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BAUER S19 VAPOR 2X PRO SENIOR GOALIE PADS

BAUER S19 VAPOR 2X PRO SENIOR GOALIE PADS

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Description

New for 2019, Bauer goalie has continued on one of the most engineered and technologically advanced leg pads in all of goaltending and released the Bauer Vapor 2X Pro Senior Goalie Leg Pad. The 2X Pro has specific features and revisions from the previous generation and continues to be one of the lightest on the market.

Starting off with the face of the Bauer Vapor 2X Pro, the graphic is made up of three main large zones with one at the upper outside, one at the inner bottom, and one large zone in the middle that stretches diagonally through the length of the pad and breaks up the two outer zones. Around these zones, there are two sets of “spears” near the top and bottom of the pad for added shadows. Visually, you will notice the dimpled texture on the top and bottom zones of the pad that is digitally printed and provides visual design as well as added durability.

Moving on to the build of the Vapor 2X Pro, Bauer has upgraded the material of the pad to the C.O.R Tech ST that is a highly durable skin and helps create better rebounds that give the goaltender time to recover. On the internals of the pad, a dynamic flex core with flex points above and below the knee with Curv Composite in the thigh rise have been utilized to create a flexible pad for an effective butterfly style. The thigh rise gets thinner as it approaches the top of the pad, coming to a pointed end to help reduce weight in the thigh portion. Down at the boot, a 100 degree free flex boot is used to give the goaltender a better angle in the pad for a deep stance that fits more naturally on the leg, making crease movements and key save selections easier to maneuver.

Looking at the side profile of the Bauer Vapor 2X, you will see the thin design that was implemented to reduce the overall weight of the pad. On the outer gusset, a uniquely shaped outer roll ramps up from the face to act as a traditional outer roll while keeping a seamless one piece construction. Flipping around to the inside edge, the sliding surface is designed with a thin profile that contains strategic cuts to cut down on weight and create a low friction surface for the quickest slides.

On the back of the 2X Pro, AX Suede Quattro Pro that has been used in Bauer’s player gloves is provided on the knee stack to prevent growth of bacteria to provide cleaner gear for longer. Featured on the knee landing itself, a 45 degree cut at the top edge provides mobility during crease movements by helping prevent the knee stacks from hitting each other. On the inside of the knee landing area, the binding has been removed from the pad, further creating a smooth sliding surface. Finally, the knee strap can be either pulled over to a provided knee wing that now has adjustable options to tighten or loosen up the knee wing, or the knee strap can be angled down to the calf.

Further down, the leg channel is lined with thermocore that is added to provide breathability that keeps the goaltender’s leg cool during use. Both the inner and outer calf wraps have been redesigned with specific cuts to provide the goaltender with more durability and mobility in the pad. Bauer has continued with the Tune Fit Strapping system that allows for full Velcro strapping and adjustments above and below the calf muscle for a secure and comfortable fit along with an elastic strap over top holding the sliding edge comfortably to the leg.

Lastly, Bauer has a new stock toe tie option with the Monster H.A.L strap that is comprised of elastic and Velcro that secures on top of the goaltender’s skate. An elastic toe tie allows the goaltender to wear the tie tight to their skate but have the flexibility and response they need for deep and strong pushes. The toe bridge comes in an offset position but can be adjusted toward the center if the goalie prefers.

Features

C.O.R.Tech Skin Technology

The pad has been wrapped with an all new redesigned C.O.R.Tech ST skin. If you haven’t heard much about this skin technology by Bauer, feel free to check out the Bauer 2S review for the full detail on this skin.

The upgraded C.O.R.Tech ST skin on the 2X pads does not only benefit how the pad slides along the ice, but also how well the rebounds pop off the pad and the new ST stands for Super Tough, improving on some durability issues found in the 1S and 1X pads. This skin is made of many layers allowing it to perform with consistency and minimal weight. This skin has already proven itself on the 2S Pro pads and seems to be a mainstay for Bauer gear.

