2019 Bauer Vapor 2X Pro Review
The success of the Bauer Vapor skate line has continued model after model since the release of the Vapor XX. 15 years later, Bauer has launched their latest Vapor model and this skate is hot. Introducing the Bauer Vapor 2X Pro!
Our initial thoughts of the skate naturally focused on the cosmetics. Bauer has ditched the dark color scheme and reverted back to a silver skate, last seen in the APX, paired with a touch of yellow. The yellow was eye-catching and confusing at first, seeing as Bauer primarily brands Supreme as yellow, but it seems to gel with the overall look of the skate. Let’s take a look at the tech going into this set of wheels.
Arguably the most important aspect of any skate is the boot.
Bauer continues with the traditional composite quarter package, utilizing a 3D-Lasted Carbon CURV Composite with the Vapor X-Rib Pattern, providing maximum ankle and heel support while delivering unrivaled quickness in every stride.
Along with CURV Composite, Bauer debuts a new DYNAFLEX Ultimate Performance System. This new technology allows for slight flexibility throughout the quarter to prevent fatigue on the ice without compromising boot integrity.
Bauer also launches a new Asymmetrical Toe Cap, assembled using the profile of 25,000 player scans, reducing significant volume in the forefoot to enhance your push-off on every stride.
Bauer continues their use of the patented TUUK LightSpeed Edge holder, offering the ability to change out your steel in a matter of seconds ensuring you never miss a shift during a game.
The 2X Pro skate comes standard with TUUK LightSpeed 5 Carbon Steel. LS5 Steel features a softer inner-core that delivers enhanced edge quality and sharpness. Carbon coating provides premium edge retention and bite properties, and an unbelievably attractive black finish.
The newly-designed Recoil PRO Tongue is a molded felt tongue with a dual injected metatarsal guard that provides additional flex, protection, and comfort.
The 2X Pro includes Bauer’s new Dynamic Flex footbed, a premium insole with a layer of mid-density foam for enhanced comfort and fit. Similar to SuperFeet, this footbed is incredibly supportive and provides immediate comfort out of the box.
The 2X Pro skate has an incredible fit and is extremely comfortable. Side by side with its predecessor, the Vapor 1X 2.0, you’ll surely notice a positive change in the landscape of the Vapor fit. Stop on by to try these on and see for yourself!