Bauer Vapor 3X Ice Hockey Skates - Senior Review

Bauer Vapor 3X Ice Hockey Skates - Senior

Bauer Vapor 3X Ice Hockey Skates - Senior

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About Bauer Vapor 3X Ice Hockey Skates - Senior

The Bauer Vapor 3X hockey Skates feature a comfortable and responsive fit that is perfect for the player looking to take their game to the next level. These Skates feature a higher-density foam core that provides better support and stability, while the lightweight construction ensures quickness and agility on the ice. With a reinForced composite boot and an anatomical footbed, these Skates provide unmatched comfort and support, making them ideal for the serious hockey player.

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Bauer Vapor 3X Ice Hockey Skates - Senior Detailed Review

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The Bauer Vapor 3X Ice Hockey Skates - Senior are designed for high-performance and agility on the ice, providing players with the latest technology and comfort features to enhance their game. These skates are perfect for experienced players who demand precision, speed, and control.

The 3X features a 3D lasted quarter package with X-rib pattern, providing a secure and responsive fit while maximizing support and stability. The skate is also equipped with a hydrophobic microfiber liner, which wicks away moisture and keeps your feet dry and cool during intense games or practices.

One of the standout features of the 3X skates is the AeroFoam+ memory foam ankle pads, which mold to your foot shape for a customized fit and superior comfort. The skates also come with a FORM-FIT+ footbed, which provides excellent support and cushioning for your feet.

To ensure consistent power transfer and acceleration, the 3X features a TUUK Lightspeed Edge holder and LS1 steel blade, which allow for quick and easy blade changes. The holder and blade are also designed to increase energy transfer from your strides to the ice, providing a more explosive and efficient skating experience.

In addition, the 3X skates feature a tapered fit, providing a snug and comfortable fit for players with narrow heels and ankles. The skate also comes with a flex rating of 70, making it ideal for players who prefer a stiff and responsive boot.

Overall, the Bauer Vapor 3X Ice Hockey Skates - Senior are a top-of-the-line choice for experienced players who demand high-performance and comfort. With its advanced technology and customizable features, these skates are sure to enhance your game and help you achieve your full potential on the ice.

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Asked by jonathan 7 months ago

Do these include runners?

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The Bauer Vapor 3X Skates do not include runners.

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A solid next step.

Aedan M
4 months ago

Good quality mid priced skate for my 10 U son. He was coming from the youth sized vapors so we went with these as they are the closest to what he had. These have a big boy 10ft radius (from a 13’)so it was a bit of an adjustment for him but kids learn quickly. He’s happy with them. He’s big for his age (5’ 90 lbs) so the stiffness isn’t too much for him. I suspect smaller read more kids might struggle. YMMV

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I love these skates!

5 months ago

I love these skates! I was told judging by my foot shape I would typically need the supremes but with the new fit 3 I was able to very comfortably fit into a pair of Vapors. Favorite skates yet.

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Doug 58
5 months ago

Nice fitting skate . The female player really likes them . You can see a difference in her skating

Good Pair of Skates

5 months ago

They fit great right out of the box. I don't even feel the need to get them baked. I feel more comfortable on my edges as well. I made a huge upgrade going from cheap supreme 140s to these. The size (9D) does fit true to these skate (fit 2) in my opinion.

Great purchase for us

Hudson 17
5 months ago

Great skates for a player who's on the ice 6 days a week and will probably grow out of them in 6 months

Would highly recommend

5 months ago

This is my Son’s third pair - easy to break in once baked- I also own a pair. Hold up to a long hockey season

Great skates for U10 Squirt player

6 months ago

Excellent skates for the money, my son loves them. Bauer never disappoints in terms of quality and value. These skates go well with the junior sized Pure Hockey lime green skate guards (perfect color match, see picture). Highly recommended for beginner to intermediate players.

A Great Skate

6 months ago

Great for a wide foot, good support, quality skate.

Fit 3 better than a D

Skating in Az
6 months ago

The ee was just what my son who's 17 needed. Went from a ccm back to Bauer. Took a couple skates to get use to them. He won't go back to a "normal" boot again he said.

Great Skates! Great value!!

6 months ago

My son loves them. They are great skates for the money. Thought about buying the next level up, but these skates have a lot of the upgrades Bauer is know for

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Stanley Kadelski
6 months ago

Excellent skates for my 11 year old grandson!! Salesperson fitted my grandson properly, and recommended the correct inserts that made the skates comfortable!!

