It seems like every time you turn around these days, there is a new BJJ Gi company popping up. Today we are reviewing a product by yet another newcomer to the scene, the Submission Light Gi by Submission Fight Co.
About the Company
Submission Fight Co. is based in Encino California and was founded in January 2010. Their goal is to design and manufacture the best quality and most affordable Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gear and to become a source for those not willing to pay hundreds of dollars for a good Bjj Gi simply because they have a brand label affixed to it.
Sizing, Weight, and Other Official Specs
- Pearl Weave Fabric Top - Blue With Black Contrast Stitching - Light 100% Rip Stop Pants - Pre-Shrunk - Rip Stop Collar & Lapel - New Logo & Patch Designs - Heavily Reinforced Stress Points - Rope Draw String
Kimonos weight (approximately) by size:
A1: 3lbs - 3ozs A2: 3lbs - 10ozs A3: 4lbs - 0ozs A4: 4lbs - 7ozs A5: 4lbs - 11ozs
Contrast stitching seems to be all the rave these days with several companies starting to release products with this effect. This Gi does that very well with white stitching used to contrast the black cloth of the pearl weave.
The jacket is made of pearl weave fabric that seems to get more comfortable with every wash. With subtle logos located on the shoulders and lapel the submission light gi is stylish yet reserved enough not to be flashy. The sleeve cuffs are designed with double-stiched rip stop tape and the armpits and side vents have extra material for enforcement. Basically this gi is loaded with reinforcing which comes as a major surprise at this price point. Even after the slight shrinkage after the initial washes the sleeves are of adequate length.
The collar is made from rubber covered by rip stop cotton to ensure long lasting durability even after years of use.
The submission light gi comes with a pair of rip stop pants complete with rope draw string with single belt loops on each side. This is my one gripe about these pants, as I am usually a fan of dual belt loops to make sure your pants stay on during extreme rolling sessions. This is likely not a dealbreaker and I have had no problems with the rip stop pants staying put during jiu jitsu sessions. The pants also feature extra reinforcing from above the knee all the way to the ankles that reminds me of my Tatami Estilo Premier pants which came at a much higher price point. Finally the ankle cuffs are quadruple stitched which will make it very difficult for any opponent to rip.
Submission Fight Co has a winning product on their hands with the Submission Light Gi. The quality of design, excellent fit even after multiple washes, and affordable price point make this a no brainer if you are looking to add to your collection of Gis or making your first purchase.