Bauer HyperLite Goalie Pads Review + Everything We Know

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Bauer goalie continues to push the envelope of what is possible between the pipes. New for 2021, we’re introduced to the Bauer Vapor HyperLite Goalie Pads. Not only are these some of the best performing goalie pads on the market, they’re built for goalies of every playing style.

In previous years, Bauer has tended to market it’s Vapor and Supreme lines to two distinctly different styles of play. With the release of the HyperLite, we can confirm what we’ve been hearing, that the HyperLite are closer than ever before to it’s sister pad, the Bauer UltraSonic.

The HyperLite line follows the Bauer Vapor 2X pad, and more recently, the Bauer UltraSonic pad lineup.

With Bauer up to date on it’s UltraSonic line, they’ve since released the Bauer Vapor HyperLite goalie gear lineup. It’s worth noting, that there will not be a Bauer Vapor 3X goalie skate. Instead, Bauer is combining Vapor and Supreme, coming out with the Bauer Pro Goalie Skate.

Evolution of the Bauer Vapor goalie pad lineup. 

Bauer Hyperlite Goalie Pads

Some of the most technologically advanced goalie pads ever made by Bauer, and the closest pad to the Bauer Supreme UltraSonic line. These pads do not disappoint!

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Bauer Hyperlite Goalie Pads Review

As we’ve seen in previous years, Bauer has been stepping up the quality and performance of the pads they produce.  They’re lighter, more durable and overall more responsive.

The Hyperlite goalie pads are no exception.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Responsive
  • Rebound control
  • Improved knee block and stability

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Bauer pads aren’t known for their durability (though it’s been improving)

Honestly, if you’re considering Hyperlite or UltraSonic for your new goalie pads, you won’t be disappointed.

Staff Pick
Bauer Vapor HyperLite Pads

New for 2021, Bauer goalie is taking the goalie internet by storm. Welcome to the Bauer Vapor HyperLite Goalie Pads, one of the most responsive, lightweight goalie pads the world has ever seen.

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Bauer Hyperlite goalie pads vs Bauer UltraSonic goalie pads

The major difference between Hyperlite and Ultrasonic pads is the stiffness of the thigh area on the pads. Both of these pads are extremely comfortable, with the Hyperlite being just a bit more flexible than the UltraSonic.

The Hyperlite series features what’s called “Dynamic Flex” throughout the pad face, and a 100 degree boot. The 100 degree boot on the Hyperlite pads forces the pad just a bit forward, staying with the aggressive, mobile design of Vapor goalie pads.

Compared to the UltraSonic, where we have a stock 151 degree pad break, that’s square in shape. In addition, the boot angle is 125 degrees, more open and set back than the Vapor.

Both are subtle differences, but for the goalie who plays like Jonathan Quick, the Vapor Hyperlite goalie pads will not let you down.

Customizing Bauer Hyperlite Goalie Pads

Bauer is known for their endless array of goalie pad customization options, and the Hyperlite pads are no different. To start working on a custom order, take a look at the new customizer from Pure Goalie.

Color customization: There are 10 different colorways on the new Hyperlite goalie pads.

Glove customization: customize palm stiffness, pocket lacing, single or double t pocket, palm material, and practice palm options.

Breaking down other gear in the Bauer Vapor Hyperlite Series

The Hyperlite series of goalie pads from Bauer isn’t the only piece of equipment in this setup. As usual, Bauer is dropping other pieces of gear in the same line, including the new Bauer Hyperlite Goalie Stick.

  • Bauer Hyperlite Goalie Stick Review
  • Bauer Hyperlite Chest Protector Review
  • Bauer Pro Goalie Pants
Bauer Hyperlite Goalie Pads

Some of the most technologically advanced goalie pads ever made by Bauer, and the closest pad to the Bauer Supreme UltraSonic line. These pads do not disappoint!

Buy at Goalie Monkey Buy at Pure Goalie
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