Reebok Senior 7K Padded Shirt
Great concept, poorly executed.
I bought Reebok's padded shirt for men's league hockey. I play in a league where I would like to use this shirt about 1+ times per week from the fall through the spring. I'm 39 and my body doesn't heal as quickly from bruises and scrapes. Plus, I just don't want to take a puck to the sternum without some kind of padding, so I was pleased when I came across Reebok's padded shirt - it had thin padding in all the right places.
Unfortunately, Shock Doctor does not make an equivalent product and most of the other similar products seemed better for football or some type of extreme sport. I was a little concerned about the mesh material (wishing it was more of a compression shirt) but figured it would be okay for a few years.
I was wrong. I purchased the shirt on a Thursday, wore it for the first time for a tournament game the following Saturday - it worked well, but I ripped a hole in the bottom cuff with my thumb taking it off. It got me through my second game that afternoon and I very carefully took it off worrying about making the rip worse. After my third game that Sunday, I took it off and one of the arm pads fell out - the stitching had come undone. The mesh material is weak and the stitching is poor. I do not recommend this product.
I understand Reebok's Senior 9K Padded Shirt is a compression shirt, which would probably work great. I'm likely going to order one online if I can't find a local store that carries it to inspect it first. The padding appears to be thicker, which I don't want - I like that the 7K padding is thin. But, the mesh and stitching are so bad that it is not worth the money.
Fortunately, the staff at Dick's Sporting Goods was great. I explained my experience with the shirt and they refunded me my money.
April 2, 2013
Just what you need
I bought this about 2 weeks ago and have played about 5 times with it. It provides excellent protection for those who choose not to wear shoulder pads. It's very light weight to the point i don't noticed that it's on. Temperature wise it doens't get that hot unless you're wearing those high end jerseys and then it gets a little warm. Excellent buy and you won't be disappointed
October 19, 2012
Just what we needed
Very good. Comfortable and just what we were looking for. Actually using it as an underlayer for historical fencing and it really helps.
September 10, 2012
REEBOK 7K PADDED SHIRT
Fits perfectly.....haven't had a chance to wear in the heat of battleyet
June 15, 2012
The shirt is comfortable and breathes. Does what I wanted it for.
May 14, 2012
Great body armour
I use this for mountain biking. Its great protection that fits under your bike shirt. Its a little bulky but other then that I have no complaints. Great protection.
May 12, 2012