M’s New Pickup – Canucks Easton Shell

Just picked up this beautiful Vancouver Canucks pant shell and I am very impressed with the quality and materials they used.  I have never owned a pair of Easton pants but I can see why Easton was always among the top manufacturer of pants in the NHL.

I have used other shells in the past and they all fulfill their main purpose, to match your team’s colors and to look good doing it.  All you got was a nylon shell and a belt to keep it up; but these Eastons are more sophisticated than that.

All the previous shells I’ve seen and owned have been 100% nylon.  What makes this shell special is it’s composed mostly of nylon but the back side it’s made of a stretch mesh material (nylon and spandex) which is virtually identical to Reebok’s X-trafil fabric.  I have been dubbing this the “Edge 2.0 of pant shells.”

Here’s a closer look at the stretch mesh material.  It’s tighter fitting and it hugs your pants a lot more than full nylon shells so it’s not as baggy.  This shell is a size 52 and I’ve wrapped them on top of a pair of size 48 Tackla 5000 Pro pants and there is very little excess fabric hanging out.  Conventional shells tend to make my pants feel a bit baggy.

Another interesting feature are the inner pant leg zippers and velcro enclosures.  While zippers aren’t anything new in this day and age, the velcro enclosure is.  Many shells don’t have them and when they do it’s only a small flap towards the bottom of the shell covering the zipper head.  This enclosure keeps it looking clean and will keep the shell closed should the zipper break or fail.

Like I mentioned earlier most shells will only include a basic strap and a buckle before calling it a day.  This is the only shell I’ve ever seen use a two buckle system and not to mention these buckles are the same ones found on top end Tackla pants.  I find with two buckles it tightens the shell much more evenly compared to a single buckle.  With a single buckle it will get tight at the waist but the bottom will flare out, this is not the case with these Eastons.

All in all we normally don’t think too much of what features our pant shells come with because they are hard to come by to begin with and we are happy just to get our hands on one but the next time you have the choice between different brands I’d highly consider the Eastons.  You won’t be disappointed.  I’ll keep you guys updated on how the stretch mesh holds up with more game action.

– M

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10 Responses to “M’s New Pickup – Canucks Easton Shell”

  1. I have been searching for years for a Montreal Canadians shell. Have you ever seen these anywhere for sale?

    • Unless you are in Montreal or know someone there, the team has sold them at past equipment sales. Other than that, have you tried contacting the team directly? Just be prepared to pay a premium for any gear related to the Habs.

      – M

  2. michael denis Says:

    hi friend, i am from montreal canada, and i was looking to buy some hockey stick from lonson zhu, ( princehockey). i will like to be in contact with you to talk about some product. thanks you friend.. how much vancouver shell? thanks you

  3. hey i was wondering where you got this pant shell from? ive been looking for one and i live in vancouver

    • ScottRod Says:

      Have you tried the canucks outlet store? They have some older shells, but it never hurts to call and ask.

  4. John Scott Says:

    Where did you purchased the Vancouver Canucks pant shell? I have been to the Canucks Team Store Outlet and all they have is used shells. The one seen in the article “M’s New Pickup – Canucks Easton Shell” looks brand new.

  5. John Scott Says:

    Where did you purchased the Vancouver Canucks pant shell? I have been to the Canucks Team Store Outlet and all they have is used shells. The one seen in the article “M’s New Pickup – Canucks Easton Shell” looks brand new.

  6. Hello,

    I am looking for that exact Canucks pant shell. Where did you get it?

    Thanks

    Ron Perron.

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