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Bauer 1N Protective Review
If you’re in the market for top-end gear with that classic fit, the Nexus 1N lineup would be your perfect match. We get our hands on a set of elbows, shoulders, shins and pants to test them out for our latest review. 
Bauer 1N Protective Review

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Bauer 1N Protective

For players who are accustomed to traditional fitting gear, the Bauer Nexus 1N takes the classic fit platform and elevates it beyond what you’ve come to expect. The Nexus 1N boasts the definitive in protection with a volume fit for ultimate coverage and controlled movement. Borrowing the technology seen in their helmets Bauer has gone ahead and implemented key features that will help minimize the velocity of impacts during gameplay. Though Bauer has made some major changes to the fit in terms of comfort, and customizability, if you were a fan of Nexus gear in the past, Bauer has upped the level quality and features with the new 1N equipment.

Bauer’s foremost upgrade to the Nexus protective line is the use of their Seven+ Technology Foam that made its appearance in Bauer’s helmets. Bauer hopes to bring the same protective properties and mindset in terms of repeated impacts to the rest of their protective line. Seven+ Technology is a molded foam that is able to maintain its shape after multiple impacts. Certainly, a great addition and it can be seen on high impact areas on the protective gear.

As for the liners, Bauer’s 37.5 technology makes its way over the 1N gear to help wick away moisture using the player’s energy.

Bauer 1N Protective

Shoulder Pad

Beginning with the 1N Shoulder Pad, the priority for Bauer with the Nexus line is to provide the ultimate in coverage and protection. The 1N has their new Seven+ Technology built into key – high impact areas. The shoulder caps are injected and feature Seven+ Technology foam with multi-density foam for added protection. The use of these foams combined, provide essential impact resistant properties that will ensure players stay protected when faced with a high velocity impact.

Bauer 1N Protective

The sternum also incorporates the combination of Seven+ Tech and a PE insert for added protection from sticks and pucks. The front side panels, spine, and back kidney panels all feature HD foam for impact resistance. Moving to the bicep guard, the Nexus 1N’s free flex design enhances mobility when stickhandling, sticking to Bauer’s goal of controlled movement. The guard also features a thermoformed component for added protection. Moving to the Free Glide Arch, Bauer’s thought process was to maximize mobility without hindrances to the player movement during gameplay and they succeeded in achieving their goal of a free-movement design.

Bauer 1N Protective

The belly features a removable MD foam pad for extra customizability.

Bauer 1N Protective

Moving to the fit, of course it features that classic fit with a new multi-segmented design throughout the chest for better mobility than other shoulder pads on the market. As for the arm pad, there it is a two-piece construction featuring Bauer’s Free Flex design.

Bauer 1N Protective

Elbow Pad

The central theme of 1N gear is to provide the ultimate coverage and you’ll notice this instantly the moment you first try on the new 1N elbows. With an injected cap with HF top covering, the elbow provides excellent protection and you can ensure you’ll be safe from repeated impacts. As for the bicep guard, Bauer implemented their Seven+ Technology foam and the use of a PE insert to help disperse the impacts from slashes and pucks.

Bauer 1N Protective

The construction of the bicep is multi-segmented for increased mobility. Seven+ Technology and LD foam can also be found within the elbow joint to help reduce weight while providing more protection.

Bauer 1N Protective

To keep the elbow pad secure throughout the course of a game, is the use of a 3-strap system with anchor strap. The use of this system provides players with a custom fit that can easily adjusted on the fly.

Bauer 1N Protective

Shin Pad

Bauer truly drives the home the point of no compromises and ultimate protection with the 1N Shin Pad. The focus of course is overall protection and Bauer has gone ahead and improved the cap width and shin guard width. Also, the shin uses an injected knee cap and a thermoformed ergonomic cap for the shin guard. The calf guard is where you’ll find Seven+ Technology along with an additional PE insert.

Bauer 1N Protective

The thigh protector and main liner are comprised of HD foam while the knee wings are construction from MD foam with a molded PE insert. With the Nexus, you can expect a multi-segment design for supreme mobility, while maintaining that large volume, classic fit you love.

Bauer 1N Protective

Keeping the shin pad in place is a 2-strap system with wrap around anchor strap and Bauer’s new Tune Fit adjustable design. The Tune Fit provides a wider range of adjustability for a custom and secure fit to prevent any shifting or movement of the pad during gameplay.

Bauer 1N Protective

Pant

The 1N pant provides players with a classic fit meaning a wide, volume fit for you hockey purists while allowing for an effortless stride during gameplay. The ultimate in protection, Seven+ Technology comprises the spine guard.

Bauer 1N Protective

Molded dome construction is seen on the hip with molded HD foam protecting the kidneys. The pants outer shell is constructed from 840 denier nylon for extra abrasion resistance.

Bauer 1N Protective

The belt utilizes MD foam while the front of the pant and leg gussets feature stretch panels for better mobility while skating. Further, a one-inch extension is included to get that perfect fit or for growing players.

Bauer 1N Protective

Conclusion

If you’re in the market for top-end gear with that classic fit, the Nexus 1N lineup would be your perfect match. As more manufacturers are moving away from the traditional fit to increasingly ergonomic designs to remove negative space, Bauer has provided players with different lines of gear to suit different needs. With the 1N gear, Bauer has kept that traditional fit and upgraded the protection through the use of Seven+ Technology in high impact areas. Further, customizable adjustment features helps to secure the gear to ensure a comfortable fit help make already outstanding.

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