Continuing on one of the most anticipated new lines in goaltending in the recent years, Bauer has brought one of the most engineered and technologically advanced lines of gear to the goalie market. The Vapor 1X OD1N pad is packed with new features which strive to change the face of goaltending.
Starting on the face of the pad, the 1X OD1N features an updated C.O.R.TECH Skin technology which stands for Coefficient of Restitution Technology. The skin is comprised of Cross linked Polyethylene foam, with Curv composite additives, lycra-spandex, poly-urethane, digital printed graphics and clear coat to seal it all in. With these five layers, the result is a more responsive pad which kicks out rebounds further and harder. Sliding speed is dramatically increased with having all seams, stitches and potential bindings removed from the sliding edge. From the bottom of the knee to the top of the pad, Curv Composite is molded into the foam to create an even more solid pad seal and allow the rebounds to kick out even more. This layering has strategic breaks in it to give the pad more internal flex both above and below the knee. Additionally, the Curv composite also doubles as added durability as it will not allow the pad to drop or shrink over time. Bauer has reengineered the top edge of the pad with a thinner design and larger piece of trim to reduce the amount of wear and increase the ability to seal the five hole.
The tapered knee block on the Vapor 1X has a 45 degree cut at the top which is designed to reduce the amount of contact goalies traditionally experience. The knee block has a redesigned pillow top layer which is made of a Nash material which grips while down and increased comforted when dropping into the butterfly.
The Vapor 1X OD1N pad features a new style strapping system similar to their player line of Nexus Shin Guards. Along the new Transfer Mesh liner, the leg channel has the Tune Fit Strapping system allows for full Velcro strapping and adjustments for an extreme dialed in fit. The Tune Fit straps both run above and below the calf muscle for a secure fit that can be placed anywhere on the outside calf protector with a smooth elastic calf strap holding the sliding edge comfortably on the leg. Bauer continues to use their elastic toe ties, which are now offset towards the inside edge of the pad. The elastic toe ties now resemble a bungee cord effect where it can be tied tight to the front of the skate, but also allow for ultimate freedom of movement and tension release on the ankles. Stock, the pad does not come with a boot strap attached, but it can be added if the goalie desires. Next, the Vapor 1X pad features a sewn in outer knee lock for goalies who like to run their knee Velcro directly behind the knee. There is still room on the outer calf if the goalie wishes to angle their Velcro knee lock down.
Lastly, the Vapor 1X OD1N pad features a new gauge of measurement in which pads are now proportionally sized based off of their years of research. The pads will run in sizes Small-XXL and have proportionally measured thigh rises for that range of goalies.
If you are an elite-level goalie who is looking for the most innovations in the OD1N line but want a softer flex in the pad, the Bauer Vapor 1X OD1N Senior Goalie Pad will not disappoint you!
- Extra sizes of Tune Fit calf straps and Boot straps