The NME 8 goalie mask is a more advanced, updated version of the incredibly popular NME 7 goalie mask. While it maintains it's iconic shape, the materials used both in the shell and in the liner put this mask towards the top of all mid-level price point masks on the market.
The shell is built off of a fiberglass base, but it features Aramid fibers (kevlar) in the forehead and chin areas. Additionally, the shell also features some vibration dampening tape (which is also used in airplanes) in the forehead, the crown, the temples and the ear area to further dampen impact vibrations.
The foam liner is still mechanically attached so that it can removed for cleaning or painting. It is constructed using 3 layers of VN foam, as well as some soft comfort foam in the pressure zones. This foam combination produces one of the most comfortable, protective liners in the industry. A Thermo-Max sweatband is also included.
The cage is made of stainless steel oval wire, which has been optimally placed to give the goalie the best forward and peripheral vision possible. A rubber wire wrap covers the top and bottom wires of the cage to help prevent shell chipping when the cage is impacted.
- Padded Mask Bag
- Extra Sweatband