Rupture PTSi Rash Guard
Rupture claims they have developed the most advanced rash guard in the world, yes I know that's a bold statement. Is it true, or just marketing fluff? Read on Gear Junkies and find out!
I am 5'7 and 165 pounds currently. I ordered the Rupture PTSi rash guard in a medium and it fits well. The model that I tested could have been a bit longer in the overall length of the body, but I think they may have addressed this in newer models. I have short stumpy arms so most of the time I have issues with sleeve length, but not with this. They come right down to the wrist so there is no bunching at the bottom. I'm also happy to say there is NO seam running under the armpit.
Just check out the washing instructions to the right, I've yet to see a rash guard that tells you to basically wash it however you want. I did not dare to wash this one in bleach to test it out, but I assume they would have a lot of complaints if it were not true. I can say though, this is a very durable rash guard. I have no worries throwing this sucker in with my knee brace or other Velcro gear items. I did have a small stitching issue on the cuff of the left sleeve, but I fixed it and have not had an issue since. Be sure to watch the video review because I talk about it more there.
I wore the Rupture PTSi rash guard out hiking once this past summer and it worked great. I was off the trail a bit and was weaving my way through two pine trees. A low hanging branch had snapped off close to the trunk of one of the trees, and as I passed between them the sharp edge caught my arm. I thought for sure that it had snagged and tore a hole in my rash guard because my arm was pretty sore from it. I reached down and felt nothing, I looked it all over in astonishment, but I could find nothing wrong with the rash guard. Later that night when I got home I looked at my arm and that tree limb had actually scraped me hard enough to draw blood. I don't think any of my other rash guards would have come away from that without any signs of damage. Now that's durability!
The Cool Factor
The cool factor of the Rupture PTSi rash guard most certainly is it's durability for me. A close second is the styling of the red and black version. I know there are tons of brands out there making red and black colored gear in the MMA/BJJ scene, but this one just catches my eye. Be sure to check out the video review for a closer look!