While watching Hockey Night in Canada last night, my Little One was shocked that her Auntie did not know that the replay she just watched of a goal was not another goal. Out of my Little One’s mouth came the words, “Auntie, you have to learn more about hockey because this is a hockey family!” I smiled from ear to ear and almost spat my coffee out across the room. Yep, that is my girl and we are a hockey family.
We like to check out and test the new hockey products that hit the market and one of the most recent products I came across was the AEGIS neck guard called the Interceptor.
The Aegis Interceptor is the world’s first combined impact and slash resistant neck guard specifically designed for hockey players. With a mandate to wear slash resistant neck protection, young hockey players are still exposed to the risk of being struck by an acute impact. The Interceptor is constructed with a combination of moisture controlling, stretch fabrics and high performing Kevlar™ fibres.
You read that right, the AEGIS neck guard is not only slash resistant, but it provides an additional layer of protection that I have not seen with any other neck guard to date……impact resistant technology. Inside the slash resistant material there is what feels like a high density orange plastic coated, foam piece. There is an opening in the neck guard that allows you to not know see the impact resistant material, but it allows you to take it out so that you can do your regular cleaning of the neck guard fabric.
Developed in partnership with D3O®, the global leader in cutting edge impact resistant polymers, Aegis neck guards are performance equipment designed to protect while minimizing impact on performance and enhancing mobility.
Here is what we love about the AEGIS Neck Guard…
*Cut Resistant as expected with a neck guard
*Area of coverage is large, going down under the shoulder pads.
*Doesn’t bend in half or move out of place.
My biggest worry in the past with neck guards was that it seemed that no matter what type we were using, I was always noticing that the neck guard was moving, shifting, or folding over thereby reducing the protected area of the neck and leaving areas exposed. They just did not feel like they provided full protection.
With the AEGIS Interceptor neck guard, the added layer of impact protection keeps the neck guard in shape and covering the entire neck area with not folding over experienced by us in our use.
My Little One is almost 10 years old and has been skating since she was three and playing hockey since she was four. So we have gone through a lot of different neck guard styles and types. She is in love with the AEGIS Interceptor neck guard and chooses it over all the other options she has in front of her. My Little One says that the AEGIS neck guard is the most comfortable neck guard that she has ever worn and that she feels like it stays in place, protecting her neck. She does not have to stop and fix it in between shifts like she has had to with other neck guards.
My Little One did say that the AEGIS neck guard did feel a bit stiff the first time she wore it, just like every other neck guard, but once she used it once it became extremely comfortable and she actually forgets that she has a neck guard on because it is comfortable and stays put.
In our opinion, the AEGIS neck guard is the King and Queen of all neck guards. We have not found anything that in our opinion comes close to being even in the same league as the AEGIS Interceptor Neck Guard. We think that every hockey store should carry the AEGIS Interceptor neck guard, because we think that once parents and players see this neck guard, they will love it and not go to anything else.
If you are local to MomMomOnTheGo, we have hunted and searched and found the AEGIS Interceptor neck guard in The Hockey Shop in Surrey, BC.
The AEGIS Interceptor comes in sizes XS to XXL so there is a size for everyone. Make sure you check out the sizing and fit your neck properly as a proper fitting neck guard is always needed.
To find out more about AEGIS and the Interceptor neck guard, make sure to visit them here…
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Disclosure: MomMomOnTheGo was provided product for the purpose of conducting this review. As always, MomMomOnTheGo only supports companies, products, and services that she loves.