Bauer introduces a redesigned Vapor 2X Pro 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 ThermoCore liner to keep you cool while also incorporating Curv Composite to amplify the protection.
On the outside, this chest protector is equipped with Bauer's new ThermoCore liner, replacing the previously used 37.5 liner. This liner keeps you cool and comfortable while using the Vapor 2X Pro Chest.
Bauer uses Curv Composite and Aerolite to keep this chest protector very light while remaining protective at the same time. The Curv Composite is what Bauer now uses in most of their pro gear, lightweight carbon fiber allows the chest to keeps it’s shape and remain very protective over time without having the bulk up the foams, keeping you feeling light on your feet.
The shoulder on this chest remain similar to the original 1X 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 2X 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 2X Pro Chest Protector have been made more mobile using Dynamic 3.flex allowing you to move freely without the worry of being restricted. Bauer increases the protection with the use of Curv Composite on the bicep and forearm portions, reducing the amount of stingers you’ll get. Rather than the Curv Composite 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 2X Pro 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, as they are now a three-piece molded plastic cups that truly move 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
The sizes available in the Bauer 2X Pro chest protector are small-XL. Colours available are Blue, Red and Black, giving more options to look good in your gear.