question about rash guards

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  1. Tiger Uppercut

    Tiger Uppercut Black Belt

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    how do u know what size to get? I'm 6ft, 184lbs. I know they need to be tight so would i go a size smaller, say a medium? I have 2 rash guards that don't have the size on them so that's why i'm unsure.

    also, what's a decent rash guard to get? may just go to modells and grab a few under armors, but are there any differences between ones for grappling/running, etc.. i should really know all this stuff by now, but i mainly train with a gi, or basic t shirt/shorts. any input is appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. blink_man182

    blink_man182 Black Belt

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    It also depends if you want a loose or a tight fighting rashguard
     
  3. MonkeyNuts!

    MonkeyNuts! Rear Naked Poker

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    from what i read underarmours tend to rip. you pretty much run the same risk for any non grappling rashguards
     
  4. Theodore

    Theodore Orange Belt

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    I *think* mine are mediums. I'm 5'7" 165 or so. Kinda thick for my height, so it could well work for you too. See if you can try em on real quick?

    I got one from Knoxx, it's great and minus their logo, it has held up perfectly. Only difference I can think of if that the seams on a grappling rash guard are reinforced.

    Please get a tight one and not go loose. I hate getting my hands and feet caught in someones shirt. :D
     
  5. SnowMongoose

    SnowMongoose Blue Belt

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    I'd go medium if I were you, a small is likely to not be long enough for you.

    Hard to go wrong with anything from Knoxx, Atama, Nogi, or Cagewalk (for the budget minded).
    You can also get decent mileage out of UA stuff, or at least I have.
     
  6. distorted

    distorted White Belt

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    yeah, medium.

    small will probably stop at your bellybutton or forearms or something, you could always go to national sports or something and try an under armour one on and go from there.
     
  7. IChinaManI

    IChinaManI Green Belt

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    I have an xl underarmour tight-fit. It works real well. For Underarmour I would go for large or medium. I find that the large fits me fine, but its a bit short at the bottom, so getting a size above is good if you find the rashguards or underarmour too short on the bottom.
     
  8. Prokofievian

    Prokofievian Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    I'm 6'3, 181 last time I checked, and my rashguard is a small. It fits snug. It stays place during even the most vigorous rolls. Consequently, it's a bit hard to take off.

    We use Manto rashguards at the academy that I attend, and they're really nice.
     
  9. EASYTAPPINS

    EASYTAPPINS Blue Belt

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    You can also try some of nike's dry-fit ones those hold up fairly well! i use several of them for my bjj training and they are still in one piece! the size or fit though is up to you!
     
  10. finnegan

    finnegan Mountains and Fleas

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    6'1, 225, XLs fit snug and well on me.
     
  11. brianX

    brianX Green Belt

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    I'd say medium is right for you. Wal-mart has a perfectly functional rash guard for $11-13 if you're not picky about brand. I've had mine for almost 2 years and they're still in good shape.
     
  12. BJJK1

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    +1

    there is absolutely no need for an under armour that runs at $40 a pop. i also have the wal mart ones...and they work great.

    TS, you probably have to go with a large...when in doubt, try them on.
     

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