As an older player, I've begun to learn what I'm looking for in protection. These pads are great for both hyper competitive games and the casual Rec league games. I didn't realize the amount of times I actually get hit in the back and sides until I heard the clang of sticks against the hard plastic. If you don't wear shoulders and just want some security beneath your jersey, these are worth every penny. Obviously designed for box so you'll be fine in that regard.Pros:
Lightweight and hardly noticeable while wearing. Offers excellent protection while also staying breathableCons:
The straps rub your neck a bit.