So you’re here to check out a Fuji Freestyle Rashguard review…
…and to find out if it’s as good as everyone says it is?
But first… here’s a fun fact:
BJJ legend John Danaher wears a rash guard EVERY day
How is that relevant to this review?
Well, I ended up buying this one because it’s a multi-purpose rash guard.
Here’s what I mean:
My Review: Here’s My Thoughts and Opinions On the Fuji Freestyle Rash guard…
So why did I choose this rash guard over others?
There are so many awesome looking rash guards out there.
But you can only have so many superhero rashies or pictures of gorillas playing chess…
…then you realise you’ve spent A LOT of money but still don’t have one you can wear in an IBJJF comp
So I picked the Fuji Freestyle Rash Guard because:
- It’s approved as an IBJJF ranked rash guard
- It’s still stylish with its picture of Mt Fuji and its Japanese writing (Hiragana), but
- Its design is subtle enough that it can double up as a gym training top if I’m travelling and desperate
It’s now my go-to rash guard that I pack every time I travel
Who is the Fuji Freestyle Rashguard for?
This rash guard is suitable for:
- Any rank (it comes in all belt colours, both long and short sleeve)
- If you plan on competing in IBJJF competitions
- You’re on a budget and don’t want to buy multiple rashies
I personally think that this one looks best because of the red colouring:
[It meets the IBJJF No-Gi rash guard colour rules for both white and black belt]
Design & Style: First Impressions
Sometimes you’re disappointed when a product doesn’t look as good as it did in the pictures
Thankfully, this wasn’t one of those occasions
When I first opened the packet I was just as happy as when I was checking it out online
It doesn’t quite break the rule:
“Make sure your gear isn’t better than your Jiu Jitsu”
The wife test:
She doesn’t make fake vomiting noises if I’m wearing it around the house before training (unlike some of my other ones!)
Stopping to get fuel on the way to training?
No-one bats and eyelid.
Could you wear it to a wedding?
Fuji Freestyle Rashguard Price: Here’s How I Got Mine Cheap!
After a lot of Googling, the cheapest places I found it online were:
- Amazon, or
- Fuji Australia if you’re down under
[Fuji Australia was having a sale on rashies, click here to see if they still are]
My thoughts on its price:
- It isn’t the cheapest rash guard
- It’s not the most expensive either
- It’s quality that will last
This makes it a good rash guard for both training and competition, saving me from buying another one
Fuji Freestyle Rashguard: Sizing and Fit
Fuji’s rash guard sizing chart is quite simple and based off chest size:
I was a bit concerned it’d be too short (that’s why I bought directly from Fuji Australia)
The Large fits perfect for my height and weight (6’1” and 90 kg or 200 lbs)
Click here for feedback on Amazon from people of different sizes who’ve bought this rash guard
My Results From Using the Fuji Freestyle Rashguard
I thought the thickness of the material meant durability, but….
… I would overheat in it
The material is surprisingly breathable (unlike some other rash guards that I cook in!)
And because the sizing tends to run slimmer, it’s a bit longer… So doesn’t ride up while I’m rolling
It’s comfortable AF
Durability: How Has it Lasted?
I’ll be honest, I’ve only had it a few weeks
It’s shown no signs of wear and tear yet. The stitching is all reinforced, so I would expect that to be the case!
But the main thing?
It doesn’t stink (because it has anti-microbial fabric, whatever that means)
Conclusion: Very Happy With the Fuji Freestyle IBJJF Ranked Rash Guard
Overall, I’m really impressed with the Fuji Freestyle Rashguard.
I highly recommend it especially if you’re wanting a rash guard that:
- Can be used for both training and IBJJF competitions
- Is quality that will last
- Means you don’t need to buy two separate rashies, and
- Still has an element of style
or if you’re in Australia:
Well, thanks for reading this Fuji Freestyle Rashguard review. I hope it answered any questions you may have but if you do have any questions please do feel free to leave me a comment below
Fuji Freestyle IBJJF Rash Guard
Sizing & Fit10.0/10
Design & Style9.0/10
Value & Cost8.0/10
- Cool design for a basic IBJJF ranked rashguard
- Reinforced stitching and hard wearing
- Perfect fit (and no shrinkage)
- Comfortable design
- Not too hot even though thick material
- A little pricey