These 3X skates are awesome

7 months ago

Played 3 games with them so far and these skates are awesome. Everyone has been commenting on how fast I have been on the ice the past 2 games. My old skates were very old and had been chewed by an old roommate's dog and so they were tired, but these have like spring to them that helps me propel as well as being a bit lighter, but the spring in my stride is noticeably better. I read more don't know if it is these skates specifically, or just that my old skates were so tired, but I have been super happy with this purchase so far. They feel so comfortable, and are not too warm as I was worried they might be with all this extra padding. So far so good!

Skate around

Michael E
7 months ago

My son upgraded to these And so far they are doing great

Perfect for u14 competitive skater!

7 months ago

Daughter loved them wore them in a tournament immediately after baking, perfect for a new teen who is still growing!


M Tango
7 months ago

Great fit. Great skates. Great service at Pure Hockey!

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John Kozy
7 months ago

This skate gave my grandson a bad case of lace bite and we returned them

Great pair of skates- a little pricey but worth it

Big Matt
7 months ago

These skates are stiff and light. Coming out of an old pair of Tacks these feel like rockets! Very responsive I wish I bought them sooner. Bauer’s fit 1 worked for me. The guys at the store did an amazing job getting me the right size and width- then I got them baked.


Anthony C
8 months ago

Great customer service. Made sure my son had the right fit for a skate!!!

New skates

8 months ago

9 year old said they felt great after the first use (as well as since then). No complaints. Fit well!

Great skates at a great value!

8 months ago

Got back into men's league after 20 years off. I'm good enough to tell the difference between skates, but not good enough to justify the cost upgrade to the 3X Pro. I was using some entry level Supremes before upgrading to these Vapor 3X. I appreciated the different fits—the scanner told me I was a Fit 2, but I settled on a Fit 1 after trying them both. The Supremes had a larger-volume read more fit which led to over-tightening and lace bite...these Vapors don't have any lace bite. In addition, in comparison to the Supremes, the blade is more rockered on the Vapors, which leads to much more control and tighter turns. Highly recommend!

5 out of 5 stars!!!

8 months ago

I absolutely love these skates! The sales associate, Samantha, was so knowledgeable and helpful, and she found me the perfect fit (Fit 3) AND some insoles to go with them that made them fit PERFECTLY! I got them baked, and the break-in time was almost negligible, they felt so comfortable right from the start!

Finally found the perfect skates for me

8 months ago

These skates have been incredible. I’ve always worn CCMs because of the general width, but this new fit system opened the doors for Vapors. They are incredibly light, my transitions are quicker, and I feel I get up to speed with less effort than my previous skates. I drove two hours up to Lynwood to get fitted, and Quinner was the absolute best. I was shocked how much time read more he spent getting me fitted, and after 4-5 pairs of skates we found the perfect skates for me. Turns out I’ve been wearing half a size too big my whole life. I previously ordered Supremes in a fit 2 that didn’t work, and we found that vapors in a fit 2 fit like a racing bucket seat. I couldn’t be happier!! I finally have no foot pain after skating for the first time in 17 years. Thank you again Quinner for all of your help. You were amazing and helpful, and I can’t wait to come back to get fitted for the rest of my gear!

Nice Fit

9 months ago

Fit provided by Pure Hockey staff is great and the skates provide the comfort and support for old guys like me.

Great skates!!!

Coach Jesse
9 months ago

Skates are amazing. Went from 20 year old Bauer Supremes to the new vapors. Like going from a tank to a fighter jet

Really great skates

9 months ago

Comfortable and help to go fast, really good blades

Get them

Noah e
9 months ago

Great skates they are comfortable. My son loves them

Love the Bauer skates

9 months ago

My nine-year-old loves his first new pair of skates… He flies now!

Vapors 3X

10 months ago

Good quality skate , solid boot and easy to break in.

Importance of Proper Skate Sizing

10 months ago

Great skate for grandson, perfect fit, sizing , width etc. Who new... Pure Hockey, sizing pros knew! In the past, bought some discounted skates at other stores, only to have issues with fit , feet etc . Grandson (young adult) totally loves the feel , fit , movement, quality. He said “helps him be a better skater”. Can’t go wrong with Pure Hockey on your side ...Lutz , Florida read more location.

Great Skates - profile as needed

10 months ago

Very comfortable (when sized properly). Have only worn once an they seem to be great skates. I imagine break in period will be short. Compared to my very ancient old skates, they felt very strange the first five minutes - pushed me back on my heals. Will get them profiled to reset this and expect them to be awesome going forward.

Great skates for my picky teenager

10 months ago

My teenage son tried a few pairs and finally liked these the best for the price range .

