Bauer Supreme Mach Pro Senior Chest & Arm Protector
The Bauer Supreme Mach Pro Chest & Arm Protector is an Athletic style chest Protector.
The Bauer Supreme Mach Pro chest protector continues to build off the solid performance of previous Supreme chest and arm protectors however with some much-needed improvements. Starting with the arms, the 2022 Supreme Mach will continue to use the hinged arm design (AMP 2.0 – Active Motion Protection) which was a very popular design in the previous Supreme Ultrasonic Pro chest protector. The AMP 2.0 provides the goalie with more arm mobility and better protection than the previous Ultrasonic unit. The area that has been changed the most is the shoulder area. The older Supreme Pro chest and arm protectors had a sleek and tailored look which functionally was ok, however in these times of goalies wanting to maximize net coverage – it did not make the goalie look very big in the net. The new Supreme Mach has a very squared off shoulder floater look to it that does maximize net coverage and provides that big and square look goalies want. This is all done without sacrificing mobility which is why we believe this will be a top sell unit for 2022 and beyond.
The Bauer Supreme Mach has the combination weight, protection and maneuverability in this unit. The Supreme Mach Pro chest has a squared shoulder design that utilizes the lightweight Shock-lite Pro foams. The Mach pro chest protector uses the Rebound Control Foam in Sternum for puck impact absorption and protection. The arms of the Supreme Mach pro chest protector are extremely mobile (AMP 2.0 design) and with the use of the Fuse Comp in the forearm and bicep area which creates a superior pro level of protection. Moving on to the stomach area, the Supreme Mach pro uses the Shock-Lite and Rebound Control Foam in segmented areas for optimal protection and mobility.
Another great feature of the Bauer Supreme Mach chest and arm protector is the adjustability. Bauer builds these units in such a way that just about every fitting aspect can be customized to every goalie. No matter how you prefer to wear your chest protector, the Mach unit can be personally customized to your needs.
Bauer Supreme Mach Pro Senior Chest & Arm Protector Features:
- Model Year: 2022
- Sternum: Rebound Control Foam
- Spinal: THERMOCORE ZERO with Molded Ventilation
- Belly Pad: SHOCK-LITE
Core Insert: SHOCKLITE+ featuring CURV® composite thigh
- Arms: Velco adjust length -2
- Shoulder: SHOCK-LITE PRO
- Extension fit system to adjust the length
- Available in custom colors: Black
- Senior Small Size: 5″3″ to 5’6″
- Senior Medium Size: 5’6″ to 5’9″
- Senior Large Size: 5’9″ to 6’1″
- Senior XL Size: 6’1″ to 6’3″
Athletic Style (Hybrid) Vs. Blocking Style (Coverage) Chest Protectors
There are two basic designs in the goalie market in regard to chest protectors. These are based on the two types of styles that goalies play – hybrid and coverage. The hybrid goalie needs a more athletic style chest protector that allows him/her to move freely and maximize their agility. These units’ contour around the body with little to no gaps. The shoulder floaters are also smaller and form around the goalie in a more natural manner. Arms and elbow guards move freely and do not bind up, allowing for maximum mobility. The big upside to having an athletic style chest protector is the movement and freedom these provide. The downside to the athletic style chest is a decrease in size and materials. Now we are not saying they are not protective because most chest protectors are built to a very high standard and are have great protection qualities. However to make something move better you have to take something away and by doing this there will obviously be less material. We can say honestly that athletic chest protectors are extremely protective and the added materials in the blocking style are more about taking up space then adding protection.
The blocking style chest protectors are built for the coverage goalies that like to play big and take up as much space in the net as possible. The shoulder floaters are much wider and usually have multiple layers. The arm and elbow guards are also flared wider to take up as much space as possible. The blocking style chest protector tends to have more gaps and extra space on the goalie’s body because of the extra size. The upside to the blocking style chest protectors is the extra space it takes up. These chest protectors can easily make the shoulder width of a goalie four to six inches wider compared to an athletic style chest protector. Also, since the arms and elbow are bigger, there are less gaps for the puck to squeeze between the goalies body and arms. The downside to these blocking style units is the lack of movement. Because of the extra bulk, movement can be compromised. You can’t have the best of both worlds, if you make it bigger it will take away mobility.