Two new video and text reviews next week!
ATO Brand Punisher Rashguard – shipped from China.
The design looks good.
The design is part of the rashguard so it *shouldn’t* crack or peel.
Rashguard material feels thin.
No information/tag on the rashguard other then the size on the back collar.
– I wanted to know what the material was made of but there is no information.
It does not appear to have a tapered bottom to help hold it down as many of the higher quality rashguards often do.
Their website no longer shows or sells any rashguards and their Facebook page appears to be closed down.
Update – February 9th, 2017
The rashguard has been washed and worn several times and it is holding up.
Material still feels good and the color has not faded. The neck/head area is much
wider then a normal rashguard which may be an issue for some people.
There is a free Women only self defense seminar open to all women in the community at Brazos Valley Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness in College Station.
Follow us on Twitter: @txbjj
This is a short review of the Ground Game Interceptor 2.0 Gi.
Feels like a standard cotton gi – not too soft or too rough.
Good white contrast stitching.
Quick tie/release rope drawstring – however no permanent knot at the ends to keep it from slipping.
- 550 GSM Gold Weave
- Canvas cotton pants
- Contrast stitching
- High-thread count embroidered designs
- Unique angular knee reinforcement pattern
- Full channel drawstring loops for comprehensive security
- Round cord drawstring
Follow us on Twitter: @txbjj
This is a review of the Flow Kimonos Black Hemp Gi.
Right out of the package this gi is soft, breathable and comfortable. Nice embroidery, contrast stitching with a quick release draw string.
The pants are the best feeling gi pants in terms of softness and comfort I’ve ever worn. Fantastic gi! I would recommend a Flow Hemp gi to anyone!
Over the years, I’ve owned several gis (Atama, Koral and Tatami) but at first glance, this Hemp gi has them beat.
First some background – Prior to this review, I had never tried any hemp clothing or a hemp gi so I did not know what to expect. All my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gis have always been the traditional cotton weaves. I was excited when I read all the details about hemp being eco-friendly and naturally antimicrobial.
This is from their website:
- Environmentally friendly
- Hemp is grown without pesticides
- Hemp replenishes the soil
- Hemp has an extremely fast 12-14 week growth cycle
- Hemp fabric is a naturally antimicrobial and anti-odor
- Hemp fabric does not allow bacteria such as staph and ringworm to survive
The Hemp series gi came with a nice gi bag as you see in the picture below.
After pulling the gi out the first thing I noticed was that the material felt very soft and breathable.
Here is the gi top:
The gi pants are also the most comfortable gi pants I have ever worn.
Flow Kimonos also offers additional gi sizes like an A3L or an A3H which is very nice. Most A3 gi pants are tight on me but the A3H I received fits great. This gi is said to be 100% hemp material, 4 times stronger then cotton, softer, odor resistant and antimicrobial. I will be testing this out by adding this to my gi rotation. If all those qualities prove to be true I will seriously consider moving to all Hemp gis over time! As for now, the Flow Kimonos Hemp gi feels fantastic and I’m excited to start using it. Thanks to Jonathan at Flow Kimonos for the great customer service!
Attention College Station BJJ:
There will be a free BJJ Seminar in College Station on April 30th 2016 at Brazos Valley Mixed Martial Arts.
Check the facebook pages/groups for more information.
I will have some more training apparel reviews up soon.
93 brand Ranked Rashguard is first up.
Until then you can see my Tatami Nova BJJ gi review here:
Congratulations to the new Texas BJJ Black Belt – Bubba Bush.
He is a current UFC fighter and BJJ instructor at Brazos Valley Mixed Martial Arts in College Station.