I received my new Jiu Jitsu Progear gi pants yesterday. I remember telling you that I would tell you what I think of them when I get them. Here I am. I’m telling you.
I got three pairs. Really, when it comes to gi pants, you can never have too many. That goes for gi jackets, mma shorts, rash guards or anything else for that matter. There’s few things worse then realizing you have a pile of stinky gear sitting on the floor and your next Jiu-Jitsu class is only an hour away. Luckily, I purchased a few pairs of cheap karate pants a while ago. They basically live in the back of my car. Those have come in handy through the years.
Anyway, when I pulled the first pair of pants out of its plastic package, I thought to myself, “Oh my, these are quite large.” But when I tried them on, I realized they weren’t large, they were just regular old size A4 gi pants. Tightening them up helped. They look completely normal and I’m about 6’2″ and 180 pounds.
Compared to many newer styled rip stop gi pants out there as well as my old stalwarts, the Korals I’ve been wearing forever, these are much softer. They have good flexibility and just feel good. When I purchased them, the description on the website said they were “competition” gi pants, so I don’t know how long they’ll last under regular use. I wanted the rip stop, but unfortunately, they were all out. These will do for a while.
Now, all I need is a few jackets. My Korals have become more than annoying. Ever since I put them in the dryer and the rubber collar decided to shrivel up like a wet noodle, the jackets have been coming loose way to easily. This gets especially cumbersome when I’m rolling or drilling and have to constantly stop because someone’s toe gets stuck in my gi or things are flapping all over the place. I always wonder why I’m the only guy in the room who has to constantly tuck himself in. I’ll work on that.