Mask Marvel Junior Bandit Certified Goalie Mask – Kevlar Reinforced
Goalies Plus is always looking for the best head protection for goaltenders and we are now proud to carry the Masked Marvel line of goalie masks. Masked Marvel goalie masks are made in North America and built to the highest standards. Especially in the junior goalie mask category, there are very few quality options available for composite shells. Goalies Plus liked the fact that Masked Marvel uses a Kevlar or Carbon Fiber reinforcement in the Bandit models. There are other made in North America composite masks, however some only use a fiberglass shell with no reinforcement. Although these are still much better then a polycarbonate (plastic) shell, it does not offer the same level of impact absorption/disbursement as a reinforced shell. Along with the safety aspects of the Bandit mask, it has a great shape and look that goalies want. There are two HECC certified cages to choose from – the traditional straight bar cage and the certified cat eye cage. Either style will be certified at any level of play in Canada or the United States.
Each Masked Marvel Goalie Helmet is handcrafted in North America using superior materials to give you the fit, feel and protection you deserve at a price you can afford.
Each shell is designed using superior fiberglass and Kevlar in the chin, forehead and ears which are all high impact areas. Proprietary resin used to create an unparalleled bond between materials to form a durable and rigid shell construction
The Masked Marvel Junior Bandit Goalie Mask is a high level composite junior goalie mask mask. Recommended up through AAA travel hockey levels.
Mask Marvel Junior Bandit Certified Goalie Mask Features:
- HECC and CSA certified for game play in the USA and Canada
- Kevlar reinforced shell
- Fully assembled weight of the Bandits Jr. mask model is 2.7 LBS
- Stainless steel certified cage, cage clips and hardware screws
- Cage choices: certified straight bar cage, certified amateur cat eye cage
- Lightweight duel density tan pro vinyl nitrile hypo allergenic foam for comfort, fit and protection
- Black terry cloth sweatband
- 1″ adjustable black elastic straps
- Get your cage, cage screws and cage clips powder coated to a specific color for a $50.00 up charge
- Mask bag included
- Bandit junior model fits (+ or -) 20″ – 21.5″
- Masked Marvel products are warranted to be free of defects in material for 1 year from date of purchase. Warranty does not include surface damage (scuffs, scratches or chips in paint or dented wire face masks)
Goalie Mask Construction
Goalies Plus is very particular about the kind of masks we sell, we feel there are good masks on the market today and unsafe masks on the market today. Our pro level masks and high mid-level masks are all glass lay-up shells with either carbon or kevlar reinforcement. These types of masks are very rigid, when a shot hits the goalies mask – the mask is solid enough to deflect about 90 to 95 percent shots away from the head without any or minimal shell flex. What this means is the mask shell will not flex towards the goalies head under impact. Under extreme impact, the mask will actually start to crack and disperse the shock away from the goalies head. This dispersion keeps the mask from flexing in towards the goalies head. The glass lay-up masks are also very rigid so if you try to squeeze the mask at the ears, it will have very minimal flex. This is very important if a larger player falls on the goalie. The rigidness of the mask helps minimize the risk of a compression concussion. These types of masks start in the price range of $ 350.00 and go up from there based on features. We feel that this is a very sound investment for any goalie. Even at a recreational level, a beginner or low level player can still get a hold of a shot by dumb luck, better to be safe then sorry in our opinion.
Now for the other type of mask construction – plastic injected masks. You will hear terms like polycarbonate or other fancy terms but the reality is these mask are built in a mold by plastic injection. There are claims of these shells being crack resistant or holding up better under hammer or puck shooting machine tests. These are actually true, a plastic injected mask generally will not crack; however the problem of shock transfer to the head is increased dramatically in our opinion. Plastic injected masks do not break – they bend, when it bends the impact is transferred back through the goalies head. This is our opinion and we feel this makes a very dangerous situation for a goalie has the impact transfers from the shell through the foam and onto the head. Also, when you squeeze the ear areas together, there is a huge amount of flex. If a larger player falls on a goalie, this can create a compression concussion. Sometimes at a youth or junior level, there may not be an option for a higher level mask so a goalie may have to choose a plastic injected mask. However at the senior sizes, there are plenty of safer options. Again these are our opinions about goalie masks and we feel confident that our customers are being given the proper information to make an educated decision on their head protection.