How to Fit a Hockey Goalie Pant
By DJ Delbuono, Pure Goalie Manager
Goalie pants offer thicker, more substantial protection and are wider than player plants. Goal pants work in conjunction with the chest and arm protector, which can be worn either inside or outside the pants. Goalies who prefer to wear the chest and arm protector on the outside of the their pants should consider a pant with more of a tapered fit. Goalies who prefer to wear the chest and protector on the inside of their pants should consider a pant with a wider fit.
Some quick tips for trying on goalie pants...
- Have the goalie try the pants on with his or her chest protector.
- Make sure the pants provide full coverage at the hips, kidneys, and waist.
- Check the overall length of the pant. An ideal fit will find the bottom of the pant ending at the top of the kneecap.