The Bauer Supreme S190 Senior Goalie Catch Glove is a high-mid level glove. Recommended 3 to 5 uses per week.
Bauer Supreme S190 Senior Goalie Catch Glove
New for 2016 is the Bauer Supreme S190 Goalie Catch Glove. The S190 goalie catch glove was built for a goalie that is looking for top level performance without spending top level money. Reasons may vary why a goalie cannot spend five hundred dollars on a pro level glove such as: family budget, switching teams, trying a new product, etc. There are many reasons why a competitive goalie needs to save money however there are gloves like the Supreme S190 that provide high performance at a budgeted cost. The Supreme S190 glove was built with the same features as the Supreme 1s glove. A shallow thumb angle creates maximum blocking surface, the one piece cuff creates a stiff face to the glove while the wide backside cuff opening provides the mobility needed for stick handling. The main difference between the Supreme 1s and S190 gloves is the BAUER Curv® composite technology in glove palm the Supreme 1s. Both gloves have the XRD foam in the palm but only the 1s has the Curv composite technology. If you are looking for performance but cannot get a pro-level glove, we recommend looking at the Supreme S190 catch glove.
Bauer Supreme S190 Goalie Catch Glove Features
- One piece cuff design
- XRD® Foam reinforced palm
- Digitally printed graphics
- Free Flex cuff
- Deep single T pocket
Bauer Reactor Glove Vs. Bauer Supreme Glove
Bauer has two very different lines of goalie equipment, the Reactor series which is made for the hybrid style goalie and the Supreme line which is made for coverage style goalies. The Bauer Reactor glove has a two piece cuff vs. the Bauer Supreme glove with a one piece cuff. Hybrid style goalies tend to like the two piece cuff for the extra mobility while the coverage style goalies tend to like the one piece cuff which is a bit stiffer. Another difference in the two glove designs are the thumb construction. The Reactor has a deep angle thumb which does a great job of directing pucks into the webbing but it also loses a bit of surface area. The Supreme glove has a shallower thumb angle which increases surface area but can make it more difficult to catch the puck if the catching technique is not precise. Goalies that struggle with “pop outs” with their gloves would benefit from a deeper thumb angle while goalies with good eye hand coordination benefit from the added surface area. The Bauer Reactor series uses a single t design while the Supreme uses a double t design (2014/15). Please note that the newer 2016 versions of the Supreme lines (1S, S190, S170, S150) have actually switched to the singe anchor t. There is actually no size difference between the two t’s, however the optical illusion of the double t makes it look bigger but the reality is they are the same size.
Senior Level Gloves Vs. Pro Level Gloves
Catch gloves are the one items that we generally recommend spending a little more money on (out of pads, blockers & gloves). The main differences you will see in a senior catch glove vs. a pro catch glove are the synthetic leathers and more importantly the felt used to protect the hand. It is the felt that makes a glove protective and function properly. If the felt does not crease properly, the glove will not open and close properly. If the felt is too thin, the goalie will feel stingers in the palm. In the past mid-level gloves were pretty bad with felt issues. However in the past two to three years, the high mid-level gloves are being made much, much better. The lower mid-level gloves still can have stinger issues, so if you are concerned at all with stingers – we recommend going with a higher mid-level glove or a pro level glove. The pro level gloves are built with pro felt which enables proper closure angle and creasing for break in. They also come in different padding options – games ready (most common) and practice palm. A practice palm is essentially so stiff that you cannot open or close the glove however the felt is so thick that you will probably never get a stinger. Most high level goalies only use a practice palm in practice situations just to prevent injury. For games they generally use a game ready palm.
This product is warranted against defects in manufacturing and workmanship per the following terms:
Warranty – 90 days from the consumer date of purchase
Who Should I Contact?
If it is within 90 days of your purchase, please return to the retailer where you purchased your item for assistance with warranty. While warranty exceptions are unlikely, if it has been more than 90 days since your purchase and you have the original receipt from an authorized BAUER dealer, you may contact us via email: U.S.: Warranty.US@bauer.com