Huni Athletics is a fightwear brand that comes from the USA. They are specialised in BJJ and MMA gear and have. They sent us their newest Gi, the “Workhorse” to try out. I rolled with the Gi for 3 weeks non stop and was able to make a good review for you guys.
The “Workhorse” is Huni Athletics flagship kimono. They designed this GI to handle anything you can throw at it. Great for hot or cold seasons. Great for training and competition. Their premium “Honeycomb” weave paired with the soft lycra shoulder lining, makes for an incredibly comfortable fit. Designed for grapplers, by grapplers.
I wore this Gi non stop for 3 weeks while training and was first of all very impressed by the look and the by the feel of the Gi. The Workhorse comes in white with a very nice design.
This product has natural shrinkage rate of approx. 3-5% after washing in warm/hot water.
Washing in hot water can be used to shrink the GI and adjust it to your body type.
Wash cold only if you are satisfied with the fit.
Weight for the A3: 1,7 kilos
Sizing and shrinking:
I’m 1m85 and 82 kilos and the A3 fit me just fine out of the box.
I washed the gi at 30 degrees everyday for the 3 week period and it shrunk just a little by becoming tighter. The sleeves stayed the same which is important for passing IBJJF regulations.
Material and durability:
Approx 5% shrinkage expected
Lycra shoulder lining
10oz Rip stop pants
4 Belt loop system (Rip stop)
In my opinion the design is very cool and minimal. There are just enough embroideries and patches.
Feeling when rolling:
The gi is very nice to roll in. The jacket is solid and made to last under constant pulling and tugging. The rip stop pants are comfortable. The gi is a perfect compromise between light and solid and can be worfn in hot weather as well as winter time.
The Workhorse Gi gi retails for $155 HERE. The Gi ticks all the boxes: Good quality, Classy design, built to last, comfortable.
This is one my favorite Gis and will make it on my regular rotation for years to come.