The all-new Vapor Hyperlite 2 skate line is built for ultimate quickness and agility. Vapor skates feature stiffer and more supportive material in the upper portion of the skate, and increased flex and responsiveness in the lower part of the boot. A couple of big upgrades Bauer put into the X3 include the Digi Comp Quarter Package and LS+ Runners.
New Upgrades: Curv Composite, Pro Stock Tongue, LS Pulse SS Runner.
Holder: Lightspeed Edge
Liner: Sublimated Microfiber
Tongue: Pro Stock 40oz with Liner
Material: Digi Composite
Construction: 3D Injected Two-Piece Boot with Digi Comp Outsole
The Vapor X3 skate has a Digi Composite quarter package making this a lightweight, durable skate for this price point.
Inside the boot, Bauer combines memory foam padding with a sublimated Microfiber liner. The memory foam is strategically placed in the ankle area to wrap the foot in quality comfort, while the liner provides good support and some added comfort throughout the hockey skate. At the bottom of the boot is Bauer’s Form Fit footbed for good support and the feel. At the top of the skate is a 40oz Pro stock tongue with a liner for added comfort and flexibility.
The X3 includes the original Tuuk Lightspeed EDGE holder and the LS+ runner offering good blade durability for this price point.
While there are certainly benefits to purchasing a higher-end model, especially if you’re looking for more technologies to help your performance, the Bauer Vapor X3 skates offer quality features for the occasional or new to hockey player.