Submission FC Light Gi
Man, I'm pretty impressed with this Gi to be honest. For around $100 before shipping this Gi is considered an entry level Gi in my opinion. Entry level Gi's are perfect for new students just getting into the art and sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, but also work great for those seasoned vets that need another inexpensive training kimono. So I compared it to other Gi's around that price, Gameness Pearl, Fuji etc. That division is becoming more stacked as time goes by. It seems now that all companies are offering a solid cheaper solution, and that's great for every one! Read on Junkies-
I'm beginning to realize that I was born with small t-rex arms, because most Gi's fit me long in the sleeves. When I first tried this Gi on that was the case as well. It was about an inch and a half to long and I knew it was going to bug the crap out of me unless I did something about it. So I tossed it in the wash and did the vinegar soak to lock in the colors, after that it went straight in the dryer...on high heat! I know every one out there is saying uh oh, but I did it for two reasons, number 1 I needed to shrink it down so that I could wear it, and number 2 I wanted to give this Gi a run through a bit of a torture treatment to see how well it would hold up. So to make a long story short, 5 straight washes followed by back to back 5 dryer cycles on high.
Once I took it out finally and tried it on, it resulted in a near perfect fit! I still think I should have gone with an A1 because it may fit slightly big, but nothing to worry about in my opinion and also no fault of the Gi really. Everything else is great and I like the length of the Gi, not too long, not too short.
I really like the pants on this Gi. They are the perfect kind of rip stop in my opinion. They are still light weight, but not waxy feeling. Honestly the pants alone are almost worth the price you will pay for this Gi. The only thing that I have to say about the pants and it's not even really a negative, just more comical, is the length of the draw string. Submission FC went with the bungee cord style draw string which is a plus, but the length of it almost goes down to my feet! Haha you will have to watch the video review to see exactly what I mean. I talked with the guys at Submission FC to ask them what was up, and they had a good point, you can always cut it down to size and it's better too long at first than too short.
After the torture test of all of the washes and dries on high heat I was expecting some sort of damage, but I couldn't find any. No signs of warping in the collar and not even any loose threads. I then put the Gi into somewhat of a medium to high rotation, rolling in it about 2 times a week for about a month. Still no signs of wear. The color of the Gi held up pretty well through all of those washings as well. I really think the vinegar soak helped out a ton. Pearl weaves can be a bit rough, but this one is starting to break in now and I don't mind it.
The Cool Factor
Overall this is a pretty nice looking Gi. The patches on it are pretty cool and by now you probably know that I'm a fan of the big patches running down the lapel. I think what really brings this Gi together is the matching seam tape running along the bottom of the Gi top and along the sides of the pants. For me that's what brings the cool factor into play.
Where To Buy
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