Comments: I stepped up from a Vapor X6. They were starting to wear after 4 years of hockey and some hundred games later! I found these on sale at a rink when at a tourney. I found them to be more padded in critical areas- kidney, groin and they felt like they were just more padded overall. They are still pretty "puffy" after 4 games but I have taken many a slap shot in the thigh and one smack dab in the groin but I barely even felt it! Great protection. Only gripe? They are long. The small sizing says waist 30-34" (great I am a 30-31") but for height it says for 5'5"-5'9"! So they are long on me and like the previous review, the back pad rides up really high. It overlaps my shoulder pads. I am 5'4". But I enjoy the protection it offers so I'll deal with it.
From: Gen, Santa Barbara, CA
Comments: Coming off a pair of pro stock CCM MHP 7000 pants that I had been using for years, which were absolutely built like a tank, but finally starting to fray, I decided to shop around for a retail pant. I can't tell you how many pairs of breezers I tried on--RBZ, 20K, Mako, Tackla Air 9000, Eagle X905, as well as NXG, and Nexus, I still could not get a good fit. I tried on a pair of Apx pants on clearance, which weren't horrible, but felt very little quality and padding in the pant. The lining starting to wear extremely quickly for a top end pant, and was morosely disappointed. I decided to give the Apx2 pants a try, and what a difference--night and day. The new liner feels much more comfortable and hasn't started to rub off after good use. The fit is still tapered (which may not be for everyone), but fits a tall lanky player like myself great. The new added +1 length is outstanding, and doesn't feel oddly short like most other pants on the market. The comfort is fantastic and feels the way a top end pant should be. The belt and lacing system feels good, the hip pad feels more beefed up as well. The only minor gripe I have, is how high the lower spine pad goes. Just wish it was a tad bit lower, just a personal preference. Other than that, I cannot praise these breezers enough. Five stars and big props to Bauer on this one!
From: John, Pittsburgh, PA
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