In many ways, Vapor has long been the skate that all others are compared to. With countless pairs sold and overwhelming NHL use, the Vapor legacy is simply undeniable. The Bauer Vapor X80 provides high-end stiffness and support with an iconic Vapor fit.
Consisting of a standard width through the toe box and forefoot with a low-volume, narrower fit in the heel and ankle, the X80 offers the lowest-volume fit overall when compared to its Supreme and Nexus counterparts. While the Vapor fit may not work for every foot type, those who do benefit from its fit characteristics often swear by its “second skin” fit and feel.
The X80 is built off a Tech Mesh upper with classic Vapor X-rib design. Bauer has relied on Tech Mesh for years due to its amazing strength, durability, abrasion resistance, and heat molding capabilities. The X-rib design has long been a distinguishing feature of Vapor skates, providing added structural support for faster acceleration and quicker turns.
The X80 features many refined comforts, making it as comfortable as it is dynamic. A Quick-dry hydrophobic liner provides a responsive, tactile feel and great heel lock - keeping you focused on the game, not your feet. The Form-Fit tongue consists of three pieces; a 48 oz. top piece helps provide great comfort, while two, slightly trimmer, 40 oz. portions on each side allow for better wrap and a closer fit. The tongue also features an integrated high density metatarsal guard, providing pro level protection from anything the game may throw your way.
The boot sits atop a Fiber Composite outsole with Tuuk Lightspeed Edge holder. This holder design provides an added three millimeters of height (in comparison to standard Tuuk Lightspeed) allowing the skater to get lower to the ice for sharper, tighter turns without “bottoming out”, all while allowing runners to be changed out in seconds with the pull of a trigger. The EDGE holder is complemented by Bauer’s trusted and proven Tuuk LS2 EDGE runner, which consists of high-quality stainless stain great durability and edge retention.
If you’re a Vapor fan looking to take your game to the next level, the Vapor X80 may be just the skate take you there!
The Skate Boot is covered against defects in manufacturing and workmanship for a period of 90 days from the date of purchase.
The Holder/Runner is covered against defects in manufacturing and workmanship for a period of 365 days from the date of purchase.