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07-28-2013, 11:38 AM
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Hockey Pant Question

First time post though I have followed the boards and gotten a lot of great advice from all of you in the past.

I am looking for a lightweight hockey pant with high flexibility that is easy to move in. I am playing in Rec and Competitive leagues that are no checking though that isn't always the case. Despite that, maneuverability is the most important and I am not concerned with price.

I am 5'11", 175 lbs. and primarily play center. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated, and thanks for all the past information that you have all provided.

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I'd say you might find what you're looking for in a girdle. It would be worth it to go try on a few.

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Thanks for the suggestion. I currently use a girdle for inline but would rather stick with a pant for ice.

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Thanks for the suggestion. I currently use a girdle for inline but would rather stick with a pant for ice.
There are girdles specifically made for ice with padding at the same level of protection as pants. In case you thought he meant using a roller girdle for ice.

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Thanks. I am aware, but I want to stick with a pant for ice.

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I also prefer pants, and I would not skimp on them. It's not so much about withstanding shots but you want the best protection for inevitably falling on your hips and rear. I have top of the line Tacklas that have lasted many years and my next will be the same.

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I would suggest looking into old Bauer Supreme (TotalOne line), current Bauer Nexus (800 and below), Bauer Vapor as well as Easton Stealth and perhaps Warrior Projekt/Koncept. The Vapor, Stealth and Warriors feature a forward canted design which is supposed to make it easier to assume a forward leaning position based on the way the strapping and padding is angled as well as the gussets are stretched. There isn't a whole lot of padding on the kidney plates in the Warriors or Stealths, but that's part of their mobile design.

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I'm also interested in the Warrior line of protective gear. My first ever experience with Warrior was this summer, I purchased some shoulder pads (Franchise) on clearance and they are elite. They make the CCM's look cheap, IMO. There has got to be products that the smaller companies actually do better than the "big 3". I would be willing to try out some Warrior pants.

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If you can, head to a shop and check out the $50-75 pants. I liked my Reebok 5k's for light weight pants. Not a lot of protection, but if you're not blocking shots or falling down a lot you'd be okay.

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Thanks! I will look into these suggestions.

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After a bit of research, I bought some CCM U+12 pants and am glad I did. For the great level of protection that they offer, they're amazingly light, even lighter than the CCM CL pants. They're so mobile and form-fitting that I don't notice them. BTW, the way that some of today's pants are made, I see no reason to wear a girdle.

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I did try on the CCM U+12 and they were light. I wasn't sure if the medium or large were best.

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CCM fits snug on the waist but are shorter than other pants in the kidneys and length.

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Quick update. I took your advice and tried on a ton of pants at a couple of shops. I ended up with Vapor 5.0. Among the lightest I tried and the best maneuverability of all I tried.
Thanks for the help!

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I hate the way they've been making hockey pants the past few years. They're HUGE. Unless your butt is the size of Biggie Smalls, they're way too big. Even some of the smaller sizes. Not only that, but some companies make only a couple of sizes.

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I hate the way they've been making hockey pants the past few years. They're HUGE. Unless your butt is the size of Biggie Smalls, they're way too big. Even some of the smaller sizes. Not only that, but some companies make only a couple of sizes.
No they don't... ?

What are you comparing current pants to? Cooperalls?

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I'd say you might find what you're looking for in a girdle. It would be worth it to go try on a few.
I agree. The girdle is perfect for everything the OP is looking for.

But PK16, if you're adamant on getting a pant, I've used Mission pants.
They're cheap and very flexible.
Most companies offer a low-end version of pant with light padding. So try any of those.

I was also looking for a lightweight pant, with maximum flexibility and coverage for my long legs.
I found it in a girdle. I'll never go back to pants.

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