The Vaughn Velocity V9 Pro Senior Goalie Pant is a pro level pant. Recommended for 3 to 5 uses per week.
Vaughn Velocity V9 Pro Senior Goalie Pant
The Vaughn Velocity V9 Pro Senior Goalie Pant is a pro level unit. Worn by over 50% of the NHL, Vaughn is the top name in pro goalie pants and has been for many years . There can be some confusion between the Vaughn V9 Pro Carbon and Vaughn V9 Pro Goalie Pants. The V9 Pro Carbon is the domestic made pro goalie pant (which is exactly where all the NHL pants are made) and the V9 Pro is the offshore pro goalie pant. They are both pro level pants and have 90% the same materials, the main difference being the V9 Pro Carbon has carbon fiber inserts in the tail bone and hip pointer areas. Flexibility, comfort and protection is the foundation of the V9 Pro goal pant. The V9 Pro pant uses high density foams and has been a top seller for over a decade.
For goalies looking to maximize size in the net (and pants are one of the last grey areas in the rule book), the Velocity V9 does a great job of adding size while staying flexible. The built up inner thigh area takes away those squeaker goals that get through the inner thigh area because the goalies pants are too small or ill fitting. We also like that the kidney area is not overly tall which in turn does not interfere with the goalies chest protector. There is no inner belt on the Velocity V9 pro pant which stays within the NHL and NCAA rule of not allowing an inner belt on a goalie pant.
Vaughn Velocity V9 Pro Goalie Pant Features:
- Model Year: 2020
- New V9 style
- Taper fit waist
- Taller front waist section with HD inserts
- Wider at hips for added room
- Added volume in front area to give more room for double cup
- New front panel design gives added flex to pant
- Large segmented side groin pads
- Padded belt adds protection
- Flared waist section for easier torso movement
- New full wrap around thigh guards
- Thigh cradle technology to aid in thigh stability
- Inner thigh padding increases protection
- Aero-Spacer mesh lining for comfort and ventilation
- Molded hip padding with added cushion pads
- Goalies Plus Recommended Sizing (this differs from Vaughn’s website):
- Small – 32 to 34 inch waist
- Medium – 34 to 36 inch waist
- Large – 36 to 38 inch waist
- XLarge – 38 to 40 inch waist
- ** If a goalie likes wearing an oversized pant with suspenders (which a lot do), go to the next size up from this recommendation.
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 A Goalie Pant
Goalie pants can be a difficult item to size because many people do not understand how a goalie pant should truly fit. Goalie pants; unlike player pants should be worn loose. Even though all goalie pants come with waist belts, these generally are not enough to keep goalie pants from falling down. Suspenders should be used to keep the pant at the desired level on the goalies waist and knee. Pants should hang approximately to the top of the goalies knee cap. A big mistake made when buying goalie pants is thinking the pants should be worn like everyday shorts or player pants. Because of the flexibility needed to play the goalie position, there is a need for the pants to be at least somewhat big. This does not mean they should look like a clown pant on the goalie but they should not fit tight around the waist either. Once a goalie goes into his or her stance, a tight pant will become uncomfortable and may be restrictive. Goalie pants have been a big topic of debate because NHL goalies do generally wear their pants three to four sizes to big. The reason for doing this is to take up coverage space in the net. Goalie pants are one of the last items goalies can wear oversized – however this may change very soon.