The STARLOCKS (YUP, YOU READ IT RIGHT!) Rashguard is one of my favourite
new additions to the jiujitsu wardrobe. I will say that I refuse to wear it under
the gi, I am definitely more of a t-shirt or nothing under the gi kinda
grappler, but I refuse to hide this beautiful rashie under the gi jacket. In my
grappling universe this is strictly Nogi grappling attire.
I first heard about XMARTIAL through Instagram.
- Raglan Style Sleeves
- Moisture-wicking Fabric
- High Density Flat Lock Stitching
- Gel Panel Waistline for Extra Grip
- Long sleeve, although they come in short sleeve (not my thing!) and female cuts
Quality and Style
The design is cool and trippy. The infamous coffee chain logo is holding shaka poses with her hands and her caffeine-stimulated eyes are DILATED! Putting her in a white gi with a black belt is an excellent additional touch!
The fabric is impressively strong and wouldn’t, thanks to the gel-panel,
ride during grappling and the thick, flat seams have remained intact. The seams
themselves are a fantastic detail. I honestly think this rash guard is going to
last a long, long time.
You can get your own XMARTIAL Jiu-Jitsu and MMA Rash Guard here.
Fit and Comfort
Who are we kidding? Lockdown(s) have been unkind to everyone’s waistlines. The fact that this size is M-L (genius!) has meant that it’s not a compression-tight fit, but it hugs my torso and stays close to the skin while rolling. It has a lot of give. It feels silky smooth, even when dry, and, as mentioned above, it NEVER rides up.
Length: 27.5 inch, 70cm
Width: 18.5 inch, 47cm
Collar to Cuff: 29 inch, 73cm
Armpit to Cuff: 21 inch, 53cm
Cuff: 4 inch, 10cm
Width across the upper arm: 7.5 inch, 19cm
Height: 5’10’’, 178cm
Weight: 187lb, 85kg (thank you Lockdown(s)!)
Waist size: 24inch, 61cm
Build: I work out!
Because I wear suits and formal shirts at work, that’s my usual frame of reference. Imagine someone wearing a drop-dead gorgeous E. Zenga, Alexander McQueen or Ralph Lauren suit and when you turn around, it says the designer’s name and slogan in big, bold letters across the upper back. Rather, I want it to be so great-looking and great-functioning that anyone seeing it comes over to ask about the make and where I got it from. But again, that’s just me.
This is the first rash guard that made me understand why John Danaher constantly wears them, including on date nights!
ZHOO ZHITSU IS FOR EVERYONE!
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