When it comes to finding ice hockey equipment, there are a huge range of different brands, and each of these brands has different strengths or selling points. As you’re stocking up your hockey kit with all of the essential types of gear, which brands should you be looking at? The ones you choose will ultimately depend on a number of preferences and choices, as well as budgetary decisions. Here is a quick look at the 5 biggest brands of ice hockey equipment.
Bauer makes a complete line up of ice hockey equipment, including sticks, skates, pants and protective gear, gloves, helmets, goalie gear, roller gear, accessories and apparel, and more. Certainly, you’ll find everything you need for your ice hockey kit from them if you want. All of their gear comes sorted across different lines, including Nexus, Supreme and Vapor. These lines have different features and pricing points, and are made for players of different styles.
CCM is another well known and traditional brand. In addition to all of the basics, they make a variety of game wear and apparel, and even referee apparel and accessories. The current top of the line series from CCM is their U+ line, including the U+ Crazy Light skates, and the U+ Crazy Light stick, as well as the U+ Crazy Strong stick.
Easton hockey is a well known and highly regarded brand of gear and will make a solid choice when you need to load up your ice hockey kit for an upcoming season. Their skates are made in two different models, either the GEAR-S or the Synergy line depending on what you’re seeking. Their lineup of sticks include the Mako and the Stealth.
Reebok certainly also makes a full range of equipment. They also have an exceptionally large collection of goalie gear covering all of the essentials there, and they work with many of the league’s top players. Their skates are known for their pump technology, which offers a customizable and flexible fit which is easy to work with and makes it easy to put on and take off skates.
Warrior is another well known brand of ice hockey equipment, although more with a up and coming profile than the ones already mentioned. They also are well known as a maker of hockey apparel, including trainers, tee shirts and sweatshirts. For the hockey player, they make a range of Equipment that includes gloves, shoulder pads, elbow pads, pants and shin guards.
These are 5 of the biggest names, but they certainly aren’t the only ones. At the end of the day, the name of the brand doesn’t matter, it’s the quality and the price of the product that counts and what really works for you. So you should always get down to the rink or your local hockey shop and check and test things out, you can then confidently bring home your new go-to ice hockey equipment.