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Brians Sub Zero Pro Chest and Arm

* Multi-density engineered foam construction * Contoured shoulder floaters * Double shoulder cap * High-impact sternum protector * Fully adjustable arm and wrist straps * Molded elbow caps * Adjustable spinal pad provides custom fit * Wide, high-density arm blocks * High-density, multi-layered wrap around lateral coverage * Lightweight airknit provides a cooler fit
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Runs Very Large
Location: Minnesota
Skill Level: Intermediate
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
Gender: male
Interest: Ice Hockey
Best Description: Goalie
Good but pricey
Pros: Quality, Easy to use, Features, great graphics
Cons: Expensive, bulky, designed for larger goalies
Picked it up at the local store with cash to throw around. Put it on and loved the initial comfort it offered. Goes on very easy and feels great initially. The large shoulders make you feel like a tank but is still relatively light. Once I started playing with it I noticed some cons immediately. You don't get great cross body movement, even when broken in. The large shoulders sometimes get in the way when you have a scrum and need to cover quickly. Have yet to get a bad stinger or bruise with it on, so it's durable enough for intermediate hockey.
Also takes a while to break in. I spoke with a Brians rep who mentioned it's designed for larger goalies and they've had some issues with smaller goalies complaining it's "too bulky." Which really just echoed my issues with it. It also takes up massive bag space.
Last issue is the price. It's more expensive than its competitors for the most part. I've trialed some of its competitors and I decided it's not quite worth the price, but is still a great chesty.
Overall, it's comfortable in game (other than the bulk issues), provides good protection, is lightweight and is easy to use/customize. I recommend for any bigger goalie but a smaller goalie like me (5'6), I'd go with something a bit more little guy friendly.
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