Comfortable and well fitting

10 months ago

Very comfortable. The 1-3 for system is helpful. I have a narrower, low volume foot, and the fit 1 was perfect for me.


10 months ago

Excellent skates - not too spendy considering how much you can spend on skates. Can tell they're going to last.

2 Left Feet

10 months ago

I am sure the skates will be great once my son gets them. The first box I received had two left skates. Pure Hockey has been great about the exchange, but definitely an inconvenience.

Bauer Vapor 3X Skate

11 months ago

A+...very please with the skate and the service I received from the staff at PH to get me into the correct model.

Perfect Fit!!!!

11 months ago

The perfect skates for my 12 year old son!!! He has very narrow feet and these for the best!!!


11 months ago

Massive upgrade from my previous skates. Fit really well and much more responsive

These Skates Are Great

11 months ago

Living far from a pro shop, I bought two pair of skates over the internet and both were unsatisfactory. So first thing, get yourself to a real pro shop and get scanned. I had been skating in EE skates or D width for years to alleviate pain from my right little toe getting squished. I got scanned at Pure Hockey in San Jose and discovered my width was really a C. I had Easton skates read more for years and wanted a lighter, high performance skate. I was fitted into a Bauer 3X, size 6 Fit1, baked, and they punched out that toe area for me. This made all the difference in the world. Now I have to get rid of the D and regular width CCM skates that I had previously purchased over the internet and was wearing with thick socks...not a good solution to one trouble spot. One factor to be aware with these Bauer 3X skates is that there is a carbon insert in the tongue so you will not be able to wear them outside your shin pads like I always did. However, unlike my CCM RibCors, which have a humongous tongue, the tongue on these Bauers can go under your shin pad and you won't even notice i.e. it won't feel like it's hanging up and impeding your mobility.

Cheaply made

11 months ago

Blade holder cracked after a deflection during a game, and the over all material of the boot was already falling apart. Had these for about 4 months before having to buy Hyperlites because of the poor construction.

Solid intermediate Level Skates

1 year ago

Solid skates. Technology has come a long way in 20 years. Moldable liners provide great comfort. I baked mine twice and find lacing loosely in the toes and tighter in the heel/ankle to provide the most flexibility and stability. As always, excellent service from sales reps.

Nice upgrade to the 2X

1 year ago

Great skates. Very responsive and fast, and my son loves them. Very comfortable as well. We had them heated to mold them to his feet and now they are perfect. He went from Vapor 2x to these and says they feel great! A lot of bang for the buck with these skates.

Amazing fit

1 year ago

These skates are a game changer from my CCMs. Perfect fit Midfoot and rear, I feel like I’m one with the ice now

Bauer Skates

1 year ago

Great customer service! Even better skates!


1 year ago

Very lightweight and can tell a big difference on my edges

Perfect fit right out of the box!

1 year ago

I had been skating on a pair of old Vapor x500’s size 7 EE for the last five years. They were getting a bit long in the tooth and were a bit finicky on comfort. So I decided to treat myself to some new skates. I wanted to try as many options as I could so I did. I tried on CCM JetSpeed FT485’s, too narrow in the toe cap…SuperTacks 9380’s, more room than the 485’s but that read more thick tongue put too much pressure on my instep (didn’t want to lay extra for a lower volume tongue). Ribcor 88k’s we’re next, they felt the best to me out of the CCM lineup, but just wasn’t quite there. So then I tried some Supreme 3s, similar to the SuperTacks 9380 but more narrow in the toe area and a bit loose all around (7, Fit 2). So low and behold I saved what ended up being the best for last (for my foot), the Vapor 3x, size 7, Fit 2. Voila! Rejoice! I knew instantly these were the ones for me! No hot spots anywhere, relatively stiff boot, amazing heel lock and in my opinion a great looking skate! I’ve used them four times now in my beer league games and they have felt really good. Pretty much no break-in period at all compared to the old days of getting new skates. The taller steel took a game to get used to but other than that, they just work and I forget they are on my feet! Shout out to the boys at the Anaheim, CA location for being so patient with me while I tried on so many pairs of skates!

100% recommend for safety

1 year ago

First pair I’ve ever owned but are fantastic skates and very comfortable when sized properly. I had an accident on the ice and ended up braking my leg but with how stiff these skates are it saved my foot and my ankle completely.

Fit perfect.

1 year ago

I was very impressed with the new system for fitting skates. They scan your foot and Bauer has a new format, fit1, fit2,fit3, I have a 4E wide foot and I have never found a skate that fit until now. The fit 3 in 1-1/2 size smaller then my regular shoe size fit perfect.

Great Skates!

