Bauer uses their synthetic leather with C.O.R.Tech skin on the new Vapor 3X catcher, this promotes better durability while helping contribute to the lightweight feel.
While the closure on the 2X was more driven by the fingers, due to how much deeper the 3X sits on the hand, it features more of a full hand closure getting the thumb involved allowing the glove to snap closed with ease. The break itself is still the same 60 degree angle seen in previous generation Vapor gloves giving the 3X a full hand “fingers to base of the thumb” style closure that feels natural and comfortable on the hand
Rather than sticking with the same offset single T pocket seen on the 2X, the 3X features a double T which helps keep the glove stay more open and presented to the shooter.
Bauer continues to use their Connekt material throughout the internals of the glove. The 3X also has a few tweaks when it comes to strapping and adjustments on the backhand of the glove. A velcro adjustable neoprene-like flap extends from the finger stalls back over the knuckle allowing goalies to get a tighter fit in this region that doesn’t sacrifice the closure due to the elasticity of the material.
The 3X catcher uses a true one-piece cuff designed to maximize the catching area while the Curv reinforced construction makes for a more impact resistant, lightweight construction.
Colors & Customization
The 3X line comes stock in all White, all Black, White/Nlack, White/Nlue, White/Navy and White/Red.