Continuing on one of the most anticipated new lines in goaltending in the recent years, Bauer has brought one of the most engineered and technologically advanced lines of gear to the goalie market. The Vapor 1X glove is packed with new features which strive to change the face of goaltending.
The Vapor 1X glove features a true one piece cuff for stability and rigidity and has this backed with their Curv composite material. The Curv in the Vapor 1X glove covers the cuff and palm of the glove and gives structural support as well as protective purposes. This gives the glove a phenomenal open shape and will not allow the glove to misshape or breakdown over time. In the palm, the 1X glove also features Poron XRD material which helps reduce stingers in the palm, but also allows the glove to snap closed for a break in feel.
The backhand has the Free Flex cuff which protects the back of the hand when covering the puck, but gives the goalie unrestricted movement when shooting or moving about the crease.
Bauer achieves the 60 degree break on the Vapor 1X glove by utilizing the comfort edge on the thumb gusset and liner which gives a comfortable feel on the fingers and thumb but also grips when needed. The palm of the hand has been redesigned to close like the spine of a book and provide a game ready feel right out of the box.
Bauer includes their Deep Hybrid T pocket which gives the amazing stability when open, but also allows for ease of closure. This shape makes for a large catching surface which cradles the puck upon impact and even provides more visibility when catching the puck.
If you are an elite-level goalie who is looking for some of the best innovations on the market but want a 60 degree game ready feel, the Bauer Vapor 1X Senior Goalie Glove will not disappoint you!