CCM E1.5 Junior Goalie Pant
Designed for extreme mobility and protection in the crease. The Flex Zone System incorporates a higher waistband profile design providing more coverage and mobility while PE foam placed in the front upper thigh region helps to absorb high impacts. Equipped with the interior belt to provide the snug fit and secure equipment in place where you’re most comfortable, keeping your mind on the game. A great feature that we love about the E1.5 junior pant is the added length you can add on this pant. When your young goalie grows, you can unzip a zipper that goes around the waist line of the pant, this allows the pant to drop 1 inch. This enables some growing room for a young goalie.
CCM E1.5 Junior Goalie Pant Features
- Waist: Segmented waist helps with overall flexibility and mobility.
- Length Extension: INT / JR: Hidden zipper with 1″ length extender
- Thigh Protection: Two-piece molded HD/PE foam helps increase coverage and protection.
- Hip Protection: Molded PE foam helps to reduce weight and maintain protection.
- Spine: Molded segmented foam helps to increase comfort and fit
- Material: 420D high abrasion textured nylon with stretch zones helps to increase durability.
Pant/Chest Protector Combinations – Tucked In vs. Over The Pant
Tucked In – Some goalies prefer to tuck his or her chest protector into their goalie pant. When using this method, the suspenders will need to be worn over the chest protector. You will notice a little tab on the lower middle center portion of the chest protector. This tab will allow the goalie who tucks their chest protector in the ability to tie it into the pant. You can either use the pant belt to run through the tab or use skate lace string to tie it onto the chest protector. This keeps the chest protector from pulling out of the pant and becoming uncomfortable and out of position during play. Most goalies who use the tucked in method generally like to buy their pants one size to big for the extra room needed.
Over The Pant – Some goalies prefer to place the chest protector over the pant. When using this method, the suspenders will need to be worn under the chest protector. Although there is nothing wrong with this method and it is quite common, there is one problem with the over the pant method. Since the chest protector does not sit flush on the goalies stomach in this method, an air pocket is created. In the event of a very hard shot to this area, the air pocket gap closes very quickly and can cause bruising or the feeling of having the wind knocked out of you.
Sizing Differences: Youth, Junior and 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 gaolie 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.