Best Softball Bats

By September 26, 2016Sporting Goods

These are the top five best Softball Bats on the market, chosen from Hundreds of models.

#5 –  Demarini 2015 Voodoo Overlord Youth Baseball Bat  BestValueLRG

Price: $179.95 - $235.29
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  • -13 Length to Weight Ratio
  • 2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • D-Fusion FT Handle - Flame-Tempered for Stiffer Flex, Maximum Energy Transfer, and No Vibrations!
  • Features USSSA BPF 1.15 Certification
  • ION-V End Cap - Maximizes Energy Transfer and Creates a Larger Sweet Spot

The DeMarini 2015 Voodoo Overlord Youth Baseball Bat (-13) is praised by users for actually improving the game. It’s especially well designed for small players due to it’s -13 drop, which makes it swing very light. A RCK Knob is anatomically designed to fit perfectly in the player’s hand. The IonV End Cap Two piece end cap is specifically designed to reduce  vibration while pushing the energy to the sweet spot for more power. Users love it, and feel it’s the best 2-1/4″ bat you can find.

It has a ton of “pop”, and the new D-Fusion FT handle is flame tempered for a stiffer feel, so that it eliminates vibration by redirecting energy back into the barrel where it belongs. It’s a high quality aluminum bat with a composite handle, and if you are looking for this type of light softball bat, this is the absolute best choice for you.

#4 –  Miken Ultra Ssusa Composite Slowpitch Softball Bat, 2 Piece

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  • Mien's Newest Triad Technology Revolutionizes the bat contraction Via our triple pressure application, harnessing thermal expansion of the highest Grade Aerospace carbon for unparalleled durability and Jaw-Dropping Performance
  • Miken's E-Flex Ultra Technology for maximum performance and maximum sweetspot
  • Miken's 100 Comp is the revolutionary formula that changed the game and introduced certified Miken High performance equipment
  • Miken Carbon-X Shell Technology 100% composite Construction
  • Made in the USA by Miken

The Miken Ultra SSUSA Composite Slowpitch Softball Bat has improved by a new Triad Technology added to the Ultra II. The result is a new two piece bat, which provides ultimate performance and durability. Users like how the ball comes off the bat strong, although some noted that the sweet spot doesn’t seem to be as large as on the one piece Ultra II.

The Vortex handle flex gives a great transfer of force for all range of hitters. Most users report high quality and durability associated with this top rated softball bat. We found this SSUSA-approved senior slow-pitch bat to be the best slow pitch softball bat on the market, so get those cuts in before the season is over.

#3 – Louisville Slugger Fastpitch Lxt

Price: $340.00 - $374.99
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  • 100% composite design
  • TRU3 - 3-piece bat construction
  • S1iD barrel technology
  • Balanced swing weight
  • 7/8" standard handle

The Louisville Slugger Fastpitch LXT features a 100% composite design. An aluminum inner disc called S1iD technology has been added to the LXT, to create a more flexible, forgiving barrel, a larger sweet spot and a cleaner “pop” with each swing and subsequent hit.

Users confirm that the ball “pops” nicely off this bat, with little to no vibration. In fast pitch softball, this bat ranks among the best. We feel it’s the best fast pitch softball bat you can get for your money, so give this one a shot.

#2 – Easton 2015 Bb15Mkt Mako Torq -3 Bbcor Baseball Bat

Easton 2015 BB15MKT MAKO TORQ -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat
Price: $109.94 - $440.95
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  • 31/32" composite handle with Torq handle gauze grip
  • 2 5/8" barrel diameter
  • BBCOR certified

The Easton 2015 BB15MKT MAKO TORQ -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat has a lot more pop than the s500 it replaces. TCT Thermo Composite Technology offers a massive sweet spot and unmatched bat speed. It’s a CXN Patented two-piece Conation, with a 31/32″ composite handle with Torq handle gauze grip. It has a 2 5/8″ barrel diameter and a drop 3, which is considered barrel heavy. Users reminds buyers to rotate the barrel between hits to help break in all sides of the bat.

It’s a BBCOR certified product and often scores high in softball bat reviews. If you don’t want to spend a fortune but still want high quality, this is the best softball bat you can get for the price.

