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db88 11-06-2008 09:57 PM

What are some good lightweight hockey pants?
 
I was looking at some the other day and the nike bauer supreme 30's seem pretty light with good padding. Anyone have any suggestions?

iceman_88888888 11-07-2008 12:20 PM

if you go high end, the vapor 40s are amazingly light. nhb 170's are also light. if you're getting something for rec and not so worried about padding, you can go with something from rbk/ccm's lower line as well as easton's. they're padded well enough and they're probably the lightest rec pants i've felt.

db88 11-08-2008 12:06 PM

the supreme 70s? the 30s are lighter i know that from a comparison. i bought the 30's... decent amount of padding but flexible and really light. I'll have to check out the vapor 40s and see how light they are

vivianmb 11-09-2008 05:24 PM

takla makes the lightest pants i've ever used.

Paranoid Android 11-09-2008 05:49 PM

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Originally Posted by vivianmb (Post 16240836)
takla makes the lightest pants i've ever used.

+1 for Tackla. Although I wear their girdle, it is extremely light weight

cptjeff 11-09-2008 06:08 PM

I'll add another recommendation for Tackla, I got a pair of the pro 5000s for $50, And they're perfect. I don't feel a thing if the puck hits me, and they pretty much don't exist otherwise. Light and very protective. I have to say other then the velcro tab at the bottom of the zipper (comes undone on occasion, allowing the leg to unzip) They're perfect.

vivianmb 11-09-2008 06:39 PM

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Originally Posted by cptjeff (Post 16241336)
I'll add another recommendation for Tackla, I got a pair of the pro 5000s for $50, And they're perfect. I don't feel a thing if the puck hits me, and they pretty much don't exist otherwise. Light and very protective. I have to say other then the velcro tab at the bottom of the zipper (comes undone on occasion, allowing the leg to unzip) They're perfect.

I leave 'em unzipped... it's like going commando:naughty:

WhipNash27 11-09-2008 07:33 PM

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Originally Posted by cptjeff (Post 16241336)
I'll add another recommendation for Tackla, I got a pair of the pro 5000s for $50, And they're perfect. I don't feel a thing if the puck hits me, and they pretty much don't exist otherwise. Light and very protective. I have to say other then the velcro tab at the bottom of the zipper (comes undone on occasion, allowing the leg to unzip) They're perfect.

Where did you manage to find them for $50? I only see $100+ online.

cptjeff 11-09-2008 07:39 PM

Some website (hockey overstock maybe?) had them on sale for whatever reason. I had to get red, but the team I was on at the time wore Rangers unis anyway.

db88 11-11-2008 03:44 PM

i compared the supreme 30's to the tacklas... the 30s were lighter, however i havent felt the vapor 40s yet though

cptjeff 11-11-2008 05:12 PM

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Originally Posted by db88 (Post 16268688)
i compared the supreme 30's to the tacklas... the 30s were lighter, however i havent felt the vapor 40s yet though

Yeah, but the Tacklas are going to have a lot more protection. Vapor 40s would be more of a comprable in terms of the level of pant. Fit on the Tacklas will probably be better too.

The supreme 30 is a low end pant. The Vapor 40 is a top of the line pant, and so is the Tackla 5000. Tackla also has an Air 9000 pant, which is supposed to be lighter. It's basically a different model pro level pant.

db88 11-11-2008 09:42 PM

the 30's arent too bad, but i like being able to move and not be weighed down by heavy pants.

the 30s may be low end, but they are light and flexible with a good amount of padding. my only complaint is how they fit at the top, it could be a little closer to my body but ill see if i can mess with em and make it work.

stick9 11-12-2008 11:10 AM

Mission Fuel 110's. For the money, you won't find a better pant.

BTW, you might have a hard time finding something as light as your Bauer 30's unless you look at another low level pant.

JorgeRocks! 11-13-2008 04:11 PM

not the biggest fan of my new 40's, actually liked the 6000 supreme's better. oh did those look good

BrianNYR 11-14-2008 03:52 AM

Graf girdle. So light and tons of padding and no bulk. best pants out imo. if you can find them i suggest you try them

Blueshirt24 11-14-2008 02:08 PM

I'm wearing NBH 90's and they don't bother me at all but I don't actually take my pants and compare them to other pants. They seem light enough, plenty flexible and plenty padded and I'm playing college hockey. In truth, I've never heard anyone (teammate or friend) talk about or complain about the weight of their pants. It seems like a non-factor?

db88 11-19-2008 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Blueshirt24 (Post 16323862)
I'm wearing NBH 90's and they don't bother me at all but I don't actually take my pants and compare them to other pants. They seem light enough, plenty flexible and plenty padded and I'm playing college hockey. In truth, I've never heard anyone (teammate or friend) talk about or complain about the weight of their pants. It seems like a non-factor?

its all personal preference.

BogsDiamond 11-28-2008 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Predanerd (Post 16241114)
+1 for Tackla. Although I wear their girdle, it is extremely light weight

Really? It's not too restrictive?

I have long thin legs so for me to get full coverage I have to buy bigger pants. It always looks really baggy and big on me.

But if I buy ones that fit my waist well then I'm leaving 2-3" above my knee exposed.

I've contemplated going back to a girdle.
Any advice would be great.
Thanks.

Burnaby_Joe* 12-04-2008 06:53 AM

Tackla

r3cc0s 11-17-2011 02:01 PM

I'm in looking for new pants as my CCM 652 has the lovely smell of ass that I just can't wash out...

(actually just old sweat I can't seem to clean)

the 652 are really quite heavy and I much prefer my Tackla Overtimes, but even the latest tackla's (5000 or 9000) are way too heavy

I want something like, but made with decent nylon outers...

Protection? well enough so I don't bruise my tailbone if I fall, and enough to keep me from feeling pucks... thats it

I was thinking Warrior Syko's, One35 or One55's
your opinion?

Jarick 11-17-2011 02:36 PM

Tacklas are heavy? I don't notice my 9000's at all. Go with Vapor pants, they are super lightweight but don't have all that much padding in the legs.

r3cc0s 11-17-2011 02:44 PM

I'm thinking bauers too... Being that I've lost some weight but am still the same height and I need something less "squat"

The tackla's I have, 3500, are awesome... Just enough padding, good nylon shell, no padding in the belt, which I prefer.

Can't get another pair though

Stickmata 11-17-2011 04:25 PM

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Originally Posted by AngryBoss (Post 16544203)
Really? It's not too restrictive?

I have long thin legs so for me to get full coverage I have to buy bigger pants. It always looks really baggy and big on me.

But if I buy ones that fit my waist well then I'm leaving 2-3" above my knee exposed.

I've contemplated going back to a girdle.
Any advice would be great.
Thanks.

Buy +2's

Stickmata 11-17-2011 04:27 PM

Another vote for Tackla. I currently wear the 951s and I love them. Light, great fit and good protection. Way better than the Easton's they replaced.

CornKicker 11-17-2011 05:01 PM

im a huge fan of the grafs as well, they fit alot slimmer than other pants. i have to wiggle to get them over my hips but they are perfect once on and so light

(just realized what a woman i just sounded like)


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