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Bauer Vapor 1X LITE Shoulder Pads

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Bauer Vapor 1X LITE Shoudler Pads

The Bauer Vapor 1X Lite Shoulder Padis the lightest, elite-level shoulder pad available on the market. Bauer was able to reduce the weight by 16.5% (compared to the 1X) without sacrificing NHL-approved protection. AeroLite 2.0 foam found in the shoulder caps was completely developed in-house and is the driving factor in the 1X Lite's weight reduction.

Key impact areas such as the chest, spine and biceps feature Curv composite, which has only been used in Bauer's elite skates until recently. While these pieces do help to remove weight, they add excellent protection for low-mass/high-energy impacts. HyperLite and HyperLite HD foams make up the rest of the protection in the 1X Lite. HyperLite is another featherlight material but lends a helping hand in moisture management. Its unique design repels moisture away rather than absorb it, thus keeping the pad lightweight all game long.

The base foam of the 1X Lite shoulder pad is a perforated foam that promotes constant airflow during use. This foam and the microfiber 37.5 liner have all been treated with a new Sanitized treatment process. Sanitized Technology keeps the gear smelling fresh by preventing odor-causing bacteria from forming and since it is directly embedded into the materials, it will never wash out either.
  • Front Panel:
    • Two-piece, vented construction
      • Floating Curv Composite Sternum Guard
        • Carbon composite shell that is extremely strong and lightweight
        • Same composite technology found in the top-end skates
        • Strategically used for low-mass and high-velocity impacts
      • HyperLite HD Foam Sternum Base
        • Provides featherlight, elite-level protection that won't absorb water
        • Moves independently to allow for better mobility without creating gaps in protection
      • Removable Hyperlite Foam belly guard
  • Rear Panel:
    • Two-piece, vented construction
      • Floating Curv Composite and HyperLite Spine Guard
        • Featherlight, elite protection that repels moisture
        • Free-floating design allows for maximum range of motion while keeping protection where it needs to be
      • Molded HyperLite and perforated foam base
        • Manages moisture, promotes better airflow and maintains elite protection
        • Extended rib protection
  • Shoulder Caps:
    • AeroLite 2.0 Foam Caps
      • Exclusive, proprietary foam that was developed by Bauer engineers specifically for hockey
      • Lightest construction on the market with pro-level protection
      • NHL-approved
  • Bicep Guards:
    • Adjustable, one-piece molded Curv Composite with HyperLite Foam
      • Minimal weight, great coverage and even better impact-absorption properties
      • Nylon adjustment strap allows players to tailor the bicep guard to find the perfect fit
  • Collarbone Protection:
    • Free-Flex technology with dual-density foam
      • Provides players with better mobility without sacrificing protection
  • Liner:
    • 37.5 Microfiber and Sanitized Technology
      • Soft material that uses a player's body heat to evaporate sweat instead of just wicking it way
      • Sanitized Technology is directly integrated into the liner during the manufacturing process for optimal effectiveness throughout the pad's lifespan
        • Prevents the development of odor-causing bacteria and provides long-lasting freshness
    • Padded comfort collar
  • Strap System:
    • Stomach
      • 2" elastic velcro stomach straps
    • Bicep
      • 1.5" elastic velcro anchor straps
      • 1.5" adjustable nylon straps connecting the bicep guard to the shoulder cap
  • Fit:
    • Tapered Fit
      • The fit narrows toward the abdomen, providing excellent coverage and protection without sacrificing mobility or responsiveness
  • Weight:
    • 660 grams (SR MD)
    • 16.5% lighter than the original Vapor 1X Shoulder Pad

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