Scramble Bushido Rashguard
A Scramble review is finally here! I have to admit I'm a fan of Scramble's designs. They are always bright, colorful and fresh. In my own words they are funky fresh! Scramble says their goal is to save you from all of the other typical designs and styles that go along with MMA and BJJ, such as skulls and dragons and maybe even angry squirrels. It's a sweet rash guard, so read on Gear Junkies!
The Fit (I'm 5'7 160lbs)
When I ordered the Scramble Bushido Athletics rash guard I went with the medium. When it arrived I was happy because it fit me like it should, not too baggy, not too tight. I was concerned with the overall length of the rash guard though, and expected it was going to ride up and become a belly shirt after a roll. I was surprised to find out that really wasn't the case. Of course it did ride up a bit, but not nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be. The reason for this is the bottom of the rash guard has an elastic cuff/band that keeps it tight. Because of this cuff/band there is extra thickness at the bottom of the rash guard and I find this gets trapped in your Gi pants when you tuck it in.
I really enjoyed the 3/4 sleeves design. I've always liked the comfort of the short sleeved rash guards, but preferred the protection of the long sleeved ones. I hate when my gi sleeve are shorter than my rash guard sleeve and people end up gripping my rashy instead of my Gi. Maybe that's just me, but it REALLY bothers me. So when I saw this design I thought it may be the answer to this problem. It was! The sleeve cuffs go just past your elbow and stay in place nicely, in fact I never have to adjust them during or after a roll. I hope more companies pick this up because I'm not sure I can go back to full length sleeves.
This is really the only area of the Scramble Bushido Athletics rash guard that I can give a negative point to. The stitching seems to be holding up just fine and nothing is falling apart or anything like that. It's just the material of the rash guard itself seems pretty delicate when compared to other rash guards like the Rupture PTSi. The only way I can describe it is it's silky feeling, this is awesome for comfort, but doesn't hold up to the wear and tear as much as other material. I always toss it in my gym bag after class just like I do with all my rash guards, but it must have come in contact with the Velcro on my knee brace. This scuffed up the lower front pretty bad. This may not cause it to fall apart on me, but it took away from that awesome design and look that's for sure.
The Cool Factor
The cool factor for this Scramble rash guard is it's awesome design and 3/4 sleeves. Love it or hate it, I don't think anyone can argue that Scramble doesn't put out some really original looking stuff. From their rash guards to their hoodies and now their new Gi, Scramble seems to be trying to set themselves apart from the rest. Be sure to watch the video review for more details and and up close look!