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The Easton Mako M5 Hockey Shoulder Pads are ideal for the intermediate to advanced level player looking for solid protection and mobility. The conic shoulder design and front frame closure system make this pad stand out from the ordinary in on-rink performance and looks.
The fit and closure system will differ from the traditional hockey shoulder pad design as well. The fit has a contoured "second-skin" feel that is secured with the drastically different asymmetric front frame closure system. To fasten the pad, you place both arms into the pad then wrap the outer front panel over the inner front panel. Once the desired fit is adjusted using the rib-wrap fit straps, you can get the perfect fit every time.
Most importantly, the protection on the Easton Mako M5 is top notch as well. Using a combination of high and mid density foams, the front frame closure system provides a thick layer of these foams giving the player excellent frontward protection. The 5-layers of foam in the shoulder cap are not only certified (by not using a plastic insert) but provide extraordinary energy-dispersion protecting not only you but your competitor from serious injuries as well. The plastic inserts in the 2-piece adjustable bicep guard and the segmented back panel work hand in the hand with the layer of medium density foam under it to supply superior protection and mobility.
- Model Number: A139549
- Heritage: New
- Level of Play Guideline: Performance
- Easton Sizing Guidelines:
Shoulder Pad Size / Player Height / Chest Circumference
SR SM / 5'5" - 5'9" / 36" - 40"
SR MD / 5'7" - 5'11' / 38" - 42"
SR LG / 5'9" - 6'2" / 40"- 44"
SR XL / 6'0" - 6'5" / 42" - 46""
- The outermost front panel has a thick pad of high density foam to provide excellent sternum protection
- Surrounding the HD foam is perforated medium density foam
- The innermost panel of the closure system has more perforated medium density foam
- High density foams in spine and clavicle areas for a great advanced level of protection
- HDPE ribbed inserts in the spine and the 2-piece bicep guard
- Low-profile and 5-layered foam shoulder caps wrap around the shoulder protecting you and the competitor
- Air mesh - Helps increase air circulation
- Conic body construction provides the optimal natural range of motion
- Asymmetric front closure system
- Has the feeling of "second-skin"
- 3-piece back provides excellent mobility
- Adjustable bicep guards
- Extended joint protection for vulnerable areas of the body
- Comfort foam neck opening
- Removable belly guard
- Perforated chest and back panels allows for increased air circulation
- 939 grams (Senior Medium)
Comments: straight out of the box i'm impressed, i decided to go with all the Mako M5 pads (shoulder pads, shin guards, and elbow pads) all in all the will take some adjusting. these pads are like nothing i have used before i have never been able to adjust the tricep guard rib guard and how tight the breast plate is. it is so snug and has a thin profile. there is also a lot of padding around the collar bone and the neck.
Comments: Just bought these to replace my old Easton EQpros... the new design was intriguing to me compared to everything else on the market..
The arms and shoulder caps are awesome.. so much more range of movement and so much less bulk.. the 2 piece tricep guard makes a huge difference in feel and movement.
The weight of pads is soooo light... they feel... like you don't feel them
The protection all around is excellent.. but especially in the chest. because of the overlapping closure you get a big wide thick layer of protection there which makes you feel pretty invulnerable.. my second pickup game with them I took a puck and a stick to the chest and felt neither one.
The new closure system takes some getting used to from the standard over the head model that most pads use. it takes some adjusting to get the feel right. straight out of the box they felt tight and constrictive.. but after tweaking the side straps and playing with different closure overlays I got it dialed in.
Because of the overlay closure the sternum protection is much wider than every other pad on the market so it's going to feel like you have a large breastplate on rather than a narrow strip down the center.. and you do feel it at first because you're used to the old style.. but the first time you take a hit either from a puck or a player you'll forget all about how much wider that layer of protection is and be very glad it's there.
Overall.. I compared these to the Bauer one.8's when doing my shopping and they both really had good and bad features, what it came down to was which offered me the most protection with the greatest adjustability for comfort.. and the mako's did it. They aren't going to be for everybody.. especially if you're one of those players that likes to wear a padded t-shirt for shoulder pads.. but in my opinion they are one of the best lightest and most innovative pads on the rack right now.
From: Rich, CA