Following last year’s successful release of the Vapor Hyperlite sticks, skates, and helmets, Bauer has expanded the Vapor family with a full array of Hyperlite protective gear in 2022. With three price points available in the new Vapor gloves, along with Hyperlite models for shoulder pads, elbow pads, shin guards, and pants, players can now enjoy the Hyperlite line’s combination of super-lightweight feel and elite-level performance across their entire protective kit.
- Bauer Vapor Gloves
- Bauer Vapor Shoulder Pads
- Bauer Vapor Elbow Pads
- Bauer Vapor Shin Guards
- Bauer Vapor Pants
Bauer Vapor Hyperlite Hockey Gloves
The new Bauer Vapor Hyperlite hockey gloves are the lightest elite gloves on the market. These gloves feature a combination of Pro Lite Tex material with cable mesh, the new Defense Cloud Tech foam on the backhand, and a molded Shocklite backhand plate — these materials combine for a 25% lighter weight than the previous generation’s Vapor 2X Pro gloves.
The Hyperlite gloves’ DuraConnekt palm is 30% more durable than previous generations, while the 3-piece index finger and 2-piece flex thumb allow for a wide range of motion. The Nanosense liner in the finger and Bauer’s new Thermocore Zero liner have moisture-wicking and antimicrobial properties, managing sweat and odor to keep your hands fresh on the ice. These features combine for greater puck feel and comfort than ever before.
The Bauer Vapor Hyperlite gloves are designed for an elite level of play, with the added comfort and protective features you’ll need when you’re regularly out on the ice. The Vapor Hyperlite gloves are available in Senior, Intermediate, and Junior sizes.
Bauer Vapor 3X Pro Hockey Gloves
The new Bauer Vapor 3X Pro hockey gloves include some of the same features as the higher-end Hyperlite gloves, offering a pro-level combination of comfort and safety.
Made with the same Pro Lite Tex material as the Hyperlites but with a poly mesh, the Vapor 3X Pro gloves are durable and lightweight, with a tapered fit for greater comfort. The 3X Pro also features a 3-piece index finger and 2-piece thumb for optimal mobility, while the molded cuff roll at the top of the glove further increases your range of motion for better stick control.
The Vapor 3X Pro gloves include dual-density foams with Hyperlite HD & PE inserts for impact resistance against blocked shots and slashes, while the Ivory Pro palm is durable with a great feel. These gloves also feature Bauer’s Thermomax+ liner with antimicrobial and moisture-wicking properties, so your gloves stay clean, comfortable, and dry every time you hit the ice.
With some of the same features as the elite Hyperlite gloves, but at a slightly lower price point, the Vapor 3X Pro gloves are a great option for a competitive player looking for a comfortable glove that doesn’t sacrifice feel, protection, and mobility.
Bauer Vapor 3X Hockey Gloves
The new Bauer Vapor 3X hockey gloves are lightweight and durable, thanks to the Pro Lite Tex construction with Poly Mesh, which is also found in the top-of-the-line Hyperlite gloves. The Vapor 3X gloves offer a tapered fit for better puck control, while the more open cuff allows for greater freedom of movement and improved feel while stickhandling, passing, and shooting.
The Vapor 3X gloves feature dual-density foams with Hyperlite HD and PE inserts for protection in the fingers and backhand. These foams help to protect against common impacts such as blocked shots and slashes.
The Vapor 3X model also includes Bauer’s Thermomax sub liner with the Nanosense liner in the fingers to help wick away moisture during play. The Taktile palm is a revised pattern design to provide a great feel right off the shelf.
The Vapor 3X gloves are an excellent option for the more casual or cost-conscious player who still wants to enjoy some of the performance features found in the higher-end Hyperlite and 3X Pro models.
Bauer Vapor Hyperlite Hockey Shoulder Pads
The Vapor Hyperlite shoulder pads have a tapered design, providing a natural, close-to-the-body fit for maximum mobility and comfort. This fit is further enhanced with low-profile shoulder caps and extended rib wrap. The Vapor Hyperlite shoulder pads are the lightest on the market, allowing you to fly on the ice without sacrificing protection.
The Hyperlite shoulder pads include a floating sternum and spine, with a Shocklite foam insert for added coverage in key areas. The shoulder caps also feature Aerolite 2.0 with Connektor technology, offering a layer of protection uniquely designed to give you added mobility during play.
The vest features Flexaprene foam, which acts as a base that adapts and flexes to your movement for a more comfortable fit. The Flexaprene foam also provides better breathability than comparable materials, keeping you feeling cool and dry on the ice.
Inside the Hyperlite shoulder pads, Bauer’s new Thermocore Zero liner features a unique yarn treatment that prevents moisture and odor from building up.
Bauer Vapor 3X Pro Hockey Shoulder Pads
The new Bauer Vapor 3X Pro shoulder pads boast a tapered design, low-profile shoulder caps, and excellent protective features at a lower price than the top-of-the-line Hyperlite model.
The Vapor 3X Pro shoulder pads include a full-coverage Flexaprene vest with a floating molded spine pad, and a floating Hyperlite foam pad with an HD foam insert in the sternum for lightweight protection in these key areas.
On the shoulder caps, Bauer’s Aerolite 2.0 material and their Connektor sternum increase breathability and mobility. For the biceps, Bauer uses a one-piece construction with molded PE to ensure your upper arms are mobile and protected.
