Shield E2.5 Youth pants feature a new waist to provide a tighter fit. Starting at the top, the spine of the pant is made of PE foams which come up a bit higher on the back, which is meant to butt up right against the backplate of the chest protector.
The waist features segmented PE foams with strategic cuts to angle up the waist and sit tighter against the body. Most goalies who do not tuck their chest protector will appreciate this new design. At the hip, there is a similar design to the Premier R1.5 pant which features 3 segmented pieces with added protection to provide against shots sneaking in to the hip. Moving down through the groin and hip, there will be molded plastic and PE foams with to provide the butterfly goaltender great protection.
Finally, the Shield E2.5 pants come with an internal belt for goalies that have a thinner waist and want a very tight fit to their body. While the top portion of the pant is already tapered, goalies can still crank the belt tight to their body and still let the hip padding sit a little wider off of their body.
If you are an Entry-level butterfly goaltender who is looking for a mobile and lightweight pair of pants with a tapered waist