One more year down and thousands of new Gi products released! That means, it's time for our 2012 GiReviews.net Best of the Year Awards!
Firstly, we must thank all of our fans and our awesome community who supports us! Without all of you we wouldn't be able to continue with our passion that is GiReviews!
Without further ado!
The Best BJJ Gi of 2012…..
Obviously we couldn't just randomly pick a best overall gi for the year, so we'll break it down by category:
Best high-end gi ($200+)
Best mid-range gi ($100-200)
Best budget gi (<$100)
Fuji Single Weave – MMA Warehouse
The Best New Gi Company (A tie!):
DoOrDie (Do or Die Hyperfly Gi Review)
Omega Maniac (Omega Maniac Titan Gi Review)
The Best Gi Innovation:
Soft felt sleeve lining by Ezekiel Kimonos (Ezekiel Kimonos Review)
The Best BJJ Show:
BJJ Hacks consistently releases some of my favorite videos of exceptional high quality. Boooooa! Here are a few of my favorites:
The Best Gi Review (Not by us of course!):
Meerkatsu's – Gawatoko Save the Earth Gi Review – It has a frickin' Death Star on the poster and Seymour is shooting laser beams out his eyes. Nuff' said.
The Best Signature Gi:
The Best Company Owners (We love pretty much everyone):
- Matt Benyon (Scramble)
- Nelson (Inverted)
- JR (Omega)
- Pete (Origin)
- Doug (Ronin)
- Pascal (DoorDie)
- Marcel (Gi Soap)
- Nick (OSS)
- Callum (Jiu Jitsu Style)
- Seymour (Meerkatsu)
- Ricardo (DFKC)
Datsusara Light Gear Bag, Datsusara takes this award two years in a row, even more spacious than the Light Battlepack, the LGB fits everything at a stellar price and it's made of Hemp! Click here to check out our review.
The Best DVD Instructional:
Caio Terra's Modern Jiu Jitsu, this set seriously set a new bar in BJJ Instructionals, no one has come close since!
The Best BJJ Blog:
DSTRYRsg – Mexican wrestlers and other hilarity. I can't get enough!
Side note: Do I really think Gabi [Garcia]'s pretty hot? Hells yeah. And, you should too. Coward. – Dstryr (Also of note, Dan, cowardly, disagrees.)
The Best Fightwear Design (not a Gi):
Scramble Urban Camo Spats
Strike Fightwear SF Hoodie in Grey
The Best Gear Contest:
The one where we gave away a SYR gi of a person's choice… ha! -Dan
The Most Inventive Marketing Scheme:
Mata Leon Kimonos Commercial, beating the buzzer by days, Mata Leon came out of nowhere with this video, which has reached 300,000 views at the time I am writing this.