Bauer Vapor APX 2 Gloves

Bauer Vapor APX 2 Gloves

This spring, the Bauer Hockey will be releasing the Bauer Vapor APX 2 gloves. According to Bauer, the APX 2 gloves are “designed and engineered based on feedback from elite players who represent the future of the game. Emphasis was placed on light weight, comfort, and durability.”

The Bauer Vapor APX 2 gloves feature a great look, tapered fit offering great mobility, and some solid upgrades over the original APX glove. With the tapered fit, the APX 2 gloves are going to be wider in the cuff and provide a more standard fit through the fingers. This is the most popular fit, according to Bauer, and gives the player both great control and great wrist mobility.

Bauer Vapor APX 2 Quattro+ PalmNew to the APX 2 gloves will be Bauer’s Aerolite technology. This protective padding on the glove reduces overall weight by 30% while maintaining the same high levels of protection. Also new to the Bauer Vapor APX 2 gloves will be the Quattro+ Palm powered by AX Suede. This new palm provides an incredibly soft feel with great abrasion properties. The new palm also provides enhanced moisture management to help keep your hands dry and resist water. The Bauer APX 2 gloves will have a Quattro+ Palm in a variety of team colors, including dark grey, orange, red, blue and gold. Claude Giroux has already been seen using the orange palms on his gloves for the Flyers. Additionally, the APX 2 Pro gloves will offer a standard ivory color for their palm.

Elsehwere on the APX 2 gloves, Bauer will use the thermo max liner for additional moisture wicking properties, as well as their new 37.5 technology which will be featured a lot in their base layer apparel. Beyond that, the free flex cuff on the APX 2 gloves will help with providing great wrist mobility. The gloves will also feature Bauer’s patented 3-piece flex lock thumb and their 3-piece index finger.

As expected, this spring will also see the release of the Bauer Vapor APX 2 Pro gloves. The APX 2 Pro gloves will feature a few differences over the standard version, including the ivory colored AX Suede Quattro+ palm mentioned earlier. The cuff will be a pro style 1-piece cuff, and rather than utilizing the new Aerolite technology, the APX 2 Pro gloves will use dual density foams and a back hand pad featuring Poron XRD foam plus additional comfort foam. On the shell of the glove, the APX 2 pro gloves will use pro nylon mesh and cable mesh instead of synthetic leather and cable mesh on the standard APX 2 gloves.

We are expecting the Bauer Vapor APX 2 gloves to be released in late April. What do you think about the APX 2 and APX 2 Pro gloves? Will you be adding these gloves to your collection? I’m pretty confident that I will be. Drop us a line in the comments with your thoughts!


  1. I bought a pair of Vapor APX gloves just before the APX2s dropped. I haven’t worn them yet, so I’m wondering if it’s worth it to exchange them for the APX2 set? Is there that much of a difference between the two model years?

  2. Bought these to replace the old Vapor X60 I loved. These fit great, seem to have a little better wrist mobility by having a narrower outer (thick) wrist pad section. Palms are more substantial than the lycra/clarino palm of the X60, which also suffered from the butt-end rubber pad getting unglued (bad idea gluing rubber on lycra where washing/hot sweaty hands and stick friction are involved) – had to get it stitched on. X60s were great gloves, APX2 are greater still – Bauer improved them a great deal. Price, on the other hand – yikes…

  3. I have got my son two pairs of the APX2 gloves. Both pair ripped in the palm where the stitching combines the rubber palm pad with the leather palm…….within 6 weeks. As much as he loves the gloves, durability is a major issue and I WOULD NOT recommend them. Luckily, the first pair were replaced free of charge. Look for something else!!!

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