As sports continue to get faster, and more aggressive, so has the need for tougher equipment and protection. If you're a football or basketball player, you've seen first-hand the growing need for protective padding and may have wondered who was the original. Wonder no more, learn more about McDavid HEX®, the first to pioneer what has become essential protective gear.
HEX® Technology is a patented, closed cell foam padding bonded to moisture management fabric, which keeps athletes cool and dry and provides extra protection during contact and collision sports. Top athletes can potentially reduce their risk of injuries and gain confidence too, knowing that the demands of their sport may be less excruciating when wearing HEX gear. As the name implies, HEX pads are made of hexagon-shaped smaller foam shapes. That way, the padding and fabric move with your body to maximize performance and comfort.
HEX® began when McDavid, a leader in sports medicine and performance apparel, pursued ways to enhance performance while preventing injuries. In 1969, Dr. Robert McDavid created the first (widely used) lateral protective knee brace for pro football athletes. McDavid introduced breakthrough HEX technology in the early 2000's and by 2008 the majority of pro basketball, pro football, and collegiate teams could be seen wearing McDavid HEX. McDavid products, including HEX® gear, are at the top of pro athletes and sports medicine professionals' recommendation lists. Many of McDavid products are backed by research and can now be found around the globe to athletes across of a variety different realms.
Evolving from original HEX gear, HEX Tuf (featuring TEFLX® technology) will take you to a new level of protection and performance. These products include an ultra-durable resistance coating, ideal for contact with unforgiving places (like basketball courts and other hard surfaces).Why is HEX TUF featuring TEFLX technology so durable? Infusing a powerfully tough coating into industry-leading HEX padding helps resist shearing, sticking and burning from hard surfaces and offers maximum protection for athletes of all ages!
From beginners to the pros, those that are willing to put in the work can take their game to the next level using HEX products. This gear is a must if you're participating in contact sports (Basketball, MMA, Lacrosse, Football or Rugby for example). Kids who need some extra impact protection during youth sports are perfect candidates. Keep them in the game by keeping them safe. If you're already a pro, do yourself a favor‚ alleviate your game and boost your confidence by incorporating HEX technology.
Contact sports like football have their own sports gear category, including HEX arm sleeves, HEX shirts and HEX shorts which come in handy for some of the toughest hits in sports.