What is Hex™? Is it something I should be using?

Hex Technology is superior, closed cell foam padding, uniquely and permanently bonded to our high quality hDc moisture management fabric. This provides superior protection and durability for athletes involved in contact or collision sports.

What's the difference between HEX™ and TEFLX™ protection?

Both HEX and TEFLX provide top-rated protection against contact. Hex is the original integrated protective apparel featuring our patented technology (which is also built into Teflx). The primary difference is durability. Hex is designed to perform best during repeated body-to-body contact.

Teflx is at its best during frequent body-to-hard-and-court-surface contact. Teflx is resistant to burning, shearing and tearing and is also an excellent choice for youth athletes who hit the floor regularly. Hex and Teflx are available in many forms, including leg sleeves (6446X) and versatile elbow/knee/shin pads (6440X).


How do I know what size to order?

Our website has a detailed sizing guide on each product page for each McDavid product.


How should I clean McDavid SportMed™ items?

To extend the life of your McDavid product, hand wash your wrap, strap, sleeve, support (remember to take the hinges out), using a mild detergent, and allow to air dry.

How do I care for my Hex™ and/or compression gear?

Hex is designed specifically to be machine washed and dried. Use a mild detergent in cold water and low dryer heat. Do not use bleach and do not iron or dry clean your Hex gear.


Can I order over the phone?

McDavid does not take consumer orders over the phone at this time. Place your order via our secure website.

When does my order ship?

All orders for in-stock products are shipped out of the McDavid warehouse within 1-3 business days. You will be notified by email.

The product I want to order is out of stock. When will it be available?

You can find a waiting list on each product page. Please subscribe on the product page to be notified when a product is back in stock.

Can I add something to an existing order?

Once you submit your order, you cannot add any new items. If you need more gear, please place a new order.


How do I return or exchange a product?

If you are not pleased with your merchandise for reasons pertaining to size, fit or quality defects, you may return the product within 30 days of receipt for a refund. Please go to our returns page for more information.

How long does it take to process my return?

A credit will be issued to your credit card within 1 of receipt of the returned product.

You can be athletic for your entire life, but your gear can’t be.

At McDavid, our return policy is liberal, generous and tolerant, but it does have its limits! We understand that putting a specific time limit on all returns is not reasonable, as usage and seasons vary greatly. Plus, we realize that everyone’s idea of “reasonable wear and tear” also varies.

If our gear fails to deliver, we will fully stand behind that product. If it fails to deliver on its one thousand and first wearing, we would consider that “reasonable wear and tear.” Rather than shutting the door on returns after 30 days, we prefer to be flexible and judge each situation individually.



McDavid is confident that the product you have just purchased is of the highest quality and product standard. If there is an issue with the materials or workmanship of the product, return it to McDavid for a full replacement. Need to make a return? See Returns/Exchanges page, for more info.


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Will McDavid sponsor my team/event/organization?

McDavid partners with organizations and events that inspire and motivate the athlete in all of us. Please email us, and provide the following details: name, organization/affiliation, dates of opportunity, and other details. Due to high volumes of requests, we may not respond to every request.