Honey Badger Gi Review
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Summary: The Honey Badger Gi is one of the newest offerings from Tatami Fightwear and is definitely a fitting addition to their collection. It has very bold colors and design, but is also very functional as a tournament and training gi.
Introduction: The Honey Badger Gi from Tatami Fightwear is co-developed by BJJ gi designer Meerkatsu. It has a single weave jacket and lightweight pants along the lines of the Tatami Zero G. The collar isn’t the thickest but isn’t super easy for training partners to manipulate (like my Vulkan).
Fit: The gi fits me very well and fits me similar to my Tatami Terere gi. The main difference is that the honey badger gi jacket doesn’t have the rashguard interior so it isn’t as snug.
Design: If you’re into other stand-out Tatami gis like the Terere gi, the Honey Badger gi is right up your alley. The color scheme holds true throughout coordinating every single stitch, patch, label, and piece of embroidery. The design is very bold, but still comes off very clean (as you can see in the picture above).
Jacket: The jacket on this gi looks very sharp and is a single weave top. This makes it great for training and for competition. I would probably prefer it for competition because I hate using super-thin gi jackets that let your opponent have whatever grips they want. It was a pleasure to train in and fared exactly the same as all of my other single weave gi tops, including my first gi.
Trousers: The pants are probably the lighest pair of pants that I own. I believe they’re made from 8oz cotton which makes them much lighter than the 10-12oz cotton pants that I own. They are very easy to move in and didn’t show any signs of wear despite being thinner. They may wear out quicker over the next 6 months to a year, but that is just conjecture. I expect that, if washed and cared for properly (i.e. as directed by the manufacturer) , they will hold up just fine.
Rolling: The honey badger gi was great to roll in and I didn’t find any loose stitching in it. The collar had a good balance between being firm, but not heavy. Also, since the Tatami cut fits me so well, the gi was very easy to move in while training.
Conclusion: The honey badger gi really isn’t for the faint of heart. You better be either hilarious, or the toughest guy in your gym, if you want to rock this. So, basically, you need to be a honey badger. While it, like every other gi, won’t make you any better at BJJ, it will earn you about eleventy billion cool points in our book.Who’s the honey badger now?
Places to purchase the Honey Badger Gi (check them all to comare prices!):
Check out the Honey Badger gi at Tatamifightwear.com (best place to order it in the UK / Europe!)
Honey Badger Gi Pictures