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jazzykat 12-23-2013 06:45 PM

Very protective pads that absorb the least water?
 
I sweat a ton. I play D, block shots, and play multiple days a week in a non-checking league. Sometimes my equipment is wet when I put it on again. I hang my stuff out to dry.

My current pads/gloves are adequately protective (maximum coverage, and high level of padding) but they get soaked. I mean to the point where my team mates marvel at the difference in weight of my bag before and after.

I am looking for highly protective pads that don't absorb much water. I know the CCM crazy light line is supposed to not absorb much but they don't seem to be maximum coverage.

Can anyone recommend a maximum coverage/protection line(s) that don't absorb much water. My resources are such that I can purchase anything but custom stuff. I would also prefer it to be on the higher end of quality so they don't need to be replaced quickly and will stand up better in the wash. These pads will be machine washed on gentle, because they stink to the point where my wife threatens to burn them.

Thanks!

Canadiens1958 12-23-2013 07:11 PM

Alternatives
 
^^^ Instead of looking at the pads consider the time lag from removing the pads and when or where they start drying. How you transport them to and from the games, type of bag, post game procedures, etc.

JLitSays 12-23-2013 08:59 PM

Baby powder. Throw it on right before your stuff goes in the bag. Helps absorb a TON of the moisture, makes your gear smell a billion times better. Hang it to dry as usual when you get home. Beat (mod edit) before you put it back in the bag to goto the next game.

DevsFan84 12-23-2013 10:24 PM

I had a customer come in to my shop recently who asked for exactly this- I suggested the CCM CL pads and a Reebok padded shirt (similar to an under armour shirt with padding built in) Worked like a charm.

The CL pads have really good shoulder protection but lack in the chest/rib area, which the shirt compensated for.

AIREAYE 12-24-2013 12:10 AM

CL should be the answer and if you're worried about coverage, wear some wrist guards. If you can wait until spring, I would wait for the APX2 to come out...

TrueBlue86 12-24-2013 12:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jazzykat (Post 76683131)
they stink to the point where my wife threatens to burn them.

this shouldn't happen.

you have to take your stuff out of the bag fast and dry it every time. if you play every day or so then get a rocket sports dryer, so your stuff cay dry in 2 hours

that will drastically cut down on the stink

TrueBlue86 12-24-2013 07:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jazzykat (Post 76683131)
My resources are such that I can purchase anything but custom stuff.

where would one go to purchase custom stuff?

i'm mainly interesting in getting a pair of high end pants that are 3-4 inches longer than retail. i know warrior has the option online to buy the franchises but they'd only add 2 inches, which will still leave me short

jazzykat 12-25-2013 03:34 AM

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Originally Posted by TrueBlue86 (Post 76751325)
where would one go to purchase custom stuff?

i'm mainly interesting in getting a pair of high end pants that are 3-4 inches longer than retail. i know warrior has the option online to buy the franchises but they'd only add 2 inches, which will still leave me short


I don't know specifically where to gef custom stuff but figured someone does.

there are a few tall versions out there. check hg and use their search functionality. also Tackla might do full custom?

Live1evil 12-26-2013 03:14 PM

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Originally Posted by TrueBlue86 (Post 76751325)
where would one go to purchase custom stuff?

i'm mainly interesting in getting a pair of high end pants that are 3-4 inches longer than retail. i know warrior has the option online to buy the franchises but they'd only add 2 inches, which will still leave me short

I'm not sure anyone offers more than a +2 pant length. You could try getting a two piece pant with a smaller upper and a size up and +2 length lower.

Malarowski 12-26-2013 03:27 PM

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Originally Posted by TrueBlue86 (Post 76720529)
this shouldn't happen.

you have to take your stuff out of the bag fast and dry it every time. if you play every day or so then get a rocket sports dryer, so your stuff cay dry in 2 hours

that will drastically cut down on the stink

Seconding the Rocket sports dryer here. I put my stuff in immediately after I come home and only need to wash my stuff once every 1.5 month roughly. That's with skating 3 times a week and being a sweaty sweaty man.

kr580 12-27-2013 12:44 AM

The stink is there because the gear isn't drying fast enough and you're allowing bacteria to flourish. Think about a drying solution that actively dries your gear.

I bought two of these fans and then got cheap wire shelving to lay on top of them to give me a flat surface. Lay my gear out, turn it on high and everything is completely dry in 2 hours tops. One time I washed my gear and then religiously dried out my gear with the rack for 2 or 3 months straight and there was absolutely zero smell to it. If you dry it quick enough you don't let the bacteria grow. Gear that just hangs there will always smell. Think about getting some air moving.

hockeyviking 12-27-2013 01:08 AM

If you live where its cold outside in other words below 0 celsius hang your gears outside sometimes if you can, it will kill the bacterias.

i hate it when people wash their gear in a washing maschine the gear its not made to be washed like that.

Malarowski 12-27-2013 10:24 AM

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Originally Posted by hockeyviking (Post 76810413)
If you live where its cold outside in other words below 0 celsius hang your gears outside sometimes if you can, it will kill the bacterias.

i hate it when people wash their gear in a washing maschine the gear its not made to be washed like that.

What's the issue with washing it? On a gentle cycle it comes out as it went in, just clean. Definitely better than freezing it. ;-)


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