When I was first offered to test drive a Deus Fight Co. gi, I was excited. I'd seen other people wearing them and really liked the look, so I jumped on the opportunity to try their new “Blind Samurai” gi.
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The first thing I fell in love with when I opened the drawstring bag it came in (also a plus for me) was the color. A lot of women's gis are heavy on a pink or purple colour scheme, and while I'm not opposed to a more feminine look, I also appreciate it when gi companies make the effort to include unisex styles or colours for women's gis.
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My first impression of the fit and feel was pretty positive. I'm 5'2″, 130 lbs, and pretty curvy in the bust and butt area, and the jacket of this gi was pretty much what I'd expect and hope for in a female kimono. It manages to walk that fine line between being roomy and being shapeless and bulky. The arms aren't too long or short, and the fabric is soft, but strong.
The legs on the pants are a little shorter than I'm used to, but I was glad to see that the seat was actually tailored to fit the female form. The pants come up high enough to cover my butt without giving me the dreaded “crotch wedgie” that so often happens with gi pants that aren't designed for women.
I got compliments on this gi nearly every time I wore it. The color and design is so unique and stands out from the other black, white, and blue gis that you normally see. Looks aside, this gi is also very comfortable, and although the pant legs were a bit short, I didn't feel like they were too tight in the butt or thigh area. This gi felt like it was designed for women, and although I know we all come in different shapes and sizes, it was nice to find a gi that accommodated my curvier areas where they needed it.
I also had no issues in terms of durability of this gi over the past few months — I wore it very often, and it still held up to the abuse my teammates and I inflicted upon it. None of the color faded, none of the patches started coming off, and I had no issues with any of the stitching coming loose or the lapel fabric getting worn thin.
Even though the colour of this gi means that it wouldn't be legal to wear in IBJJF tournaments or other competitions with the “white, black, or blue” rule, it's more than capable of standing up to the intensity of being a training gi.
This gi really won me over during the time that I've worn it. My first impression and the one I have months down the road are the same: this is a comfortable, sturdy, and stylish gi that can take what you throw at it. Although it was never stiff or uncomfy, it was quick and easy to break in, and it performed exactly in the way I'd hoped. I've been recommending it to all of my friends and teammates who have commented on it and asked how I liked it, and I'm happy to do the same for any readers. I love this gi so much that I'll definitely be on the lookout for other Deus Fight Co. gis in the future; this one has proven itself to be a very welcome addition to my jiu-jitsu wardrobe. Check out this gi and all the other cool gis for women that Deus Fight Co. has to offer on their website!
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 Deus Fight Co.