What Is a Hockey Girdle?
It would be perfectly reasonable if you had the wrong idea about the ice hockey girdle: think of the hockey girdle as the inside protective part of a pair of hockey pants. These compression-fit pants allow you to wear different color hockey pant shells on the outside, particularly helpful if you play for multiple teams that wear different colors. If you play on three teams, for example, you can wear the same girdle and simply switch out the shell.
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Hockey Pants vs. Girdle and Shell
Girdles are a great alternative to hockey pants, but they’re a tad different, in that the fit makes the protection in a girdle feel a bit more robust—traditional hockey pants tend to fit a little more loosely. But in truth they both offer the same protection; whether you choose hockey pants or a hockey girdle really boils down to personal preference.
If you need more information about the hockey girdle and whether it’s the right choice for you, check out our article describing in greater detail the differences between hockey pants and girdles.