I think that if I had to pick a favorite upcoming batch, I couldn't (but it'd probably be Batch 13). But I'm REALLY looking forward to the Charles Lew, The Competitor, and the Forever Rolls gi. Read on for more details on these!
Below is a quick update of some of the new gis (sorry, no photos.. yet!) that will be coming out this year.
Shoyoroll Batch #13
Charles Lew – Landing in October. The Guma version of this gi has a turquoise crotch and I'm definitely going to be getting it.
Gold Star – Landing in November. This gi looks pretty cool in the mockup, but will likely look amazing in person. The issue is that with more customization, there is more risk of screw-ups. I've already seen a few pictures of The Ring with missing quotes inside the jacket and upside-down patches. The more awesome you make a gi, the more likely things are to get messed up in the factory. With that said, I'm still on the fence.
Shoyoroll Batch #14
The Competitor (White, Blue & Black)
**Black is a Guma EXCLUSIVE!
I’m really excited about these gis. I have been wanting one since I first saw them worn by their athletes in competition. Very excited. I'll likely grab it in white and blue.
Cements (Black & White)
**White is a Guma EXCLUSIVE!
I know some people are REALLY excited about this gi, but I’m not sold on it at all. You know that I’m a lover of all things bling, but this really isn’t my style. Pass.
Breast Cancer awareness gi. $20 of each sale will go to a breast cancer charity of Shoyoroll’s choice. The gi will also be available in female/fitted sizes. I'll likely pass on this, but it is really cool.
A00F: 85-100 lbs, 4'9″ – 5′
A0F: 100-120 lbs, 5′ – 5'3″
A1F: 115-140 lbs, 5'3″ – 5'7″
Shoyoroll Batch #15
With all of the awesome gis coming out this year, I’ll probably have to pass on this one.
Forever Rolls (Unbleached) **GUMA EXCLUSIVE!
I bet this gi is going to be really really cool when it comes out. Shoyoroll has never done anything like it before. I’ll definitely be picking it up.
Shoyoroll Batch #16 and beyond
SYR will be releasing a batch with kids, women, and standard fits before Christmas. No specifics yet.
Guma 2013 Memberships
These will go on sale some time in November. This is awesome as the Christmas eve sale of last year was bad news for a lot of people.