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GetTheDutch 10-04-2005 06:32 PM

Best Bang for the Buck Ice Hockey Pants?
 
Hello All,

When I started playing ice hockey last fall, I bought pretty cheap equipment, just so I didn't have to sink a lot of money into something I may have given up on. Silly me.

Fast forward about 12 months.... My pair of pants (CCM Powerline, I think 152s?) don't really need replaced, but I've been getting nasty hip pointers the last few months when I get knocked down in front of the net. These pants have zero to little padding in the hip region.

Can anyone suggest a pair of pants that provide some better cushioning in the hip area?

Thanks for any suggestions!

DaveyCrockett 10-04-2005 06:56 PM

Same thing happened to me. I've had a much better experience with the Bauer Supreme 2000 pants I'm borrowing from a friend than the Mission M-2 pants I originally bought. The Bauer pants are still pretty cheap to buy.

santiclaws 10-04-2005 07:43 PM

Take a look at hockeymonkey.com and hockeygiant.com web sites. They will often have very good, high-end equipment from a season or two ago at rock-bottom prices, plus with pants, fit is as big of an issue as with some other equipment.

GetTheDutch 10-04-2005 07:47 PM

Thanks. Yep, I have already checked those sites out. I usually order jerseys and those ever-increasingly-rare Daze stick blades from those sites. :)

Anyone have an opinion on Mission M1 (2004 model) pants? Trying to figure out if there's a reason they're marked down about 75%.

Keetz 10-04-2005 08:22 PM

Bang fer Buck. Mission hands down. :teach:

Grave77digger 10-04-2005 08:38 PM

http://www.kempshockey.com/pants/sen...ll.cfm?DID=200


I bought these for 25 bucks! I have no idea what kinda of quality they are though, havnt got yet.

slumpy43 10-04-2005 09:13 PM

I was getting a lot of hip bruises with my old pants and got Bauer 5000 with the gel to protect the lower back region. They aren't cheap but well worth their price if you are playing in a checking league. Pants are about the only piece of hockey equipment that you'll have a hard time finding good deals on. The only exception to this is the Mission brand. A pair of missions' on closeout might just be the best bang for your buck. You should try them in a store to see if they are confortable. Good luck.

EazyB97 10-04-2005 10:42 PM

I am currently in the Quest 2's and have loved them. I was wearing some Tack 652s and Vics which were both great. I've heard the RBK protective line is very good, especially their pants. I've heard mix reviews for the M-1 pants, but none of the "flaws" were in protection, they tended to be in durability/craftmanship.

DaveyCrockett 10-05-2005 01:52 AM

I would go to a hockey store and try on some pants. Certain models will fit in a way that protects you better. As with all hockey equipment, the most protective equipment will be the best fitted.

IkeaMonkey* 10-05-2005 01:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grave77digger
http://www.kempshockey.com/pants/sen...ll.cfm?DID=200


I bought these for 25 bucks! I have no idea what kinda of quality they are though, havnt got yet.


Anything in the Easton Octane line is absolute doodoo. From the gloves to the shafts to the pants. All of it, doodoo.

IkeaMonkey* 10-05-2005 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Keetz
Bang fer Buck. Mission hands down. :teach:

Yes maam.

Grave77digger 10-06-2005 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DynamoAO
Anything in the Easton Octane line is absolute doodoo. From the gloves to the shafts to the pants. All of it, doodoo.

You are correct sir, No padding at all....

Freddie Mercury 10-08-2005 01:31 PM

If you are willing to spend $160.00 cdn. the Bauer 8000 kick major ***. They were the lightest pair that I could find, but were also the most padded and comfortable.

DJmastamind 10-11-2005 01:39 PM

I use Bauer Vapor's best pants i've ever owned, with more padding then I know what to do with.

Hank19 10-11-2005 06:46 PM

My problem is that I have long thin legs. So I'm either getting pants that are too short or pants that are too big just so they go below my knee cap.

Does anyone know of a good brand for this?

slumpy43 10-20-2005 09:16 PM

Hank, I beleive that the Jofa's might fit you better. They are a little bit tougher to find though.

Hank19 10-24-2005 12:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slumpy43
Hank, I beleive that the Jofa's might fit you better. They are a little bit tougher to find though.

Jofa's eh? I'll check them out. Thanks for the reply!


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