#1 – Rip-It Bbcor Air Elite Baseball Bat 

Price: $179.99 - $384.16
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  • Features revolutionary Rifle Barrel and AIR Technology, resulting in a well-balanced bat with great control
  • Consists of two materials: R2 Alloy and R2 Composite to deliver a long-lasting durable bat with lots of power
  • Has an immense sweet spot thanks to its Acoustic Barrel, which maximizes performance and pop
  • Includes a Contact Grip that eliminates sting while still being incredibly comfortable
  • Is BBCOR certified and legal for high school and NCAA

The RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite Baseball Bat is BBCOR certified and legal for high school and NCAA. It consists of two materials; R2 Alloy and R2 Composite, to deliver a long-lasting durable bat with lots of power. The bat has an immense sweet spot thanks to its Acoustic Barrel, which maximizes performance and pop. Users praise it’s great pop, and say the ball jumps off the bat without any vibration.

Every RIP-IT product comes with a “Love it or return it” 30 day money-back guarantee, along with a 400 day warranty. If any RIP-IT product stops performing to the best of it’s capabilities, send it back to RIP-IT and they will repair or replace it! There are barely any negative user reviews in a sea of praise over it’s quality and performance. This is truly one of the best softball bats on the market.

Softball Bat Reviews & Comparisons

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MODELS  Rip-It Bbcor Air Elite Baseball Bat  Easton 2015 Bb15Mkt Mako Torq -3 Bbcor Baseball Bat  Louisville Slugger Fastpitch Lxt  Miken Ultra Ssusa Composite Slowpitch Softball Bat, 2 Piece  Demarini 2015 Voodoo Overlord Youth Baseball Bat






179.99 - 384.16
109.94 - 440.95
340.00 - 374.99
179.95 - 235.29
X-FACTOR Rifle Barrel Technology Design 100% Composite Carbon-X Shell Technology Vibration Limiting
GRIP Contact Grip Gauze Grip Gauze Grip Standard Rubber Slim Rubber
BARREL SIZE 2 5/8″ 2 5/8″ 2 5/8″ 2 7/8″ 2 5/8″
WEIGHT RATIO -3 Ounces -3 Ounces -10 Ounces -8 Ounces -13 Ounces
COLOR Black And Red Green And White Blue And White Black And Red Red And White
WARRANTY LENGTH 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year
TWO-PIECE? YesMark YesMark NoMark YesMark YesMark
BBCOR CERTIFIED? YesMark YesMark NoMark NoMark NoMark
AMAZON PRIME? YesMark YesMark YesMark YesMark YesMark
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Softball Bats Buyer’s Guide

There’s a lot of technical terms being thrown around in these reviews, so it may benefit you to brush up on some of the features to look for when purchasing the best softball bat for your needs. Here’s a quick breakdown of some terms you’ll often see and how they relate to your best softball bat experience.

Weight: It’s important to select a weight that you are comfortable swinging. Bats that are too heavy will cause your swing to naturally drop, which creates a swing at an upward angle. If you can hold the bat with one hand, with your arm extended to your side, for 30 seconds, the bat is a good weight for you.

Drop: The drop of the bat, is the difference between its length and its weight. The higher the drop, the lighter the bat. It’s important to check your league rules, as there are regulations around what amount of drop a softball bat can have. Also, a bat with low drop can be balanced with a shorter bat to retain a quick swing.

Fastpitch: Youth Player’s fastpitch bats ranges from 26 to 32 inches, and 30 to 34 inches long for older players. The drop weight ranges from -8 to -13, and is an indication of the length to weight ratio. Fastpitch bats are available in aluminum and composite models.

Leagues: There are different sanction leagues such as ASA, USSSA, NSA and ISA, and you have to make sure you get a bat which is approved. Most fastpitch bats are approved for all leagues, and come with an ASA certified stamp. Since ASA has the most strict batted ball speed policies, a fastpitch bat with an ASA stamp is most likely approved in all other leagues.

Keep these terms in mind when comparing prices and features to find the Best Softball Bat!

Top 5 Best Softball Bats

Ranking Softball Bat Best Feature
#1 Rip-It Bbcor Air Elite Baseball Bat Rifle Barrel Technology
#2 Easton 2015 Bb15Mkt Mako Torq -3 Bbcor Baseball Bat Design
#3 Louisville Slugger Fastpitch Lxt 100% Composite
#4 Miken Ultra Ssusa Composite Slowpitch Softball Bat, 2 Piece Carbon-X Shell Technology
#5 Demarini 2015 Voodoo Overlord Youth Baseball Bat Vibration Limiting

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About David D.

David D. was an all-star athlete in high school and has been passionate about sports his entire life. Long after he hung up his cleats, he shifted focus to the outdoors, becoming a hiking guide and a fishing instructor. If it’s a product that’s used in any type of exercise, he’s probably given it a try at some point.