The Bauer Matrix Elbow pads are a Source for Sports exclusive model based on the Bauer S190 with upgrades in protection from the top end 1S. Additionally, Bauer has changed the colors and graphics on the Matrix to mimic the 1S setting it apart from the rest. Keeping with the Supreme fit, Bauer uses an anatomical fit and 1-piece anatomical elbow cap to keep a natural, close-to-the-body fit.
An upgraded injected elbow cap features a molded MD foam covering. On the inside, molded HD foam and an interior donut of Poron XRD foam add additional dimensions of protection from even the hardest impacts. The bicep of the Matrix uses vent armour foam with PE inserts to protect, and promotes a lightweight fit with added breathability while still offering high end protection.
The forearm of the pad uses a HD foam with molded PE inserts for protection, but Bauer has molded it to the arm for a better, more secure fit. To ensure the straps stay tight, a 2-strap system with an anchor strap that wraps across the arm and onto the forearm locks the protection in place while an additional bicep strap maintains a close to the arm fit. For a more secured fit, Source for Sports added the sleeve found only on the 1S elbow pad to improve comfort and truly eliminate any slippage during play. Finally, Bauer's Thermo Max liner runs along the inside of the pad to wick moisture away from the skin and keep and cool comfortable fit throughout the game.