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09-03-2008, 02:31 PM
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CCM Vector 8.0 Pants

Thoughts? I just ordered a pair off of hockeymonkey and they seem awfully uncomfortable now that they've arrived. The size is right, but the pants seem to almost NO padding on the legs (literally none on the back of the leg) but a huge butt pad that extends way further down than it has too. It feels like these are going to severely hinder my movement and comfort if I wear them, as well as not protect the insides or backs of my thighs at all. I swear I'm putting these things on every 10 minutes and then taking them off and looking around the inside to see if there's a pad out of place that I need to put on the back of the legs; I can't imagine there would just be no padding there.

What IS a good pant for a college level player? I'm pretty sure I'm going to send these back, but what should I pick up? Anyone try the Vapor XXXX's? Supreme One90? What's comfortable and actually has padding below the tailbone? I know I take way too many pucks off the back of my legs to get away with wearing these.

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Go to your LHS and try the pants on.

I had to get mine customized, but mine are an older style Nike pant and they've held up for 3 years of competitve B level men's hockey and AAA women's.

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Go to your LHS and try the pants on.

I had to get mine customized, but mine are an older style Nike pant and they've held up for 3 years of competitve B level men's hockey and AAA women's.

Unfortunately, unless I want to drive 2.5 hours the only kind of pro-shop around here is one that sells mylec plastic blades. I grabbed new gloves and stuff when I ordered the new pants and everything else is as expected but these pants don't even really LOOK like the stock photo. I mean, I'm going from CCM pants (352's or something like that) to CCM pants and keeping the same size and all, but these are just a really awkward fit. Like the tail bone pad goes about 6 inches past my tailbone and the legs are just like a shell would be; cloth and no padding. I'm disappointed. I guess I'll have to send them back and than just plan a roadtrip for the weekend and do it the smart way. I hate going to school in an area that doesn't have a single pro-shop nearby; I never used to have to order anything online because I grew up with about 4 great shops all within 30 minutes of me.

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The One90 pants have a TON of protection while still being fairly mobile. I've got Vapor XXV right now and they are even less protection than the Vector 8.0's (but I love them), so I'd imagine you want to stay away from that line. If you want bigger pants, check out the RBK's and Missions.

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I love my synergy 300's. lots of movement and good protection, especially for a big guy

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I got the One70's. Very good mobility and seemed fairly well protective. I really haven't used other pants to compare them, but they feel like a great set, I would only imagine the One90's would be a more protective version of these.

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I take it you play full contact then, correct?

I recently looked at and bought new pants. Looking online I thought I would check out the Vector 8's, but wasn't taken by them when I saw them and held them.

Protection wise, the Vapor XXX lite was awesome, but I didn't like the snug griddle like fit. The One90 was recommended to me by a few people. I don't play full contact so I don't need that level of pant.

Crappy thing about pants is, you never know until you look at them and try them on.

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I take it you play full contact then, correct?

I recently looked at and bought new pants. Looking online I thought I would check out the Vector 8's, but wasn't taken by them when I saw them and held them.

Protection wise, the Vapor XXX lite was awesome, but I didn't like the snug griddle like fit. The One90 was recommended to me by a few people. I don't play full contact so I don't need that level of pant.

Crappy thing about pants is, you never know until you look at them and try them on.
I just went out and picked up the One90's on Friday. They seem great; comfortable when I tried them on with plenty of protection. Practice is in 2 hours; I guess I'll see how they do on the ice now.

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Best pants I ever bought were TPS Redlight and good old Tacklas.
Unfortunately you can only Frankenstein pants so long before they pass away.

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I just went out and picked up the One90's on Friday. They seem great; comfortable when I tried them on with plenty of protection. Practice is in 2 hours; I guess I'll see how they do on the ice now.
Cool.

I got to wear my new ones (mission fuel 110) for the first time last night. It was a little weird since I had been using the same pant for over five years. They seemed small at first, but it was just a narrower fit than my old Vic's.

Strange thing about these pants is there are two small spots in the front and two in the back they are not protected. Not really a big deal since they are small and the area doesn't really need to be covered. For 60 bucks I got a hell of a pant.

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