The Bauer Vapor X2.7 Junior Goalie Catch Glove is recommended for Rec thru AA travel hockey levels.
Bauer Vapor X2.7 Junior Goalie Catch Glove
The Bauer Vapor X2.7 junior catch glove features many of the preferences of majority of goalies want on a catch glove. The one-piece cuff works for both the butterfly and hybrid styles, while the re-engineered 60-degree break angle provides excellent mobility and comfort. Bauer redesigned the closure to surround the puck, rather than just fold on it. The “crease” along the break angle works with the hand to “pocket” the puck, allowing the fingers to close the glove. In addition, the improved palm allows for more padding to protect from injury. The Bauer Max Depth Pocket allows for better range of motion and easier catching. The results of these new designs provide a softer catching pocket and keeps the puck in the pocket during the save technique. It also allows for more flexibility and eases the closing of the glove on the puck.
Goalies Plus would like to point out that the Bauer Vapor X2.7 Catch Glove is on the smaller spectrum of junior goalie catch gloves. Junior catch gloves can either be on the larger side of the junior category or be on the smaller side. We have found the Bauer Vapor X2.7 is definitely on the smaller side with a perimeter of 38 inches (compared to a CCM junior glove with a 40 inch perimeter).
Bauer Vapor X2.7 Junior Goalie Glove Features:
- 60 degree break angle
- Free Flex cuff
- New hybrid T trap
- Regular – Glove goes on the left hand
- Full Right – Glove goes on the right hand
Sizing Differences: Youth, Junior & Intermediate
Many parents do not understand the sizing terms used in goalie equipment. Youth, junior and intermediate are often confused as too which term goes with which age group. We will explain the differences to help eliminate any errors in the ordering process. Youth goalie gear is the smallest on the market. This is generally for your five year to eight year old goalies. Youth gear is generally less expensive and not made with high quality materials. Higher quality materials and foams at a youth level pose two issues. One; they are too stiff for a small goalie to move around and two; the goalie will outgrow the gear before they even break it in. Therefore it is ok to have lesser quality at the youth goalie gear age group. The junior goalie equipment is for the eight year to the twelve year old goalie. This again is not made with the highest quality materials. The quality is certainly better then the youth goalie gear however the need for flexibility and movement outweighs the need for high end materials that will last several years. In the junior level gear, specs are more defined and equipment is made with performance in mind. Generally junior goalie equipment will have a lot of performance features that will be found in higher level gear. Lastly is the intermediate level goalie equipment. Intermediate gear is generally for eleven to fourteen year old goalies or even smaller adults. This gear generally uses higher density foams and higher quality materials. Goalies in this age group put a lot of wear and tear on their gear so manufactures need to build it accordingly. Everything about intermediate gear is made with higher level performance features and extra protection features. Players at this age group are playing faster and shooting harder therefore the goalie gear needs to be better as well.