1 year ago

Great Skates - bought these for my son and instantly had a noticeable improvement in his skating. Nice quality skates.

Good so far

1 year ago

So far they're good. Still breaking them in, with very little discomfort, and zero pain. Good support, while having some flex for agility.

Great skates for a 6 day a week skater!

1 year ago

Great skates! My son wore them comfortably right away. He was advice to practice in them prior to wearing them in a game, but after his first practice, he said he was not going back to his old skates!

Fit #1 for skinny feet

1 year ago

Great fit! I have long, narrow feet and skinny ankles. They measured my feet and ankles with the 3D measuring system and brought out two pair for me to try (fit #1 in the 3X and the 3XPro). Both fit great! The 3X felt more snug around my heels so I went with those. I had them heated and formed to my feet. I love them!

Work horse skates

These skates are very comfortable and much lighter than my old pair. Sturdy and strong. I'm sure i will have these skates for years to come. No complaints.

Awesome for the price

1 year ago

Great boot comfy and well made. I’m on them 3 days a week and what a difference from my old 100 dollar skates

Overall happy

1 year ago

Skates fit great, service was good but wish you would take my old skates back


1 year ago

Only bad thing I have to say about the skates is the blades are to big in the toe

Great skate for beginners!

1 year ago

These skates are my first and fit great! I did measure my feet according to Bauer's website and i highly recommend you do that prior to purchasing to avoid having to return or getting the wrong size!

Skate fitting

1 year ago

I would recommend a in store fitting or have access to a Bauer fitting tool. Thank you

Great Customer Service!

1 year ago

Great experience getting the proper fit. Thank you Elliot!

Great quality but painful boot

1 year ago

Purchased for my 13 year old son. The skates are fine performance wise, but cause severe pain on the ice, and have even led to bruising on the balls of his feet. It doesn’t seem fair to rate these low, because it is likely just the wrong boot for him. However, for the price we paid, I feel like they should be more comfortable.

Solid skates

1 year ago

My first ice skates on my transition from roller to ice. I’m loving the skates so far ! And they fit my big weird fit. After breaking in the don’t hurt, they are super comfy

Graf fanboy gone Bauer

1 year ago

The Bauer fitting tool is a lifesaver and I can't recommend it enough. I went from 9D in CCMs to Bauer 8.5EEs and the fit is perfect. For around 13 years, I wore Graf Supra 703s. I never thought I'd love another skate again after having a mediocre experience with Bauer Supremes and a horrible experience with CCM Tacks. The Supremes felt great but lacked the pitch I like, and read more the CCMs felt like I was skating in mud. When trying on skates, the 3Xs fit perfectly, the pitch (once the Superfeet insoles were in) was comparable to my old 703s, and there was just enough flex for me to be happy. It took about 3-4 skates for them to break in. They're very lightweight, I love the aggressive pitch, and I don't feel any energy being wasted when powerskating. I feel significantly more confident in my ability while wearing these, and I feel as though my speed has returned.

Happy Player

1 year ago

My Player loves the skates fit. The sales person was knowledgeable and friendly. All around s great experience!

Killer skates

1 year ago

I am loving my new skates. I have a wider toe box area and these are perfect for not making me feel cramped (fit 3). Super comfortable and a big switch for me.

Bauer Vapor 3X

1 year ago

High instep no problem. Comfortable skate immediately after molding- thanks Pure Hockey staff UT

Comfortable and great skates

1 year ago

Great skates and great customer service. A little tight at first but after baking them they fit perfect

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1 year ago

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Great Fit

1 year ago

My son tried these on loved them instantly. Uses them for travel hockey.

Great Skates Definitely Recommend

1 year ago

Have always worn Bauer Supreme skates but because my foot is a bit narrow decided to try Vapors. Went with the FIT2 skate and have had them for about 6 weeks now and very happy with them. Was also looking at the Vapor 3X Pro but not sure I wanted to spend that much money. The boot on the 3X locks in my heel to the skate while still having enough toe room and overall the boot read more is very comfortable. I play men's league twice a week then also on the ice couple other times per week coaching ... would highly recommend these skates.

Vapor Skates

1 year ago

Skated in 2 games with these so far, they feel great. Huge upgrade from my old skates which were 7 years old. Feels good on my foot, lightweight, very happy with my purchase.

Poor customer service

1 year ago

There is a zipper like hard seam right on my sons back heal. It’s only in one skate so it must be a defect. He hates them. I tried to take them back and they wouldn’t. He only wore them once. Terrible customer service.

Great Experience

1 year ago

Staff was extremely helpful and knowledgeable! Thank you Nashua, NH Pure Hockey!