Bindingless Sliding Surface

Bauer uses a harder sliding surface once again in this pad to promote a fast and efficient slide. This combined with the Cortech ST allows the effortless slide that Bauer has come to be known for. The bindingless surface is also great to reduce drag and wear on the pad, keeping it in the best shape and performance possible.

Dynamic Flex Core

Bauer has changed the core on the new 2X pads to be softer by using Dynamic Flex Core rather than the Tapered flex core used on the 1X pads. This allows the pad to be much more reactive and add more separation between itself and the Supreme line. Though the core may be softer, the pad still has a flat face to allow harder and bigger rebounds.

Curve Composite

The 2X Pro pad still consists of Curve Composite in the thigh rise to reduce the amount the pad softens up. This feature allows the pad to keep its form over a long period of time even while being a softer flex pad.

Thermo Core

Bauer has also left their 37.5 breathable technology in the past and changed the lining and transfer mesh of this pad to Thermo Core. This core allows breathability along with a cool feel to it as it stays a lower temperature keeping you from over heating while you’re on the ice.

QUATTRO Pro

Quattro Pro is used by Bauer typically in their player gloves and blockers. This material is included in the knee stack, being engineered with a sanitized odor resistant treatment that keeps the material clean. The Quattro Pro material fights against bacterial and fungal growth to keep the gear cleaner and in better condition.

Elastic in Boot Channel

The 2X Pro leg pads have added in a bungee feature in the lower boot to allow more ankle/leg mobility as well as create a more reactive pad. Another reason for this interesting feature is to allow the pad to fully rotate and come back to its original position when dropping into the butterfly and standing back up. This is a major improvement over the 1X that had some complaints stating they don’t rotate back fully.

Soft boot

The new free-flex 100 degree boot allows for a much more reactive style of play along with more range of motion to move with your body.

Monster Toe Strapping System

Bauer has also partnered with Monster for their toe strapping system. Similar to what CCM and Brian's have brought to their pads over the recent years, Bauer has joined the growing list of brands switching from traditional lace on the stock pad. This system works by looping the toe ties through the bottom of your skate, similar to what you would do with the laces, then the 2 laces attach with Velcro just over top of your skate laces resulting in quick undoing and doing up. The Bungee cord used with this system, somewhat similar to the laces that originally came with Bauer pads, allows for the lace to adapt to the movement you make and react with you.

Adjustable/Removable Knee Wing

The knee wing has been modified for easy adjustments or removal.

Strapping

The strapping on the 2X Pro didn’t need much changing as it was already one of the easiest and most comfortable strapping systems to date. One of my favorite features of the 2X Pro leg pad is the tune fit strap because with it’s maneuverability, you have the choice of where you want your calf strap whether it’s high, low or right in the middle.

New foam in Knee Block

Bauer seems to have upgraded the foam in the knee block of the 2X Pro to be a thinner landing pad with more absorbent foam. This helps add to the comfort of the pad when dropping into the butterfly.

Optional Boot Strap

The 2X Pro has the boot strap removed, with channels to add in the feature if desired. Over the past few years, more and more goalies have been boycotting the boot strap on their pads. While providing a snugger feel to the pad and some added control, the boot strap has can also feel restrictive and be a hassle for minimal difference.

Ripples in Face of Pad

The 2X Pro has a hard face to steer rebounds far away. Though this is a flat faced pad, ripples in the face of the pad have been added for cosmetic purposes as well as to remind those looking at it that it is a softer pad.

Specifications
FeatureDescription
Boot Angle 100-Degree Free Flex
Category Elite
Customizable Yes
External Material C.O.R.Tech ST
Heel & Toe Attachment Monster H.A.L Toe Straps
Internal Construction Dynamic Flex Core with Curv Composite thigh rise
Knee & Calf Strapping Tune Fit Strapping system
Knee Cradle 45-Degree Stabilislide Knee Block, AX Suede Quattro+ lining
Knee & Thigh Protection None
Made In Thailand
Pad Break Soft profile with internal breaks above and below knee
Toe Taper Yes
Warranty 90 Days
Weight 4.8 lbs (Large SR)
Description

New for 2019, Bauer goalie has continued on one of the most engineered and technologically advanced leg pads in all of goaltending and released the Bauer Vapor 2X Pro Senior Goalie Leg Pad. The 2X Pro has specific features and revisions from the previous generation and continues to be one of the lightest on the market.

