The Bauer Supreme Matrix shoulder pads are a Source for Sports exclusive model based on the Bauer S190 stock model with upgrades added to provide better value and protection. As well, Bauer has tweaked the visuals to provide the Matrix with a sleek all-black look very similar to the 1S top end model. Staying with the fit of the Supreme line, the Matrix uses anatomical fit properties to provide a natural, close-to-the-body fit that helps achieve maximum power with every movement.
The shoulder caps have been upgraded to that of the S190 and are constructed of exposed thermoformed molded with MD foam. This foam provides light-weight and breathable protection in the shoulder caps and other key areas of the pad to help dissipate impacts. This protective foam as mentioned, is also found in the side panels of the front body area as well as the sternum and spine areas. In the spine, to accompany the vent armour, MD foam helps to provide protection. In the sternum, MD foams also provide ultra-high density protection.
The biceps of the Matrix feature Bauer's free flex one piece construction that allows free floating protection to move with the body and creates protection that sits closer to the body. The bicep guards are also adjustable in height to customize a fit that's right for every player. To finish the pad, a Hydrophobic mesh liner runs along the inside, wicking away moisture and providing great comfort.