Category: Lacrosse Goalie Gear Reviews | Lax Goalie Rat

Category: Gear Reviews

My reviews of lacrosse goalie gear and equipment

Warrior Nemesis Pro Goalie Chest Pad Review

I remember when I first stepped into the goal. Our starting goalie handed me his late 90’s STX chest protector and I remember thinking – where’s the rest of it? Chest protection for this generation of keepers sure has evolved since the earlier days of lacrosse, with more research and more protection added into eachContinue Reading Post

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How Much Does it Cost to Outfit a Lacrosse Goalie?

Last week I wrote a post for those thinking about making the switch the goalie. One of the points is that you’re going to need different gear. Lacrosse goalies in both the women’s and men’s game require different equipment than the field players. Perhaps you already have a full set of lacrosse goalie gear. ThisContinue Reading Post

Lexi Shield Review – Lacrosse Goalie Concussion Prevention

Back in the late 90’s and early 2000’s when I played college lacrosse concussions weren’t really talked about and monitored like they are today. I remember a few incidents – one where I took a crank to the dome from point blank range and another where I took a hard hit while outside the creaseContinue Reading Post

StringKing Metal 2 Goalie Shaft Review

Lacrosse goalie shafts sure have come a long way since I first stepped into the cage. In today’s game a goalie can attach a shaft that is extremely light and makes his or her whole stick setup feel quick and nimble. Light years better than the aluminum bricks that used to accompany our lacrosse goalieContinue Reading Post

A Brief History of Lacrosse Helmets

Hope everyone is enjoying the off-season. Given that it is the off-season, for this week’s post I’m taking a break from those tasty lacrosse goalie tips and delving into the history of the lacrosse helmet. At the end of the 2017 NCAA season, Cascade released their model S helmet and I think the lacrosse worldContinue Reading Post

STX Shield 500 Goalie Gloves Review

Hello to all you lax goalie rats! Today we’re taking a look at one of STX’s premier goalie gloves – the STX Shield 500. I got these gloves about a month ago and have now had a bit of time playing around with them via wall ball, taking shots, and playing in a summer tournament withContinue Reading Post

My Experience With the STX Eclipse II

While I am a lax rat, I’ve never really been a gear rat. I hardly ever get excited about a new piece of gear. When they announced the STX Eclipse II – I got excited. And why shouldn’t I? The original STX Eclipse is my go-to goalie head. But that original was released in 1999!Continue Reading Post

Lacrosse Goalie Mesh: The Ultimate Guide to 12D Mesh

One of the most requested posts I get these days is for an in-depth review of different lacrosse goalie mesh. Problem is, in all honesty, I’m no expert on goalie mesh. I could probably write the “The Incomplete and Often Erroneous Guide to Lacrosse Goalie Mesh” but I couldn’t write the “The Ultimate Guide to theContinue Reading Post

Other Essential Items for Your Lacrosse Goalie Bag

If you’ve been playing goalie for any amount of time you’ve likely already got all the standard lacrosse goalie gear to be protected in the net. Today I want to cover some other miscellaneous pieces of gear that I always carry in my lacrosse bag.  Some might argue these are non-essential items for your bag, but essentialContinue Reading Post

Under Armour Headline Goalie Head Review

The Under Armour Headline is the brand’s first ever lacrosse goalie head and in this post I’ll give my full review of the Headline. Released in 2014, overall the Headline is a solid 1st entry into the goalie head market and its a recommended goalie head for both advanced and beginner lacrosse goalies. If youContinue Reading Post