Brand new for 2018, Bauer has continued their revolutionary line and brought out the new Bauer Supreme S29 Intermediate Goalie Chest & Arm Protector. The S29 Intermediate Chest Protector will feature new NHL spec sizing and protection throughout making the Supreme line of equipment better than before.
Starting with the largest change, the S29 Intermediate chest will come with NHL spec shoulder floaters for a seamless design. With having shoulder floaters that are slightly decreased in width, this will give added mobility and a better range of head movement without sacrificing protection. The floaters are reinforced with lightweight HD foams to provide ample levels of protection for goalies facing hard shots. Following the guidelines of NHL legality, the shoulder floaters have been reduced and rounded to conform around the body. The density of these caps is around a medium density to provide protection and comfort.
Within the neck area, there is a unique feature in which there are two adjustable elastic straps which can be tightened or loosened to provide a specific fit around the goaltenders neck. This simple adjustment also helps with the length and how the chest will hang down on the body.
Moving through to the arms, the S29 Intermediate has HD foams and reinforcements throughout the entire arm. Also, the elbows are still covered with Poron XRD for a seamless integration under the jersey but provide protection in case of an odd shot or falling back on the elbow.
On the body, there is a unique design with how the stomach is sewn to create great mobility and protection. This design has been carried over from the original predecessor, dating back to the One95. In the heart area, the sternum protection has been widened to integrate underneath of the shoulder floaters to cover any gaps.
On the spine plate, Bauer has changed the design and added in Vent Armor foam to increase breathability, reduce weight and even add a bit more protection from any odd situations. Lining the S29 Intermediate is Bauer’s Thermo Max liner to move moisture away from the body.
If you are an intermediate-level goalie looking for NHL level specifications, check out the Bauer Supreme S29 Intermediate Goalie Chest & Arm Protector.