The THERMO MAX+ liner adds an extra layer of comfort while keeping the pads light. It also helps to stop odor-causing bacteria, so the shoulder pads stay clean and ready-to-use for every game.
Bauer Vapor 3X Hockey Shoulder Pads
The new Bauer Vapor 3X shoulder pads showcase the same low-profile, tapered design as the top-of-the line Hyperlite pads, offering the look and feel you want from your Vapor protective equipment.
The Vapor 3X shoulder pads feature a new integrated molded sternum for added mobility, along with a full-coverage Flexaprene vest with better wrap and ventilation to keep you cool. The adjustable bicep with a PE foam insert allows you to customize your shoulder pads to your body for a better fit.
The Vapor 3X pads use Bauer’s Thermomax liner. While this liner is a step down from the Thermomax+, it still offers a comfortable feel for your torso and helps to wick away sweat while you play.
Bauer Vapor Hyperlite Hockey Elbow Pads
The Vapor Hyperlite elbow pads offer an anatomical fit for natural, powerful movements out on the ice. The Hyperlite elbow pads’ tapered construction includes a low-profile design, enhanced by the 360-degree forearm and 3-piece cap construction. The innovative build with a split cap design helps to increase your range of motion while keeping your elbow fully protected.
The Hyperlite elbow pads include Bauer’s new EXO-Lite Skin in the forearm for a low-profile fit that adapts to the shape of your arm. The elbow cap features molded foam and a Hyperlite HD foam on the bicep to help deflect impacts from slashes and blocked shots. To secure the pad, Bauer’s Dynaflex strap keeps your arm locked in during play to maximize its protective and performance benefits. Inside, the top-end Thermocore Zero liner helps to wick away sweat for added comfort.
Bauer Vapor 3X Pro Hockey Elbow Pads
The Bauer Vapor 3X Pro hockey elbow pads help keep you mobile, comfortable, and protected. The 3X Pro elbow pads include an independent 360° forearm with Hyperlite HD foam to keep you guarded from the regular impacts of the game.
For added protection, the cap of the Vapor 3X Pro elbow pad has a three-piece construction with a molded cap cover, while the forearm features a tapered molded design to protect against slashes. Bauer also includes their Thermomax+ liner for added comfort and moisture-wicking properties. Bauer’s Comfort Anchor Strap system keeps your elbow locked in place.
Bauer Vapor 3X Hockey Elbow Pads
The Bauer Vapor 3X elbow pads offer an excellent fit and solid protection at an affordable price. The tapered design is enhanced by the independent construction of the bicep and three-piece cap design to provide an excellent range of motion.
The Vapor 3X elbow pads also included a molded bicep and a 360° forearm for added protection. The Comfort Anchor Strap system keeps your elbow locked in place and the Thermomax liner provides superior moisture-wicking comfort.
Bauer Vapor Hyperlite Hockey Shin Guards
The Bauer Vapor Hyperlite shin guards share many features with the new elbow pads, including an anatomically molded cap, EXO-Lite Skin, and the Dynaflex strapping system.
The knee wing uses Hyperlite HD molded foam for added breathability and protection. The Hyperlite shin guards also include a molded comfort liner and Bauer’s all-new Thermocore Zero liner, found throughout their higher-end protective equipment, which keeps you cool and dry throughout the game.
Bauer Vapor 3X Pro Hockey Shin Guards
The Bauer Vapor 3X Pro shin guards feature an ErgoDynamic Lab kneecap and a tapered molded X-Lite shin cap for added mobility and comfort. Bauer built some great protective features into key areas of the 3X Pro shin guard, like the molded Hyperlite HD calf guard with a PE foam insert, HD foam thigh protector, and MD foam in the knee wing.
Bauer’s Comfort Lock Anchor strap will keep your shin guards secured to your body, while the molded comfort liner and the Thermomax+ lining combine to keep you cool, comfortable, and protected.
Bauer Vapor 3X Hockey Shin Guards
The new Bauer Vapor 3X shin guards share many of the same features as the 3X elbow pads, tailored to offer protection and mobility in the shins, calves, and knees. The ErgoDynamic kneecap provides an excellent fit and a wide range of motion. Bauer’s anatomically molded X-Lite shin cap further enhances mobility.
For extra protection, the Vapor 3X shin guards include PE foam in the calf and flexible MD foam in the knee wing and thighs. The anchor straps help to secure the shin guard in place while the Thermomax liner keeps the pads dry and comfortable.
Bauer Vapor Hyperlite Hockey Pants
Rounding out the new protective line, the Bauer Vapor Hyperlite pants are lightweight and made with a close, tapered fit.
For extra protection, mobility, and comfort, the Hyperlite hockey pants include segmented kidney protection with Flex Forward break, and an Aerolite 2.0 hip guard. These features combine to offer excellent impact resistance against checks and slashes, while allowing for maximum range of motion on the ice.
The Hyperlite pants also include an independent spine pad with a Shocklite Foam insert for added breathability and protection, along with a thigh guard made with molded PE and HD foam for even more protection without sacrificing mobility.
Are you in the market for new hockey protective gear? Check out our full selection of Bauer hockey equipment, and if you’re not sure which gear is right for you, our Resource Center has guides on how to buy and fit your new equipment, or you can consult our staff at your local Pure Hockey store. And our Low-Price Guarantee means you can always shop with confidence.