The Bauer Vapor X900 Intermediate Goalie Blocker is recommended for A thru AAA travel hockey levels.
Bauer Vapor X900 Intermediate Goalie Blocker
The Bauer Vapor series is the hybrid or athletic style series from Bauer. With the Vapor series, the gear is made too be softer and move easier with the goalie, especially for a young goalie the extra flexibility is a huge asset. For the parent of any young goaltender, price and quality are very important factors. We feel that Bauer has done a very nice job over the past few years of providing young goalies great performing gear at a great price point. The Bauer Vapor X900 intermediate is an excellent blocker that has the protection and features needed without adding too much bulk. The Vapor X900 is extremely light weight and balanced which is very important since this is the hand holding the goalie stick. For a young goalie in the intermediate size range, stick handling could be the difference between making a team and not making a team, so choosing a balanced and comfortable blocker is vital.
Bauer Vapor X900 Intermediate Goalie Blocker Features:
- Soft nash palm with extra layer of reinforcement
- Digitally-printed graphics
- THERMO MAX liner
- Free Flex cuff
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.
This product is warranted against defects in manufacturing and workmanship per the following terms:
Warranty – 90 days from the consumer date of purchase
Who Should I Contact?
If it is within 90 days of your purchase, please return to the retailer where you purchased your item for assistance with warranty. While warranty exceptions are unlikely, if it has been more than 90 days since your purchase and you have the original receipt from an authorized BAUER dealer, you may contact us via email: U.S.: Warranty.US@bauer.com