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VHTS Galaxy Gi Review

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Here is our VHTS Galaxy review. If you’ve been following us (or if you want to look back a few reviews) you’ll see that we’ve gotten to follow Very Hard To Submit on their humble rise from the beginning of their company.

This is our fourth kimono we’ve received from them and with every offering we receive they seem to be getting better and better design wise, and grow in popularity at the same time with every release.

Gi tak, the owner of the company, has been working extremely hard over the last year or so in building up his brand to ensure he has a great following and so far he’s doing an excellent job.

Have a viddy and let us know what you think about the Very Hard To Submit Galaxy kimono!!!

 

First Impressions

I’m always stoked to see a new Very Hard To Submit kimono, especially this one since I first saw it on instagram.

The Galaxy print looked fantastic as I pulled the gi out of the bag and the color of the gi is the darkest black I’ve seen in a kimono. I don’t know why, but this gi is darker than others I’ve received.

It feels soft all the way around and I’m pretty excited to see if they fixed the armpit tightness issue with this release!!!!

 

Jacket Details

  •  480 GSM Pearl Weave
  • Galaxy neck yoke/side split reinforcement design
  • Embroidered logos
  • Woven Taping
  • Grey contrast

 

Pant Details

  •  8 oz cotton
  • Pearl weave gusset
  • Pearl weave knee pads
  • Grey/Purple contrasts
  • Five belt loop system
  • Stretchy rope drawstring
  • Woven Taping

 

Quick Review

The Galaxy comes in a polyester, double drawstring type of bag with screen printed graphics. The quality of the kimono itself is great boasting perfect embroidery and stitching, with the only negative mark of the kimono being the cuff taping. Which is scratchy and hasn’t really softened up over usage.

With that being the only downside, Very Hard To Submit has released a good IBJJF approved kimono in the seemingly normal price (but upper range compared to others) range with the cost being $160. It features the standard double, and triple stitched reinforcements (depending on the location) and also features a Galaxy print on the neck yoke and side split panel areas of the jacket.

The pants are looser in the thigh area and make for a more mobile pant but are also shorter as well which would make them great for competition. The pearl weave gusset AND pearl weave knee pads are a great addition. The knee pads are long enough that they actually reach the knees too!

While the A2F is practically tailored for my body almost everywhere, it’s cut a bit tight in the armpit/lat region but you can’t really tell once you start rolling and the jacket opens up a little bit.

If you’re 5’9 and around the 155lb or below mark, I think the A2F would be better for you. (I’m 5’9 165-170 for the record)

I believe if the cut of the galaxy is good for you, you won’t be disappointed with the Galaxy.  Minus the taping, I personally liked the gi a lot. It’s got a great style and is made extremely well but due to the tightness in the armpit I’ve decided to pass it on to someone who would better fit the kimono.

Pros

  • Good Design
  • Quality Construction
  • Pearl weave knee pads

 

Cons

  • Scratchy Taping
  • Tight cut in the Armpit/lat region

 

 Weight of Kimono :4 lbs

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More Detailed Review

Gi Bag

The bag that the Galaxy comes in is a polyester type of material with two drawstrings for a back pack type of bag. The screen printed logos were done well with the exception of a small smudge on the corner of one of the logos.

Over the course of review though it’s started to crack in small places. Not really a deal breaker but I just wanted to note the small cracks

 

Jacket

An odd weight of 480 GSM makes up the black pearl weave jacket with black stitching. Not sure of the reasoning behind the 480 number, there is no real weight difference.

I can’t see any wavy stitches around the kimono due to the colored thread, but it definitely looks straight even on the collar. Speaking of the collar, it’s slightly thicker and more firm than usual collars you’ll see and features the name tag at the bottom of the left lapel that Very hard To Submit is known for.

The Galaxy jacket features embroidery on both arms, the right rib area, and the lower right shoulder blade area. The embroidery is flawless and looks fantastic.

The neck yoke area features a galaxy sublimated print and a brand tag. While the galaxy print looks great, they stitched over the brand tag with a black thread and I think they could’ve sewn the tag completely over that black thread to make it look cleaner. Completely aesthetic and holds no structural purpose though.

The same galaxy print is also on the side split reinforcement area and has a grey contrast on the outside of it.

The only thing that knocks down the quality a notch is the taping that runs along the bottom of the skirt and on the inside of the jacket cuffs. While it matches the design of the kimono being purple stars set on a white fabric, it’s not been folded over properly and is scratchy.

Other than the taping, the jacket is well made.

Pants

The 8 oz black cotton pants with grey contrast stitching on the knee pads only, also feature pearl weave knee pads and gusset. The other contrast to the pants is a blue stretchy rope drawstring, grey side split covers, and a grey five belt loop system.

The belt loops barely fit the knot of the rope, which is a good thing in my opinion and keeps the belt loops IN THE LOOP if they come untied. As a side note, there is only one belt loop in the front. You can either tie it over the loop or off to the side. Your choice.

There are two patches on the pants, one on the right thigh and on the left hip. The right thigh features the square face that comes on all of the VHTS kimonos. This one is purple in color. The left hip is thebrand tag.

All seams are triple stitched except for the side split reinforcement area, which is double stitched. The inner crotch reinforcement is a triangle.

The knee pads feature a unique design to them, and the left knee pad features the VHTS logo embroidered fantastically on the lower part of the pad.

The pant cuffs unfortunately have the same taping as the jacket, which is scratchy.

 

Measurements

As you can see, the Galaxy shrank a little bit.  This was cold wash/hang dry ONLY.

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Comparison

The overall cut of the VHTS Galaxy A2F isn’t like another kimono I’ve run across. The tight jacket & looser pants combo is a good one if it fits your frame.

 

Where to buy

VHTSny.com  (US)
the GI Hive  (Canada)
Jits GI   (Europe)

 

Cost

$160

 

Links

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