Bauer Vapor HYP2RLITE Pro Custom Goalie Leg Pads
** Bauer offers two levels of customization – Custom Pro & Custom. Custom is only colors that can changed and embroidery can be added – No changes to internals of the pad (No additional fee for custom). Custom Pro: Custom Colors and custom internal options can be changed. An additional $ 50.00 fee for Custom Pro has been reflected for this level of customization on this page.
Ready to custom order your new Bauer Vapor HYP2RLITE goalie pads – Goalies Plus has you covered! Bauer’s new process makes ordering your new pads a breeze with their new Recipe ID system. Simply log onto Bauer.com, go to the Customize tab near the top right corner of the page, click on customize and select Goalie Gear to customize. Once you have a Recipe ID number, simply put it in the comment section of order and Goalies Plus will start the process. If you would like to take advantage of the 50% deposit with 50% due on delivery method of payment, simply call 1-800-599-2440 X2 and speak with Mike to place your order this way.
The Bauer Vapor HYP2RLITE is considered the hybrid style pad in the Bauer line. The Vapor HYP2RLITE pad has a great pre-curved “s” shape that allows just about any goalie to seal the five hole. Goalies with a narrow and medium butterfly width can use the Vapor pads and know they can still perform at the highest level. Bauer also uses a CURV Composite material in the thigh rise which keeps the thigh rise stiff and not does not become prone to becoming soft and sloppy over time. The Vapor HYP2RLITE goalie pad also has good lateral flex which again is ideal for the hybrid style goalie as the pad will move more independently (top, middle and bottom) compared to a stiffer blocking style pad. The boot of the Bauer Vapor HYP2RLITE pad uses a stock 110 degree break. Again this is the softest boot Bauer offers and it provides the most mobility possible.
The 2023 Vapor HYP2RLITE pad will continue to use the Stabiliflex knee block system. This Stabiliflex knee block system has been proven to provide greater stability to the goalie in the butterfly position and also moving laterally in the butterfly slide techniques. The Stabiliflex also provides a better overall seal to the ice surface. The stock knee wing on the Vapor HYP2RLITE is removable, so if the goalie prefers the knee strapping to be angled versus behind the knee – this flap can be easily removed.
The HYP2RLITE will use an updated balance plate located on the inner calf area of the pad. The balance plate creates a stable surface for the lower leg to rest on while in the different butterfly techniques. The new calf plate for 2023 will use a single bracket design for better mobility compared to the past version.
The skin and core of the Bauer Vapor HYP2RLITE has also been updated for 2023. Bauer has introduced the SL1D3R material for the Supreme Mach in 2022, it will now be used on the 2023 HYP2RLITE pad. This material has better durability then previous generations.
The strapping system on the Bauer Vapor HYP2RLITE pads will feature a new Tune Fit strapping system which will attempt to bring a tighter and more connective feel of the pad to the goalies leg.
In the toe area, Bauer will continue to use the bungee cord system from past generations of Vapor and Supreme goalie pads. For years manufactures have used a skate lace to connect the toe of the pad to the toe of the skate. In recent years, after market bungee toe tie products have become very popular because they allow the toe of the pad to stretch from the toe of the skate with an elastic type effect. This stretching and recoiling improves the recovery process and creates more power pushes for the goalie. This toe system also takes pressure off the goalies ankles, knees and hips because it eliminates the quick stop and jerk process that skate lace has when it runs out of slack.
Bauer Vapor HYP2RLITE Pro Custom Options:
- Thigh Flex:
- 1 = Extra Soft (Stock HYP2RLITE)
- 2 = Soft (Stock 2x Pro)
- 3 = Mid (Stock Ultrasonic)
- 4 = Stiff (Stock MACH)
- 5 = Extra Stiff (Pro Custom Only)
- Knee Block Construction:
- Stabiliflex (Stock HYP2RLITE)
- Stabilislide (Stock MACH)
- Knee Wing Options:
- Sewn In (Center Position)
- Sewn In (Lower Position)
- Calf Bracket:
- Toe Bridge:
- Vapor Tab
- Supreme Tab
- Boot Strap:
- Elastic/Velcro Short
- Elastic/Velcro Long
- Toe System:
- Bungee Toe Tie
- Skate Lace
- X-Small = 32+
- Small = 33+
- Medium = 34+
- Large = 35+
- XL = 36+
- XXL = 37+
- *** Bauer pads tend to run smaller compared to Vaughn, True & CCM ***
Difference between the Bauer Vapor & Supreme Goalie Pads
The main difference comes down to the Bauer Vapor being a hybrid style goalie pad and the Bauer Supreme being a blocking style or butterfly style goalie pad. The Vapor goalie pad is a softer pad with more horizontal flex and lateral flex while still keeping a stiff face for maximum puck rebound. The Vapor pad has more pre-curve “S” shape to the pad, this allows a goalie with a narrower butterfly technique to opportunity close the five hole completely. The Vapor pad also has a thinner profile compared to a Supreme pad. The boot flex of the Vapor pad is a stock 110 degree versus the stock 125 degree of the Supreme. The Vapor pad comes stock with a Stabiliflex knee block while the Supreme comes stock with the Stabilislide knee block.
The Supreme goalie pad is much more rigid with only one break below the knee, this makes the Supreme pad much stiffer all around. This stiff flex gives the Supreme pad a “L” shape – straight from boot to bottom of the knee and then straight from bottom of the knee to top of the pad. This design is best for a goalie with a wide butterfly technique – an example being a goalie like Ben Bishop of the Dallas Stars.
Custom Order Your Bauer Vapor HYP2RLITE Goalie Leg Pads at Goalies Plus!
50% Deposit to place your order!
50% Balance due on completion of your order
Go to Bauer Customizer web site: Bauer.com and fill out the custom your custom colors and specs!
Call Goalies Plus at 1-800-599-2440 X2 or email Recipe ID number to Mike – firstname.lastname@example.org