If you asked most goalies what mask was the best combination of fit, protection and value, most would tell you the Bauer NME 8 (and the NME 7 before that). With that in mind, Bauer introduced the new NME IX with a focus on improving areas of comfort, fit and protection.
Most of the focus of the NME IX goes into the new liner which is made up of 3 different types of foam. Located in the most important impact areas, Poron XRD and IX foam provide unreal impact protection and comfort for the player. VTX Technology makes up the rest of the liner, which is a much lighter foam to reduce weight, while at the same time boosting protection.
Bauer also addressed a glaring omission by adding a new size, FIT 0.5, for younger goalies or goalies with smaller heads that are looking for next level protection.
The Bauer NME IX goalie mask continues the NME 8 legacy of offering the best performance to value ratio in hockey!