Our picks for the best Bauer hockey gloves of 2023 highlight the company’s continued innovations in protective equipment technology. Finding the right hockey gloves for your game can be challenging, especially with so many options in fit, protective features, and price. Bauer, a tried-and-true brand many NHL players look to for their own hockey gear, is known for its research and advanced technology in protective gear for players at all levels. Whether you prefer an anatomical, tapered, or traditional fit, Bauer makes a glove for you.
Bauer Supreme MACH Hockey Gloves ($209.99)
The all-new Bauer Supreme MACH hockey gloves are built for the elite player who wants a tighter fitting glove with a reactive feel. The Anatomical fit profile of this glove allows for a more natural feeling when shooting and stick handling.
Upgraded from the Ultrasonic glove, Bauer has reimagined the protection in the back hand of the glove with its Triple Shox Foam Package. The top layer of EPP foam provides a stiff lightweight layer of protection, while the DC tech foam absorbs the energy from slashing. Finally, the MD foam layer provides a soft feel for maximum comfort. This triple stacked foam increases impact absorption and lateral stiffness.
The newly redesigned AMP cuff has curve composite integrated throughout to protect the wrist in all positions. For mobility, you'll see a flex gusset that connects the cuff to the rest of the glove, which allows the cuff and glove to move independently for optimal flexibility.
Bauer has also included their Dura-Connekt palm (Senior Only) that’s 15% more durable than the Ultrasonic Max-Connekt technology. This palm delivers great stick feel, acting like an extension of your hand for superior control. The Junior version of the MACH gloves come with the Flex-Connekt palm providing better flexibility for players with smaller hands.
The Bauer MACH gloves are a great option for the elite players skating 4-5+ times per week, or any player who wants to experience the performance benefits of a top-of-the-line glove.
- Anatomical Fit
- Triple Shox w/ EPP&DC Tech foam for optimal protection
- CURV Composite AMP Cuff
- Thermo Core Zero Liner to keep your hands dry and glove light
Bauer Supreme MACH Hockey Gloves - Senior
Bauer Supreme MACH Hockey Gloves - Intermediate
Bauer Supreme MACH Hockey Gloves - Junior
Bauer Supreme MACH Hockey Gloves - Youth
Bauer Vapor HyperLite Hockey Gloves ($209.99)
The Vapor HyperLite glove uses all the same fit adjustments and key dimension that made the 2X Pro so successful. This is a tapered glove with a relaxed fit providing a great feel while stickhandling and improved overall freedom of movement. The Pro Lite Tex material and cable mesh on the shell keep this glove lightweight with optimal breathability.
Bauer uses a three-piece finger construction with triple density foam to provide an excellent combination of impact resistance, overall mobility, and better stick feel. The DC Tech foam on the backhand combined with a molded Shocklite backhand plate improves the protection 25% from the previous model. The molded cuff roll will provide optimal coverage in all situations without sacrificing mobility.
The Dura Connekt palm included in this glove provides 30% more durability in this high-wear area, keeping you comfortable each ice time. Inside the gloves, Bauer includes the Nano Sense liner in the fingers and Thermocore Zero Liner. This technology keeps your hands dry and gloves light throughout the game, while also helping to stop the growth of odor-causing bacteria, keeping your gloves clean and ready-to-use every time you hit the ice.
With these top-end technologies and features, the Bauer HyperLite gloves are a great option for the elite players who skate 4-5+ times per week, or any player who wants to experience the performance benefits associated with a top-of-the-line glove.
- Tapered Fit
- Shell is made with Pro Lite Tex for lightweight construction
- Defense Cloud tech foam in the backhand for optimal protection
- Dura Connekt Palm for great stick feel and comfort
Bauer Vapor HyperLite Hockey Gloves - Senior
Bauer Vapor HyperLite Hockey Gloves - Intermediate
Bauer Vapor HyperLite Hockey Gloves - Junior
Bauer Pro Series Hockey Gloves ($209.99)
If you want a classic four-roll style for your hockey glove but a closer, more modern feel, look at the Bauer Pro Series. Created to replace Bauer’s top-end Nexus glove for senior and intermediate levels, the Pro Series offers a narrower fit and rounded side. The junior Pro Series model feels closer to Bauer’s N2900 glove. All Pro Series gloves provide excellent protection and comfort.
Dual density EPP foam with poly inserts blocks the impacts that occur throughout a game. Bauer constructed the glove’s shell from Pro Lite Tex with a polyurethane overlay, making this glove extremely lightweight without sacrificing protection.
The Ivory Pro palm, Hypersense finger liner, and Thermomax backhand pad deliver game-ready comfort right out of the box. If you loved the Nexus glove and you’re looking for a replacement with advanced technologies, optimal comfort, and superior protection, the Pro Series glove is a winning choice.
If you loved the Nexus glove and are looking for top end technologies and optimal comfort and protection, the Pro Series glove is a great option.
- Traditional Fit
- Dual density foam with EPP and poly inserts in the backhand for optimal protection
- Hypersense finger liner & Thermomax backhand pad to create game ready comfort
- Pro lite Tex shell with PU overlay for lightweight protection
Bauer Pro Series Hockey Gloves - Senior
Bauer Pro Series Hockey Gloves - Intermediate
Bauer Pro Series Hockey Gloves - Junior