It was a frenzy that got out of hand,…The certifications calmed things down. –Steve Goldman
A Brand New Frenzy
Gi Review: Banboo Frenzy is super soft but sizing seems to be an issue.
Submission Fight Company is releasing its newest limited edition kimono “Bamboo Frenzy” with some notable features that sets it apart from any other kimono being marketed to competitors. Ultra Soft & Comfortable, IBJJF Approved, Light 10oz pants. The smallest kimono (A0 2lbs 12ozs) the largest kimono (A5 is 4lbs and 5ozs). Comparable with the Submission “Sensation” kimono you will have the pleasure of being nice and cool due to soft fabric yet this time it comes courtesy of a blend of rayon and Bamboo. However, to say the kimono is perfect would be a bit of a stretch. We tested it and unlike many these days it is not pre-shrunk but a shrink to fit kind of Kimono. The A1 was tested and is for a male ranging (5’2-5’5 110-145). We used a male (5’4 145) and the results were not exactly as advertised. After multiple attempts to (shrink the item to accommodate) the item still did not fit. Suffice it to say, if it doesn’t fit, it won’t be IBJJF approved. It is absolutely comfortable and the exorbitant amount of perspiration one is prone to doesn’t seem to affect the kimono’s ability to keep you cooler and dryer than before. [Click here to read more about bamboo and bamboo fabrics]
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
Bamboo in its natural state is 100% eco-friendly, sustainable, grows quickly, needs very little water, is organic (requires no pesticides), and as a fabric it feels like silk.
BUT... Once bamboo is fabricated into a cloth, either mechanically or chemically, just like anything else, its properties are changed. A study conducted by Lixia Xi et al. breaks down bamboo in various states thus testing various antimicrobial claims floating around about the chemically treated item vs. the plant.
There are many myths floating around about bamboo being green, eco-friendly, etc, etc. I suggest anytime you hear about something that goes through a chemical process being eco-friendly and green, you do your research. When something sounds a little strange, it probably is. If you want learn the truth about bamboo please go to: