Hockey pants are incredibly important for so many reasons. Your core (hips, thighs, lower spine) means everything to your game and it's also the area of your body that comes into contact with just about everything in the game, including the very hard boards, not to mention other players. As with other hockey equipment categories, all pants will provide you with sufficient protection. As you go up the line you simply gain protective and feature enhancements. Look for features like adjustable belts for the waist, thigh zippers and enhanced padding in the kidneys and lower spine. Ventilation is another feature that gets enhanced as you go up the price ladder. Pure Hockey carries a huge amount of hockey pants and offers every pant for every age and level of play, from all the major brands at guaranteed lowest prices.