The 5 Best Goalie Chest And Arm Protectors For 2023
Hockey goalies must wear equipment that helps protect them from fast-moving pucks. Pads and gloves are important, but so are chest and arm protectors. These body pads reduce the risk of injury significantly if a puck flies off the stick of an opposing player. Goalies can always move out of the way after catching sight of a shot, but can be very difficult once the shot is already taken.
While the leg pads cover the legs from impacts, the goalie chest and arm protectors help protect from shots at high speed. A good hockey chest and arm protector includes a high level of protection for the shoulders, ribs, and stomach area. With that said, here are the 5 Best Goalie Chest and Arm Protectors for 2023.
The Vaughn Velocity VE8 Pro is a chest and arm protector that offers increased protection and an easy fit.
Designed with carbon fiber construction for increased protection together with Velcro adjustable wrist straps for an easy fit, the Velocity VE8 Pro is engineered as a chest and arm protector that’s sure to help goalies improve their game.
At number 4 we've got the CCM Premier R1.9.
With a JDP® Injection Molded PE Cap for protection and Multi-Segmented EPP Foams that ensure greater mobility, the CCM Premier R1.9 is both comfortable and packed with protective foams making it a safe bet for goalies.
Next in our countdown is a chest and arm protector carefully engineered for players in search of durability and exceptional protection: the Vaughn Ventus SLR.
The Ventus SLR offers a lightweight design with little bulk. It's equipped with a carbon fiber construction for durability and fully adjustable back spine padding to offer exceptional protection in all directions. A neck protector with molded neck channels will help deflect pucks from the throat area, while a padded front plate provides added protection from slashes and pucks to the chest, abdomen and kidney areas. Adjustable shoulder straps come with a sternum strap, a removable kidney pad includes a neoprene comfort liner and it is equipped with dual elastic waist adjustment straps for a personalized fit to help goalies up their game.
Next up at number 2 is the Bauer Supreme UltraSonic.
The Supreme UltraSonic features a chest and arm protector that is smaller and lighter than the Supreme TotalOne NXG chest and arm protector. The UltraSonic has been designed to provide goalies with a more compact profile, while still protecting them from fast-flying pucks. In addition, Floating SHOCKLITE + PORON sternum padding provides rib protection from pucks on shots from above or from below.
The Vaughn Velocity V9 Pro is a chest and arm protector that provides lightweight protection and added comfort.
Designed to help protect and enhance performance for pro-level goalies, the Velocity V9 Pro features HD foam protection in key impact areas and segmented shoulder floaters for added mobility and comfort. Outfitted with a fully integrated spine protector and pro-level mobility, this lightweight goalie chest and arm protector is built to provide all the protection and comfort top goalies need.
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