The Warrior Ritual GT2 Pro Goalie 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 Pro chest protector providing durability while still being comfortable and more importantly breathable preventing you from overheating while you’re on the ice.
Warrior has added in their HyperComp material (previously used with the G4) to improve durability and protection without an increase in weight over the previous GT chest. The addition of HyperComp prevents the chest from breaking down and adds an extra layer of stopping power, which made me more confident on each save.
The shoulder shape has changed since the first installment of the Warrior GT Pro Goalie 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 Warrior GT2 Pro Chest Protector 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 Ritual GT2 Pro 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 Pro 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 Pro also have removable front and side chest extension padding.
Sizes & Colors
The Warrior GT2 Pro comes in a sleek black colourway, resembling almost a dark knight sort of look to it. The sizes for the pro model include small, medium, large and extra large.