What are the pants in hockey called? Conversation. Calling them breezers instantly tells hockey people you’re from MN. The rest of the world calls them pants or hockey pants. I grew up calling the breezers, old habits are hard to break
What are hockey pants used for? A properly fitted girdle or pair of hockey pants shields your lower body from taking direct blows from slashes, pucks, collisions, and falls. This important piece of hockey protective equipment has four main parts: The Tailbone Protector pads the area most affected by backward falls.
Why are hockey pants called Breezers? Well, the term originated from an early hockey gear manufacturer who referred to a new model of hockey pants as “Breezers”. You could think about it like “Cooperalls”. This was another piece of protective hockey equipment where the manufacturer—Cooper—put the brand name into the name of the new piece of gear.
Do you wear under hockey pants? As a rule of thumb, the main clothing to wear under ice hockey gear is long socks, shin guards, long or short base layer pants, long or short base layer shirts, shoulder pads, elbow pads, and Jock shorts/cup or Jill pelvic protection. That’s it! I hope you found this guide helpful. Cheers!