In an effort to present our many followers with the latest and greatest in training gear and apparel, we here at Muscle & Fitness like to take various products for a test spin. And who better than a fitness expert to put them through the rigors of a hardcore workout? That’s why we value the opinions of M&F contributor and bodyweight training specialist, Andy McDermott.

Aside from modeling HYLETE products, you may recognize Andy McDermott as the face of the popular game, Call of Duty, from commercials or his appearances on TV shows such as Sons of Anarchy and Hawaii 5-0. The former Phoenix Police Tactical Team member and professional soccer player is also a regular contributor to Muscle & Fitness magazine.

Check out Andy’s review of the helix flex-knit short, courtesy of our friends at



What Are They

The helix flex-knit short is another great addition from HYLETE and solves several issues for me. More room through the rear and additional pocket space make these an everyday, multi-use short that can be used while training and coaching. The larger pockets also enable these shorts to become a lifestyle short because of the amount of storage it provides. 

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I coach a couple soccer teams in Hollywood, and these are great for holding my phone, whistle, marker, etc, yet still light and mobile enough that I can run around and play with my guys, too.

What Do I Think

I used these shorts through several workouts and they didn’t disappoint.  The flex-knit fabric is the same as the vertex short and provided the same stretch through the workout. After my workout I even jumped in the pool and these shorts held up great! 

Why Do You Need It

The best thing about HYLETE for me is that right out of the box, the gear always feels like it’s custom-made.  The helix short is the next example, so comfortable! HYLETE has continued to add features that make these shorts great for any fitness lifestyle.  If you’re looking for that one, quality pair of shorts that can be your “go to,” this is a perfect choice.

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