Finally got my new Defender mask to replace my old Sportmask. The Sportmask was second-hand, didn’t cost much and has lasted a very long time. However this new one fits better and doesn’t have all of the battle damage. It’s been a long time coming, but the weakest aspect of my goaltending gear has finally been dealt with! The Defender is a custom mask and is definitely not a thrifty bargain like the Sportmask was as it cost as much as my leg pads did, but it is a long-term commitment and I’ll definitely be getting my money’s worth out of it!
Just waiting to get my custom pants, leg pads and glove back from being repaired and refurbished and I should be good to go for a few years!