The Bauer Vapor X800 elbow pads may not be loaded with bells and whistles, but they are definitely an excellent starting point for anyone playing hockey on even a semi-regular basis. Their MD Foam foundation prepares them to handle just about anything hockey throws at them. Meanwhile, an injected cap also featuring MD Foam is capable of absorbing slashes and big impacts alike. A 3 Strap System secures the Vapor X800 and a soft middle strap does a great job securing the pad comfortably without any pinch. Finally, hydrophobic mesh aids in moisture management, and helps keep the pad in place throughout the game.