The Bauer Nexus 2N Gloves is the top of the line model in this third generation of Bauer’s traditionally-fitting 4-roll Nexus Line. The Bauer Nexus 2N showcases a new finger gusset construction taken straight from the pros; the finger webbings are a breathable mesh material while the fingertips boast traditional but pro-preferred nash. The end result is a very comfortable, breathable and durable finger construction that finally made its way from the NHL to retail.
Also new to the 2N is the Adjustable Split Cuff design that allows players to adjust how open or closed the cuff opening is. Just above the “a” in Bauer, the cuff splits into two but attach to each other with velcro. This allows them to adjust by overlapping more or less, which expands or contracts the cuff’s opening to a player’s liking. Internally, the cuff also boasts PE inserts for better protection, something the 1N did not come with.
The rest of the protection package consists of dual-density EPP foam with more PE inserts. EPP does an excellent, top-notch job of dissipating impact energy but it is significantly lighter than traditional foam. Staying true to Nexus DNA, the 2N boasts a Quattro Pro Grip Palm that combines modern day technology with a classic look. This material, made by AX Suede, provides some of the best durability, stick feel and moisture-management that older gloves could only dream of.