It's the first blocker I've bought in ten years. And technology has come a long way since the Bauer Reactor 6 Cujo Blocker I was using.
This is very light and strong. I'm a huge fan of the side protection. And I can even play the puck easier.
On the down side is the construction. I bought it 5 months ago, and the zipper on the top has already broken. But when you play hockey, you expect that.
Overall, it's a very good product for the money.