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Reebok 11K Protective Review 2011

The new Reebok protective line has been heavily anticipated, and finally has arrived at IW. Looking at the entire line, (elbows, shins, shoulders) Reebok has included solid features at every price-point. As many of you may know,  a large majority of NHL players wear Reebok designed protective gear (Jofa). With the introduction of the pro-level 11k protective gear, I don’t think that statistic will change anytime soon.

The 11k Shoulder Pad is segmented at the torso and spine. For additional flexibility, Reebok added hinges at the clavicle and shoulder blade. These features ensure the pad moves "with you."

The big feature that Reebok is trying to push on the 11k pads are the new ZigTech liners. What exactly is ZigTechZigTech fabric is constructed with key Celliant fibers which have been clinically proven to enhance oxygen levels by an average of 7%. This increased oxygen circulation allows you to work harder, better, faster, and stronger, all game long.

Besides the ZigTech liners, the 11k line also showcases great protection and easy strapping. The 11k elbow features a comfortable neoprene “locksleeve”  and “lockstrap” to keep the arm in place. The 11k shin also includes a “lockstrap”, but also a large neoprene “quickstrap” system that’s easy and effective. The 11k shoulderselbows, and shins all include JDP Caps. This famous cap design is a big reason Reebok designed protective products are #1 in the NHL.

The Reebok 11k shin guard includes a H-Cell II Foam Liner. This advanced foam reinforcement has been proven not to "bottom-out" like other liners. The 11k shin strap system is made up of a neoprene "quickstrap" and "lockstrap" to help prevent hyper-extension.

Like the 11k products, the rest of the Reebok protective line for 2011 includes the JDP cap construction. This means you’re getting a pro designed cap at every price level. That’s something any player can appreciate. The 9k shins, elbows, and shoulders all feature advanced protection in a slightly lighter, more streamline design compared to the 11k. The 7k series is a great price point option. The 7k line provides solid protection, and showcases advanced strapping systems on the shins and elbows. The 5k series is great for an intermediate player seeking good protection from their shin guards, elbow pads, and shoulder pads, but needs a step up from beginner features. The 3k pads are  solid entry models from Reebok that are lightweight, but still offer the player the protection they need.

Reebok pro Dion Phaneuf- Toronto Maple Leafs

You can pick up all you Reebok protective gear at or today!

Bauer Supreme TotalOne Limited Edition Stick

Bauer Supreme TotalOne LE Hockey Stick

Bauer has done it again…made another sweet lookin’ Limited Edition hockey stick, and this time with the red hot Total One stick. Bauer has kept all of the tech specs the exact same on the TotalOne stick but with an eye catching translucent red paint.  So that includes the TeXtreme carbon fiber, power core 3 blade core, pure shot blade profile, tac-spiral shaft texture, and amplified mid kick point. One addition to the TotalOne LE stick we did not see with the X60 LE stick is that the TotalOne LE comes in a grip and matted non-grip. The design of this stick actually came from the Patrick Kane winter classic special make-up stick. Which was a one95 stick with translucent paint making the white graphics red.

Patrick Kane Winter Classic Stick

The Bauer Supreme Total One LE hockey stick has June 15 deliver at Ice Warehouse but is available now for pre-sale.

Bauer Supreme TotalOne Protective Hockey Gear Review

I’m finally getting the chance to write about the brand new Bauer Supreme protective line available at Let me tell you, Bauer didn’t disappoint this year.  I was very impressed with the TotalOne pads especially. The TotalOne shin guards, elbow pads, and shoulders all have pro level protection in a sleek design that is very mobile.

The TotalOne shoulder is not only one of the most protective shoulder pads on the market, it's one of the lightest and most mobile. Segmented and perforated "Free Flex" chest panels make this possible.

The TotalOne line features brand new F-One shell technology as well as improved MAX-SORB foam. F-One is a process where high density foam is fused between 2 layers of molded plastic. This process of fusing the shell offers 25% better energy absorption and 15% weight reduction compared to traditional plastic caps and shells. F-One is found on the TotalOne shoulder caps, TotalOne elbow forearm area, and TotalOne shin shells.

The TotalOne shin features a removable thigh guard, F-One shell, MAX-SORB knee foam, Thermo Max+ lining and Anchor Strap.

2nd Generation MAX-SORB foam can also be found throughout the TotalOne protective gear line. MAX-SORB is a combination of gel and foam offering great energy dispersion. 2nd generation MAX-SORB now includes exclusive Poron Foam. This new deadly combination of gel and foam can deflect 30% more energy than traditional Foams. The new MAX-SORB can be found in the TotalOne sternum area, the TotalOne knee cap, and the TotalOne elbow cap.

The Total One elbow pad features a Vent Armor floating bicep, F-One shell in the forearm, Anchor strap, and MAX-SORB foam in the elbow cap.

The F-One and 2nd generation MAX-SORB foams are exclusives on the TotalOne line. The rest of the Supreme protective line features the same overall design as the TotalOne, as well as similar features. Such features like the Anchor strap, are included on the One80 and One60 shins, as well as One80 and One60 elbows. The Anchor strap locks the leg or arm in place with unmatched comfort and fit compared to traditional straps. You can also find the Thermo-Max liner on the One80 and One60. This moisture wicking liner keeps you cool and dry, and is a high end feature for the ONE80 and ONE60 price levels.

You can pick up all your Bauer Supreme gear at today!

Reebok 11k Hockey Helmet

Reebok 11K Hockey Helmet

In today’s hockey helmet market every player and parent wants to get the safest hockey helmet possible. Today, harder hits call for better concussion protection. Reebok’s new Safety Revolution program commits itself to improving player safety today and in the future.

a look inside the Reebok 11K hockey helmet

Reebok’s Hockey Safety Council includes a certified Brain Surgeon, and the 11k helmet is a true testament to the Councils research. The Safety Council guides the way for developers to make the safest gear possible.  The 11 key helmet features a specific 5-point safety system. Here’s a look into the 5 key safety components.

  1. Bone Crushing Hits-11k helmet is designed to withstand direct high impacts. Meets CSA and ASTM standards
  2. Repeated Hits- 90% of hits in a game are low impact. When repeated over time, low impact hits can be as dangerous as high impact hits. The 11k features a softer EPP and a unique hinge construction to better protect against low impact hits.
  3. Anchoring- The new vertically adjustable Microdial II locks the helmet in place at the base of the head. The 360° circumference adjustment is also one of a kind, giving the helmet a truly customized fit.
  4. Fit Adjustment- Best Fitting helmet= The safest helmet. The length adjusting fitclips now fit a wider range of people.  The 11k cage is the only cage on the market that is adjustable, allowing for customized protection.
  5. Weight- At just over 500 grams the 11k helmet is the lightest fully adjustable helmet on the market.
Reebok 11K Hockey Helmet

a look at the 11K 360 degree Micro Dial II

Reebok isn’t a bunch of Doctors and Engineers that decide what gear players’ want. Hockey Players actually tell Reebok what they’d like to see in their gear. This Pro feedback drives research to provide the highest performing equipment. The Reebok 11K Hockey helmet is available now for pre-sale from