Vaughn Velocity VE8 Intermediate Goalie Pants

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Getting a goalie pant that will not restrict movement, but will also protect is the goal then goalies are looking for a new set. Vaughn tries to fix both of these problems for smaller goalies with the release of the Vaughn Velocity VE8 intermediate goalie pants.

The VE8 intermediate goal pant offers a couple big jumps in protection compared to its older brethren. With both a new belly pad on tailbone protection, the VE8 intermediate goal pants offer a much better wrap especially around the waist and around the belly.

The VE8 has a focus on flexibility as well to make sure that protection can do its job fully. The Aero-spacer liner helps to keep the pant mobile while also ventilating the pant and keeping goalie cool during play.

Combining the best parts of both mobility and protection the VE8 intermediate goalie pants should be one of the first pants on the list for intermediate sized goalies.

Getting a goalie pant that will not restrict movement, but will also protect is the goal then goalies are looking for a new set. Vaughn tries to fix both of these problems for smaller goalies with the release of the Vaughn Velocity VE8 intermediate goalie pants.

The VE8 intermediate goal pant offers a couple big jumps in protection compared to its older brethren. With both a new belly pad on tailbone protection, the VE8 intermediate goal pants offer a much better wrap especially around the waist and around the belly.

The VE8 has a focus on flexibility as well to make sure that protection can do its job fully. The Aero-spacer liner helps to keep the pant mobile while also ventilating the pant and keeping goalie cool during play.

Combining the best parts of both mobility and protection the VE8 intermediate goalie pants should be one of the first pants on the list for intermediate sized goalies.

Vaughn Intermediate Goal Pant Sizing Chart
Goal Pant SizeWaist Size
Small 20” – 22” 51 – 56 cm
Medium 24” – 26” 61 – 66 cm
Large 26” – 28” 66 – 71 cm
Extra Large 28” – 30” 71 – 76 cm
Extra Extra Large 32” – 34” 81 – 86 cm

Goalie Pants Sizing

Goalie pants offer substantially more protection than their player counterparts: the hips are reinforced with high-density foam instead of a thin layer of nylon/elastic, the thighs of a goal pant are usually squared off for coverage purposes and made with thick plastic and foam while the waist is also beefed up to protect vital organs. Lastly, the way the two pants move is even different: player pants are designed to move back and forth while goal pants are more effective for lateral movements.

Properly sized goal pants are the difference between having your chest protector ride up and seamless integration for unrestricted movement. After all, they do connect the biggest pieces of gear a goaltender wears—their chest/arm and leg pads.

The first step is to approximate the size using the sizing charts listed on any individual goal pant’s product page on our website. Usually this is accomplished by matching a waist to a given size. Sometimes companies (ex. Vaughn) will list an oversized waist; you can match your size by adding 8” – 10” to your measured size to effectively use the chart. Matching up waist sizes exactly isn’t always necessary. It is very common for goalies to wear pants that are wider to increase net coverage, mobility and comfort.

Unlike player pants, the goalie version isn’t necessarily always worn directly on the waist. It is very common for goaltenders to wear their pants high on the waist (oversized) with suspenders, or so low and loose (undersized) that the leg pads are the only things holding them in place. After deciding which one feels more comfortable for your playing style, it is important that the pant is sized such that they terminate above the kneecap—leaving ample room for the knee wing of the leg pad to rest on the inside edge of the knee.

Another thing to consider is if the goalie wears his/her chest protector tucked into the pant or outside. If you’re the former, a pant with an internal belt, non-tapered waist and bigger size is going to accommodate the extra bulk from the chest/arm. On the other hand, if you’re wearing the chest protector on the outside, a tapered waist is going to reduce interference and improve feel.

Lastly, it is crucial to ensure that the pant works well with additional knee protection and the leg pads as well. We recommend trying everything on at once to make sure there is limited interference and that there is enough space in the thigh cradle (inside the pant’s leg) for knee protection to reside without overly restricting movement.


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