Starting off with the face of the Bauer Vapor 2X Pro, the graphic is made up of three main large zones with one at the upper outside, one at the inner bottom, and one large zone in the middle that stretches diagonally through the length of the pad and breaks up the two outer zones. Around these zones, there are two sets of “spears” near the top and bottom of the pad for added shadows. Visually, you will notice the dimpled texture on the top and bottom zones of the pad that is digitally printed and provides visual design as well as added durability.

Moving on to the build of the Vapor 2X Pro, Bauer has upgraded the material of the pad to the C.O.R Tech ST that is a highly durable skin and helps create better rebounds that give the goaltender time to recover. On the internals of the pad, a dynamic flex core with flex points above and below the knee with Curv Composite in the thigh rise have been utilized to create a flexible pad for an effective butterfly style. The thigh rise gets thinner as it approaches the top of the pad, coming to a pointed end to help reduce weight in the thigh portion. Down at the boot, a 100 degree free flex boot is used to give the goaltender a better angle in the pad for a deep stance that fits more naturally on the leg, making crease movements and key save selections easier to maneuver.

Looking at the side profile of the Bauer Vapor 2X, you will see the thin design that was implemented to reduce the overall weight of the pad. On the outer gusset, a uniquely shaped outer roll ramps up from the face to act as a traditional outer roll while keeping a seamless one piece construction. Flipping around to the inside edge, the sliding surface is designed with a thin profile that contains strategic cuts to cut down on weight and create a low friction surface for the quickest slides.

On the back of the 2X Pro, AX Suede Quattro Pro that has been used in Bauer’s player gloves is provided on the knee stack to prevent growth of bacteria to provide cleaner gear for longer. Featured on the knee landing itself, a 45 degree cut at the top edge provides mobility during crease movements by helping prevent the knee stacks from hitting each other. On the inside of the knee landing area, the binding has been removed from the pad, further creating a smooth sliding surface. Finally, the knee strap can be either pulled over to a provided knee wing that now has adjustable options to tighten or loosen up the knee wing, or the knee strap can be angled down to the calf.

Further down, the leg channel is lined with thermocore that is added to provide breathability that keeps the goaltender’s leg cool during use. Both the inner and outer calf wraps have been redesigned with specific cuts to provide the goaltender with more durability and mobility in the pad. Bauer has continued with the Tune Fit Strapping system that allows for full Velcro strapping and adjustments above and below the calf muscle for a secure and comfortable fit along with an elastic strap over top holding the sliding edge comfortably to the leg.

Lastly, Bauer has a new stock toe tie option with the Monster H.A.L strap that is comprised of elastic and Velcro that secures on top of the goaltender’s skate. An elastic toe tie allows the goaltender to wear the tie tight to their skate but have the flexibility and response they need for deep and strong pushes. The toe bridge comes in an offset position but can be adjusted toward the center if the goalie prefers.

Features

C.O.R.Tech Skin Technology

The pad has been wrapped with an all new redesigned C.O.R.Tech ST skin. If you haven’t heard much about this skin technology by Bauer, feel free to check out the Bauer 2S review for the full detail on this skin.

The upgraded C.O.R.Tech ST skin on the 2X pads does not only benefit how the pad slides along the ice, but also how well the rebounds pop off the pad and the new ST stands for Super Tough, improving on some durability issues found in the 1S and 1X pads. This skin is made of many layers allowing it to perform with consistency and minimal weight. This skin has already proven itself on the 2S Pro pads and seems to be a mainstay for Bauer gear.

