Bauer Vapor Hyperlite 2 Skate Review

If you’re considering a pair of Bauer Vapor Hyperlite 2 skates, you’re undoubtedly aware that anything from Bauer guarantees exceptional comfort and top-level performance benefits on the ice.

The question is, does Bauer’s latest elite offering justify the price tag?

In this review, we’ll delve into the Bauer Vapor Hyperlite 2 in detail – covering the key features of the skates and how they actually perform on the ice.

Our Test Skates

The Bauer Vapor Hyperlite 2 ice hockey skates we received to test are a size 9. Our test skates weighed in at 790 grams, making them an especially light skate, thanks largely to the lightweight 3D Lasted Carbon CURV Composite that we’ll talk about in more depth later.

The Hyperlite 2 features a sleek black and red design with the Bauer logo prominently displayed on the side. It’s fair to say that Bauer opts for a more minimalist design for their elite skates, focusing more on performance than flashy aesthetics.

First Impressions

The Bauer Vapor Hyperlite 2 skates are designed for pro-level and pro-aspiring players looking for maximum quickness and unrivaled agility.

After a quick session on the ice, it was clear these were a skate designed with power and explosiveness at the heart of their design.

The energy transfer felt exceptional, which is the kind of thing that really makes a difference when an elite-level skater is giving it their all through 60 minutes.

It’s also clear that a lot of effort has gone into creating a liner that combines with the one-piece boot design to keep you comfortable throughout a game.

The Aerolite 2.0 Tongue provides improved medial and lateral side comfort and a lightweight foam core helps keep your skates feeling good for all three periods.

Technical Features

  • Shoe Size: 9
  • Weight: 790g
  • Heat Moldable: Yes
  • Holder: Powerfly Holder
  • Runner: Choose Your Blade
  • Tongue Material: Aerolite 2.0 Tongue
  • Boot Construction: 3D Lasted Carbon CURV Composite
  • Liner: Hyperflex Technology
  • Footbed: Not specified
  • Warranty: Not specified
  • Family: Vapor

3D Lasted Carbon CURV Composite

Bauer’s 3D Lasted Carbon CURV Composite technology is built with ultimate skating performance in mind. While it certainly helps to keep the skates light, the molded fit also provides a more direct energy transfer, preserving your energy so you can perform to your maximum through a full game.

Aerolite 2.0 Tongue

Included with this skate is Bauer’s Aerolite 2.0 Tongue that takes comfort and protection to an all-new level. This tongue has improved medial and lateral side comfort and a lightweight foam core helps keep your skates feeling good for all three periods.

Hyperflex Technology

More flex, more speed, and agility. Hyperflex Outsole and Facing add engineered flex points into the skate to give you more ways to skate at your best.

Powerfly Holder

Introducing the most-advanced blade holder on ice, backed by decades of R&D. Completely reimagined, this holder features a stiff front post for faster acceleration, a flexible back post for quicker pivots, and a hyperbolic bridge for increased balance and power in every stride.

Choose Your Blade

Be a cut above the rest with a blade that’s perfect for your game. Pick the blade that helps you perform better, skate faster, and maximize opportunity with ever stride.

Bauer Vapor Hyperlite 2 – Final Thoughts

The Bauer Vapor Hyperlite 2 skates are a fantastic blend of new technologies and trusted features. They offer a great combination of comfort, power, and explosiveness, making them an excellent choice for any player looking for an elite level skate.

The other huge advantage is that they’re less costly than many equivalent elite skates from other brands too – so you get superior performance with some cash to spare.

If you’re the kind of player that’s obsessed with pushing to the next level, the Bauer Vapor Hyperlite 2 is going to be an extremely worthwhile investment.