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Review: Hayabusa Hayaburi

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment Reviews' started by TrojanStealth, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. TrojanStealth White Belt

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    In the Kyoudo Shorts Thread I promised to post a review of the new Hayabusa Rashguards, so here it goes. This is by far my favorite Rashguard, and the best I have tried to date. I really can't find anything wrong with it. See below.

    FIT/MATERIAL:
    Best part about the piece itself. The material is light, but elastic. It's breathable, thin, and it hugs your body like a second skin. In one of the pictures, I shot the inside of the shirt but it won't let me post them. I have a Large, and it fits me perfectly all around (5'9", 200lbs.). It's long enough to cover my stomach but not overly lengthy so as to bunch. I especially like that the sleeves go all the way down to my elbows, as opposed to some which bunch into your armpit. Like I said, it's very snug, but not restrictive at all when rolling. The material also wicks away moisture but does not hold liquid. It's almost completely dry after coming out of the spin cycle.

    CONSTRUCTION:
    While it's still rather new, the Rashguard appears to be extremely durable. The material has held up fine, and the stitching is heavy, similar to a Sirius. My Sirius Rashguard is very durable and retains elasticity, but it also is made of a heavier material. I also washed the Hayabusa with other clothes and it did not bleed at all. The logo is also sewn in as part of the material so no chance of fading, peeling, etc.

    STYLE:
    Secondary to me, but a standout nonetheless. I've received many compliments and inquiries regarding this. I'm a big fan of the Asian theme and graphics, which I also took a digital photo of.

    CONCLUSION:
    All in all this is my favorite Rashguard I own. It's more elastic and durable than my Warrior Wear RG, and more breathable and flexibile than my Sirius RGs. It's very stylish, and a staple of my Training Gear. I actually have a new one one on the way, and plan to get several more because I ended up washing it so many times. I also have the Long Sleeve Hayabusa, great in all the same ways, though it's fairly hot right now. I like how the sleeves retain shape and don't bunch or stretch at the wrist. I would give the Hayaburi the highest rating possible, and although it's maybe a bit more expensive, it's worth the price if you are seeking the highest quality. I hope that this is helpful....if anyone can posts pictures let me know.
     
  2. p_ahn Purple Belt

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    did you wear it under a gi, or, no gi?

    if you wore it under a gi, did the gi stay dry during and after BJJ training?

    thanks in advance, Trojan.

    great review, by the way.
     
  3. TrojanStealth White Belt

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    I wore it for No Gi, though for under a Gi it has to be the RG of choice. It's SO light and form fitting, I can't imagine wearing any of my other RGs under a Gi.
     
  4. p_ahn Purple Belt

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    do you think it would do a good job of keeping the gi dry?

    I've worn the NIKE dri-fit under my gi, but, it didn't help to keep my gi dry :(
     
  5. GargoyleSwan White Belt

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    Great review, I'm happy to hear they're awesome, because I just ordered one and its on its way this week! :D
     
  6. TrojanStealth White Belt

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    My feeling is yes. The Hayaburi is very light. I almost feel like my Sirius and WW Rashguards hold water at some point. When they get completely saturated, they are so thich that they have no choice.
     
  7. I am really liking Hayabusa. I gave away a bunch to the guys at my club to test it out and they are loving it. It is not cheap, but it is very high quality. We've tried everything they make and it is really great stuff.

    Great review by the way.
     
  8. Tru LiMiT Yellow Belt

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    great review, good detail.
     
  9. couzo Blue Belt

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    old post i know so sorry but this question is not worth me starting a new thread.

    I really like the white rash guard but was wondering after a heavy training session do they go transparent. Not a big deal but no one really wants that happening.

    Any input would be great :)
     
  10. Are you the guy who sent me the PM about this and I told you the funny story about the "heavy set" guy at the club that had on the cheap white rashie? Anyway, no, the Hayabusa material is thick enough that it does not look like a wet tee shirt.
     
  11. couzo Blue Belt

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    yep thats me thanks for the info and the amusing story :)
     
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    I have the white Hayaburi rashguard as well, and I agree with the thread starter that it is an excellent product. I've never noticed it getting transparent, but my gym put in new black mats and I have noticed that the sleeves are turning gray. I think this is an issue with the mats though, and nothing wrong with the rashguard. Either way, it is my favorite rashguard by far.
     
  14. left_high_kick White Belt

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    I have got a question for all of you guys out there,

    Does anyone know of a company that makes rash guards for guys my size? I am 6' 2" and 300lbs. I train in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. I am having a hard time finding anything that will fit.

    Thanks.
     
  15. hypes006 Orange Belt

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    i almost bought one yesteday, bought the new hayabusa shorts though
     

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