My friends over at BJJHQ and MMAHQ hooked me up again. They sent me a pair of great grappling shorts to try out for them. And holy crap! Those are PURPLE! Yup. I’m wearing yellow and purple shorts to roll in. Man, these things are loud! And I’m loving it.
Bushido has introduced some new gear lately. Like their new ‘Bushido Athletics’ shorts. They’re eye-catching, to say the least, and represent a new wave of design in the Jiu-Jitsu world. With Tatami introducing their pin-up style Gi and BJJ Life clothing quickly becoming the new trend in Jiu-Jitsu fashion modern and urban style design are slowly replacing the traditional white Gi and standard black or red NoGi shorts. I’m not sure this is necessarily a bad thing and it definitely shows that the commercial industry is taking the MMA and Jiu-Jitsu community seriously enough to start a heavy design layout, and even re-invention of old design.
That said, lets talk about quality! These shorts are 100% polyester. I know what you’re thinking! Polyester?!?! It’s okay though! They are strong and lightweight. They breathe. They feel good when you wear them. They have a semi-cloth feel which actually feels natural to the touch. I wouldn’t normally suggest a pair of shorts made from polyester BUT these shorts work! The polyester creates a sweat wicking effect keeping you dry. This is what polyester was meant to do!
The shorts also have an elastic groin area that stretches with pull. This is a nice feature when you’re in guard or scrambling or sprawling. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to spread my legs wide while laying on my back… (did that sound wrong?) The velcro is strong, as should be expected for a piece of combat gear. The draw string is thick and durable, again pretty standard for grappling shorts. There’s also an inside pocket for your mouthguard or cab fare.
What I really, really like about these shorts is the cut and fit. Scramble uses an elastic waist band that stretches to your size. They are nice and tight and there’s no fear of the shorts coming off the hips while rolling but they’re not uncomfortable. Need to cut 10 pounds before your MMA debut? Eat too many ribs on the 4th of July? No prob. The shorts are, well, short. They’re not like the newest trend of long style board shorts. They don’t drape down below your knees. The crotch isn’t cut low keeping you from opening your hips to work for a technique. They fit the way athletic MMA or BJJ shorts should fit.
They look good, they feel good, and they fit good. You can’t go wrong with these shorts. Check them out at Scramble’s website!