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Gi Review: Submission Fight Company Pearl Weave

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment Reviews' started by pfdr17, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. pfdr17

    pfdr17 White Belt

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    About The Company

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    Submission FC was created by Shakib Nassiri, who trains under Jean-Jacques Machado. They currently offer a small variety of gis (pearl and gold weaves in either white or blue), belts, and t-shirts. They also sell gi trousers separately, which I am a huge advocate of.

    They're in the middle of retooling their gi line, so the pearl weave (lightweight) will be slightly different than the one I'm reviewing, and they're adding ripstop trousers to the pearl weave and rope drawstrings to all models, which most people are pretty excited about these days.

    In the future, they will be expanding their line to include kids' gis, as well as some other new products they're keeping hush-hush about right now.

    Additionally, they sponsor several MMA fighters, including UFC fighters Jeremy "Lil' Heathen" Stephens and Tomasz Drwal.

    Customer Service

    Shakib contacted me directly to review his gi, and has been very responsive to my email inquiries. He even sent the gi down to Peru just so I could get the review up on the net, which I thought was great.

    The website, Submission Fight Company | BJJ Gi | Jiu Jitsu Gi | Jiu Jitsu Belts | BJJ Kimonos, is simple and easy to navigate. No problems there.

    First Impressions

    This is pretty much a no-frills gi. It's designed to be sturdy but lightweight, and to break under the $100 barrier, which it does well.

    For bling, there's one big patch on the chest, and 2 circular patches on the arms. It's not overly distracting, and while there's no super-bling like contrast stitching, it's fairly tasteful.

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    My uncalibrated bathroom scale puts this gi at exactly 4 lbs, which is surprising to me, given how light it FEELS. And I confirmed with Shakib that I am NOT a complete idiot - the official weight is 3 lbs 11 oz, which is fantastic. That pushes superlight categories, in fact. At that weight it would be very reasonable to use for tournaments. My main question would be how well it holds up in daily use.

    Sizing

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  2. ogkinetic

    ogkinetic White Belt

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    I have bought one of these off their website before because of their low price, and I have to say they are really good quality. Couldn't be happier.

    It could do with better patches or better design. Aesthetically it is not the best looking gi but for the price i don't think it can be beat.

    I'm looking forward to their new bjj gi designs though, i hope they look much better.

    Nice review btw! How are the pants holding up so far?
     

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