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Coveted 906 Mask Review
While the major players of goaltending equipment may be obvious, Coveted is looking to give them a run for their money with their newly CSA and HECC certified goalie mask. This time around, coveted is bringing their second addition to the retail family in the form of the 906 mask.
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While the major players of goaltending equipment may be obvious, Coveted is looking to give them a run for their money with their newly CSA and HECC certified goalie mask. This time around, coveted is bringing their second addition to the retail family in the form of the 906 mask. Coveted, being a smaller Canadian company has already brought the market the certified A5 mask, which retails for $450 CDN and is composed of Kevlar reinforced fiberglass thus resulting in a pro quality mask for a great price point. The coveted 906 retails for $800 CDN, has a much sleeker appeal and an added full layer of carbon fiber to create a more durable and ridged mask.

Coveted 906 Mask

Coveted

Coveted is a smaller Canadian brand specializing in masks and foam. They are great with customer service and provide a 3 year warranty on their retail masks, that’s way longer than the typical 3 month warranty that most helmets come with. Another bonus from the coveted brand is that their A5 small and medium masks use the same shell therefore once you’ve outgrown the junior small, Coveted will replace the foam for a small fee and make the mask fit as a medium. Coveted also makes the only junior mask with a fiberglass base providing much more protection and the ability to have a custom paint job.

Coveted 906 mask

Design

If this mask looks familiar, that may be because it was modeled after other previously iconic goalie masks. Designed for a slimmer profile, the 906 mask also sports specific ridges along forehead and crown as well as a tapered design on the chin to help deflect pucks away with less impact. These ridges are much more pronounced that seen on the A5 and allows coveted to look more similar to other top masks in the goalie world. There is also a curvature to the chin that allows the mask and chest protector to work seamlessly together to minimize interference.

Coveted 906 Mask

Shell

The composition of this mask is what you’d expect out of a pro mask. First off, we start with fiberglass base which is a must have if you’re playing any sort of competitive hockey. Coveted has also reinforced the fiberglass with Kevlar for an added level of durability and protection. Lastly, coveted adds in a full layer of carbon fiber to the interior of the mask to add that final touch of rigidness. Coveted bonds all the layers together using epoxy-resin in order to really seal and mold the layers together and create the shell. Lastly, they add a dual stage base and gloss finish to the mask for the final look.

Coveted 906 Mask

Liner

On the inside of the helmet, Coveted used a soft black die cut foam to provide comfort and protection while also hiding the looks of the foam due to its black nature. The foam in this mask provides a solid wrap around the users head and feels somewhat similar to other foams on the market. The chin cup in the Coveted mask is similar to what they have used in the past. Has an adjustable Velcro strapping like most other masks to adjust the depth of the mask and chin. Personally, I’m not a huge fan of the chin cup and would most likely opt to replace it with something I find a bit more comfortable. The strapping on the 906 provides an open backplate providing a clean look and great area for painting. This strapping has 5-point adjustments allowing it to fit to your head comfortably.

Coveted 906 Mask

Cage

The coveted mask comes with a CSA approved stainless steel cage with round bars. The look of the cage has a similar style to the Bauer profile cage.

Coveted 906 Mask

Fit

This mask has a snug feeling design to feel protected while also having more room around the chin and cheeks. This mask comes in 4 different sizes, small through XL although as with the A5 mask, the small and medium do fit similar to junior masks.

Final Thoughts

The Coveted 906 mask is a great step up from their A5 mask and rivals the competition while also being lighter and cheaper than most pro level masks. This mask also has some pros switching to it such as Maclom Subban of the Vegas Golden Knights. This mask puts coveted on the mask radar as a serious competitor.

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