The first thing that I look for in top goalie pants is their ability to cover any vulnerable body parts, while working comfortably to mesh with leg and chest pads. Additionally, these pants were selected for their ability to take many high impacts without suffering major damage, and for their ability to bend with the increasingly flexible goaltenders of today.
Made with an inner belt to keep you bending forward and ready for any incoming shot, no matter how quickly it may be fired. Molded thigh pads, and knee pads to work smoothly with your leg pads round out another solid creation from Warrior. Read Full Review
One of the nicest things about these pads is that the knees are made to actually work with the leg pads, instead of working against them and wearing out. They also feature a very solid and quick drying ventilation system to help keep them dry during the course of a game. The molded thigh pads also help them to live up to Warriors reputation as some of the toughest pads on the market. The inner belt system can be customized to keep you naturally bending forward so youll be ready for that next shot at all times.
These are possibly the most customizable pants available. While they may not feature the wildly heavy padding of some other models, theyll still give top-of-the-line protection, and will work with any goaltenders style of play. Read Full Review
The first thing youll notice about these pads is the removable thigh pad; which gives you the nice option of playing more protected at a higher competition level, or playing with a better range of motion for pickup games and practice. It also features removable five-hole foams. These pants work best with longer chest protectors, due to the fact that the padding is a little thin at the waist. And its also worth noting that the stitching is noticeably heavier than most other pants, so these will really last while others start to fall apart.
Made for textbook goalies that want to square up to the opposition and be protected at every angle. Theyre made for the professional level, and while they may be a little heavier and bigger than other pants, theyll keep you safe no matter how physical the game may be. Read Full Review
These pants are a little bulkier than the others on this list. But thats because Bauer did not want to sacrifice protection for anything else. So if youre looking for the toughest pants for the highest level of play, these may be for you. The square thigh design will help you square up to your shooter with ease, and the quick drying liner will keep them dry. They also feature the increasingly popular inner and outer lace up system, giving you the option of how you want the pants to sit around your waist.
These pads are just stiff enough to create a perfect seal, yet just flexible enough to contort to every unpredictable move you might make over the course of a game. Theyre also very customizable and will last for years. Read Full Review
Reeboks latest goalie pants are made to work with any kind of leg pads to make squaring up to the shooter and sealing up the goal post easier than ever. But dont be fooled, the thigh section isnt overly stiff and will still bend and move fairly freely with your movements. Theres a hidden zipper that allows you to have full control over length, as well as an inner belt and an outer lace system so you can tighten them up whichever way is more comfortable for you.
Made to allow a player to stretch and twist on a dime while keeping them protected and perfectly squared up to any shot theyll face. These pants are well rounded and offer the perfect amount of protection for goalies searching for the perfect mix of durability and protection. Read Full Review
The best pants Vaughn has to offer are all about keeping a goalie confident and protected so he can keep his head in the game. It features a fully adjustable diameter belt and frontal lace up system to get the perfect feeling of support for your midsection. Theres also maximum thigh coverage that is bendable and a little higher than most pants. The front side groin pads allow goalies to square up to shots perfectly, even as theyre bending and twisting. The inner leg padding is also made to stretch so a player can utilize their flexibility to make that quick kick save. Vaughn knows how to make well rounded pants for goaltenders at a high level, and these are their best.