Bauer Vapor Hyperlite Pro Senior Chest & Arm Protector
The Bauer Vapor Hyperlite Pro Senior Chest & Arm Protector is an Athletic style chest Protector.
With new FUSED COMP foam in the arms, offers elite level protection without slowing down mobility. Kill rebounds in the sternum with a new foam that absorbs impacts called Rebound Control Foam. Better coverage than the 2XPRO chest, but more balanced. Features the added adjustability from Supreme, new shoulder caps and an all-new improved protection called FUSEDCOMP. It’s as light as the 2XPRO and has much better balance on the body with an all new harness.
The Bauer Vapor Hyperlite chest protector continues to build off the solid performance of the Vapor 2x Pro Chest Protector. The Vapor 2X has the combination weight, protection and maneuverability in this unit. The Vapor Hyperlite Pro chest has a squared shoulder design that provides maximum protection while also allowing for the most mobility possible. The sternum area of the Hyperlite Pro Chest Protector uses the new Shock-Lite material with Rebound Control Foam.. Moving on to the stomach area, the Vapor Hyperlite pro uses the a segmented Shock-Lite and Rebound Control Foam in three sections. This creates the mobility a goalie desires along with the max protection that a high level goalie needs. The arms of the Vapor Hyperlite pro chest protector are extremely mobile and with the use of the Curv Composite in the forearm and bicep area which creates a superior level of protection. The arms also have the Dynamic 3 flex system in the elbow floaters which create a full range of motion in the arms. Goalies can bend their arms and straighten their arms with an ease of movement that is generally not seen in most goalie chest protectors.
We feel that Bauer is the biggest mover in the goalie industry right now. The Hyperlite has the mobility, protection and coverage that goalie want and need. The adjustability of the Hyperlite chest protector makes this unit customizable to all goalies of different body statures.
Bauer Vapor Hyperlite Pro Senior Chest & Arm Protector Features:
- Model Year: 2021
- Sternum: SHOCKLITE + Rebound Control Foam
- Spinal: THERMO CORE with new stability harness + Pant connection strap
- Body Pad: SHOCK-LITE / Dual Collar Adjust / SHOCK-LITE PRO / SHOCKLITE + Rebound Control Foam
Ams: Lace adjust length -2 / New elbow shape plus HYPERSENSE LINER and SHOCKLITE / Dynamic 3Point Flex featuring CURV / FUSED COMP WITH CURV / Comfort edge with overlap wrist protection
- 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 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.