he Bauer Vapor X800 Lite Shin Guards offer a ton of value in terms of protection and comfort at this reasonable price. The X800 Lite’s calf guard boasts elite HyperLite HD foam that is very protective and lightweight. The two-piece Free Flex shin shell features a unique bottom hinge that promotes better forward flex for a more aggressive skating stance.
New to the Vapor Line this year is the Sanitized® treatment, which is found throughout the liner and the accompanying foams. Sanitized® keeps gear smelling fresher, longer, by preventing odor-causing bacteria from forming. It is also directly embedded into the material so it won’t wash out over time.
Bauer also upgraded the X800 Lite’s strapping system. The upper Comfort Anchor Strap uses both nylon and breathable mesh, providing a great balance of plush security. The bottom 1″ elastic strap is pretty standard but does a good job of helping to anchor the shin guard comfortably in place.