External Material- Bauer uses upgraded synthetic material as the skin on this pad. The skin promotes hard rebounds and improved sliding as benefits by sending rebounds further resulting in more time to recover as well as quicker, more stable sliding.
Internal Construction- Bauer uses their new Dynamic Flex which allows the pad to be softer and more flexible than the previous 1X pad. This allows the pad to be more reactive and feel more natural than the previous model, adding more separation between the Vapour and Supreme lines.
Pad Break- The Bauer X2.7 goal pads have a soft flex profile, with pad breaks above and below the knee. The pad breaks encourage the pad to sync with your leg and move seamlessly with each movement.
Boot Angle- The Vapor X2.7 leg pads have a 100-degree free flex boot, this helps the pad be more reactive and play in sync with your body without restriction.
Knee Cradle- Bauer has equipped the Vapor X2.7 with a 45-degree Knee block. The knee block is designed to raise you off the ice and provide a solid base from when in the butterfly.
Strapping- The strapping system stays familiar with the classic Vapor Tune Fit strapping, allowing a quick and easy set up with only 3 velcro straps. The strapping consists of an outer velcro strap to keep everything together, a strap that wraps around the knee or upper calf and lastly the Tune Fit strap that allows the ability to choose wear it is done up on the calf, once again giving a more custom fit.
Toe Taper- The toe on the new Vapor X2.7 pads has a slight taper to it, allowing goalies a better attack angle. To ensure a strong seal along the ice, Bauer uses uses a combination of torsional flex as well as their new Monster Toe Ties. The new toe ties are a bungee lace similar to the previous bungee lace they used, though this one has velcro on each end to simply wrap through the bottom of the skate and then attach the velcro on to of your skate, similar to where you would tie your lace.
Sizes & Colors- Bauer does things slightly different than other brands, only offering XS,S,M,L,XL pad sizing, though these sizes still increase in only 1 inch increments. In senior sizing, a small would be equivalent to 33 +1, medium 34 +1, and so on. The new Vapor X2.7 pads will come in white, blue, navy and red colour combos.