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Whether it’s flying pucks, rogue sticks or even the ice itself, ice hockey shorts (also known as pants) are vital to keeping goalies safe and comfortable while playing ice hockey. With different levels of padding and fit profiles to suit every goalie’s preference, you’ll find the perfect pair of hockey shorts for you in our huge range.
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While both player and goalie pants protect your thighs, butt, kidneys and lower back from falls, checks and collisions on the ice, goalie pants have more padding and protection in the ‘puck facing’ areas (thighs, groin and waist). Goalie pants are also slightly wider, helping you to cover more of the net.
Like most things when it comes to ice hockey gear, the fit of your shorts (or pants) depends on your preference. To find your measurements for the perfect-fitting pair of shorts, simply measure your waist in inches, just above your hips.
When you’re trying ice hockey shorts on, it’s a good idea also to wear your chest protector and leg pads. You’ll get the most accurate feeling of how your pants fit with the rest of your gear, whether your shorts interfere with your chest protector, or whether you’ve got any gaps in protection. You’ll also be able to check your range of motion, which is crucial to your performance.
If you prefer to wear your chest protector outside your pants, get shorts with a tapered waist to sit comfortably on you with your chest protector sitting on top. If you prefer to wear your chest protector inside your pants, get pants with a wider, ‘barrel’ fit, or get pants one size up from your usual. Either way, you’ll need suspenders to keep your pants where they should be throughout your game.
Simply use any of our shorts size guides to find the right fit while shopping online, or visit our store at Willies Coventry and speak to our expert team of players and ice hockey enthusiasts to find the perfect shorts/pants for you!