Sportmask X8 Senior Hockey Goalie Helmet - Cateye The shell construction of the X8 is made utilizing multiple layers of high quality fiberglass to create a shell that is very rigid and light weight. This rigid shell is lined with high-impact absorbing padding providing protection from severe forces helping to reduce concussions . The new X8 mask is largely based on its big brother, the T3, while offering a more affordable alternative for goalies not wanting all the features of the more expensive T3. The Sportmask X8 features an aggressive design that provides great protection, along with having that "pro look" that today's goalies are looking for. The sight lines in the Sportmask X8 cannot be beat. It's cage placement was designed to give the goalie the best vision and protection, and the window is cut deeper on the sides, giving the goalie incredible peripheral vision. The aggressive design on the X8 features raised ribs in the forehead, which keep the puck from squarely impacting the shell. The chin design of the mask has also been optimized to minimize direct impacts. The Sportmask X8 is an ideal helmet for someone who wants the pro look and feel, but doesn't want to break the bank for a top price point!