Brand new for 2020, Bauer has continued their revolutionary line and brought out the new Bauer GSX Intermediate Goalie Glove. The GSX Glove will feature brand new designs and construction to make it the most broken-in and comfortable glove Bauer has ever created.
The GSX Glove starts off with a crisp digitally printed graphic to increase a clean surface area. With the reduction of stitches and graphic, the weight is also reduced and gives the glove a lightweight feel on the hand.
Starting with the cuff, the GSX will feature a solid 1-piece cuff to help any negative flex in the cuff and wrist, giving the goalie a clean blocking surface when they need to squeeze in tight. For the closure of the glove, the GSX will feature a 75-degree style closure which will give the goalie the ability to catch the pucks above or past the fingertips.
Moving to the back of the glove, the GSX has redesigned padding to help create strategic cuts to make the glove closure feel more natural. This Free Flex backside starts across the back of the fingertips and moves all the way up through the wrist which will give the goalie full range of movement to get their hand in position to make key saves. Bauer has equipped the inside of this glove with an Air Mesh liner to keep this glove light weight and comfortable.
Bauer’s GSX glove features a thinned out Double T-Spine which adds more lacing in to the pocket of the glove. With more lace being added, it reduces the amount of plastics and materials to help retain pucks that enter the pocket. This Double T-Spine has a beautiful skate lace pocket to retain pucks and keep a soft catch over the lifespan of the glove.
Compared to the GSX glove, the Supreme 3S will feature higher quality materials both internally and externally that will allow the glove to have better durability and a lighter weight.
If you are an entry-level goalie who is looking for a reliable glove with key upgrades and details specifically geared toward a butterfly style goaltender, the Bauer GSX Intermediate Goalie Glove will be for you.
The entirety of the exterior of this glove is covered in a synthetic leather material to give good durability, as well as some good performance at this price point.
The break angle on the new Supreme trapper is similar to the previous model, in a 75 degree break. The break is geared toward the fingertip-thumb closure angle, resulting in a wide open feel when the catch surface is open.