New to Bauer’s 2020 Supreme lineup is the Bauer Supreme 3S SR Catcher, building off of the previous s29 Bauer has incorporated a few new changes including one fairly large one. That large change being the introduction of Curv composite to the Supreme Sr. line, last year we saw Bauer use this concept for the first time with the 2X Sr. Catcher and it was such a popular upgrade Bauer has made the decision to continue the trend onto the 3S Catcher this year.
Bauer's 3S glove will feature a synthetic leather paired with their catchlite material. The synthetic leather will cover everywhere on the face of the glove minus the palm and T-trap. The synthetic leather will offer good durability but you will lose a few of the performance benefits associated with the CORTECH.
The break angle on the new Supreme trapper is similar to the previous model, in a 75 degree break. The break is geared toward the fingertip-thumb closure angle, resulting in a wide open feel when the catch surface is open.
The Supreme 3S goalie glove has another feature previously used on the 2X line but not yet been introduced to the Supreme lineup and that would be the addition of their catchlite material. Catchlite is designed to be a highly durable yet flexible material. It is an improvement upon typical jenpro as the catchlite has a great out of the box game ready feel to shave off break in time.
The pocket features the double “T” introduced in the 2S Pro trapper. The benefits of the double “T” include a wider pocket opening and improved puck tracking when looking through the pocket when freezing the puck.
The strapping of the Supreme 3S is taken from the previous generation, including a nylon wrist straps, velcro backhand & finger straps. The straps on the trapper allow for a relatively customizable fit to keep the trapper comfortably in place without the worry of it being jarred loose.
The new cuff design on the 3S catcher is where we see some of that large improvement as Bauer has added their Curv composite to the cuff as mentioned before this a new improvement to the Supreme line but not a new concept for Bauer as they previously did the same with Vapor Sr. line last year. The addition of the Curv composite will provide more protection and a higher quality of durability.
The Bauer Supreme 3S SR Catcher will be available in the following colorways: all White, White/Black, White/Navy, White/Blue, and White/Red. The 3S Goalie Glove is available in Regular hand (worn on your left hand) in all colourways, and Full Right (worn on your right hand) in All White.