Sporting an entirely different look, the Vapor 1X shoulder pad has a sleek looking black design with a tapered fit. What makes this shoulder pad really stand out is going to be the integration of both Curv composite and AEROLITE technology, with the utilization of these materials in key impact zones the 1X’s protective properties meets pro level standards all while remaining lightweight for ultimate mobility.
AEROLITE is a high grade foam with ultra-lightweight properties that offers pro level impact protection, on the 1X this foam is virtually a part of every aspect of the pad found in the shoulder caps, sternum guard, spine guard, kidney panels, and bicep protection. Curv composite is that same material you will find composing the quarter of the 1X skates, it is exceptionally high in stiffness and strength while again having feather light properties. Curv was added to the sternum guard and bicep guards to beef up the protection without adding the “beef”.
As far as mobility goes the 1X was designed for quick and agile skaters, this was achieved with a 4-way Free Flex chest, Free Flex bicep and arch support. Each component is able to move with the natural movements of the body for an extremely comfortable and low profile shoulder pad.
All new to the 1X pad is going to be transfer mesh technology. This breathable fabric enhances the 37.5 technology liner found on the inside to maximize air flow through the equipment in key heating zones. This will keep the shoulder pad lightweight and moisture free.