Bad Boy Legacy Evolve Shorts review.

After releasing the Bad Boy Legacy III Shorts, we were searching for improvements for our next collection of fight shorts. Since the Legacy III Shorts was already a MMA Shorts master piece, we had to look in a different direction: the ultimate cross-over shorts. Ones that you will love to wear when fighting but also when practicing other disciplines. It came in the name of the Bad Boy Legacy Evolve Shorts. They are the perfect “everyday” shorts. The versatility of the Bad Boy Legacy Evolve Shorts starts here: they are MMA shorts, Kickboxing shorts, Muay Thai shorts, Boxing shorts, Surf shorts, Fitness shorts or even relax shorts.

The Bad Boy Legacy Evolve Shorts are MMA Shorts.

They are a little bit shorter than the Bad Boy Legacy III Shorts to comply with the trend of comments we received from our Fight Team. When the Legacy III Shorts length would end just above kneecap, the Legacy Evolve stops higher on the thigh, 5 centimeters (2 inches) above the top of the knee. The purpose of this shorter length is to increase the feeling of freedom which is the feeling you need to focus on your target. It also prevents any rubbing of the shorts hem with your knee when grappling or working on the ground.

Giga Chikadze - 8 seconds KO - MMA

The Bad Boy Legacy Evolve Shorts are Kickboxing/Muay Thai Shorts.

Besides our MMA fighters, the shorter length of the Legacy Evolve shorts also pleases our kickers. Kickboxers like Giga Chikadze or Yoan Kongolo acclaimed the Bad Boy Legacy Evolve shorts as a new standard for kickboxers. While a lot of kickboxers still prefer to wear puff-out Muay Thai shorts over other types of fight shorts (Vale Tudo or classic MMA shorts), the Bad Boy Kickboxing team fell for the Legacy Evolve shorts and one can think the shorts returned the sentiment.

Yoann Kongolo vs Karim Benmansour Bout - Glory Kickboxing 37 event

The Bad Boy Legacy Evolve Shorts are cross-training shorts.


Why wear Legacy Evolve Shorts when working out, running, swimming, surfing, jumping, cross training? The versatility of the Bad Boy Legacy Evolve Shorts makes them ideal to train many disciplines thanks to the fabric they are made of, their construction and their intelligent features. We will detail these in the next paragraph.

What are they made of?

The secret formula of these Bad Boy Shorts sits in the blending of Polyester and Elastane to come up with a super stretch and light fabric but still resisting to all the combat sports training sessions. The fabric of the Legacy Evolve Shorts stretches 4 ways in order to never rub your skin when a part of the shorts is suck (while you are grappling/sitting) and the other part is moving. The lightness of this blend allows it to dry very fast whether you are sweating a lot or using it for watersports. Then, the feeling of wearing these shorts against your skin is like wearing silk , this polyester-elastane blend is super soft! The crotch material is different from the rest of the shorts body. It is similar to Lycra as it matches with the zone of your body that needs the most flexibility. Finally, there is a third material type right under the waistband on the back : a purposeful micro-mesh panel to provide some extra ventilation.

Bad Boy Legacy Evolve Shorts - Legside Opening
Bad Boy Legacy Evolve Shorts - Legside opening

Bad Boy Legacy Evolve Shorts - Micro-mesh panels
Bad Boy Legacy Evolve Shorts - Micro-mesh panel

How are they built?

This time there is no secret formula for a strong construction of MMA Shorts: triple stitching where it is needed and double stitching anywhere else. It comes up with sublimated graphics that are printed into the material, not over it, so that the colors and designs stay forever the same, unaltered.

Bad Boy Legacy Evolve Shorts - Reinforced stitching
Bad Boy Legacy Evolve Shorts - Reinforced stitching

What special features do they have?

The Bad Boy Legacy Evolve Shorts showcase the most advanced closure system. On the inside, it is adjustable with drawstring to make it as tight as you need, then the triple Velcro closure perfected with the flap prevents any opening or enlargement as well as any friction between the Velcro and your belly skin. The dedicated mouth guard pocket can also carry your locker key or any other small item if you are not wearing these shorts for Combat Sports.

Bad Boy Legacy Evolve Shorts - Triple Velcro closure
Bad Boy Legacy Evolve Shorts - Triple Velcro closure

Thanks to their robust 4D stretch fabric and their precise building, the Bad Boy Legacy Evolve Shorts will last long in your sports wardrobe even if you  use them every day for all your different training sessions.

Lighter, Faster & Stronger - Bad Boy Legacy Evolve Shorts with Giga Chikadz


The Bad Boy Legacy Evolve Shorts have been critically acclaimed by the website Fight Quality that is testing fight gear from all brands on the US/EU markets.