Bauer Vapor 3X Intermediate Goalie Leg Pads
New for 2021, Bauer Goalie has again pushed the boundaries of innovation and technology that goes into a Goalie Pad. The all-new Bauer Vapor 3X Intermediate Goalie Leg Pad builds off of the highly successful Bauer 2X to bring every goalie a lightweight pad built for performance.
Starting off with the face of the Bauer Vapor 3X, the graphic is a simple yet very personable design that each goalie will be able to get behind and create a unique look. Throughout the pad you will see large zones that run in different directions through the pad that can be combined and tweaked to find the exact look each goalie chooses to achieve. At the knee, a slash-like design with three lines adds a perfect accent to a simplistic pad and acts a perfect visual focal point.
Starting with the core of the Vapor 3X, Bauer has gone with a Dynamic Flex core with CURV composite reinforcing the thigh rise. With this specific reinforcement, goalies can expect to have similar hard rebounds to that of the Hyperlite Counterpart. However, the Dynamic flex core will give the goalie complete flexibility wrapped with flat face construction.
Looking at the side profile of the Bauer Vapor 3X, you will see a thin design that helps reduce the overall weight of the pad. On the outer gusset, the profile thins out toward the top to help with an easier butterfly closure while helping cut down weight. Down at the boot, a Free-Flex 110 Degree Boot is 10 Degrees steeper than the previous Vapor pad and allows the pad to sit better on the leg of the goaltender and works better together with the pad tech.
On the inside sliding edge of the Vapor 3X, Bauer has gone with an upgraded version of their C.O.R Tech technology with C.O.R Tech Plus for the material. This material is a highly durable skin that helps give the goalie a superior slide and overall durability.
When looking at the knee block, Bauer has brought created a new knee block that is specifically designed for the flexible Vapor line. The Stabiliflex knee block is made to create an incredible stable landing area but it will “flex” with the pad to it does not hinder the overall flexible design. Further down at the calf, on the inside of the leg channel, you will see the large Balance Plate Calf Pillow which creates a much more reliable landing area that will bring an all-new level of comfort to the goaltender using this pad.
Finally, the strapping features the simple Tune Fit 2.0 Strapping System which works all with Velcro attachments strategically placed to give the best fit possible for any type of goaltender. Down at the toe, the same reliable Offset Elastic Toe System has made its return and will provide the goalie ultimate flexibility at the toe without the pad feeling too loose.
If you are an intermediate-level goaltender who is looking for a fantastic pad with specific technology from the Hyperlite pad, look no further than the Bauer Vapor 3X Intermediate Goalie Leg Pads.
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