The goalie blocker might be one of the most underrated pieces of equipment that a goalie will wear. A high percentage of shots will bounce off the blocker and you don’t want something that doesn’t give you the biggest advantage as possible. And what do I mean by that? Well for example, comfort. Hockey gear
Hockey Goalie Equipment Reviews
Purchasing new goalie gear can be incredibly challenging. Whether you’re a new goalie parent or a wiley vet, whether it be constantly changing gear, fluctuations in price and quality or any other number of reasons — buying goalie gear is never easy.
More often than not, we put ourselves in situations that find us asking ourselves, “did I really buy the latest and greatest.. or did I buy what’s right for me?”.
We firmly believe that when it comes to the position, we can offer more insight and more analysis than you know what to do with. We’ve written more goalie equipment reviews over the past decade than we’d like to admit, this is the culmination of that work.
Here is the best hockey goalie gear money can buy in 2020.
When it comes to doing goalie gear reviews, our goal is to objectively (meaning, we don’t get paid by gear companies) review hockey goalie gear so that you, the consumer, can make an educated decision and feel good about the quality of gear you’re buying.
Wow, that was a run on sentence.
We feel that the #1 most important part of goalie equipment review is that the reviewing company is A) not paid and B) not selling the gear. We do not sell goalie gear, though we may point you to the companies who DO sell the gear so you can make a purchase. Or, better yet, shop local and support the gear nerds in your town.
Below, you’ll find lists of goalie gear manufacturers, so that you can easily sift through our (soon to be) mountain of gear reviews. Simply click a manufacturer, find the specific review you’re looking for and enjoy!
- Brian’s / Goalies Only (view profile)
- CCM Goalie (view profile)
- Bauer Goalie (view profile)
- Vaughn Goalie (view profile)
- Warrior Goalie (view profile)
- True / VH Hockey (view profile)
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