Bindingless Sliding Surface

Bauer uses a harder sliding surface once again in this pad to promote a fast and efficient slide. This combined with the Cortech ST allows the effortless slide that Bauer has come to be known for. The bindingless surface is also great to reduce drag and wear on the pad, keeping it in the best shape and performance possible.

Dynamic Flex Core

Bauer has changed the core on the new 2X pads to be softer by using Dynamic Flex Core rather than the Tapered flex core used on the 1X pads. This allows the pad to be much more reactive and add more separation between itself and the Supreme line. Though the core may be softer, the pad still has a flat face to allow harder and bigger rebounds.

Curve Composite

The 2X Pro pad still consists of Curve Composite in the thigh rise to reduce the amount the pad softens up. This feature allows the pad to keep its form over a long period of time even while being a softer flex pad.

Thermo Core

Bauer has also left their 37.5 breathable technology in the past and changed the lining and transfer mesh of this pad to Thermo Core. This core allows breathability along with a cool feel to it as it stays a lower temperature keeping you from over heating while you’re on the ice.

QUATTRO Pro

Quattro Pro is used by Bauer typically in their player gloves and blockers. This material is included in the knee stack, being engineered with a sanitized odor resistant treatment that keeps the material clean. The Quattro Pro material fights against bacterial and fungal growth to keep the gear cleaner and in better condition.

Elastic in Boot Channel

The 2X Pro leg pads have added in a bungee feature in the lower boot to allow more ankle/leg mobility as well as create a more reactive pad. Another reason for this interesting feature is to allow the pad to fully rotate and come back to its original position when dropping into the butterfly and standing back up. This is a major improvement over the 1X that had some complaints stating they don’t rotate back fully.

Soft boot

The new free-flex 100 degree boot allows for a much more reactive style of play along with more range of motion to move with your body.

Monster Toe Strapping System

Bauer has also partnered with Monster for their toe strapping system. Similar to what CCM and Brian's have brought to their pads over the recent years, Bauer has joined the growing list of brands switching from traditional lace on the stock pad. This system works by looping the toe ties through the bottom of your skate, similar to what you would do with the laces, then the 2 laces attach with Velcro just over top of your skate laces resulting in quick undoing and doing up. The Bungee cord used with this system, somewhat similar to the laces that originally came with Bauer pads, allows for the lace to adapt to the movement you make and react with you.

Adjustable/Removable Knee Wing

The knee wing has been modified for easy adjustments or removal.

Strapping

The strapping on the 2X Pro didn’t need much changing as it was already one of the easiest and most comfortable strapping systems to date. One of my favorite features of the 2X Pro leg pad is the tune fit strap because with it’s maneuverability, you have the choice of where you want your calf strap whether it’s high, low or right in the middle.

New foam in Knee Block

Bauer seems to have upgraded the foam in the knee block of the 2X Pro to be a thinner landing pad with more absorbent foam. This helps add to the comfort of the pad when dropping into the butterfly.

Optional Boot Strap

The 2X Pro has the boot strap removed, with channels to add in the feature if desired. Over the past few years, more and more goalies have been boycotting the boot strap on their pads. While providing a snugger feel to the pad and some added control, the boot strap has can also feel restrictive and be a hassle for minimal difference.

Ripples in Face of Pad

The 2X Pro has a hard face to steer rebounds far away. Though this is a flat faced pad, ripples in the face of the pad have been added for cosmetic purposes as well as to remind those looking at it that it is a softer pad.

Specifications
FeatureDescription
Boot Angle 100-Degree Free Flex
Category Elite
Customizable Yes
External Material C.O.R.Tech ST
Heel & Toe Attachment Monster H.A.L Toe Straps
Internal Construction Dynamic Flex Core with Curv Composite thigh rise
Knee & Calf Strapping Tune Fit Strapping system
Knee Cradle 45-Degree Stabilislide Knee Block, AX Suede Quattro+ lining
Knee & Thigh Protection None
Made In Thailand
Pad Break Soft profile with internal breaks above and below knee
Toe Taper Yes
Warranty 90 Days
Weight 4.8 lbs (Large SR)
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