The Bauer Vapor X2.7 Junior Goalie Pads are recommended for Rec thru AA travel hockey levels.
Bauer Vapor X2.7 Junior Goalie Leg Pads
The Bauer X2.7 junior goalie pad is considered the hybrid style pad in the Bauer line vs. the Supreme line which is their blocking/butterfly style pad. The Vapor pad is softer and has more pre-mold curve compared to the Supreme goalie pads. The Vapor X2.7 goalie pads have enough flex to be worn by a hybrid goalie pad but enough strength and rigidity to perform the butterfly and butterfly slides fast and easily. For a younger goalie, we feel the ability too move and have flexibility in a goalie leg pad is the most important aspect a parent should be looking for and the Vapor X2.7 provides these features. The X2.7 junior goalie pad is extremely light weight with a thin profile. The thin profile also helps with mobility in younger goalies. Another feature that helps with mobility is the 100 degree boot. The 100 degree boot has a soft feel the gives you more flexibility on top of the leg to allow for greater movement.
Other great features of the Vapor X2.7 junior goalie pads is the easy strapping system. With elastic straps that attach with velcro, goalies of any age can dress and undress in the matter of seconds – which is also great for parents. The Vapor X2.7 also comes with an addition strapping kit so each goalie can customize the strapping system to their particular needs.
Also standard on the X2.7 junior goalie pads is a bungee cord toe tie system. This bungee system also uses a a velcro attachment. The reason for the bungee system is the ability for the tip of the pad to stretch away from the goalies toe when the goalie goes into the butterfly technique. Not only does this aid in recovery techniques but it also takes pressure off the goalies ankles, knees and hips by having a gradual stretch compared to a sudden jolt that a skate lace toe tie system can have when going into the butterfly technique.
Bauer Vapor X2.7 Junior Goalie Leg Pad Features:
- Model Year: 2019
- Custom Colors: Black/White, Red/White & Blue/Blue
- Toe Attachment: Hal Monster Straps
- Strapping: Tune Fit strapping system
- Knee Block: 45 Degree knee stack
- Knee Channel: Nash Material
- Boot: 100 Degree
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.