The Bauer Supreme S29 Shoulder Pads are a great option for players who need affordable but highly protective upper body protection. At Bauer's first price point, the S29 provides players ranging from new-to-hockey to competitive men's leagues with a broad amount of protection in high-quality form. The center sternum guard, spine guard, and rib panels are built with molded high-density foam which reduces weight but maintains top-notch protection. The front panel is lined with thick medium-density foam to add more impact absorption to blocked shots or misguided stick checks. On either side of the sternum guard, Bauer implemented their Vent Armor Foam, one of the most breathable foam designs on the market.
Bauer slimmed down the shoulder caps resulting in a lower profile and increased mobility. They are anatomically constructed with injected molded plastic, perfect for players who like to deke and dangle but still enjoy dishing out a hit or two. The S29's offer some really impressive collarbone protection that runs from the front to the rear panel. Bauer anatomically shaped the collarbone plastic that runs underneath medium-density foam for a consistent contoured fit.
The lengthwise adjustable bicep guards allow players to properly seal the gap between the elbow pad and are anatomically shaped with an injected molded cap. The rear panels feature perforated medium-density foam for more air to circulate, keeping the player cooler during the game and to help drying time after. The Bauer S29 Shoulder Pads are lined with Bauer's Thermo Max Liner, which is extremely soft and comfortable. The liner does a great job of managing sweat and moisture by wicking it away consistently throughout the game.