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When the puck is flying at you, and you need to move like lightning to protect the net, you need protective goalie gear that is lightweight, flexible, comfortable, and strong. We stock chest protectors from the top brands in ice hockey, including Bauer and Warrior, in a range of sizes and styles so that you can find the perfect chest protector for your game.
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Like most of your gear in ice hockey, choosing the right chest protector for you comes down to personal preference, so it’s a good idea to come into our store at Willies in Coventry to try out a few different chest protectors.
Blocking-style goalies need equipment as big as possible while remaining mobile to cover the net, so Warrior chest protectors that are E+ or Pro+ are your best option. If you’re a more athletic goalie, you want small, lightweight protective gear to keep you as mobile as possible. Warrior Ritual E, Pro and Bauer Vapor Hyperlite chest protectors are the best choices for these more agile goalies.
For beginner goalies, we recommend the Bauer GSX chest protector; it’s a great value option while you’re learning the fundamentals of ice hockey.
When trying on a chest protector, it should feel snug but not uncomfortably tight. The tips of your shoulders should sit squarely beneath the shoulder caps without restricting movement, your elbows should fit into the elbow padding, and the chest/belly portion of the protector should extend down to your beltline.
Try on your chest protector while wearing your goalie mask and hockey pants to ensure all your protective gear fits together without any gaps while still being comfortable and unrestrictive. Your chest protector can be worn either inside or outside your pants, depending on your preference.
Simply use any of our size guides to find the right fit while shopping online, or visit our store at Willies Coventry and speak to our expert team of ice hockey enthusiasts to find the perfect chest protector for you!