Bauer Vapor 2X Goalie Gear Review: Everything We Know

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Updated April, 2021: Bauer has released their latest line of pads, the Bauer Vapor HyperLite goalie pads. The HyperLite lineup follows last year’s release (2020) the Bauer Supreme UltraSonic.

It’s official, we’ve now had a chance to look at the very first set of Bauer Vapor 2X goalie gear. Earlier this summer Jacob Markstrom had debuted a very peculiar looking set of Bauer 2S pads and it had many wondering if this was the new Vapor 2X line.

As it turns out, Markstroms pads were very similar to what appears to be the new Bauer Vapor 2X gear.

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Bauer Vapor 2X Goalie Gear Review

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As of earlier in 2019, the latest line available to the general public from Bauer was the Bauer 2S line. The 2X line is out in the open and customizing the gear is a ton of fun. Bauer has been known for not offering a ton of customization on the pad itself while they dial in their digital printing, but these pads have a bunch of different colorways that you’ll absolutely love.

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We whipped up these 2X pads in a few minutes using Goalie Monkey’s customizer. I highly recommend taking a look through their customizer. If you’re not happy with the stock design, Bauer actually dropped their new digital printing option. Check it out on!

Here’s a photo of the Bauer 2X goalie gear from our friends at GGN.


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The gear features a much more improved graphic (in our opinion) than the old Bauer Vapor 1X line. Most of the pros wearing this gear are using a custom graphic.

Too early for a Bauer Vapor 2X gear sighting?

First off, it’s never too early for a confirmed sighting. If you’re itching for a peek at the new Vapor 2X chest protector, look no further. The pads, on the other hand, are wide open.

Andrei Vasilevskiy posted the below photo on Instagram, tagging Bauer and mentioning that he “had a great day with @bauergoalie”.

Based on Vasilevskiy’s comments alone, we can assume that he was shooting promotional footage prior to the 2018/19 NHL season.

Is this the Bauer Vapor 2X Gear?

While Bauer has not officially commented on whether or not the set Vasilevskiy is wearing is in fact the Bauer Vapor 2X line, many online believe it is.

We’re of the camp that believes this is the latest line from Bauer, one that’s expected to make a large splash after the success of their 1S / 2S lines.

Our friend @goaliegearnerd confirmed that this is in fact the 2X line in an Instagram repost.

Bauer Vapor 2X Goalie Gear Specs 

Right now, there are very little know specs on the Vapor line. Once we’ve got more information that has been verified, or when we have a set in our hands, we’ll update this article.

Bauer Vapor 2X Chest Protector

Photos of the new Vapor 2X chest protector have started to surface, our friend Kane Van Gate recently posted a photo of his new C/A.


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 The new Vapor C/A is designed to meet the new NHL spec chest protectors for the 2018/2019 NHL season. This includes smaller floaters (shoulder area) as well as arm padding that is tightly conformed to the actual arm of the goalie, without extra space.

What pads are the Bauer Vapor 2X closest to?

In our opinion, the latest Vapors are closest to the Warrior Ritual GT2 line.

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