The Warrior Ritual GT2 Intermediate Chest Protector is a great sequel to the original, keeping the main look and feel in the same ballpark while still improving on performance and comfort. The biggest addition this year would be the HyperComp, improving the durability and protection. Alongside that is the new shape of certain pieces such as the biceps, shoulders and elbows, all contributing to a top of the line chest.
Warrior uses nylon and mesh on the exterior of the Warrior GT2 chest protector providing durability while still being comfortable and more importantly breathable preventing you from overheating while you’re on the ice.
Warrior uses a mix of lightweight HD (High Density) and LD (Low Density) foams in the GT2 senior chest protector to keep the gear as light as possible while still maintaining performance and durability.
The shoulder shape has changed since the first installment of the GT chest, allowing the mask to move around without any interference or getting caught. This gives you better vision and more comfortable puck tracking, never having to worry about your mask or lexan getting caught on the shoulders.
The arms on the GT2 Chest & Arm have been improved as well, with the biceps being squared off for maximum coverage. This minimizes the holes on the GT2 chest, enabling a nice seal between the arm and body, while also adding in protection.
The new GT2 chest has double shield front elbow floaters, providing more protection while also allowing more mobility. This works by having 2 smaller floaters rather than one large one, eliminating stingers on the front by covering weak spots with the secondary floater. Similar to the GT original, the chest has plastic elbow cups.
This chest has an endless number of straps, strings and Velcro to guarantee you get the right fit for you. The arms are laced in rather than Velcro, giving a more traditional and solid feel while still being somewhat adjustable. The shoulders have multiple adjustments, for the floaters, chest height and shoulder width. Along with many more adjustments, the GT2 also have removable front and side chest extension padding.
Sizes & Colors
The GT2 comes in a sleek black colourway, resembling almost a dark knight sort of look to it. The intermediate model offers 3 sizes: S/M, M/L, L/XL