Bauer Vapor HYPERLITE 2 Pro Senior Chest & Arm Protector
The Bauer Vapor Hyperlite 2 Pro Senior Chest & Arm Protector is an Athletic style chest Protector.
Introducing our lightest chest protector ever. The HYPERLITE 2 Chest Protector features an all-new external sternum piece with expanding floaters designed to better absorb impacts and make you look as big as possible in net, without sacrificing any of your mobility.
Mobility Control Sternum and Floaters – New lacrosse-inspired external sternum is designed to better absorb puck impacts while mobile floaters expand and retract with a goalie’s movement to maximize size without sacrificing mobility.
Fused Comp Arm Protection – Bauer’s Fused Comp material offers the highest level of protection at the retail level.
Fully Removable Arms – Fully removable arms offer total adjustability and interchangeability.
Bauer Vapor HYPERLITE 2 Pro Senior Chest & Arm Protector Features:
- Model Year: 2023
- Arm Foam: FusedComp for reinforced structure
- Sternum: Mobility Control for lightweight protection
- Arm Adjustment Fit: Extension System for custom fit
- Stomach Blocks: Shock-Lite for mobilized protection
- Shoulder Floaters: Shock-Lite Pro for mobilized protection
- Spinal: Thermocore Zero for breathability
- Belly Core: Removable Core Extension System for custom fit
- Wrap: Full 360 Degree Closure Puff Wrap for round-the-body coverage
- Elbow: Hypersense Liner for comfort
- Arm Floaters: ShockLite Foam for lightweight protection
- Wrist: Comfort Wrist Guard
- 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 regards 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 goalies 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.