Review: Bauer Vapor 1X Goal Equipment

February 14, 2017 filed under Goalie

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Built upon the innovations from the Bauer Supreme 1S OD1N goal line, the new Bauer Vapor 1X OD1N goal equipment delivers more advanced technology to create equipment that is even lighter with more features to help your game. The new Bauer Vapor 1X OD1N goal equipment offers goaltenders a fit and feel that is similar to the previous Bauer Reactor series, while keeping the flat-faced lightweight design that Bauer introduced with their Supreme 1S OD1N goal equipment. You’ll be able to feel the difference for yourself when the Bauer Vapor 1X goal pads, catch glove, and blocker are released on April 21st!

Pads

The new Bauer Vapor 1X OD1N goal pads include many of the main features from the Supreme 1S pads such as the C.O.R. TECH Skin and digitally printed graphics to improve sliding and reduce weight. However, the new Vapor 1X pads also include many new internal and external features to give them a more flexible and reactive feel to help your pads adapt to your game. The new Bauer Vapor 1X OD1N pads feature a double internal break, making them more flexible and adaptable with a rounded shape right out of the box. They also feature a new tapered insert. This insert is wide on the inside edge of the pad to provide a large landing surface for your knee and calf, while narrowing out towards the outside of the pad for a thinner profile and reduced weight. The strapping system on the new Bauer Vapor 1X OD1N has also been updated to the new Tune Fit system featuring the new AEROLITE calf wing. The Bauer Tune Fit strapping system uses a singular elastic tab that combines two elastic straps for a simple customizable fit that ensures optimal pad balance and is easy to put on and take off. The pads also feature an offset toe tab with a CRS stretch toe lace to give goaltenders a wider stance and a better attack angle when pushing from the butterfly. The Bauer Vapor 1X OD1N goal pads also feature Curv composite from the top of the pad to the bottom of the knee to help retain their rounded shape and close the five hole when in the butterfly.

Blocker 

The new Bauer Vapor 1X blocker provides a similar feel to the Bauer Reactor 9000 while integrating modern performance features and technology. The board of the new Bauer Vapor 1X blocker features Bauer’s Curv composite material to increase durability, and help deflect redounds far away from your net. The palm of the blocker features AX SUEDE QUATTRO material for superb comfort and feel. The new Free Flex cuff with AEROLITE technology gives you optimal wrist mobility and Bauer’s 37.5 technology inside the blocker ensures it will dry quickly after each practice and game.

Glove

The new Bauer Vapor 1X catch glove is designed to make your glove hand quicker and to keep pucks contained. It features a one-piece cuff with Curv composite to make the glove as lightweight as possible while keeping the cuff rigid for complete protection. The palm of the new Bauer Vapor 1X catch glove includes XRD foam to prevent stingers from shots to the palm, while ensuring a consistent closure. This glove features a 60-degree break angle as well as Bauer’s new hybrid style T that is split with mesh at the bottom to decrease puck spin and reduce pop-outs. The glove features 37.5 quick dry technology, and its Free Flex wrist cuff with AEROLITE foam gives your glove hand complete rotation and mobility.

The new Bauer Vapor 1X goal equipment brilliantly combines Bauer’s innovations to create traditional feeling, flexible equipment, letting you aggressively react to the game around you and get to the next shot quickly. Get your hands on the new Bauer Vapor 1X OD1N goal equipment April 21st!


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