Pros: Helped improve my game, Quality, Easy to use, Features, coolness
Cons: could use a little more padding in the shoulders
It's the lightest and by far the most comfortable and natural feeling c/a I've used. Spectacular freedom of movement without binding or restricting, and 1000 times cooler than my old Itech. Excellent protection across the midsection and in the elbow. Upper arm protection is better than average. Not quite as spectacular in the collar bone and shoulder area, though. I've had a couple high, very hard slapshots leave me really sore... sore, but without serious damage. Dries quickly, cleans easily, not prone to reeking (especially if you spray it with a little lysol or anti-funk), the straps stay where you want them and so does the c/a no matter how much you reach, flip around or otherwise get your Tim Thomas on. And if you follow Vaughn's sizing charts to the letter, the c/a you get will fit perfectly right out of the box. Overall, I've been really, really happy with mine.