The Bauer Vapor 2X Pro Catch Glove makes it clear that Bauer is looking to not only improve the pads, but rather the whole set. Staying comfortable with a one piece glove and 60-degree break angle, adding a max depth pocket, this glove is comfortable to use right off the shelf. The new Catch Grip with ThermoCore creates a grip inside the glove to prevent slipping, essentially eliminating the need for inner gloves.
Bauer uses their C.O.R.Tech ST skin on the new Vapor 2X Pro Catcher. This promotes harder, faster rebound than normal blocker skin. Having used this technology for the past few years, Bauer is confident it gives goalies the edge they need over the competition. This technology works by having a faster recovery rate than other skin types, the faster the recovery, the faster and harder the puck will come off.
The glove stays comfortable and consistent with a 60 degree break, same as what was used on the 1X. This angle used by Bauer is more of a finger-close style, meaning when closing the glove, it is almost all in the fingers, this allows the glove to be more protective on the palm and minimize the amount of stingers you’ll get because of added Curv Composite.
The new Bauer 2X Pro Trapper has gone back to the single T design, different from the split T on the 1X and the double T on the 2S promoting the glove to close faster and easier. Bauer has also created a new max depth pocket to allow the glove to trap and keep any pucks sent its way with ease.
The strapping now has Bauer's Fast Strap system allowing the user to quickly tighten their glove for maximum comfort and control.
The new Vapor 2X glove is meant to be more comfortable and easier to use by having their free flex back hand, this allows playing the puck easier while also allowing more mobility in general.
The glove comes in a range of colours including white, red, blue and navy. Bauer has also improved their customizer for this new set, giving more custom options than ever before including bases other than white. Along with anew customizer, Bauer is also expected to unveil their new custom graphic printing, creating endless possibilities.