Origin’s high-end, American-made kimonos have me seriously wondering if I’ve stumbled upon the elusive holy grail of gis that I’ve been seeking for so long.
Boasting cutting-edge materials and exceptional craftsmanship, it’s no wonder that this gi has rapidly gained popularity among top-level competitors, making it a must-have for those who are serious about their martial arts journey.
When you enter a high-class BJJ dojo, don’t be surprised if you spot several of these impressive gis adorning the athletes. It’s as if these gis are part of an exclusive club, and once you’ve got one, you’ll never want to go back to ordinary, run-of-the-mill gis ever again.
Material: American Smart Pearl© Gen 3
Made In: USA
IBJJF Competition Legal: Yes
What I like: Incredible quality and craftsmanship
What I don’t: Limited production may affect availability.
The Guru’s Rating: 9 out of 10
Strength and Comfort Combined
The Origin “The Path” Gi has pulled off a seemingly impossible feat, combining incredible durability with unparalleled comfort. Thanks to its American Smart Pearl© Gen 3 fabric, made from proprietary, pre-shrunk PolySynth© yarn, this gi stands head and shoulders above its competitors. With a strength that’s a staggering 10 times more resilient than any pearl weave yarn on the market, this gi is built to withstand anything you throw at it. Plus, its moisture-wicking properties keep you dry and comfortable, even during the most intense training sessions and nail-biting competitions. In other words, this gi has got you covered (literally) through thick and thin.
Next-Level Pants for Optimal Performance
When it comes to the pants that accompany the gi, Origin has gone above and beyond to ensure they match the exceptional quality of the top. Crafted from Atomic Twill GEN 2 performance textile, these pants offer superior abrasion resistance, moisture-wicking from the inside out, and soil release technology to keep them looking as good as new. And if you’re looking for that extra edge in competition, for just $20 more, you can upgrade to the Origin Pro Pants, taking your performance to even greater heights. It’s like having your cake and eating it too – but in gi form.
Proudly Made in the USA
One of the most striking aspects of the Origin “The Path” Gi is its proud American heritage. This gi is 100% designed, woven, and manufactured in the USA, showcasing a commitment to top-quality craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail. By supporting local industry and ensuring that every step of the production process is rigorously overseen, Origin can offer a gi that’s not only built to last but also stands as a shining example of American ingenuity and dedication to excellence.
With the Origin “The Path” Gi, you’re not just wearing a piece of clothing – you’re wearing a symbol of American craftsmanship and pride.
What I Like
- DuraDry technology for superior moisture-wicking and comfort
- Strong Stitch construction ensures long-lasting durability
- SwivelLoc Belt Closure System for a secure, hassle-free fit
- Ultra-durable American Smart Pearl© Gen 3 fabric
- Atomic Twill GEN 2 performance textile pants
- Diverse sizing options
What I Don’t Like
- Limited production may affect availability
- Slightly higher price point compared to other gis (though justified by quality)
Origin, hailing from the US, is the brainchild of martial arts enthusiasts who are not only passionate about Jiu-Jitsu but also have a knack for creating top-notch combat sports gear with a touch of humor. As a co-owner, the legendary Jocko Willink – a retired Navy SEAL, renowned podcaster, and all-around intense guy (in the best way possible) – brings his unwavering commitment to excellence and high standards to the brand.
Origin’s mission is to breathe new life into their small Maine community by marrying local manufacturing heritage with cutting-edge technology, giving birth to the world’s most advanced, durable, performance-focused, and heirloom quality gis and rashguards. And trust me, these gis are so good, they’ll probably outlast your martial arts career and still look stunning in your grandkids’ closets.
Where to the Origin “The Path” Gi
In summary, the Origin “The Path” Gi offers an impressive combination of cutting-edge materials, superior durability, and unparalleled comfort, making it a must-have for serious martial artists. With its American-made quality, Origin’s commitment to excellence, and Jocko Willink’s stamp of approval, this gi is truly the ultimate choice for those who demand the best in their combat sports gear.