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War Tribe Gear has become a staple of the gi market, with super attractive products that feature cutting edge materials. I was extremely excited to get my hands on not one but THREE of their gis to review and compare — Precision, Flow, and Black Widow. This review is of the excellent War Tribe Flow Gi.Click here to check out War Tribe gis at MMA Warehouse
You’ve probably seen our review of the War Tribe Kevlar gi, a bold and stunning product put out only a short while ago. The company has grown a bit, and has diversified their product offering.
The Flow gi is a midlevel model, as it doesn’t feature Kevlar, but it is made of the same premium fabrics as War Tribe’s top of the line gis.
This gi along with the others that War Tribe sent me to review are absolutely gorgeous, and all performed very well. Lets take a look at some of the finer details of each gi individually.View the War Tribe Kevlar Gi specs here
The War Tribe Flow gi in A3 fits me well, but not as well as the Precision or the Black Widow. I generally prefer the A2L size for gis, this gi fit me like most A3 Gis do, that is to say it fits well but is not quite “fitted” to my lanky body. That said, check your measurements!
This gi’s color scheme is relatively simple: dark navy blue fabric, yellow contrast stitching and sublimated paneling.
The main logo of War Tribe is a stylized W with a T as the central branch. They also use the slogan “Born for this” on their company crest which I really like.
The colors of all three of these gis “pop” nicely, navy with yellow is one of my personal favorite combinations.
The gi is simple enough to be considered “modest” but flashy enough to be distinct. The jacket has the WT symbol on one sleeve, a sort of company crest on the other and the full name on the left side of the chest.
The gi has soft branded seam tape over ripstop on all cuffs, openings and hems. I like how War Tribe pairs the seamtape with ripstop.
The sublimated fabric on the yoke panel and slits looks almost like an inkblot test, as though someone splattered navy paint on a yellow back drop. I really like it and I think it’s visually appealing
The jackets that War Tribe sent me are all made of the same ultra soft honeycomb weave. This is by far the softest most comfortable gi material I’ve ever seen, so soft that I was concerned that it would affect the functionality of the gi.
Surprisingly the fabric doesn’t stretch much, unlike many other similar weaves. It was a real delight to wear this gi jacket.
The Precision gi and the Flow gi seemed to have thicker collars than the Black Widow. I really like a good thick collar. The collar is ripstop over EVA foam.
The pants on this gi are nice, but I feel like War Tribe took a step back when the went from stretchy rope to flat draw strings.
On the up side, the soft ripstop pants have full length double fabric knee covering which is a great feature.
There’s not much to say about these pants, they’re comfy and well made.
This gi is the baggiest of the three and thus was a bit easier for training partners to grab hold of, that said I’d say that it did not perform as well as the other two, but was still a pleasure to roll in
The thick collar coupled with the unbelievably soft fabric make for a great rolling experience. These gis are perhaps the most comfortable that I’ve ever worn. Seriously.Click here to read reviews on BJJ Gis by Scramble, Tatami, Venum and more
If you like the styling of War Tribe, get one, or all, of their gis. They make a slick and impressive product. I was really happy to finally get to test their gis out, and each one of them far exceeded any of my expectations. They are as functional as they are attractive. For War Tribe’s full product offering, go to http://wartribegear.com/
Disclosure: This Gi was submitted to me free of charge (by way of gireviews.net) for review. I have never done any work with or for War Tribe. Generally my reviews are done over the course of 4-8 months to really allow the gi to wear and determine its durability, but for the sake of giving Black Friday shoppers the opportunity to be aware of War Tribe’s offering, I only reviewed these gis for 2 months. Therefore I cannot speak to their long term durability.
Emil Fischer is a purple belt competitor training under Pablo Castro at Strong Style MMA in Independence Ohio. Emil writes for various jiu jitsu related blogs and magazines, is a brand ambassador for Ludwig Van and is sponsored by Gladiator Soap, Impact Mouth Guards, Valor Fightwear USA, Pony Club Grappling Gear and The Original Amy Joy Donuts. You can check out more of his work and his competition footage at www.facebook.com/emilfischerbjj.