Bauer introduces a redesigned Vapor X2.9 Intermediate Chest Protector this year, improving on all aspects from protection to mobility and everywhere in between. The new chesty is ultra comfortable with the use of ThermoMax liner and multiple foams for protection.
The new Vapor chest protector uses ThermoMax liner to improve comfort and keep you cool during the game. This liner is also designed to fight against bacteria and odour to keep the chest clean.
The Vapor X2.9 uses high density, mid density and low density foams internally to provide confident protection without having any extra weight. Since Vapor products are designed to be light, Bauer aimed to keep that consistent throughout the entire line, and their use of the foams does just that while also promoting the chest to be balanced.
The shoulder on this chest remain similar to the original Vapor X900 chest protector, sticking with the Aerolite technology with a free-flex edge and arch adjustments. The shoulder protector caps are also slightly rounder on this model. The floaters on the X2.9 chest have changed slightly, now being wider and more squared off at the stop as well as becoming thinner at the bottom. A major improvement is the lack of a binding on the floater, allowing a lot more movement, creating something that’s comfortable the second you put it on.
The arms on Bauer's X2.9 have been made more mobile using Dynamic 3.flex allowing you to move freely without the worry of being restricted. Bauer uses plastic to improve the protection on the bicep and forearm portions, reducing the amount of stingers you’ll get. Rather than the plastic being incorporated using a floater, Bauer has built it right into the arm for a more natural feel to the chest. The arms on the Bauer X2.9 chest protector have also been made adjustable allowing you to extend or retract the arm and make it feel more custom tailored to you. Bauer's new system is very simple to use, it’s a basic lacing system with a plastic lock at the top. The left arm also has an optional wrist guard for those desperation glove save moments.
The elbow caps have also seen some changes, Bauer introduces the Dynamic 3.Flex technology which is a three-piece molded plastic cup that truly moves with your arm. This new feature is perfect for being reactive and giving you free range of motion.
Along with the arc adjustments on the back, the best also has the options to adjust your arm length and several spots along the arm to get that perfect fit. Another cool feature include is the removable core extension system along the bottom of the chest, this allows you to have more protection or remove it if you tuck your chest.
Sizes & Colors
Sizes available include Small, Medium, Large and Extra-Large. The chest protector is available in a black colourway with red accents to give it an appealing style.