So, there it was. Finally my first Shoyoroll has arrived. I was so stoked so I quickly unpacked it. I was and I am still very impressed! The Gi comes in a bag with a Shoyoroll printed on it. The gi feels very soft and light but also durable and nicely handled.
I usually wear an A3 in gi’s (I am about 1.80 and weight around 84 kg). However this is an A2 and it fits me perfectly. The run very big. I have got a Koral MKM in A3 which is a little bit baggy on me. You can compare the size of a Shoyoroll with the size of a Koral. I would say the SYR got a very nice BJJ cut. The jacket is a little bit shorter around the waist. I like it!
So the construction is nothing special except there is some kind of thicker material in the groin area. Haven’t found out what this is really for. Like most of the gis the pants got reenforced knees. The seams are durable as far as I can tell. But there is one thing I am pretty worried about, the loops for the drawstring seem to be very thin and not that durable like the rest of the gi. Below you will find a picture.
Also the logos are very nice. Outstanding workmanship!
This is my first Shoyoroll gi, until the day I unpacked this gi I couldn’t understand the hype around the Shoyoroll Brand. My opinion has completely changed. I love the gi and I am sure that this won’t be my last SYR. I paid 140 € for the gi so I think this is all worth it!
+ Light but durable gi
+ great cut
+ nice design
+ comfortable competing
- pretty worried about drawstring loops