Purchasing new goalie gear can be incredibly challenging. The cost of new goalie gear is expensive and let’s face it, buying new gear each year is not something any of us want to do (unless, you’re the goalie). 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. If you’re not sure, check out our goalie gear sizing guide to help you identify the correct size you’ll need prior to buying.
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 this year.
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!
In addition to gear for elite, high end goalies, we’ve also written a comprehensive list of guides on youth goalie pads. We’ve covered youth goalie helmets, youth goalie skates, youth goalie sticks, pants for youth goalies, youth goalie chest protectors, and more.
For a hockey goalie, the glove is one of the most important pieces of equipment you’ll buy. There’s a number of things to consider before