has the ability to turn infield dribblers into singles, singles into doubles, and long fly balls into Home Runs.

This bat really does give you that much extra “pop”!

Now don’t get me wrong, you are not going to put this bat in your kid’s hand and expect that they will magically turn into Babe Ruth!

You will still need to put in the practice, just like every other good hitter. What the bat will do is improve your swing speed and offer pitching machine Vs live pitchingmore power to even contact hitters. My favorite saying is, “Not even practice makes perfect, but it can get you close”.

Remember, this is a composite bat. While it will have plenty of pop right out of the box, you will notice that the more you use it, the better it will get. Don’t worry about the dead sound that you will hear when making contact with the ball. This took me a little while to get used to when compared to the loud “ping” I was used to with aluminum bats. Trust me, you will come to appreciate the “thud” sound.

Proven

As with it’s predecessor, the Easton Mako XL has maintained a high customer satisfaction rating.

Just like I’m sure you have, I spent a lot of time looking over reviews and comments before making the purchase. What I found was exactly what I expected from Easton, a lot of satisfied customers.

We have seen huge distance advantages vs our other bats. Swing speeds are definitely improving as the kids are having little problem hitting the fastball. Making adjustments to off-speed pitches is improving also.

Some of the kids who always had to wear batting gloves are finding that they prefer the feel of the grip with bare hands.

Easton Mako youth bat review – Any Drawbacks?

While it was difficult to find any drawbacks with this bat, it’s my job to find them.

The most obvious would be the price. Making this kind of investment in a bat is a big deal to me. While the price is a little on the high side, Easton has really put a lot of effort into this bat. You are getting features and technology that I have seen in other bats that cost much more.

If you are looking for something a little less costly, but still want a quality bat, you can check out my other top 5 bats below.

My top 5 Baseball Bats

 Some of these bats may have new models available, limited sizes available, and some of them may be on clearance, so you may be able to find some great deals. This new Mako will definitely be replacing one of my top 5, I just have to figure out which one.

One other complaint I’ve seen is that the bat was heavier than marked. I’ve only seen this on 2 out of hundreds of reviews I read. I have no way to verify if this was actually true or not, but I can tell you that the bat I got was to the exact specifications I ordered.

Easton Mako Youth Bat Review – Bottom Line!

I can easily see The Easton Mako XL baseball bat becoming my #1 recommendation.

With its great swing speed, massive sweet spot, and awesome power generation, combined with Easton’s years and years of proven quality, I have absolutely no problem recommending this bat.

I truly think you will see improvements in all aspects of your batting skills.

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I hope you have found this Easton Mako Youth Bat Review helpful. If you have any other questions, please leave a comment below and I will get back with you A.S.A.P.

Thanks for stopping by ~Jeremy

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22 thoughts on “Easton Mako Youth Bat Review

  1. Hi Jeremy, I really enjoyed your review. I have to admit I don’t know a lot about bats. I never knew there was so much to consider, when purchasing one. Your review on the Easton Mako baseball bat really got my attention. I read every word of the article and I’m a believer, now. I will never look at a bat the same way, again.

    1. Hi Lureita!
      I’m glad you enjoyed the review of the Mako bat. This bat is awesome!
      I hope you found everything you were looking for. If you need anything else, please let me know.
      Thanks for dropping by ~Jeremy

    1. Thank you Larry!
      If you ever need a hand with finding the right baseball bat, or any other baseball gear, let me know and I’ll be happy to help.
      Thanks for stopping by ~Jeremy

  2. Hey Jeremy, this is a great post and if I was a baseball player I think this would be the perfect bat to give me an extra edge. What would you suggest starting young kids out with that have only been playing for two or three seasons?

  3. I am a HUGE fan of baseball and use to play ALL THE TIME. I always had easton gear. I have used this bat before and there is nothing like that “pop” sound you make when you make contact.

    I agree with many of your pointers here about baseball but I strongly agree that these light bats are helping hitters with their swing (especially on fast balls). Having discipline on off speed pitches is easier said than done though.

    Love your bat review! You are very knowledgeable about baseball.

    1. Thank you Chris!
      I grew up with Easton gear too. They have always produced a lot of great products and always seem to improve year after year. I totally agree with you about off-speed pitches requiring discipline.
      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time ~Jeremy

  4. I don’t know much about baseball. Do you keep the bat for a long period of time? As a non-sporty person I can’t imagine spending so much if it was only for a year or two.

