Comments: Good design with mediocre materials. After a year of use, the internal materials are starting to fall apart. The internal belt padding twists and pulls up letting the belt dig into my sides. I sewed the padding down and that fixed the problem. They seem to trade off durability for lightness. The protection is much less than my previous Vaughn 5000 pants. You can really feel the difference on hard shots. They do integrate very well will the Ritual Pro chest and arm protection, which is why I bought them.
I'm hoping to get one more year out them before they get tossed. Using off-shore materials and labor doesn't justify their cost.
From: Richard, Boise, ID
Comments: These pants are well worth the price. Just like John from PA, I had the pants broken in first time wearing them. Took about 20 shots standing and in the butterfly and I was good to go! Great protection and flexibility. If you're used to wearing suspenders, these will feel a bit wierd at first. Play through it and you'll find the flexibility and range of motion is supreme. Great product!
From: Ed, Rome, NY
Comments: I have to admit, my first reaction after taking these out of the box I thought I would be returning them. They do not look like a traditional pair of goalie pants. But I figured pete smith knows what he is doing, so I put them in my bag and off to the rink I went.
Spent about 10 minutes in the locker room fiddling with the straps and got the pants to fit so comfortably. I normally wear suspenders but with these pants, I did not need them. They are so light they felt like i was wearing nothing (compared to my simmons 995 pants)
So out of the locker room and right into skating around on the rink. WOW! I am normally concerned about breaking in new gear, but these are ready right out of the box! Fit so comfortably! And using the Warrior sizing guide, These pants fit me perfectly. Normally I have to size up do to the size of my thighs. But a size L was perfect.
5 minutes of warmups and it was game time! I forgot I even had new gear on once I started playing. The flex plate system on these is so awesome! My butterly buttoned up as well. Took an up close slapper to the nether regions, didnt feel a thing.
I am so impressed with these that I am taking a close look a that robot looking chesty from Warrior.
From: John, PA
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