Awesome skates

Bought these for my daughter who plays travel and is on the ice 4-5 days a week and she absolutely loves them. Solid construction and support and great looks. For the price, it's hard to beat.

Perfect balance of stiffness and comfort

1 year ago

This is my third pair of Vapors. These are top drawer balancing perfectly stiffness and comfort. Our local Pure Hockey provided exceptional service.

Great product

1 year ago

Great skates for rhe price and the help atvtge store was amazing


1 year ago

Picky about my skate fit and these are dialed in without going up to Pro or Custom models. Some things to consider and / or ease any hesitant buyers: - tongue squeaks with standard laces, changed to wax laces. It's just the vinyl material they used on this particular skate and only one skate did it until I swapped. - insoles that come with these skates are horribly cheap (Bauer read more should be ashamed); expect to spend another $50+ on SuperFeet, still giving 5stars as I would have swapped them anyway and the SF locked right in. - if you like your skates snug, expect these skates to loosen up 1/16th of an inch or two after baking and sweating in them. I would recommend NOT to size up if you are hurting mildly in some spots at first. - blades are profiled differently than the Supremes - they have more of a heel and, at first, found I was falling forward. Takes some getting used to coming from Supremes - may consider different profile of blade, but quick turns in these are incredibly easy - seems to have helped with my stick handling. - top eyelet and the fabric / stitching that meets there is stitched to a point - seems like it will peel open / fold with time. No big deal - will see - in my experience, toe box is less blunt than Supremes and provides a little more room. A 10 Supreme and 10 Vapor fit differently. the 10 Vapor seemed to fit a few 16ths longer than the Supremes to me and provided a perfect fit (I like my toe touching the end of my skate when standing ~ positive but comfortable contact); the rounded toe on these provided that. - Look and feel! Maybe not the most important thing but I like the way they look, very sharp and I like handling these skates, feel very put together. Three times out on these skates and they seem that they will wear in like a favorite baseball glove. Great skates for a dad teaching his kids to skate and playing league hockey 1x week and occasional pick-up.

Best skates

1 year ago

Great skates! Very smooth and sharp. The feeling of riding is very comfortable. My legs were numb for the first couple of weeks, but then everything became fine.

Great skate for the money.

1 year ago

Great quality at a reasonable price. My son is using to play on his high school JV team.

Vapor 3x don’t disappoint !!

1 year ago

My 10year old son loves these skates and said it’s his best pair yet. I also bought the light speed pulse blades to go with them instead of the blades that come with the skates. World of difference

Fantastic product!

1 year ago

Great product! My son has really liked the upgrade.

Good Skates

1 year ago

My son loves these skates. The guys at Pure Hockey did a great job fitting his foot and finding him the right pair.

Great skates.

1 year ago

My daughter was fitted and set up with great experience at Pure hockey. The skates fit and perform excellent.

My kids hockey game went up 25% instantly with the

1 year ago

My kids hockey game went up 25% instantly with these skates

Good skate for reasonable price

1 year ago

My sons fit profile when from a fit 3 to a fit 1 in less than a year(pre teen). He LOVES his new vapors and his skating stride has noticeably lengthened. The skates are a step up from the CCM ribkor74 that he was using. Much stiffer quarter package. Skate has a good amount of higher end features and has good interior support. We upgraded the foot beds to super feet since the include read more ones are typical unsupported foam. All in all a very good middle of the line skate for not a lot of money. Definitely Recommended.

Vapor 3X

1 year ago

Fit and perform well. Would recommend to anyone. The new toe cap design, really helps with a wider foot.

Great skates

1 year ago

Great skates my daughter loves them, took a bit to wear in after baking

Bauer Vapor 3X Skate Review

1 year ago

My son couldn’t be happier with his new Bauer Vapor 3X skates. Brian from Pure Hockey in Cherry Hill, NJ was great in helping him make sure he had the right skate.

Great fit for wide feet.

1 year ago

Great fit for wide feet and fast on edges. Excellent price for high quality skates.

Pretty good skate

1 year ago

Big difference from the jet speeds my son had. Very comfortable and well balanced.

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Brand Bauer
Category Ice Hockey Skates
Size 7.0,7.5,8.0,8.5,9.0,9.5,10.0,10.5,11.0,11.5,12.0
Width FIT1,FIT2,FIT3
Outsole Construction FLEX Composite Outsole
Tongue Material 40oz Felt Tongue
Holder Tuuk Lightspeed Edge Holder
Liner Hydrophobic Liner with Comfort Edge
Footbed Form Fit+ Footbed

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