Bauer Vapor Hyperlite Pro Senior Goalie Leg Pads
Built with a brand new knee bracket, Stabiliflex, which is 30% lighter and provides 25% more flexibility compared to Stabilislide from Supreme. To give goalies even better rebound speed and at the same time a more flexible, even lighter pad core, we developed REBOUND BOOST CORE – a new foam never before used in goalie pads. Features an added Balance Plate, a pillow at the calf to give you never-seen-before balance and ice seal.
The Bauer Vapor Hyperlite is considered the hybrid style pad in the Bauer line. Bauer has done a tremendous job creating a flexible pad that can be used by any hybrid type goalie. The Vapor Hyperlite 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 Hyperlite 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 Hyperlite pad uses a stock 110 degree break. Again this is the softest boot Bauer offers and it provides the most mobility possible.
Looking at some new features of the Bauer Vapor Hyperlite goalie leg pads; weight is the first noticeable difference compared to past generations of Vapor pads. Bauer was able to decrease weight on the new Vapor Hyperlite by reducing the overall profile of the pad. The 2021 Vapor pad will also be using a Stabiliflex knee block system. The Stabiliflex is very similar to the Stabilislide knee block on the Bauer Supreme Ultrasonic pads but with more flex. This 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 Hyperlite is removable, so if the goalie prefers the knee strapping to be angled versus behind the knee – this flap can be easily removed.
Also new for 2021 is the 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. By adding better overall balance to the goalies center position, techniques can be performed quicker and more precise because of this new balance plate.
The skin and core of the Bauer Vapor Hyperlite has also been updated for 2021. Bauer has introduced the C.O.R. Tech Plus material for the new Vapor Hyperlite pad. This new material has better durability then previous generation Bauer C.O.R. materials. Along with being more durable, the C.O.R. Plus has great slibability when the goalie is moving laterally in the various butterfly techniques. The new core will feature the Rebound Boost Core which is flexible for the hybrid goalie but also provides extremely active rebounds off the face of the Hyperlite pads.
The strapping system on the Bauer Vapor Hyperlite features the Tune Fit 2.0. The Tune Fit 2.0 is an elastic and velcro strapping system that allows the goalie to customize the fit of the pad in a matter of seconds.
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.
The Bauer Vapor Hyperlite is a pro level pad. Recommended for 5 to 7 uses per week.
Bauer Vapor Hyperlite Pro Leg Pad Specs:
- Model Year: 2021
- Balance Plate: Gives you better balance on the leg while in the butterfly or sliding, which means less stress on knees and hips.
- Stabiliflex: Gives you better stability while in the butterfly and better ice seal, also reduces over and under rotation.
- Rebound Boost Core: Get 25% more flexibility and 15% faster rebounds to get the puck out of high traffic areas.
- Tune Fit Starp 2.0: Fully adjustable one-size fits all calf strapping system.
- Weight: 4.8lbs. (Large)
- Toe Tie: Bungee toe tie system
- Boot Strap: Comes as an add on accessory with the pads.
- X-Small = 32+
- Small = 33+
- Medium = 34+
- Large = 35+
- XL = 36+
Bauer Vapor Hyperlite Pro Senior Goalie Catch Glove
Building off the extremely successful Vapor 2x glove, the Vapor Hyperlite will be one of the most popular goalie gloves in 2021. The Hyperlite glove is very similar to the 2x glove with the biggest difference being the double t pocket on the Hyperlite versus the single t on the Vapor 2x. In our opinion, the double t pocket is by far more popular as it allows the glove to open wider and makes puck catching easier and more forgiving.
The Vapor Hyperlite glove will continue with the one piece cuff design. The cuff will have CURV composite reinforcement. The glove closure will also be the same as the past generation Vapor with a 60 degree break. Combined with the double t pocket, the 60 degree closure makes the Hyperlite glove very easy to open and close right off the shelf. For palm protection, the Hyperlite will have the CURV Composite reinforced palm plus Poron. The CURV Composite Material and Poron have been added both internally and externally on the Hyperlite catch glove. This provides the goalie pro level protection without sacrificing the flexibility when opening and closing of the glove.
The backhand of the Bauer Vapor Hyperlite glove will have the Free Flex system. The Free Flex has been proven to provide the extra flexibility goalies desire which again makes the glove much easier to open and close. The inner palm material of the Vapor Hyperlite glove will come stock with the CATCHGRIP material. The CATCHGRIP liner allows the goalies fingers to grip the inner palm of the glove – allowing for more control. Even when the glove is soaking wet, the goalie can still control the palm at peak performance with this material.
The Bauer Vapor Hyperlite is a pro level catch glove. Recommended for 5 to 7 uses per week.
Bauer Vapor Hyperlite Pro Senior Goalie Catch Glove Specs:
- Model Year: 2021
- Larger Catching Surface: Best out of the box closure with more CatchLite material and better pocket depth and shape.
- Catchlite Material: Best overall closure on the market and elite level durability.
- Pocket Style: Double T
- Pocket: Features a new, deeper pocket with a straight double T, our most popular Pro Spec.
- Curv Composite: Better shape retention and durability in the wrist and thumb molds.
- Palm Protection: XTreme Impact Protection
- Thumb Mold: New thumb shape for better closure
- Weight: 2.45lbs
- Regular = Glove Goes On Left Hand
- Full Right = Glove Goes On Right Hand
Bauer Vapor Hyperlite Pro Senior Goalie Blocker
Building off the extremely successful Vapor 2x blocker, the Hyperlite is very similar to the 2x with the biggest difference being on the face of the blocker. The Vapor Hyperlite blocker will utilize the Rebound Boost Technology along with CURV Composite on the face which will create most explosive rebound ever from a Bauer blocker.
The palm of the Vapor Hyperlite blocker will also have a new look for 2021. The 14.5 Connekt+ Palm material will give the goalie an extra grip and feel not seen in previous generations of Vapor blockers. This equates to more stick control, better feel and better overall performance. With stick handling being a must for goalies in today’s game, the blocker palm is vital to stick handling success.
The finger protection of the Vapor Hyperlite blocker is fully adjustable and will also have Poron for added protection. The sidewall of the this blocker will come stock with a thump pillow for added support and protection to the inside of the hand and thumb area.
The cuff opening on the Hyperlite blocker has an asymmetrical design which allows for maximum wrist mobility. Again with stick handing at a premium in the new age of goaltending, every little detail becomes vital to a goalies success. With the mobility the Hyperlite blocker provides, we feel this gives a goalie their best chance for success in both save techniques and stick handling techniques.
The Bauer Vapor Hyperlite is a pro level blocker. Recommended for 5 to 7 uses per week.
Bauer Vapor Hyperlite Pro Blocker Specs:
- Model Year: 2021
- Blocker Face: Lightweight and thin, the profile blocker board features Rebound Boost Core.
- Rebound Boast Core: Bigger Sweet Spot Core – Faster rebounds off the blocker = better rebound control.
- Palm: Player palm dimensions for better overall feel and control.
- Curv Composite: Better shape retention and durability.
- Molded Cuff: Better shape and wrist mobility.
- Regular = Blocker Goes On Right Hand
- Full Right = Blocker Goes On Left Hand