I recently got ahold of two shirts from Submission FC. The shirts are made of 55% Hemp and 45% Organic cotton. Along with the shirts I was also given test results performed on them to ensure that the hemp percentage claims were accurate. I know there has been a little drama concerning hemp related products in the BJJ community, so it was nice to have the claims verified.
So let’s get to the shirts.
I received two shirts. One is blue with a shark and BJJ quote, while the other is white with a lion and BJJ quote. The first time I put on one of the shirts, it almost felt like it was going to be itchy like wool, but it wasn’t. I assume this feeling is just a result of the natural materials used. In fact, the fabric is soft and breathes pretty well. In addition I’ve worn the shirts on a couple of hot days and both felt comfortable. I’ve also had them on under my gi when coaching my kid’s classes (my kids love the lion one) and they breathed very well. The shirts themselves fit great. They have an athletic fit, which for me means they are snug where I’d like them to be. Call me a meathead if you want but I enjoy a well-fitting shirt. I have both shirts in size medium and I am 200lbs and 6 feet tall.
All in all I really like the shirts. I honestly wish I could buy some of these shirts in plain colors to wear because I really like the feel and fit. I’m also a minimalist at heart when it comes to designs. Even in regards to non-BJJ clothing, I own very few shirts with logos or designs. So I hope Submission FC makes more of these shirts with some of their traditional designs like their slanted logo t shirt (which I really like). But everyone has different tastes and I know several of my students love the shirt designs. With all that said, if you would enjoy a comfortable, well-fitting BJJ shirt made with natural materials then I would recommend buying one of these shirts.
In case you aren’t familiar with the quotes on the shirts, I’ve listed them below.
“After the clinch, it doesn’t matter what happens, one way or another, we’re going to hit the ground, and we’ll be in my world. The ground is my ocean, I’m the shark, and most people don’t even know how to swim.” – Carlos Machado
“If size mattered, the elephant would be king of jungle” – Rickson Gracie
Check out their t shirts at http://www.submissionfc.com/submission-t-shirt