Having the proper fit is vital for maximizing the protection a helmet gives. The Bauer Re-Akt 95 hockey helmet will have a wider/circular fit for players that need more room on the side of their head. A tool free adjustment lock is located on the top of the helmet and allows for easy adjustment of the size to ensure the proper fit. Bauer also includes a spring loaded adjustable occipital lock to securely fit the helmet to the back of the head and neck. Fitting this helmet properly will allow all the padding to sit correctly on the head and allow the layered protection to do its job.
Bauer will use multiple padding combinations in the Re-Akt 95 to give players the comfort and protection desired, and it starts with the VTX Technology base liner. This foam liner will be lighter than traditional EPP foams and disperse impacts better. Working with the VTX liner, Bauer uses its IX-Foam and XRD (Extreme Impact Protection) inserts to reinforce the protection and comfort of the liner. The IX-Foam will fill in coverage areas that tend to take low medium impacts and the XRD foam located in the temple area Bauer’s top protective foam is meant for repeated impact absorption. The combination of the liner and foams provide players with a lightweight and protective helmet.
Sitting independently from the VTX liner, the Re-Akt 95 will have its Suspend-Tech Next Gen liner for a second wave of impact absorbing and dispersing protection. This free-floating liner is composed of multi density foams that conform better to the natural shape of the players head, reducing movement in the helmet. Moisture channels in the Re-Akt 95 liner will also help move moisture away from the face to keep sweat out of a player’s eyes.
All of this protective padding will sit in the Bauer Re-Akt 95’s HDPE shell. The construction of the shell reduced the overall weight of the helmet but did not sacrifice any of the durability. More air vents not only help with the weight reduction but allow air to flow more freely though the helmet and keeps players cooler during play.