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Goalie pants work in tandem with both the goalie's chest protector and leg pads, and a proper fit is determined by wearing the three pads simultaneously to make sure one pad doesn't hinder the movement of another.
As a starting point, add 8 to 10 inches to the goalie's waist size to achieve an accurate goalie pant size. However, factors such as height, build, and skill level make a difference when determining what size pants to choose. Since many factors determine the right goalie pant size, we recommend you consult our customer service team for help in making the proper choice.
Hockey goalie pants differ from player pants, in that they offer a thicker, more substantial protection in the "puck facing" areas (thigh, groin, and waist). They're also wider than player pants to help cover more of the net. The chest and arm protector can be worn on either the outside or the inside of the goalie pants.
Goalies who prefer to wear the chest protector on the outside of their pants should consider purchasing pants with a tapered fit at the waist. The tapered fit will sit comfortably against the player's body, which will allow the chest and arm pad to fit comfortably over the top of the pant waist.
Goalies who prefer to wear the chest and arm protector on the inside of their pants should consider one of the following options:
Note: in either case, suspenders should be worn to hold up the pants.
As with any piece of protective gear, a perfect fit is essential for the equipment to perform as intended. Pure Goalie carries a full range of goalie equipment for players of every age and at every level of play. And our Low-Price Guarantee promises the most competitive deals available.
New to hockey or buying goalie equipment for your child? Check out our goalie equipment buying and fitting guides for everything you need to know before making your purchase.