Hypnotik has stepped up the game with the new Hypnotik ZenRoll Hemp Jiu Jitsu Gi. A luxurious, ultra-comfortable gi for all your rolling needs. Hemp material naturally fights microbes while providing a breathable, eco-friendly gi that is 4 times stronger than cotton. Great for rolling in any conditions and so comfortable you could wear them as pajamas.
Make sure to machine wash and HANG dry your hemp gi 2 times (cold water for minimum shrinkage and hot for maximum) before use to prevent any shedding of the natural 100% hemp material.
Machine washable: Due to the properties of the hemp blend the gi actually gets softer and more comfortable with each wash while retaining it's strength.
This gi is incredibly soft and comfortable, but the lining that is stitched in at the wrists and ankles is incredibly rough. After each practice, it feels as though I have been rubbing sandpaper on my wrists and ankles for an hour. Really ruins the comfort of this purchase. Thinking of taking a light sandpaper to the edges of the lining.
Other than being surprised how rough the fabric felt out of the bag - it's a great looking gi. I've washed it a handful of times now and bought some fabric softener to use with it the next time it goes in the laundry. The material seems to be holding up well.
I really enjoy this gear. It breathes very well, has a nice feel to it when rolling and gripping, and the A2 size was very accurate to the description. It fit me well. Only note would be to improve the stitching on the sleeves and the pants at the cuffs. It's pretty rough and will definitely leave your wrists and ankles/feet feeling a little raw after a few rounds of hard rolling. But, you do callous up pretty quick, so not the worst thing in the world.
I really like how soft this gi is and how it fits compared to the other hemp gis on the market. My only real complaint is that the stitching on the inside of the sleeves and ankles of the gi can be rough to the touch and even after washing the stitching doesn't get any softer. If anyone uses the sleeves for control then they could end up irritating the wrists.
My son wanted a hemp gi and this is now his favorite! Super lightweight.