    1. Hello Hayley.
      Don’t worry. This is a very high quality bat. If cared for properly and not abused, you will most likely have this Mako bat for as long as you play. Just don’t let the kid’s take it out and hit golf balls and rocks with it and you’ll be just fine 🙂
      Thanks for stopping and if you need a hand with anything, or have a question, let me know, I’m happy to help ~Jeremy

  5. It sounds like Easton is coming a long way into improving the swing of the ball player.
    I never realized the science behind the design of sports equipment.
    You said this was a little pricey for a bat, what’s the average price players spend on practice bats?

    Thanks

    1. Hey Markus!
      Easton is always on the cutting edge when it comes to their baseball equipment.
      As far as practice bats go, it depends on your level of play and your budget. At a minimum, I want to use a bat that is similar to the bat I will be using in the game.
      With most bats, you should have no problem using the same bat for practice that you will be using in the game. I do not recommend using your game bat at the batting cages, as they use a different material that can damage your bat. In this case, use an old junk bat.
      Hope that helps and if you need anything further, let me know and I’ll be happy to help.
      Thanks for stopping by ~Jeremy

  6. Hi Jeremy.

    Ive just read your great article on the Eastern Mako youth bat and its competition. Looks like a great bat, although as you say it is a little pricey.

    Can I ask you, are all the other bats available through Amazon?

    Do you know anyone who currently uses the bat?

    Thanks

    1. Hey Matt!

      While the Mako may be a little pricey, I have had the opportunity to compare it side by side with a few other bats in $300 – $500 price range, and the Easton has not only held its own, it has out performed most of them. We have used this bat for a whole season with awesome results. Right of the bat, my son started hitting the ball further than ever. Swing speeds also improved instantly.

      Yes, most popular bats are available through Amazon. Here is a link to an article with some other bats we have used that have proven themselves to be durable with good performance.

      http://baseballxgear.com/what-is-the-best-baseball

      Thanks for stopping by Matt and let me know if you need a hand with anything ~Jeremy

  7. Thanks for posting this in depth review about the Easton Mako Youth Bat.

    My son has been asking for a new bat for quite a while now, and it looks like this is the one to go for. Are there any others that come close when you look at comparing them side by side for quality and price value?

    1. Hey Nicola!

      I’m glad you found the Easton Mako review helpful.

      As far as another bat that I would recommend in the same price/value range, I would suggest that you check out the Easton YB14s2 s2 composite handle/aluminum barrel bat. This bat gives you the best of both worlds in case you just can’t live without the classic “ping” sound you get with aluminum barreled bats.

      You can check out this bat and some of my other favorite bats here http://baseballxgear.com/what-is-the-best-baseball

      Some of these bats have newer models available, so you may find some nice discounts.

      Thanks for stopping by, and please let me know if you need a hand with anything, or have any other questions about the Mako. ~Jeremy

  8. HiJeremy,

    Thanks, for sharing this nice review post. This is a really nice bat. Made a huge difference in my 11yr olds batting performance. He is making way better contact swings and crushing ball with this bat vs. old bat. Worth the money. Thank you…

    Regards,
    Kayla Robey

    1. Hey Kayla!
      I’m glad you enjoyed the review of the Easton Mako youth bat.
      This bat is quickly becoming my top youth bat recommendation.
      That’s awesome that your kid is crushing the ball with this bat. My kids and the kids I coach have also seen great distance improvements, which leads to much more confidence at the plate.
      Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you need a hand with anything else ~Jeremy

  9. You have posted some great information on your Easton Mako bat that reminds me back when my boys were growing up, how much we would have loved to have had this kind of technology in a bat at that time.
    The good news is I have some grandsons that will be soon approaching the age to get started, and there going to love this kind of equipment when they get older.

    Again great post gives me some ideas for later.

    1. Thank you Travis.
      I’m glad you found the Easton Mako bat review helpful.
      I wish I would of had a bat like this when I was playing too, maybe I would of hit some more dingers 🙂
      Good luck with your grandsons, I know they will love using these bats.
      Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you need a hand with anything else ~Jeremy

  10. My son plays for a10u travel team. He is a solid ball player and seems to favor the 30″ 20oz bats. I’m in the market for a new bat for him and I don’t want to break the bank. Any thoughts?

    1. Hey Colm!
      Awesome to hear that your son is playing ball 🙂
      I completely understand not wanting to “break the bank” on a new bat.
      I have a couple of kids who are playing in your sons age range and here’s a link to an article I wrote that features some of the bats that they have used over the years – http://baseballxgear.com/what-is-the-best-baseball-bat.
      I think you will find a suitable alternative to the Easton Mako in that article.
      If you need any further assistance, just reply to this comment and I will be more than happy to help.
      Thanks for stopping by ~Jeremy

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